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|You’ll want to go here to give this a listen. Click on the star once you get there.|
“We play The Big Bison’s CD with dessert after the Thanksgiving meal: that’s when Christmas officially starts at our house. Because only a Philistine would start the Christmas season before dessert on Thanksgiving.”
These are the words of my pal, Paul, as we chatted on Facebook on Wednesday morning. We were each taking a quick break from all our food prep for the big superbowl of American food. Paul loves cooking as much as I do, and he’s an excellent chef, so we swapped menu plans prior to the big feast.
|Gratuitous Pumpkin Pie picture for the non-Philistines among us.|
Now that Thanksgiving is over, and the danger of being labeled a Philistine has passed, and the turkey soup has been made, and I have had one full day of complete slothdom, while the rest of you SMART human beings snagged all the GREAT SHOPPING DEALS that there were to be had on Black Friday, I thought I would mention, again, some really nice Christmas music that we have available to make your holiday season a little more merry, and a little more bright.
Many of you know that I am married to a self-employed professional musician, who writes music for advertising for a living. About 15 years ago, my husband got the idea to record some Christmas music with our friend Bill Sinclair, a very talented guy who plays soprano saxophone and harmonica, among other instruments. The really cool thing about it was that Bill came to my husband and said, “I’ve got this great idea for a project that I’d like to try,” and my husband said, “Oh, really! I’ve had an idea that I wanted to talk about with you, too! Why don’t you go first, and tell me your idea, and then, I’ll tell you mine.”
And, as you have probably guessed, they had each had the same idea, and the result of that shared vision was a beautiful project of instrumental Christmas music entitled, “Bethlehem Morning”. We asked our friend Tracy Reynolds who plays keyboards to do the ivory tickling on the first project, and when we updated some of the sounds a couple of years ago, my husband asked our friend Larry Hall, another pro musician in town to replace some of Tracy’s electronic keyboard parts. I think the cello playing by John Catchings is one of my favorite parts of the project. I’m a sucker for it, because you know there’s always room for cello. 😀
Anyway, here’s a link so that you can go listen to some of the loveliness, so that you can try before you buy, because I KNOW you will want to own this gorgeous music, and play it as you decorate your tree, or entertain guests, or open presents, or just sit and sip a cup of Christmas cheer after the kids have gone to bed.
So go check out my link, and give a listen, and see what you think! I bet you’ll want a copy for your very own.
And, after all, it IS Small Business Saturday, so you can support a true small business artisan by purchasing this music.
If you already own it, don’t forget this would make a great gift to have on hand for one of those last minute, “Oh, crud, I meant to get that person some kind of gift!” situations. It also makes a lovely hostess gift for any December dinners or parties you might be attending.
If you already own it, and like it, please, feel free to share this on Facebook or Twitter.