Monday, April 13, 2020

Christmas In The Time Of Covid 19, Part 5

Many years from now, people will ask what it was like to live through the pandemic, and perhaps they'll research what people had to say on the internet, and they'll find this blog and read what I had to say at the time.  I'm what you'd call a contemporary source, I'm actually writing at the same time the event is happening.  Unfortunately, I don't have a good take on it.  I want to compare it to the days and weeks after 9/11, when you knew that something terrible was happening somewhere, but your home was about the same as usual with only small changes affecting you directly.  I'm lucky in that I'm able to go to work every day and make money, and I know a lot of people aren't able to do that right now, so I'm very thankful for that. I don't know anyone directly that has come down with the virus, but there are some friends-of-friends out there that have it, and I hope that for the time being it stays far away from my doorstep. Even though I know that somewhere out there the world is burning, I still want to do my little bit to bring a small light of joy into anyone's life that I can.  So here's another Christmas single, something with a little country flavor that you most likely have never seen before (unless your name is Stubby).  Heaven knows where I dug it up, or how long I've had it laying around, but it was at the top of the pile when I went looking for something to share this evening.  Give it a listen and see what you think.  This is Juanita Miller-Everyday Is Like Christmas b/w Let It Snow, Let It Snow (NRS Records 7" 45 RPM NRS 558, Mono, 1970).



Ernie said...

And as is my way recently, here's a bonus post of an old 78 that I found on the Internet Archive and remastered for your enjoyment. It's a very mildly risque song about a Christmas tree. Well, it's hardly even risque at this point, and it was pretty mild when it came out. A party record, I guess they would call it, but this would have been a pretty disappointing one to play at your party. You've certainly heard worse. Give it a listen and see what you think. Comments are greatly appreciated! :)

Buster said...

Thanks for the posts, Ernie!

I wonder how many songs are titled "Everyday Is Like Christmas."

JustaJeepGuy said...

Today is (was, it's after midnight now in FL) April 13 and here in Colorado Springs it snowed much of last night and all day today. I can't enjoy it as I'm all ready for spring. Even some Christmas music doesn't help--but thanks anyway, Ernie!

Der Bingle said...

I'm working from home everyday - a benefit of working for a health IT company. Everything I do can be done electronically - meetings, e-mail, JIRAs (if you know what that is, good, if not, rejoice). My kindergarten teacher wife is also teaching from home - challenging when the kids can't do e-learning. Like you Ernie, I don't know anyone who is confirmed as infected, not even a friend of a friend. I know people who have met John Prine, so he's about the closest. Thanks for sharing these little tidbits for us - it keeps us connected.

Stubby said...

"Unless your name is Stubby"

OK, let me respond to that with the reworking of a joke (about zip codes) one of my coworkers put over on me when I started working for the USPS.

"Say, you know what? Between myself and Rob Martinez, we know EVERY Christmas record that's ever been released. Go ahead. Try me. Name any Christmas record you can think of. Don't be afraid to go really obscure."

"What about 'Everyday Is Like Christmas' by Juanita Miller?"

"Oh, that must be one of the ones Rob knows."

Rimshot. Thank you, I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.

petlod said...

Hi Ernie-
Such a nice surprise to see you posting during the quarantine, especially as you continue to work! Your posts bring a little bit of joy during a less than enjoyable time, so thank you again for sharing all of your finds with us.

And thanks for also adding the bonus tracks from the archive site. I love the Pearl Five track!
All the best and stay safe-