Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Note to Sweaterman: Your Gig's Been Stolen

Regular readers are familiar with co-blogger Sweaterman's great writing, but those of us who also know him in the meat world know that he also does a mean Dylan impersonation. One of the highlights of the local holiday season is getting a few beers in Sweaterman, and having him do the "Bob Dylan Christmas Songs", a guaranteed laugh riot. Now the joke is becoming a reality:

Bob Dylan is finally following Elvis Presley and Nat King Cole: He has made a Christmas album. The Dylan album will include Here Comes Santa Claus and O Little Town of Bethlehem.


That just sounds so wrong. It was great fun coming from Sweaterman, but from Dylan himself it feels like crass commercialism.

1 comment:

SweaterMan said...

I totally agree. As I stated many many years ago, you would know the ultimate sell-out is in hand when Dylan did a Christmas album.

I guess this means there is no god anymore; we're all communist or that the benevolent alien overlords have finally Borg-ified us into the hive, but it was sure sweet while it lasted.

So I guess my Dylan impersonation is up and I'll have to move on to Gilbert Gottfried or Elmer Fudd, but I will really miss singing "Let It Snow" and "We Three Kings" for the laughs...and the beers.

With any luck, Bob will hear about this and invite me to sing with him on the album, kind of like David Bowie/Bing Crosby doing the "Little Drummer Boy" (Rum-pah-pum-pum), but I'm not holding my breath....