Your 15 Track Holiday Shopping Playlist, Part I of II.
Esteemed Ph.D. of Listology Professor Honeydew presents a symposium on…
Your 15 Track Holiday Shopping Playlist (Part I of II).
Dearest readers, I return to you after a brief bit of laying low; apparently, some members of the law enforcement community took offense with my previous lecture. With those matters attended to and sporting an attractive new ankle bracelet, I herewith turn my attention to that most pressing of matters weighing on your mind this holiday season: shopping.
Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fading fast in the rear view mirror of retail splendor, everyone worth knowing knows that Donnybrookites wait patiently until mid-December to purchase their gifts. True enough, you will find the occasional Jew among us, voraciously feasting on penny-pinching price drops after the last bite of turkey has been gobbled; however, the more sober of our flock may enjoy this Holiday Shopping Playlist on their Walkman brand portable music devices as they stroll through Lord & Taylor on Christmas Eve…
01| The Wipers “Window Shop for Love” | Window shopping is a generally preferred alternative to actual shopping, which I am told involves the surrendering of monetary assets in exchange for the alleged pleasure of gift-giving. Perhaps that is why The Wipers sound so angry.
02 | The Slits “Shoplifting” | An even more enjoyable alternative to window shopping is the youthful pastime of shoplifting, a practice as exciting as it is fiscally responsible. Perhaps that’s why these gals are so hip-pippity.
03 | Schneider TM “Pac Man/Shopping Cart” | Despite not having the foggiest notion of what a “Pac Man” is, I do believe shopping trolleys are an integral facet of the gift buying experience.
04 | Sportique “Art & Shopping” | Most of my expansive private art collection has been procured at Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
05 | The Auteurs “Junk Shop Clothes” | Second-hand stores are the ideal proving ground for the more parsimonious set.
06 | Allen Clapp “Shopping Mall Disaster #1″ | I do recall reading something about this in the pages of The Guardian last month.
07 | Charles Mingus “Tijuana Gift Shop” | M. Mingus has the proper idea: allow your loved ones to select their own gift items by taking them on vacation to an exotic land like Mexico…
08 | Populous “Pawn Shop Close” | …Or if thrift is more your speed, take a gamble on your local pawning institution.