The Soundtrack of SILVER BROWN

“Baby, it’s cold outside…”

As many of us know, there’s a certain song often played around Yuletide that a number of radio stations have ceased playing on the grounds that it is deemed offensive in light of modern sensibilities. I happen to think that a comfortable majority of Christmas music is dreadful crappola and should never be played under any circumstances, but that’s another rant. If we’re going to start “retiring” holiday standards, we’ll obviously need new standards to replace them. Might I suggest this one? If a group of carolers showed up at my door and performed a rendition of this ditty, I would be impressed, even though they would almost certainly fail to replicate Mr. Petersen’s evil clown-like wail. The lyrics contain no references whatsoever to sexual assault or exploitation of women, although that bit about Donald Duck is open to interpretation…