Happy Festivus

  • It's time again for the airing of grievances, the feats of strength, and, of course.... the pole. At my house, we are doing Festivus on a budget this year, so we went with galvanized steel re-gifted from the electrical foreman on one of my construction projects in lieu of the traditional aluminum.

    But here's an opportunity for you. Christmas has "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." Hanukkah has "Light One Candle." And other religions all have their holiday songs. But there is no Festivus song. Write one, record it, and I will award the prize of a Bach 7C mouthpiece to the composer of the best Festivus song. Failing that, you may string your airing of grievances below.


  • Global Moderator

    Well, I think a Festivus song would not be in the spirit of the festival... unless you take all your grievances and make them into one long rap. Or you could use this...

  • @barliman2001

    The background of this song is very interesting. The Artist, Los Angeles born jazz pianist, ”Scatman John“ ( John Paul Larkin), became very popular in the UK, Europe and Japan. This recording was a number one hit in Germany, where he lived in the 1990s. I have to admit that before your post, I never heard of him, or this song. John Larkin had one problem that makes this performance incredible. He had a terrible stuttering issue.
    “For the rest of the Story”:

  • @SSmith1226 WOW. What a story! Thanks for the link!

  • @SSmith1226 said in Happy Festivus:


    This recording was a number one hit in Germany, where he lived in the 1990s.

    Yeah, my (German) kids and I used to mimic this song.

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