Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Christmas time is here/ Happiness and cheer...
Now I don't know whose idea it was to have The Damned light the Christmas tree in Cambridge, England, but a tip of the cap to them. Absolutely brilliant. And the fact that it pissed off a priest is so punk rock, and the irony of the whole situation is brilliant in and of itself.
"It just seems to me to be a bit of a culture clash in launching the city's Christmas celebrations with a group who really haven't been renowned with looking at the positive side of life and Christian principles," he added.Well, look who's angling to get elected Pope of Partypooperville. Who should have lit the tree, in acordance with the spirit of the season? Geoffrey, the Toys R Us giraffe? Shouldn't the priest be upset about the lighting of the Christmas tree in and of itself? I mean, I don't think there were too many evergreens in Jerusalem that year, because of the great Douglas Fir embargo of 0 B.C. Damned lead singer Captain Sensible gets the last word:
"It's a time to behave disgracefully and slob out in front of the TV," he told Independent Radio News. "The Damned are particularly good at that sort of thing and the church stuff just gets in the way."