Friday, December 08, 2006

Smug Humbug

The sitemeter for the blog tells me that it is that time of the year again, so to just clear up a couple of Christmas related questions that always seem to prompt people finding the blog through searches on google:

  • This song is the greatest Christmas song of all time. It's not open to debate. The matter was decided (by me) about 15 years ago, and short of The Smiths reforming to record a Christmas album, that decision won't be revised anytime soon.
  • Christmas means Christmas number ones and, for more people than I'd like to imagine, this conjures up memories of this bloke and his 1985 number one, 'Merry Christmas Everyone'.
    Some of those people seem to be fascinated by his political affiliations for some reason. So, for the record, I understand that before he was on Top of the Pops every other week in the eighties, his old band Shakin' Stevens and the Sunsets were known to play benefits for the old British Communist Party.

    Why people would want to type 'Shakin Stevens' + 'SWP' into the google search engine is beyond my comprehension. I'm sure you have your reasons.

    daggi said...

    An article in the Junge Welt (reviewing a translation of some crap book by Tony Parsons which has just been published here) claimed the other day (on Wednesday, I think) that Shakin' Stevens was, in his youth, a member of the SWP.

    What Shakin' Stevens posts have you had to enable that to lead someone here anyway???

    Reidski said...

    Yes, that's right, Shakin Stevens, just like every other leftie in Britain in the last centry, has been involved with the SWP - let's all re-write history!

    Alternatively, let's give every member of the SWP we know a good fucking kicking! The idea that those scum-fucks are anti-capitalists is so hideously laughable.

    Err, Reidski rant time - must get my coat and walk off into sunset!