Friday, December 4, 2009

Rudolph and Jack

Hunting for green things in the produce aisle at Whole Foods, I hear the opening strains of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Ugh. I liked this when I was nine. Like most secular Christmas songs aimed primarily at kids, it hasn't aged well.

I grumble to myself for a bit, then realize it isn't quite as annoying as I'd anticipated. The arrangement is one I haven't heard before.

And yet, there's something familiar ...

My god. It's Jack Johnson.

Jack Johnson is making "Rudolph" ... not entirely suck.

See, there's a reason I buy every album this man puts out.


Jannie Funster said...


la, la, la, la, la,la la la,

if it's anywhere as good as that one he did, I'm in.

cinderkeys said...

Who's to say what's impossible
And can't beeeee found

I'd still rather listen to just about anything else Jack Johnson has recorded than RTRNR. I'm willing to give his rendition effusive praise just for making me not want to throw things. :)