Still one of the best Christmas songs ever…

Tim Minchin’s “Storm” has been animated.

This is technically a repeat as I’ve posted this beat poem by Tim Minchin previously, but this time it’s been turned into an animated short so that makes it new-ish. Besides, it has a message that is worth repeating:

Tim Minchin performs “Inflatable You” on Conan.

Australian comedian/musician Tim Minchin made his U.S. TV debut on Conan last night:

Here’s hoping his American fan base grows even bigger.

Some seasonal music: Tim Minchin’s “White Wine in the Sun.”

I’ve posted this in the past, but it’s such a good Christmas song I can’t resist posting it again. I think it sums up Christmas for me pretty well. It always makes me a little misty eyed:

White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin
I really like Christmas
It’s sentimental, I know, but I just really like it
I am hardly religious
I’d rather break bread with Dawkins than Desmond Tutu, to be honest

And yes, I have all of the usual objections
To consumerism, to the commercialisation of an ancient religion
To the Westernization of a dead Palestinian
Press-ganged into selling Playstations and beer
But I still really like it

I’m looking forward to Christmas
Though I’m not expecting a visit from Jesus

I’ll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They’ll be drinking white wine in the sun
I’ll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They’ll be drinking white wine in the sun

I don’t go in for ancient wisdom
I don’t believe just cause ideas are tenacious it means that they’re worthy
I get freaked out by churches
Some of the hymns that they sing have nice chords but the lyrics are dodgy

And yes I have all of the usual objections
To the miseducation of children who, in tax-exempt institutions,
Are taught to externalize blame
And to feel ashamed and to judge things as plain right and wrong
But I quite like the songs

I’m not expecting big presents
The old combination of socks, jocks and chocolate is just fine by me

‘Cause I’ll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They’ll be drinking white wine in the sun
I’ll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They’ll be drinking white wine in the sun

And you, my baby girl
My jet-lagged infant daughter
You’ll be handed round the room
Like a puppy at a primary school
And you won’t understand
But you will learn someday
That wherever you are and whatever you face
These are the people who’ll make you feel safe in this world
My sweet blue-eyed girl

And if, my baby girl
When you’re twenty-one or thirty-one
And Christmas comes around
And you find yourself nine thousand miles from home
You’ll know whatever comes
Your brother and sisters and me and your Mum
Will be waiting for you in the sun
Whenever you come
Your brothers and sisters, your aunts and your uncles
Your grandparents, cousins and me and your mum
We’ll be waiting for you in the sun
Drinking white wine in the sun
Darling, when Christmas comes
We’ll be waiting for you in the sun
Drinking white wine in the sun
Waiting for you in the sun
Waiting for you…
Waiting…

I really like Christmas
It’s sentimental, I know…

Tim Minchin’s “The Good Book” performed live.

I’m on a bit of a Minchin kick as of late. This is another favorite:

Found over at Atheist Media Blog.

Tim Minchin’s “Pope Song.”

I loves me some Tim Minchin and this song is no exception. It uses a lot of variations of the word “fuck” so it’s very much NSFW. Or for Catholics for that matter:

I bet he gets some letters over this one. So much the better.

Tim Minchin’s song ‘White Wine in the Sun.’

I’ve mentioned Tim Minchin before, he’s the British-born Australian comedian who happens to be an atheist, and I keep meaning to track down more of his work. Then I get distracted and forget to do so. I was reminded of this intention on my part this evening by this entry at The Meming of Life in which Dale McGowan talks about his selfish desire to not allow Tim Minchin to die until after he has passed away himself.

He cites as justification for this irrational desire just how amazing Tim’s comedic and musical talents are. He presents the following as one of the examples of why. It’s technically a Christmas song, but today is Thanksgiving so I feel I can get away with it. It’s called White Wine in the Sun:

I was not at all prepared for the emotional reaction I had to this wonderful song. Especially not while sitting at work at the end of my shift just about to go home for the night. I tend to be rather sentimental myself and, while I don’t have the best relationship with all the members of my family, the song hits home with how thoughts of family make me feel.

I’m definitely going to have to purchase some of his CDs.

Tim Minchin’s ode to rationality called “Storm.”

The most awesome nine minute beat poem you’ll hear today:

Found over at The Meming of Life.

Tim Minchin - If You Open Your Mind Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out.

I thought this was amusing:

May have to track down some of his videos. Sent in my SEB regular Spocko.