If you’ve never heard ‘White Wine in the Sun’ by Tim Minchin, then you’re missing out – and the video is at the end of this post if you want to hear it. For me it’s one of the few (too damned few, in my opinion) songs that really capture what it is to celebrate at Christmas-time in the Southern Hemisphere.
Not for us, the snow, the cold, the bundled-upness and heavy food. Instead, being in the middle of summer: we have warm weather, chilled drinks, swimming togs. There are outdoor celebrations in the backyard, at a park or at the beach and there’s plenty of sunblock (and a parasol, usually).
We have a special guest star in this evening’s images. Click to find him!
I have a huge crush on Tim Minchin. For those of you who are going ‘who the hell is that?’, allow me to enlighten you: Tim Minchin is a comedian musician Australian Londonian with bizarre hair, a penchant for eyeliner, and a whole fuckload of talent. And I have a massive crush on him.
It all began when I watched a youtube video a few years back. It continued as I found more youtubes of various songs. But it really kicked into high gear the middle of last year, when I stumbled across a copy of his DVD ‘So Live‘. Apollo and I watched it together … and proceeded apace to introduce it to each poor sod friend who crossed our threshold. We made more converts.