Steyn’s Hot New Album
~ ITEM: Sweet Gingerbread Man…as you’ve never heard it before by Jessica Martin & Mark Steyn
~ WHEN HE’S not isolated in his fortress of hate, blendering kittens and spewing foul invective against helpless minorities, Mark Steyn has a curious habit: he likes to sing. The latest offering he sent along to the Binks HQ (he’s generous that way) is his latest Christmas mini-album, with he and Jessica Martin duelling voices.
We’ve got his take on Sweet Gingerbread Man, Merry Little Christmas, Running on Eggnog, last year’s Marshmallow World as a bonus track, Santa Is Comin’ To Town, and a great reprise of Gingerbread Man to top off this Yuletide feast.
First off– since his 2008 debut, Mark’s had some good vocal training, and you can year it in the new vibrato, clear notes, and bouncy lyrical style. Second, the songs aren’t just a one-off novelty item: as a notorious ‘former DJ’ with a deep love for music, it shows in the songs, and selections chosen. As I listened to the songs, it evoked the Christmas spirit, and I naturally assumed the family would be listening to this amongst the other holly jolly tunage this Christmas– it’s that good, and that fun.