NOTE: As this is a song about Christmas, a few edits have been made so as to not detract from the holiday spirit.
And now I'm gonna shift gears a little, and move away from demonstrating my total mastery of creating "rock music" in favor of demonstrating my total mastery of creating "country rock". Or maybe I should say my total mastery of creating holiday-themed novelty songs, because this is what it is - a happy song about the joys of shopping for Christmas presents.
I wrote this in the early 1990s. And it started life as a wonderfully enhanced version of the Peter Gunn theme, a favorite riff of punky new-wavers back in the day. Once I became awesomely proficient at playing the first guitar part, I picked up my beautiful hollowbody guitar, a stunning example of the luthier's art, and started messing around with arpeggios. And once I had a 2nd guitar part I liked, the original 1st guitar part no longer sounded right.
One thing led to another, and I know you're right there with me when I say that once you reach a certain point with a song, there's really nothing to do but make it a novelty song about Christmas shopping.
And yes, the title is a total steal from Mad magazine.
The Ghost Of Christmas Presents (3.09 MB mp3) Download from MediaFire