Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday Wishes...Disco Style




To make up for my last post, I thought I'd quickly share one of those "kids do the darndest things" stories. The other day I decided to get into the holiday spirit by pulling out my beloved "Disco Duck Christmas" record to play while Emerson and I packed (aka Emerson shredded packing peanuts while I frantically piled books into boxes).

I know you're probably asking yourself why I own a record with the words "duck" and "disco" in the title, but let's just say it's a combination of being a shameless disco fanatic and that the record is a bit of a family heirloom. My older sister literally rocked so hard to this record as a toddler that she fell out of her chair and broke her arm. I spent countless hours choreographing a Christmas dance pageant to this record with my childhood best friend who has since passed away. Every year I dance in the holidays with this timeless music and reminiscence about my childhood. Of course I was born after the disco generation, but I think this record captures the spirit well - it's like Santa on acid wearing tight red polyester pants.

Anyway, ever since I pulled out Disco Duck, Emerson has been asking me (via sign language) to play it again and again every day. He may look like Robbie and be a total daddy's boy, but at least I passed on my disco-lovin' genes. Now I've just got to track down this record for his birthday:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ydWpzEtWMIg/SBgK8CPuUqI/AAAAAAAAAKI/omF6J5OHhho/s1600-h/nurserydisco.jpg

For fun, here's another blogger who reviewed Disco Duck. Although they don't appreciate its fine artistic quality the way I do, it is pretty funny - and includes a free music clip for your listening pleasure.

http://christmasyuleblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/irwin-disco-duck-christmas-new-years.html

2 comments:

  1. Glad you haven't quit blogging, I will have to check out the duck, always looking for new good music to get down to:P

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  2. I'm slow...you can download (if you haven't already) the entire album here...http://www.archive.org/details/Nursery_Rhyme_Disco

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