So, I'm encountering a new phenomenon here recently, one that's quite welcome. A few days ago, and old buddy pulled up at my house to pick me up to go to a Wilco concert, and he came bearing a sackful of old Christmas records he got from his mother. Quite a nice selection, too. Some may be shared out here later in the season. Then, the next day, I traveled to my sister's place down in Tennessee, and upon arrival she had a stack of old Christmas records for me, finds from estate sales. What a thing - people giving me stacks of Christmas records! I guess all that incessant posting on Facebook about Christmas music is paying off :-) Anyway, it's a cool thing. Add in my Omaha daughter scouting the used record haunts up there looking for Christmas records and my Kansas City kids letting me know about albums they've spotted, and I have quite a network going. Maybe it'll turn into inventory for that Christmas music store I'll open up when I retire. Won't make a dime in profit but the in-store music will be great!
Well, stay tuned here folks. The blog is warming up for another season. I have some artist interviews already lined up, and will be talking up some new album releases, including (I hope) one from a fantastic local band. Plus, all the usual stuff you find here at Merry and Bright. It's Beginning To Look a Little Like Christmas!
I decided to include a few album pics too, just to jolly up the place a bit. Enjoy!
Good post, Der Bingle. The Great Songs of Christmas Volume 8 is one that we played over and over again from Thanksgiving to Epiphany when I was growing up. Love the Goodyear albums...ReplyDelete
I hope that Robert Rheims is on green vinyl. I bought a copy of that one today. I didn't really need it, but it's hard to pass it up. :)ReplyDelete
Actually it's on red vinyl, surprisingly. The other Robert Rheims album (red cover) was also in the sack o' records, and it is also red vinyl.ReplyDelete