Other people have done it since, but Judy did it first, and so elegantly. (The more cheerful, “hang a shining star upon the highest bough” replaced the original “until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow” in 1957).
Here’s the thing: if you play a song, any song, with a ukulele, I will love it. Playing a song on a ukulele is the aural equivalent to wrapping it in bacon or dipping it in chocolate. It is just so, so much better.
It’s cute boys from Norway who have guitars and soft voices. They’ve been friends since they were ten. So sweet. Their new album is out, the first since 2004. It is called Declaration of Dependence.
You’ve seen this right? Probably. But I just had to make sure.
I’ve been busy with projects and fun, so I’m kind of fried right now. A good fried. But fried.
Watch this. It will make you happy. (Have I posted about this before?)
My friend Phil is an amazing musician. This song he did called “Smiling Sun” makes me really happy.
Saturday is Jen’s birthday, so I dedicate this post to her and her bun-in-the-oven. It’s educational.
I normally don’t post on Saturdays (particularly when I have a house full of people coming over…) but this? This is too wonderful.
Last night I got the Christmas tree up, finally, and it’s beautiful. We went with a narrower tree than usual, and it’s a species that has mulitiple fat fingers with lots of needles, so it’s very dense and friendly looking. I felt bad for and, hence, selected the one with no head on it. I’m not sure how I’ll affix the star.
There are two kinds of ornaments we have: sentimental ones and filler ones, which are just shiny round balls in all sorts of colors that fill in the blank spaces. For the first year ever, we didn’t use any filler ornaments. Our collection has grown. I am pleased.
Today is “Santacon” in New York City; thousands of people in Santa suits are going to be be all over Manhattan. To see them all pack a subway car is a sight to behold for sure. If you get a chance, check it out.
Speaking of Santa, I saw this commercial and said to the dog sitting next to me, “I want to meet the person that thought of this concept.” As a general rule, my TiVo stops for no advertisments, but this I took the time to watch.
(Also featuring the best Christmas rap ever made: Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC.)