Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday Tunes: The X Factor

OK, so here's my advice for anyone who sort of likes the X-Factor song (Hallelujah) which is just bound to steamroller its way to the Christmas Number One (yawn).

Go and download the version by Jeff Buckley. You could download the original by Leonard Cohen if you fancy a really depressing Christmas, but the Buckley version is widely touted as the best. Hey, it's Christmas - you could always do both. I'm off to get the Buckley version, and do my bit to get a decent Christmas Number One and stick to Cowell.

Well, it would be fun, wouldn't it? Not that I (or probably anyone else) have cared much for that once prized title since, well, whenever the last non-Pop Idol Factor one was. 1873, I think.

Sci-fi Song of the Week

Now I want no excuses here. You may have heard the latest addition to the mixtape; it has been on a couple of my favourite podcasts in the past. If not, if you are even remotely interested in a jolly, Christmassy, sci-fi related, fun song, you must listen to Chiron Beta Prime by Jonathan Coulton, and you must do so now. The mixtape is still over there on the left. Go listen!

EDIT: Mixwit is shutting down at the end of the year, so this is your last chance to visit the Sci-fi songs mixtape, and all the CSFF Blog Tour mixtapes so far. Blub! Find them all here.

1 comment:

Matthew Celestine said...

I love that song. It just speaks of how we can still sing out in praise when we are at the lowest ebb and don't feel we can take any more. At times like that we have to give that 'cold and broken hallelujah.'

I bought the Alexander Burke single and the Jeff Buckley album.