Sunday, December 16, 2007

On the Seventh Week of Christmas...

With a little more than a week to go, Christmas is finally just around the corner. The stores have been decorated with giant inflatable snowmen since the super-sized bags of Halloween candy were marked down. The radio began playing the same loop of novelty Christmas songs before the Thanksgiving turkey was cold. I swear if I hear those dogs barking “Jingle Bells” just one more time...

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Grinch or Scrooge, I enjoy the Holidays as much as anyone. I’d just prefer it didn’t start as soon the summer vacation season ends.

The Bus is once again headed down the backroads of Christmas County. No singing chipmunks or barking dogs on our journey, we’ll be far from the crowds at the mall and even farther from those repetitious radio standards. There’s hot buttered rum and eggnog for all, so pour yourself a drink and settle back.

Ann Reed - Christmas Songs.mp3
from Ann Reed’s Not Your Average Holiday
more info: annreed.com
buy it here

Loudon Wainwright III - Suddenly It's Christmas.mp3
from Loudon Wainwright III’s Career Moves
more info: lwiii.com
buy it here

Trifolkal - 20th Century Christmas.mp3
from Trifolkal’s (Singer/songwriters Laura Pole, Greg Trafidlo, & Neal Phillips) Songs of the Season
more info: trifolkal.com
buy it here



update:
Sadly, Dan Fogelberg lost his battle with prostate cancer Sunday morning. According to his website, he died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife Jean at his side. He was only 56.

5 Comments:

Blogger kjk said...

"Longer" always ranks in my "top five" favorite love songs.

December 17, 2007 8:32 PM  
Blogger kjk said...

"leader of the band" always ranks in my "top five" favorite "why i love my father even though i should hate him" songs.

December 17, 2007 8:36 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

We could all add to that list of favorites, Ken. Dan Folgelberg's heartfelt songs were enjoyed by several generations of listeners. Our thoughts are with his family.

December 18, 2007 7:57 AM  
Anonymous dan said...

As sad as it can get.

December 19, 2007 9:18 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

'Tis sad indeed, Dan. Survivors like you give us all hope, but unfortunatly, not all will make it.

December 19, 2007 9:36 PM  

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