A future favourite?
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Nice thing #264 about blogging: when a line from a fellow blogger inspires a post of my own.
In his Canadian Rawk post, Mike Ladano included the seven-word sequence, “you may miss a future favourite record.”
Which I find quite intriguing for a pair of reasons:
1. I’m forever fascinated with the Sliding Doors phenomenon, how a seemingly insignificant event could cause you to ‘miss’ something, theoretically sending you on an entirely different timeline.
2. You never know where you may encounter a new favourite.
Case in point: A Very Murray Christmas.
Like Dave Foley’s Christmas special (and likely Christmas specials in general), it could be classified as hit & miss. But when the hits are direct hits, all is well.
If I’d turned off the special before the halfway point, I would have missed this splendid selection:
I promptly looked up the identity of the ‘chefs’ and learned they were a French Rock band (le Rawk Français?) from Versailles named Phoenix.
The other Phoenix tunes I’ve since explored have all been agreeable & I can definitely see this particular track being a fixture on future underplayed Christmas songs lists.
Will they be a future favourite group?
If so, I’ll remember where I was when I first heard them, and what a strong first impression they made (I suppose it didn’t hurt that it was a Beach Boys cover & they had Bill Murray/Jason Schwartzman/David Johansen/Paul Shaffer accompanying!).
If not, I’m at least glad I didn’t miss the opportunity for Phoenix to become one.