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Merry Christmas (Peace On Earth) December 23, 2009

Posted by Richard Foote in Christmas, David Bowie, Richard's Musings.

Wow, yet another year almost behind us and what looks like being yet another busy year ahead. Can you believe that The Noughties are nearly all gone, I remember being all excited at the dawn of The Eighties !!

I must say I’m really looking forward to finally saying “Twenty Ten” rather than the more long-winded “Two Thousand and Nine” 🙂

I just want to wish everyone a very very Merry Christmas and a fantastic, fun-filled, index rebuild free, very very happy New Year in 2010.

Hopefully next year, Australia will win the Football World Cup, Crystal Palace will finally get promotion to the Premier League, England will be 4-0 down in The Ashes (again) with just one match to go, David Bowie will release a new album and the world will be just that little bit cooler and less polluted.

Here’s hoping anyways, as I’m sure are all the Polar Bears as well; certainly the Aussie, Crystal Palace supporting ones with good taste in music 😉

As is my custom, no Christmas would be complete without a bit of David Bowie and Bing Crosby to bring some good cheer. This year, a lovely fully restored version of their classic performance for your viewing pleasure:

“Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum” indeed 🙂


1. Laurent Schneider - December 23, 2009

Merry XMas Rich to you too!


2. Centinul - December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for all your contributions to the community 🙂


3. Raj - December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to you too!


4. Balakrishna - December 25, 2009

Hi Richard,

Mary Christmas & Happy new year to you toooooo !!. We expect lot more on Oracle as usual.




5. joel garry - December 29, 2009

Ditto what they all said, and where’s my flying car?


6. mwidlake - January 5, 2010

Oh you went and touched on “the curse of Bowie”! – never sing a duet with Mr David Bowie!!! (Mercury, Crosby, Bowlan, Mr Postlethwaite)

Happy belated new year to you Richard and here is hoping for that new album from DB and lots more good stuff from yourself. I’m off to start my annual New Year rebuild of all indexes on my database…


Richard Foote - January 7, 2010

Happy New Year all !!

Yes, Bowie did have an unfortunate habit of dueting with folk who subsequently died soon after. You could also add John Lennon to the list as well, but not Cher unfortunately 😉


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