A lot of you who've been around my journal for a while know this, but I have a lot of new folks who've friended me since last year, so. The thing you should know about me:
this time of year. I'm not a religious person (though I was raised Christian, so there's the whole baby-in-a-manger thing), so that's not the draw for me. Instead, I like giving. I love to bake, and do cards, and give presents to people. I thrive on the 'happy holidays!' that so many people say during this time. I love telling people to have a happy holiday season -- regardless of what their holiday is.
I have a very special place in my heart for Band-Aid, and Do They Know It's Christmas
. My senior year in high school, so many things changing all around the world, and the pop/music world beginning to get (actively, collectively) involved in things like world aid.
Twenty-three years ago ON THIS DAY, a group of musicians and singers and artists gathered together to record Do They Know It's Christmas
. The mp3 I've uploaded has Bob Geldoff saying, "This record was recorded on the 25th of November, 1984. It's now 8a.m. on the morning of the 26th and we've been here for 24 hours. I think it's time we all went home."
I dunno why, but that just gets me.
Anyway! I share this song every year, along with the .mpg vid file...because Dude. It's Christmas, it's pop, it's tradition :) And it's the ORIGINAL. Enjoy :)
[ Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas (mp3)
] - .mp3 format, ~6MB
[ Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas (video)
] - .mpg format, ~42MB
Happy holidays :)