Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Viva Los Straitjackets!

We had the annual family Christmas gathering in Old Bridge, NJ yesterday where my cousin married just over a year ago announced he would be a father come July. Later his wife gave him an XBox 360, and he jumped into playing Halo 2.

In addition to the aforementioned early Christmas presents, I received a DVD of the Jamie Foxx/Colin Farrell Miami Vice movie (which I hadn't watched), a dresser-top organizer (which I proved necessary just now, rooting through a desk drawer for my watch), and only one article of clothing.

The spontaneous highlight this year came while riding to the party with my brother and mom, picking up 89.1 FM Radio Farleigh Dickinson University and its lineup of "Unusual Christmas Music" including Los Straitjackets' instrumental surf version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and a sampling of Tom Lehrer parodies.

These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives.

UPDATE (11:38 AM): I've ordered 'Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets and Songs & More Songs By Tom Lehrer.

1 comment:

John Ricotta said...

Once again, congratulations to Alan.

Gerald, I received my Donner cut DVD yesterday, so I intend to watch it this week. My biggest suprise of the holiday season? The Hulk Hogan Ultimate Anthology DVD set. I can't wait to watch the title match with the Iron Sheik. I'm not sure if I'm strong enough to watch him lose the belt to the Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania VI, though. We'll see what happens.