Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Time to put up and decorate the tree yet?

Long day at work. There was call after call making it feel like a Saturday or a full moon. What is with people? The best call of the day had to be two brothers who got into all out brawl -- over video games. One of 'em threw the Playstation or Xbox or whatever the heck it was (Atari 2600 it was not, I know that) and practically popped his brother's eye right out of the socket. That didn't stop him from chasing his brother outside and beating him in the face with a lamp he carried with him. Nice. Video games, guys ... they're just video games. You'd a thunk for Dumb & Dumber the fate of the world rested on one of these idiots winning. They wouldn't shut up, they wouldn't let it go, and since they each needed to be seen by a doctor a second ambulance had to be called to take Fool #2 to the hospital. So the police babysat while my partner and I took Fool #1 in. Gotta love meth ... that's what they were probably on. I couldn't assume that then since there was no evidence ... but I wouldn't doubt it.

Yay, fun day. There are Tuesdays when there might be 3 calls in an entire 12-hour shift. Today it was just non-friggin'-stop making 12 hours seem more like 20. Oi!

A White Halloween and a White Thanksgiving...
most definitely a White Christmas ... and a White Easter, too...

now with some fresh snow from yesterday and temperatures remaining below freezing -- 12° now (-11 C) --
it's a Winter Wonderland outside and so tonight I'm in the mood for a little Christmas music. 'cause after all who says ya gotta listen to it only in December?! A new log has been thrown into the wood-burning stove, hot chocolate is made, time to relax, decompress, and just be.

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Lorrie Morgan

Merry Christmas
From London


featuring The New
World Philharmonic


1993





My Favorite Things
A Christmas Festival (Medley) [with Tammy Wynette]
Jingle Bells/God Rest You Merry Gentlemen/Deck The Halls/
O Come, All Ye Faithful/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/
Joy To The World/Silent Night/The First Noel
Little Snow Girl [with Andy Williams]
Up On Santa Claus Mountain
O Holy Night
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Blue Snowfall [with Johnny Mathis]
Toyland
Sleigh Ride
Ave Maria

Take one Nashville country music singer, dress her in slaughtered animal fur, bring her to London, merry old England, and put her in front of a symphony orchestra and what do you get? Something that sounds more like Julie Andrews with an American southern accent than country yee haw. Labeling this as country is actually completely erroneous. Labeling it as classical, well, that seems to make more sense. What it really is in my opinion -- easy listening, like Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday or someone along those lines. Ms. Morgan has definitely completely left behind everything that would make one think of country music.

For the most part I really like the songs layed down for this album. There's a very Christmasy feel here. One that I don't care for, but anyone who gushes over children might love it, Up On Santa Claus Mountain... it seems like it would fit right into some TV Christmas variety show special hosted by Bob Hope. The acted dialogue that the kids have is just so fake and lame. Like, gag me with a spoon. On the other hand, O Holy Night is as beautiful as they come. The same is true with the Silent Night part of the Christmas Festival Medley, actually pretty much the whole thing is so nice to listen to. Let It Snow! and Sleigh Ride are two more that are so traditionally Christmas sounding.

I'm not sure why this can be found in the 10¢ bargain bin. Overall it's a really good album that would be perfect when opening presents on Christmas morning.

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Lorrie Morgan - Christmas In London (1993)
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one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated