Monday, 23 December 2013

The truth about 'Lonely this Christmas'

It was by Mud, not Elvis.

It wasn't a cover version of an Elvis song. It was written by Chinn & Chapman, purveyors of brilliant glam rock to teenyboppers.

Elvis never sang it. Honestly.

That's it.

Oh, yes, and it's one of my favourite Christmas singles ever.

Merry Christmas, everyone, wherever you are.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Life after life

It's that time when you get those 'books of the year' articles in the papers, and it's reminded me about  Kate Atkinson's Life after Life.

I'm a big fan of Kate Atkinson, but when I first read the book I wasn't sure what to make of it. Now, though, I'm starting to get it. It's stayed on my mind, and it's chimed with so much else I've been pondering on.