HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

Wednesday, December 16, 1998

Review - Merry Christmas ... And Have a Nice Life!

Artist: Cyndi Lauper

Posted on Wed, Dec 16, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Fifteen years ago, Cyndi Lauper's "She's So Unusual" found an unlikely home underneath many a child's Christmas tree. In the years since her short-lived, florescent heyday, Lauper has remained true to herself and to her sound -- a vocally potent quirkiness tempered with a teary, childlike whisper. Lauper pulls out her snide face to have a Christmas party on her own terms, even taking a moment out of the absurd "Christmas Conga" to sneer, "Oh, and by the way, have a nice life!"

Donning a dulcimer through the mostly charming, Celtic-flavored set, Lauper rouses a winsome pastiche. Her vocals on the simple, low-key album closer, "Silent Night," couldn't be more affected, but the beautiful original "December Child" may be her finest moment to date. Given the circumstances, we can only hope that more of these moments await.

Tags:

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation