December 12, 2009
Tough to remember it actually is the holiday season as my surroundings here in Thailand offer no reminders whatsoever. Just like in years past, I’ll do my best to create a sense of the feeling with some holiday tunes and a mandatory viewing of A Christmas Story.
Merry Christmas to all and especially to the folks back home in the ATL. Below is some nostalgia for you. It’s The Pink Pig at Rich’s! If you’re not from the ATL, or if you are and have been living under a rock, then you can read and listen to Kathy Lohr’s “Atlanta’s Pink Pig Brightens Spirits, 55 Years On” story, from All Things Considered, which documents the relationship between a giant pink-pig skytrain and Christmas in Atlanta. Good memories for sure.
Enjoy these holiday vibes that I’ll be spinnin’ this time of year. Two classic albums that have been present on the hi-fi since childhood, another record that perfectly regrooves the traditional Christmas songbook, and a final platter (…with ridiculously-boss cover art) filled with stone-cold Funk & Soul rarities in the Yuletide tradition.