Holiday discs 2012: Hey Rosetta!'s A Cup of Kindness

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      Hey Rosetta!
      A Cup of Kindness

      Yet You know, you can’t spend the whole Christmas season getting sufficiently blitzed on Dirty Snowballs to watch The Year Without a Santa Claus at 4 a.m., pissing yourself and drunkenly bellowing along to “The Heat Miser Song” loud enough to infuriate the neighbours. In the spirit of the season, you really ought to spare a thought for those less fortunate than yourself. You don’t have to do anything about them, mind you, but you should at least think about them. And while you’re doing that, listen to Hey Rosetta!’s four-song EP A Cup of Kindness Yet, which features numbers about troubled souls living with crushing poverty (“Carry Me Home”) and loneliness (“The First Snow”). It’s all very sombre and very Canadian-indie-folk-rock, but it might inspire you to get off the couch, put on some clean underwear, drop off a food-bank donation, and call someone who might be alone or homesick this Christmas. Then you can go back to what you were doing: “They call me Heat Miser/Whatever I touch/Starts to melt in my clutch…”