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Christmas carol odds and sods

On the fourth day of Christmas, I think it's time to wrap this series up, and not in either Christmas wrapping paper or swaddling clothes either.

But before I do ACCP7, there's a few odds and sods that I haven't pulled together into one theme, and unless I get some inspiration between now and Epiphany, I'll leave them for another year to germinate. I hadn't even contemplated the Christmas Oratorios of JS Bach until Al Sharpton made the following pronouncement:

"What James Brown was to music in terms of soul and hip-hop, rap, all of that, is what Bach was to classical music."

And there's Phil Kline's (he of the Donald Rumsfeld song cycle) performance artwork Unsilent Night - the Sydney version can go onto my To-Do List for next December.

Currently reverberating through my head is Sufjan Stevens' "That Was The Worst Christmas Ever". Which, thankfully, it hasn't been for me...