Thursday, November 09, 2006

I Cannot Resist

Billy Idol has a Christmas album. Be still, my heart - or stop beating faster at the apparent imminent apocalypse, anyway. This is all via Metafilter, by the way, and I was going to just email it to my brother with a snarky note, but then I actually watched listened to (couldn't . . .quite. . watch . . it. . too . . many. . snowflakes. . ) the Billy Idol version of White Christmas and it was so, uh, indescribable that I had to share it with all of y'all. Wow. Words fail me. And you know, Billy Idol is one of those people who I have always had a secret crush on, even though I know that the purer people and those with good musical taste scorn him, and like I also have a crush on Billy Bragg, who is like the anti-Billy Idol, so I realize that having crushes on both of them simultaneously could maybe make the universe explode, but still. Ever since I was a teenager and first saw the video of White Wedding, I can't help it, I've been subject to mild Billy Idol crush flareups.

But those snowflakes. My god, those snowflakes. They may have put a quiet blanket of white death on my Billy Idol crush forever.

2 comments:

syntax said...

i was kind of hoping that he would do a cover version of fear's "fuck christmas", but alas, it was not to be.

somewhere, perry como is rolling in his grave.

mygothlaundry said...

J & I hatched a brilliant plan tonight: we're going to send copies of Billy Idol's Xmas album to everyone we ever knew in art school. No note, no nothing - just the CD and a post it that says Love, Felicity. It will take some googling, but we CAN find them. And they NEED this album. ;-)