Being upset for real on a Monday morning is something rare for me these days and since personal issues aren’t really the stuff I’d enjoy writing about, I could only go as far as to admit that I was in a situation where I was really upset to the point where I found out that I still had a lot of rage left in me. Yeah! if that ain’t a good thing then tell me I’m sick in the head or something. Read More
Rock n’ Roll! Yeah! Happy Metal for all ya happy chums out there!
Now after hearing the original head-banging Metallica classic and the Richard Cheese big band version, here comes a “smooth jazz” cover from Andy Rehfeldt.
Can’t really stop myself from letting out a wicked laugh every time I see this video.
Just as I said, the spirit of Christmas has rubbed itself on me and I’m now in this “Merry Christmas” mood. It all started when took out an old album of The Christmas Portrait by the Carpenters. Year after year, it has always been like this for me, and no matter how many things I see that tell me it’s Christmas season, holiday season only starts when I hear the music from this album.
We had this album on vinyl when I was a kid and I still have it even after all these years, too bad old the record player doesn’t work anymore and besides I already have them on CDs and on my iTunes library.
“Christmas for me starts when I hear music from this wonderful album, the Christmas Portrait by the Carpenters”
The music in this album greatly influenced me musically and manifested itself when I had a chance to direct and organize music for a school’s Christmas Cantata eight years ago. Christmas music being produced nowadays are nothing compared to Christmas classics such as this. Nothing comes close to the warmth and that mushy feel you get when hearing this album. Take a look at how this album came to be as told by Richard Carpenter on their website.
I’m sharing this Amazon mp3 player (an affiliate link, I will admit to that) so you’d get a better picture of the music I am talking about, specially to those younger folks who never really got to listen to their music.