Have Yourself a Merry Music Monday

On the Saturday Song feature this week I shared a classic Christmas tune sung by Tori Amos.  It’s one of those songs that every musician alive has covered. No, seriously. Every. One. You’ve heard Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble but even Coldplay has recorded it (To be honest, their version is quite nice). Kenny G. and…

Saturday Song for the Season with Tori Amos

I have lots of other things to blog about but the phrase from an old song, “We need a little Christmas–right this very minute” keeps coming to mind. I’ll share that one soon enough but as my sweetheart is napping on the sofa, a YouTube playlist of Tori Amos songs reeling away on the TV,…

Christmas Songs, Spongebob–and a Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

I’ve been going back over some of the holiday posts I’ve made on this blog since I started it back in 2008. What follows here is an adaptation of one from two years ago, that is worth coming back to. Besides it sort of ties into the one a couple of days ago about not…

Oh Holy Puddles, Christmas Songs with Puddles Pity Party

I suppose some may think this sacrilegious, but dang, doesn’t that big clown have pipes! And the band is pretty slick too. If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you’ve seen this clown before. Now I’ve heard some folks complain that the singer here does not need this “gimmick” to make an impression,…