31 December 2015
A very corny collection of New Years movie clips
And that completes my December musical contributions!
The future of Metachat See below.
30 December 2015
wrap up How was your winter holiday? How was your year? What are your new year's plans?
29 December 2015
The joy of rediscovering you... Hey there, MetaChatters (? MeChats? MeFiChas? - do we have a nickname?) Just wanted to say that I used to pop in here a few years ago, but somehow, I stopped doing so. Kept meaning to come back and check out Chat, but for whatever reason, I kept forgetting...or something!? I had forgot how much I love the casual, random conversations over here. Great to be back!
Festive thanks! As the month winds down, I would like to thank everybody who contributed some music for December. I thought everything posted was just great, and that festiveness and jollity was achieved!
28 December 2015
Progressive Lenses are Driving Me Crazy Upgraded to progressives from just prescription reading glasses. The distance part is amazing, a world of difference. The close-up for reading is really weird and only seems in focus in a very small area. Everything I've read says "you get used to it" but it's been a week and a half and it's making me nuts, constantly repositioning my head in every conceivable way to find the sweet spot. Any tips?
Think I'm going back to the Optometrist this week.
A year end list.
Things I found out still exist in 2015!
26 December 2015
I just caught up with Season 2 of Transparent →Read more...
24 December 2015
at work at the famous used bookstore, I was waiting at the elevator, when I saw DEE FUCKING SNIDER, lead singer of my beloved Twisted Sister
. He looked busy, so I didn't ask for a picture or an autograph. I merely tapped him on the shoulder and said "I saw you open for Iron Maiden when I was 14." He looked me up and down and said "Looks like you turned out OK."
Dig ya, Dee.
Christmas with Bing & Frank.
Saw this on tv last night. Cheesy, but good clean fun. Even though it was made for TV in 1957, when not a lot of people had color sets, they filmed it in color, brilliant and vibrant color actually. I totally want some of that punch Frankie's serving.
My favorite Xmas carol
Wishing you all peace and contentment, dear bunnies.
Sending love and good wishes to mightshould.
(Plus some baby bunnies sleeping in glasses.)
Thinking of everyone who is missing a loved one at this time of year.
23 December 2015
Angels We Have Heard On High
I know this carol as 'Angels From The Realms Of Glory", but I like these words more. The acapella singing is crystal pure.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof.
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. Google makes Christmas creepy.
If you are of a certain age, you've probably heard this 60s song
by the Royal Guardsman about Snoopy fighting the Red Baron. Were you aware that there was a Christmas followup
? It's heartwarming & rockin', I tell ya.
Wednesday 3-point Christmas Countdown →Read more...
22 December 2015
Don't Shoot Me Santa
A bit of Christmas cheer from The Killers.
In The Bleak Midwinter
One of my favourite carols.
21 December 2015
OMG! PLUSH BUNNY!
What? You say bunnies are not Christmas-related? Haven't you ever heard of Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny
How long did you have daylight today? I wonder what time the sun came up and went under where you live.
Here's a whole Christmas album.
Christmas with the Williams Brothers
. Bob, Don, Dick, and you may have heard of the youngest, Andy
Monday Christmas Countdown 3-Point Update →Read more...
19 December 2015
Robocall tech is getting scary better
Last week, I received a really interesting form of robocall. It went like this...→Read more...
18 December 2015
Friday question NOT from the book of questions So, if you celebrate Xmas, what's the first thing you are going to be doing, once out of bed/washed, this coming Xmas morning?
Brass for Christmas. →Read more...
17 December 2015
Would anyone like to own a movie theater?
Write a good essay, and it could be yours! Catch: it's in a rather small town in northern Maine.
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Oh, this is so beautiful. I loves me some Baroque music.
16 December 2015
See Amid the Winter's Snow
Since we're talking snow . . .
15 December 2015
None at my house yet. :(
14 December 2015
Beware, Nutcracker fans.
This is really kind of terrible, so naturally I had to post it. Fred Waring and a lot of singers present The Nutcracker Suite
. This link
describes the lyrics as "charming." I'm not exactly charmed, but maybe you will be. (Again, another scratchy recording, but I think that helps.)
13 December 2015
12 December 2015
11 December 2015
Friday question NOT from the book of questions Inspired by the Secret Quonsar thank you thread on Metatalk -- what present have you given or are you planning to give that you've enjoyed planning for the most?
I originally planned to post Doris Day's Christmas Waltz
, and then I remembered I'd posted it a few years ago, so I looked up Peggy Lee's version
, and then I remembered that Mel Torme had a nice version
, and then Oh My Goodness look how many people
have recorded that song! Even Susan Boyle
10 December 2015
Bring me a man this Christmas.
The wonderful Weather Girls sing Dear Santa. Also some awesome gowns.
09 December 2015
08 December 2015
07 December 2015
More Hanukah music
Featuring nerdy Jewish guys with nice voices. Happy first day of Hanukah, all!
Not festive music, exactly.
But I heard this on the radio yesterday and it's just so amazing that something This Not Right exists that I had to post it: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
, as covered by The Wonder Who (a.k.a. The Four Seasons).
06 December 2015
A Giftstravaganza, for DanF. →Read more...
05 December 2015
What's been going on in your day/life? →Read more...
In the Bleak Midwinter
A poem by Christina Rosetti, set to music by Gustav Holst. Lovely Christmas carol, many choral versions on youtube, this is Chanticleer.
04 December 2015
Friday question NOT from the book of questions Assume it will rain hard all day tomorrow. What will you be doing with your day?
I can relate to this sentiment.
Today's bit o' seasonal music is Little Jack Frost Get Lost, by Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee. This recording came out in 1952.
Photo Friday: This is the end...?
03 December 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONMC!!!!!!
02 December 2015
Etta James - Take It To The Limit
Take It To The Limit, the Eagles song, given an awesome gospel twist.
I heard Etta James sing this on the radio some years ago, when she was backed by a full gospel choir. You can't imagine ...
Do people want to continue with Photo Friday? →Read more...
More holiday music!
Today's offering is Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
, by the wonderful Oscar McLollie
& his Honey Jumpers. Record's a little scratchy, but that won't keep all you hepcats from dancin'!!
01 December 2015
Another Xmas music post
I like the sense of anticipation in this piece, and all the holiday lit settings.
Welcome to a musical December!
Not every day, but lotsa days, I (and hopefully some of you!) will be posting songs for the season. Let's start off with something simple, classic, and sexy: Eartha Kitt singing Santa Baby
(I just love this album cover, by the way.)
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