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O Come all ye Forceful

A Writer on protest Christmas carols.

DURING the silly season, when you catch a strain of yuletide song at your local shopping centre, know that what you’re listening to (or doing your best to avoid) probably started its life as a… 817 more words


When I was your age ....

Earlier today I was looking at photos of Christmas past and I was thinking about Christmas holidays when I was the age my girls are now.   544 more words

12 Songs of Christmas - "Do They Know it's Christmas?"

By Tomás M. Creamer

Continuing on with my “12 Songs of Christmas” countdown, I introduce something that is a little different from the previous two entries – which you can read about via the links below: 208 more words

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On the first day of Christmas Tfronky gave to me ...

Thirty years ago the original version of “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” was released to the world, an effort by a who’s who of British and Irish artists to raise money for poverty relief efforts in Ethiopia. 171 more words


Grinch Geldof

Bob Geldof is really interfering with my Christmas spirit. Against my better judgment, I clicked on a Rolling Stone interview with Geldof in which he responded to critics of the “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” lyrics saying, “Please, it’s a pop song. 298 more words


Band Aid 30

With my first listen of Band Aid 30’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” my reaction was “ugh”.  Gone are the singers of my generation:  Paul Young, Boy George, George Michael.  502 more words


An Interview with Midge Ure

This story was first published in Medium.

A ‘Fragile’ Return for Midge Ure
by David Chiu

It is really hard to imagine that British singer/songwriter Midge Ure had seriously considered giving up on music. 2,074 more words