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Archives for: December 2020

29 December 2020

What do you miss? With all that has happened in 2020 what do you miss? It occurred to me that it is not the people I am closest to that I miss most. It is acquaintances and just recognize folks I miss. Read more...

27 December 2020

Here's something I've been thinking about As a person who has had issues with punctuality in showing up to placesRead more...

26 December 2020

25 December 2020

Merry Holiday to all I'm sending each of you best wishes and distanced hugs from afar.

24 December 2020

Happy Strange Christmas Anyhow Great to see you all here sharing holiday wishes. The heart of MetaChat beats on! Happy holidays to all. I've been listening to a lot of music on RTE Radio ireland. They play a lot of Christmas-themed songs you would never hear on US radio. I've fallen in love with so many that I made a playlist of some of my favorites. Please enjoy!

Legendary Guitarist and Mountain frontman Leslie West hass passed on at 75. .Breaking in with the Vagrants, he then hooked up with bassist Felix Pappalardi and Drummer N.D. Smart to form the hard rock/metal pioneers Mountain. They gave us the boisterous "Mississippi Queen,", the lyrical "Theme From An Imaginary Western,", the oft-sanpled "Long Red,", the Woodstock tribute "For Yasgur's Farm" and the roiling "Nantucket Slieighride." His legendary guitar tone and yowl of a voice are missed.RIP, Leslie.
Alison Krauss and YoYo Ma perform The Wexford Carol A pure clear voice and a haunting cello accompaniment. Sublime.

Sending love to all this Christmas, and thinking of you today, dear mightshould.
🐇 🎄 🎶 24 A 2 hour plus playlist for your Christmas eve day.

It moves through type and tone so as to (hopefully) not get boring.

Love to you few still here.

23 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 23 Time goes by and dreams get left for later Maybe is not all sunshine and rainbows but love can go on. Real life couple JP Saxe & Julia Michaels - Kissin' In The Cold.

22 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 22 mightshould's post led me to this. 11 year old Karolina Protsenko. Watch it all. OMG yellow hat donator!

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21 December 2020

Carol of the Bells This piano version by Jeff Williams is simple and pure.
Happy Winter Solstice A Solstice song from Steeleye Span - The Unconquered Sun.

For this is now our turning point
The shortest day, the longest night
We'll look unto the months to come
When the sun will grow both strong and bright
🐇 🎄 🎶 21 I posted this last year or the year before. This is my favorite Christmas song by far so here it is again. The Atheist Christmas Carol by Vienna Teng.

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20 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 20 Winter Song from Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo. Regrets at Christmas.

19 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 19 Tafelmusik with Elisa's Midsummer Night's Dream. Sure it ain't no Christmas song but it is joyous and good and it shows that even in hard times we can have nice things.Read more...

18 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 18 💃 Rather than a song, a dance. Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon. Twitter link but you don't need Twitter to see it.

17 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 17 Whitehorse live with Sarah McLachlan - Blue Christmas. Just guitars and voices.

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16 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 16 Christmas Kisses by Serena Ryder. I already posted one of her songs but everyone involved in this seems to be having fun with it.

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15 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 15 Following Senyar's roots/oldie lead he is another. Shirley Collins with The Christmas Song.

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14 December 2020

The Sparrow on Christmas Morning ...
🐇 🎄 🎶 14 Something else a bit different. Jessica Mitchell covers Joni Mitchell's River with the Art of Time Ensemble. Always sad and wistful it is one of Joni's most popular works recorded by 426 to 540 different (depending on what you read) artists.Read more...

13 December 2020

Let's Ditch Christmas. If only one could travel . . . .
🐇 🎄 🎶 13 Something a bit different. Jacob Wake Up! with Spinning (Like a Dreidel). Guitarist and songwriter for The New Limits, bassist for T.S. I Love You, and The Roland High Life. Former bassist for Hey Stranger, Tap Out, and Push to Release. Former guitarist for The Hard Times and Across The Aisle. Jacob is busy.

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12 December 2020

Saturday 3-point update
🐇 🎄 🎶 12 Another sort of retro new song. This sounds like it could have been on a variety show Christmas special c. 1970. The Bird and The Bee with You and I at Christmas Time.

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11 December 2020

Ringo Bells. Ridin' with Ringo in a sleigh. And I love the band name.
🐇 🎄 🎶 11 A 2020 release with a retro feel. Jenn Grant, Downtown Christmas Eve.

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10 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 10 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding.
Otis died at age 26 on this day in a air crash. He had recorded this song just 3 days before. Two days ago Harold Budd an amazing composer of ambient music (although he hated that term) died. Harold Budd, Robin Guthrie & Eraldo Bernocchi - Winter Garden. Read more...

09 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 9 Johnny Bower, Legendary Toronto Maple Leafs goalie with Honky the Christmas Goose. Why ask why? The story here.

08 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 8 The look. When you get that thing. Why did they think you wanted this? Present Face by Garfunkel and Oates.

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07 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 7 A dancy sort of phone call. Serena Ryder Calling To Say from 2007.

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06 December 2020

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Enjoyable animation included.
🐇 🎄 🎶 6 Tegan and Sara bring a synth/pop/dance party for Christmas with Make you Mine This Season.

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05 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 5 2020 was never looking like it was going to be a great year but then Covid19 made sure it would not be. John Prine was an early victim.

Damien Robitaille covers Christmas in Prison. Here is the original. Bonus: Christmas 2018, John Prine playing for George Stroumboulopoulos's House of Strombo.

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04 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 Last Christmas I gave you my heart But the very next day you gave it away (you gave it away)

Lucy Dacus covers George Michael and it's very good. She did this as part of a year long project where she released original and cover songs for holidays from the usual like Christmas to the more esoteric like Bruce Springsteen's birthday.
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03 December 2020

Today, I turn 50 years old. Color my mind blown. We're having pastrami, cake and whiskey later.
🐇 🎄 🎶 The snow is falling back up towards the sky. PIQSIQ's Carol of the Bells combines throat-singing with a choral arrangement. I like this a lot.
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02 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 two. Something different. The Tabla is an Indian percussion instrument you might not recognize on sight but you likely know the sound. Read more...

01 December 2020

🐇 🎄 🎶 This is a song from 2 or 3 years ago but it has a classic sound while being fresh and new. Begonia - It Won't Be Christmas ('Till You're Here)
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