Extra! All best for the holiday season…

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Next week, before the year ends, I’ll attempt to write about Josh Ritter at Shepherds Bush Empire (stunningly good), the American Pie Classic Albums on BBC4 (no Rob Stoner, not enough Paul Griffin), David Lynch’s Twin Peaks scene sountracked by Otis, and Guitarmaggedon (Matt Umanov’s on Bleeker Street closing, guitar sales down).

This week, though, a Christmas card from Jimmy Rushing and family, sent to my dad in the late 50s, and my take on another* Christina Rosetti Christmas song. Apologies for the unmixed state of it, but you know Christmas and deadlines… Thanks for reading over the past year, and best wishes to all.

 

* A couple of years ago I recorded “In the Bleak Midwinter” as an eight-minute soundscape. using the Teisco Baritone guitar that I had recently acquired [you can listen to it here]. The bari is back this year, wrestling with twitchy drummers and a ghostly choir (thanks, Mimosa!).

Comments

  1. Looking forward to the Josh Ritter review not least as I recall telling you how good he is live. Missed that gig, sadly, as we were out of the country. I’ve seen him half a dozen times and never failed to be impressed and sent home with a huge grin on my face.

  2. Re in the bleak midwinter – thats a lovely piece of work mate, thanks for sharing! Although it was weird not listening to something that isn’t wham, haha.

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