Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Christmas (slight return)

We're just back from the, much delayed, concluding section of Christmas 2012. Traditionally we visit Mrs S's Dad & Gran on Christmas day and then her Mum & Step-Dad for a few days in the run-up to the New Year, but illness, inclement weather and sundry other commitments conspired to delay the second of our Christmas dinners by a full two months. Right now though, we are stuffed to the gills with stodgy food, salty snack-treats and raspberry cheese cake, all washed down with lashings of Rioja.

There was also, of course, the small matter of outstanding pressies and Mrs S's Mum did us proud - half a dozen bottles of Rioja (did I mention we like Rioja?) and a DAB radio. We listen to a lot of radio around the house, which, up to now, has been by means of a laptop, but after we'd arrived home and donned our loosest clothing to allow our full, groaning stomachs a little comfort, I unboxed and set up our new DAB. Following a short period of fiddling and cursing, the tunes came booming forth in superb sound quality, one of the first being 'Gangsta' by tUnE-yArDs, which I played to death in 2011, but hadn't heard in a while. It still sounds crazy, unique and magnificent. Here's a great live version that shows how it's all done. Now, where did I put that Milk of Magnesia?


C said...

Well, Rioja is for life, not just for Christmas. Sounds like you've got it just right!

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this lot - good tune. Hope you've now recovered fully from the Christmas celebrations!

Old Pa's Corner said...

Usualy go on a diet after Christmas but for some reason there has been many false starts, still day 1 Monday!!
Great vid!

flycasual said...

I dig on Rioja and and this when it came out too. I felt it a bit hit and miss but this and a few other tracks had me hooked. For me it was all the African rhythms and chants.

The Swede said...

Only 10 months until our next Christmas dinner! I'm with you Old Pa, it's time for a diet.....or perhaps I'll start on Monday too!

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