I don't want Christmas to go by without people hearing Laura Marling's wonderful new Christmas single—Goodbye England (Covered in Snow) which you can now pick up at iTunes in the USA (although I haven't been able to find it at iTunes.ca yet). Here she is singing it in Mumbai:
Snow does have a certain romance attached to it, which I tend to burn out on due to Canadian overexposure, but talk about England or Ireland in the snow and I instantly find myself getting whimsical about it. One day I hope to see England covered in snow with my own eyes! Incidentally, every time I hear Laura's song Night Terror, creepy as it is, I want to lie down on a bench in Shepherd's Bush Green. Her voice and musical style is so hypnotic!