Tuesday, December 12, 2023

That Rick Buur post

Since 2018, 'Dutch desafinado hero' Rick Buur is on this blog with a (translated, reworked) Christmas song. Rick tends to personalize Americana classics, songs by Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett and Nick Lowe. This year, Rick goes political with a version of Christmas in Washington. As you may know, the recent general elections in the Netherlands turned out to be a far right victory, a Trumpish result. We're still recovering, and the new government hasn't even started yet.

Rick is referring to the election results, the 'Binnenhof' is the building where the Dutch parliament seats, but is also calling (to heaven) for guidance of Cornelis Vreeswijk. A legendary Dutch protest singer who's also a hero in Sweden. Rick will perform this, and other Rick Buur specials, on the Christmas A Go Go Spectacular in Paradiso Amsterdam.