Perhaps it’s just that I have finally unwound over the Christmas holiday, but more likely it’s because I’ve been immersed in the world of Skyrim.
I can freely admit this because Mr Pudding isn’t around to admonish me for my fondness for computer games, as long as I don’t have to remember too many buttons to press.
But I won’t bore you with Skyrim when what I really want to point you to some great music I heard on the traditional New Year’s Eve Hootenanny on the BBC.
I’m talking about Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three who I for one hadn’t heard of before. If you haven’t either, they’re from St Louis and play a mix of early jazz, string ragtime and country blues and western.
And not only does Pokey dress in an old-fashioned style, I think he also has an old-fashioned face.
Anyway, here they are singing La La Blues. Enjoy.