Friday, December 5, 2008

Chiron Beta Prime

Track #5 on His ND Xmas is Jonathan Coulton's "Chiron Beta Prime". This song was a request of sorts, carried over from last year.

This song turns the whole holiday letter tradition inside out, in an annual holiday letter by the Andersons, who have been banished to an asteroid by the robot council, but it still hasn't undermined their holiday cheer. Instead of paraphrasing Jonathan's lyrics, I should probably just quote them directly.

This year has been a little crazy for the Andersons
You may recall we had some trouble last year
The Robot Council had us banished to an asteroid
That hasn't undermined our holiday cheer
And we know it's almost Christmas
By the marks we make on the wall
That's our favorite time of year

Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime
Where we're working in a mine
For our robot overlords
Did I say "overlords"? I meant "protectors"
Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime

This weekend is the final opportunity to download my Christmas mix, so be sure to grab it while it's still available. The links are somewhere down there, and when it's gone, it's really gone!

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