Life and Life Only

A Merry Christmas to All

(Gotta post Fairytale of New York again every year or two. Shane MacGowan and Kirsty McColl are still wondrous.)

And late in the day, as we’re lazily doing cleanup, here are a few more.

(Not strictly a Christmas tune but, hey, close enough.)

And then just one more. Here is Rufus Wainwright singing Minuit Chrétiens at the Royal Albert Hall. He does it without a mic, with his mother, Kate McGarrigle, accompanying him on the piano and visibly enjoying her son’s waggish performance. The concert took place on December 9, 2009. It was Kate’s last. She died on January 18, 2010, of clear-cell sarcoma.


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