Dec. 9th, 2016 10:44 am
dragonyphoenix: (snoopy)
Yesterday listening to a CD of Renaissance Christmas music, I remembered how much I adore Gaudete.
dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)

WPFW used to have a show called The Blue's Plate Special which played around lunchtime. One year, around Christmas, he played Silly Santa songs.Louis Armstrong's Cool Yule is one from that hour.

Yay Yoga!

Dec. 4th, 2016 01:26 pm
dragonyphoenix: Death as the Hogfather (santa muerte)
Whoo Hoo! As of today I practiced yoga 100 days in a row! And, um, this part isn’t quite as impressive, I meditated 3 days in a row. *grin*
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (Default)
In Love Actually, Billy Mack's Christmas Is All Around hit the top of the holiday charts even though it's really not that good. ;-)

dragonyphoenix: Death as the Hogfather (santa muerte)

And I let youtube track through to another song: The Piano Guys' Carol of the Bells

dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)
While I was visiting Dad for Thanksgiving his tenant, who is big into holiday decorating, removed the fall / Halloween / Thanksgiving decorations and replaced them with Christmas decorations. And of course she had Christmas tunes going. Dad said he’d have to tell her about this song since it’s his favorite.

dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (blackadder)

1941 Dr Seuss cartoon illustrating the U.S. stance denying Jews safe haven from the Nazis. Notice the slogan on the shirt. Sound familiar? - posted by Al Petteway
dragonyphoenix: gnarly James Thurber creature and the word "Yuletide" (Thurber x-mas)
I had planned to post my advent of music in groups of about four days each, but [personal profile] beer_good_foamy's choice to post them day-by-day has convinced me to do the same. However, I started two days back - I had that many songs - so my first day will have three songs. And as I'm likely to find songs I like and add them to the list, this probably won't be the only multiple song day.

29 Nov:
I won't have a lot to say about each song. I'm starting with Sarah McLachlan's Wintersong because it's quietly reflective and also lovely.

30 Nov: Il est né le divin enfant - embedding deleted by request so you'll have to click through - is a French carol from ther 1860s. What can I say? I adore a carol that has this as a line (translation naturally): Oboes play; set bagpipes sounding

And while I would not necessarily trust a building put together by children, it is cute to see all the children excitedly creating the Nativity scene.

1 Dec:
Dear Santa, Bring Me A Man - Alaska, Courtney Act & William

and since I couldn't choose bertween the two versions The Weather Girls - Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man This Christmas)

dragonyphoenix: (Frida and God)
Catharsis on the Mall: Four days after the election, a memorial will be burned on the grounds of the Washington Monument dedicated to those whose lives have been affected by trauma. The 48-hour national vigil, titled Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing, begins on Veteran’s Day at 11:11am, Friday, November 11, 2016. This free and inclusive event features speakers, workshops, narrative-braiding, education, art, music, dance, and direct participation. Visuals include colorful art, sculptures, geodesic domes, a 60-foot dragon-shaped mobile soundstage, and a 30-foot-tall temple which will be burned in ceremony.
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