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Title: Holiday Music
Post by: Admin on November 18, 2007, 09:58:50 AM
When do you start listening to holiday music?  What's the most overrated song?  Most underrated?


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: madupont on November 18, 2007, 10:14:59 AM
The easiest way to do it is to  or was to, depending on the current status, turn on the Comcast  music channels for Classical Music, believe there are or were two, and wait.

Eventually, you will hear the familiar sounds of the oldest and better known Holiday world in this world. Then when you get carried away from good taste, you can bring out your oldies but goodies that you couldn't resist, as these made a profound influence upon you in your earliest childhood memories (as did classical music upon mine whether I knew it or not.  I usually forgot as much of it as possible soon after memorizing it and performing it for recital. But there is enough recall to become profoundly disturbed by hearing contemporary renditions by artists that include alterations in tempo and general rearrangement which they attribute to "their style" as classicist performers on the concert stages of the world and for recording contracts.  I don't like them; saboteurs of the composer's intent).


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: Dzimas on November 18, 2007, 12:33:21 PM
I've already made a holiday CD of MP3 downloads. I have to say that Frank's I'll Be Home for Christmas ranks up there with the best.


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: cincy--man on November 19, 2007, 12:00:13 PM
When it comes to recommending fave holiday music I can go on and on. But I will limit myself to one that to me is the very pinnacle and should be easy to obtain:

The Baltimore Consort, Bright Day Star.


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: nytempsperdu on November 19, 2007, 11:14:07 PM
The Paisley Abbey Christmas concert (honest-to-God, oboe solos) which I saw on late night tv one C'mas and have never been able to find since, but I know I didn't imagine it because my imagination is inadequate to such.


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: lulu on November 29, 2007, 09:38:22 AM
My holiday music started this week:

Sinatra Christmas album
Mario Lanza
Joan Baez Noel
Nana Mouskouri
Sumi Jo's exquisite Christmas cd
Pavarotti's O Holy Night (what a voice)
Ensemble Unicorn
Maddy Prior
Loreena McKennett
The First Very Special Christmas cd with a gorgeous Oh Holy Night sung by Stevie Nicks
and
The Nutcracker (cds and videos).


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: Dzimas on December 04, 2007, 03:36:24 PM
How 'bout "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPaGQEskSKM


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: ponderosa on December 05, 2007, 05:12:35 PM
turn it up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muiTsDE-c7o


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: Dzimas on December 06, 2007, 02:04:54 AM
Nice to see you again, ponderosa.  Seems like just about everyone has had fun with The Little Drummer Boy over the years.


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: ponderosa on December 06, 2007, 08:21:24 AM
Thank you, dzimas. Nice to be seen. I've always liked the Bing Crosby and David Bowie version as well.


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: cincy--man on December 06, 2007, 09:50:55 AM
lulu--Loreena McKennett's God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman is perhaps the finest arrangement of a Christmas song that I have ever heard!


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: Dzimas on December 06, 2007, 10:15:26 AM
Thank you, dzimas. Nice to be seen. I've always liked the Bing Crosby and David Bowie version as well.

I downloaded the MP3 version the other day to get into the Christmas spirit.  Last year, Philostrate recommended Sufjan Stevens' Songs for Christmas.  Kind of like music postcards.  Very nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gKzXlqsOeE

http://asthmatickitty.com/music.php?releaseID=63


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: ponderosa on December 06, 2007, 11:32:00 AM
Yes, very nice. Thanks.

And Philostrate is who here in Melbaland? I recall the handle over at NYTimes and possibly Thirdeye, but the only person with whom I had any personal contact back then was Pokerface. Are you a regular at Thirdeye? If so, say hey to Marilyn. I have an old e-mail addy. Don't know if it is current.


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: Dzimas on December 06, 2007, 11:45:37 AM
Philo was a regular on the NYTimes boards.  I think he even pitched up here at one point, but didn't seem to want a part of it.


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: cincy--man on December 07, 2007, 02:58:53 PM
Christmas in the Trenches

http://youtube.com/watch?v=s9coPzDx6tA


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: ponderosa on December 07, 2007, 05:00:06 PM
Joyeux Noel

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eJqK5Hd61sk


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: madupont on December 08, 2007, 12:05:55 PM
Ponderosa

Listen Up!  Microsoft has just discovered what a friend phoned to tell me their Computer Tech  has put up bulletins throughout their workplace that a New Virus gets into your e-mail and then sends you an e-mail which tells you that A FAMILY MEMBER IS TRYING TO CONTACT YOU

DO NOT OPEN.  IT WILL TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER. WHEN YOU START YOUR COMPUTER AGAIN, IT WILL DESTROY YOUR HARD DRIVE


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: ponderosa on December 08, 2007, 12:17:12 PM
thank you, ma, but i don't open unsolicited e-mails anyway. and all my family members know my phone number.


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: bosox18d on December 08, 2007, 11:01:39 PM
I like a lot of the classic stuff.For newer Phil Spector's Xmas album of various wall of sound artists from the 60's is hard to beat as is the Beach Boys Xmas album from the same era.The one that drives me up a wall is Spike Jones and "All I want for Xmas is my two front teeth" .


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: bosox18d on December 08, 2007, 11:14:43 PM
One of the offbeat ones I forgot about is the hokey swedish accent one "I yust go nuts at Christmas.  http://www.Stinalisa.com/NutsAtChristmas.html 


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: ponderosa on December 10, 2007, 06:56:06 PM
sorry, couldn't resist posting this...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6AvBL2Mx2xA


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: Dzimas on December 11, 2007, 01:37:44 AM
Cute.  I kind of miss those Peanuts cartoons.  The dancing sequences were always the best.  I bought a nice box set of old stop-action Christmas cartoons for the little one this year, including Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  Bruce does perhaps the best rendition of the song,

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X1Gb7rEOuyI&feature=related


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: ponderosa on December 11, 2007, 06:42:52 PM
I bought a nice box set of old stop-action Christmas cartoons for the little one this year, including Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Seen this?

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/christmas/soapbox/64

I couldn't get "Santa is Coming" to work, but one of my old favorites is cranking away.

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/christmas/videos/13382


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: Dzimas on December 11, 2007, 11:18:43 PM
Thanks very much for the link.  Duly bookmarked.  All the classics are there.

The vintage Frosty the Snowman is a gem,

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/christmas/videos/13899


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: ponderosa on December 23, 2007, 04:25:47 PM
Merry Christmas, music lovers.


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: Dzimas on December 24, 2007, 02:45:15 AM
Merry Christmas to all!   

I see the vintage Bowie/Crosby duet of Little Drummer Boy is still considered one of the biggest mismatches in pop history,

(http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2006/12/19/PH2006121901608.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zMhSjDqvRs

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/19/AR2006121901260.html


Title: Re: Holiday Music
Post by: MrUtley3 on December 20, 2017, 01:29:53 PM
The story is true. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-this-christmas-1221-story.html (http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-this-christmas-1221-story.html)

And sad.

Merry Christmas.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-this-christmas-1221-story.html (http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-this-christmas-1221-story.html)