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Prints Jackson‘s epic task, to write a song every month till he dies, may have ended (is he still alive??) in February, but before the streak ended (36-months in), he did produce three Christmas tunes for your enjoyment. Each has its own indie-rock charm, but my favorite is certainly last year’s “Reindeer Reindeer.” Why you ask? Well, I love how the song builds from the pulsing synth, bringing in indie rock colors of all sorts as it progresses. But what really drew me in are the lyrics. They are clever, funny, and at times political (“Sweet baby Jesus, / what with Brexit? / It’s hard to have faith / when the President’s a sexist. / Do we still pretend he’s a circus clown? / Let liberal kids knock him down and make yellow snow.”). So, check out this excellent original Christmas tune, as well as Prints Jackson’s back catalogue, because it is all pretty damn great.
(Author’s note: Those who have been reading this blog most certainly have a clue as to my political leanings, and if you have just come across it, and find yourself offended by this track… well, just don’t listen to this song, or go somewhere else? Free society is freedom of choice. I certainly wouldn’t be hanging out on a site that was saying any of the million “Trump Train” songs were any good. Also… because none of them are!)
Bottom Line: Prints Jackson may have ended his run of a song a month, but we are most certainly lucky that he was still writing in December 2016.
3 Replies to “Prints Jackson “Reindeer Reindeer” (2016)”
Another great find. I’ve been enjoying your blog for some time now, and now I can enjoy it even more knowing you’re a fellow liberal/progressive.
Yeah… for some reason I have found this seems to be a bit of an alt/obscure Christmas music-obsessive trait. Start a blog – join the fun 🙂
According to his Tumblr blog:
It is with a heavy heart that today we learnt about the death of Prints Jackson.
‘Til Death Do Us Part’ …. is, was and will always be song number 36 – the final song in Prints Jackson’s – Prints Jackson Project.
All songs, videos and artwork are and will always be available for free
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