Monday, December 6, 2010

I Hear Christmas Music

       Yesterday it hit me that some Christmas music was being played. I was listening to Vinyl Cafe on CBC when Stuart McLean came on and talked about the Huron Carol which is a favorite of his and one he always plays  on his show. He also played Jingle Bell Rock and then it hit me Christmas Music!!!!

     I never listen to commercial radio so Christmas music is not in my face. I had been the grocery store  a few days ago and there was seasonal music playing. Christmas music was also playing at a volunteer party I attended.

     I listen to CKUA which is a listener sponsored commercials. They specialize in playing a wide variety of music and have information to go along with it. Tonight I was listening to "Roy's Record Room" This guy plays music from 78's and gives very interesting background on the music and performers. Tonight he gave great detail about the well known "Baby It's Cold Outside." Many performers have recorded this tune. It was first written as a party tune for one party. Others picked it up and sang it. Tonight Roy played two versions buy Homer and Jethro with June Carter...was very enjoyable.

     I enjoy Christmas music as well as many other types of music. I have Christmas tapes but guess what? I don't have a tape deck in the house that works any more. I also have LPs and the same working turntable. I'm pretty sure Santa is bringing me an ipod so I'll look for Christmas music.

    I can't really say that I have one favorite piece of Christmas music as I like such a wide variety. I hope that you will take pleasure in listening to what ever Christmas music that you like. Let me know what you like listening to. I could stand learning about some music I've not heard before. And by the way check out CKUA . It's on the net