Wednesday, December 19, 2007

the meme team

The Christmas meme I got the other day is being proliferated throughout the local blogosphere. Stacy McCloud and Barry Wallace have posted their memes after being tagged by me. I need to officially meet Barry. Apparently I've seen his band but we haven't been properly introduced. Les Jones and Doug McCaughan emailed me to say they are working on their Christmas memes. MissyB got tagged by someone else but referenced my frozen egg nog stash in question number five on her meme. Some bloggers got tagged more than once.

In response to question 14, I said that I would write more about my favorite Christmas songs. Every year hearing Leroy Anderson's "A Christmas Festival" overture gets me in the holiday spirit. Thinking about that medley made me realize that "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Angels We Have Heard on High" should top my list of seasonal favorites. The choir at our church has added a choral version of an Amy Grant song to their repertoire this year. I liked it enough to find the original song in my CD collection and listen to it in my car. As a result, I will add "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)" to my list.

I think I've mentioned my secular favorites before. "Sleigh Ride" is another Leroy Anderson composition that I must hear for it to feel like Christmas. "Last Christmas" could almost be described as a guilty pleasure. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" also deserves inclusion. The last few bars of "Happy Holiday" continue to grow on me. At some point in the next few days I will listen to my Andy Williams CD and watch my Andy Williams DVD too.

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Blogger Barry said...

I look forward to meeting you, too. I remember you from Einstein Simplified (by the way, I've never seen The Murder Game improv before, amazingly, since I'm pretty familiar with a lot of them having been in theatre for years. It was great! Too bad you didn't get to Scenes from a Hat. Oh, and I was one of the Blues Brothers, and played keyboard.

Don't forget (gratuitous plug) the Atomic Horns will play New Year's Eve at the Eagle's Club in Oak Ridge - $13/person or $25/couple gets night of dancing, champagne toast and breakfast after midnight!


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