The song was written as part of the song-a-week project of 2014. It covers a lot of speculative theories on the origins of Xmas and its various winter festival counterparts. As such the subjects touched on in the song include but are not limited to Roman orgies and pagan blood rituals. Having read this it's now in your hands as to whether you stick it on your Xmas day playlist for grandma in between Bing Crosby and Mariah Carey.
A look back at the late Bert Jansch's 1985 classic, "From The Outside," an album that bridges the gap between his native Scotland and the Americana his music invokes. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jun 14, 2016
At first glance, the landscape on the cover of Martin John Henry’s The Other Half of Everything is a scene of complete isolation. This is Scotland. An archetypal rugged landscape of hills and lochs, as far as the eye can see. On closer inspection, there are some signs of habitation: buildings, roads, farms… but they … Continue reading Album of the Week: The Other Half of Everything → Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 21, 2011