The Full “Ding Dong Merrily On Hikaru” Catastrophe

In TFC on December 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Hosted & posted by Andy Bell & Hikaru Freeman

In years gone by TFC has willingly excused itself from a Saturday night in early December to accommodate the broadcast of “Carols By Queerlight“.

This year seasonal songs weren’t ringing out from Prahran Market, but the show did give more than a nod to what had gone before.

There were carols and other caroly kinda things in the show.

Carols by Queerlight 2011

Gypsy Woman – Crystal Waters
The Lodgers – The Style Council
Vampiresa Mujer – Jonathan Richman
Zither Caril – The Choirs of Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Tampa
Don’t Rain On My Parade – Melbourne Rainbow Band
Oh Carol – Neil Sedaka
 Canção Ao Meu Velho Piano –  Simone de Oliveira
Cidade Aldeia – Duarte Mendes

The performance at the Festival RTP 1972 could best be described as poor Duarte in a race with the orchestra.

Happy Now – Take That

Happy Now was a single for Comic Relief 2011

You’re Moving Out Today – Bette Midler
This song was made into a hit by Carole Bayer Sayer in the late 70s.  She co-wrote it with the Divine Miss M & Bruce Roberts.  Andy, for one, remembers both CBS’ and Bette’s version and thinks Ms Midler wins handsomely on points.
Pack up your fork and spoon
Please leave my Lorna Doones
Your map of Mozambique
Your water bed that leaks
Every Baby Needs A Da-Da-Daddy – Marilyn Monroe
Map Of  The Problematique – Muse
Everybody Dance – Natalya Podolskaya


Dreamy My Love – Shoko Suda

From the hideously ludicrous plotted robot anime God Mazinger

Framling – Carola
Caroline Diggeby-Pratte – Jake Thackray

The Incomparable Jake Thackray

Hurry X’mas – L’arc~en~Ciel

Yes, Virginia there’s not just one Santa Claus, there’s hundreds!
Hurry X’Mas

Alligators All Around – Carole King
Mbemba – Sam Mangwana
I Hate That You Love Me – Diddy-Dirty Money

Now available: A handy-dandy podcast version of this edition of The Full Catastrophe.

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