Since I’ve been home these last couple of weeks, I’ve been totally bored and lazy. I sleep too much, and accomplish very little with my days. I’ve barely left the house, but when I do, I am inundated with Christmas music wherever I go. Every store is playing it in the background, and I might find this annoying except that I think I’m pretty good at blocking it out. It all becomes white noise in the end. No harm, no foul. I’m sure many of us have the same experience.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t work all the time. Sometimes I let my guard down for just a moment and listen to what’s playing, and when I do, I am instantly annoyed. Yet, as annoying as the whole genre is, for some reason I still feel the need to add to it.
Here is a rendition of ‘Deck The Halls’, but on a Devo tip. The great thing about having recorded this is that if I do happen to accidentally open my ears – in the case of this song at least – I am reminded of how fun this version is instead of how un-fun the version I am actually hearing is. Perhaps it can serve the same purpose for you. Sort of a ‘serenity now’ avoidance strategy against the whole thing, allowing you to do your shopping in peace.