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Monthly Archives: December 2012

366 Songs 361: New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

Something low-key and reflective for today; I’ve returned to work and my brain isn’t necessarily up for any heavy lifting beyond that right now, to be honest. Be kind.

December 26, 2012 366 Songs ,

All is Calm, All is

From the Guardian: Lisbon, Portugal: A homeless man listens to his radio in Figueira square. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters There’s something about the composition and colors in this that I really appreciate; it feels like a painting in some way.

366 Songs 360: Jesus Christ

This may be my favorite Christmas song, and it’s almost entirely devoid of all the cliches that have built up around the genre (There are sleigh bells in the mix here, but that’s about it). Instead, it’s just a song … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 359: Christmas Eve

“The star you fell in love to/Comes out on Christmas Eve.”

December 24, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

366 Songs 358: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

As the blog goes a little quiet for the holidays, here’s a worthwhile message to remember… And, a version that may be my favorite…

December 23, 2012 366 Songs , , , ,

366 Songs 357: Christmas Time Is Here

It’s a Christmas classic, but one that – let’s be honest – sounds pretty scary with all the kids singing like that. What is it about children singing en masse that sounds so sinister? Here, let’s go jazzy with it, … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 366 Songs , ,

366 Songs 356: The Christmas Song

Another of those songs that you hear so much in childhood that they sound eternal, as if they’ve always existed. Nat King Cole’s version in particular. The Nat King Cole Christmas album was something that my mother adored; she’d make … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

They Fly So High

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: ¬†Children and adults participate in a Santa Claus parade organized by the Town Hall of Famalicao, an initiative that marks the end of the European year for Active Ageing and intergenerational solidarity in 2012, in … Continue reading

366 Songs 355: River

“But it don’t snow here/It’s stays pretty green/I’m gonna make a lot of money/Then I’m gonna quit this crazy scene.”

December 20, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

Night Breezes Seem To Whisper

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: In this long exposure image visitors to the Big Sandy Machine Gun Shoot firing their weapons as flares and tracer fire light up the night sky outside Wikieup, Arizona. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Oddly beautiful, … Continue reading