That's what we're getting here--rain and fog. And high humidity. Wet. But no snow.
What am I saying? Actually, there's still a fair amount of snow and ice on the ground out here in the country, where things don't melt so fast. So we're having a white and wet Christmas. And temps in the 40s. I can live with that.
I have yet to play with my new toy, an Alesis Photon 25 USB/MIDI controller. With it, I can enter MIDI data into my music program (the one I have yet to buy; it's still in trial mode). Instead of mouse-clicking notes and note-values, all I have to do now is click in the values. And I can now enter stuff polyphonically. This is good.
16-channel MIDI input and output! Wow! Digital Audio Workstations--what are those? I got some learning to do, here.
And we have some sounds left over for Christmas (or Cat, Mouse, and Wheel Day, according to Google). Most are pop-instrumental, but not all. Enjoy:
The Jolly Coppersmith (Carl Peter, 1891-92), from Christmas Music Box Favorites, 1962. (Audio Fidelity AFSD 5982)
Skaters' Waltz (Emil Waldteufel, 1882) The Melachrino Strings, from the Vocalion LP, The Sound of Christmas.
The Angel on the Christmas Tree, The Melachrino Strings, from the Vocalion LP, "The Sound of Christmas."
Twelve Days of Christmas, Merv Griffin TV Family, 1966. From Merv's MGM Christmas LP.
Yule Medley (Jingle Bells, Up on the Housetop, Jolly Old St. Nicholas), The Hollywood Pops Orchestra.
Last, but hardly least, a Golden Records version of my favorite Christmas song, Jingle Bells. I'm not copying Ernie's recent posts, by the way--this one has been on hold for a bit, ever since I came upon it a few weeks ago. This is my kind of Jingle Bells.
Jingle Bells, Dick Byron and The Sandpiper Chorus, dir. by Mitch Miller.
I can only imagine the reaction if I proclaimed the above after hearing JB on TV or the radio: "That's my kind of Jingle Bells!" People might conclude that I started my Yuletide celebrating early, or something.
Anyway, have a merry, jolly, holly, blessed Christmas, all day, every day.
"You guys left this seed here for me, right?"