What do you need to see, hear, end or whatever just because it’s what you always do at Christmas? We’ve done Christmas songs, we know that @Locust has an admirable tradition of reading A Christmas Carol up loud, maybe you watch Elf or Die Hard every year to mark the festive season. I dig out David Sedaris’ Holidays on Ice for the Santaland Diaries and this one, Six to Eight Black Men.
An unusual flurry of activity in the Night’s Out section, including a post from me, reminds us that the warmer weather often brings more gigs, both indoor and outdoor, so who have you got lined up?
It’s looking like a folkie year for us, with Fairport, the one day Folk by the Oak festival and Carthy and Swarbrick in the next few months. To that list you can add David Sedaris, Carmen at the ENO, and, way off in December, a second Unthanks gig to follow up their Folk by the Oak appearance (Come on – it’s The Unthanks, Union Chapel, and Christmas – you have to make an effort to see that combination, don’t you?)
Sadly Richard Thompson has elected to play his London trio gig on the weekend that the Light and I are likely to be taking her daughter to the other end of England to start university, otherwise he’d be at the top of my list.
And you … ?