(Click to enlarge.) Critic-at-large Moe is listening to Al Green: O Holy Night (MP3, 3.4 MB). He has had it up to here with all of your cat pictures. Nevertheless, he wishes everyone a peaceful holiday season. See you next year!
Update (12/25): In memoriam, one more song to the playlist:
Anita O’Day and the Oscar Peterson Quartet: Taking a Chance on Love (MP3, 2.2 MB)
More on this after break, probably. But consider: two of the all-time great side-job accompanists—Rostropovich and Peterson—gone in the same year.
Twas the night before the 25th of December>All through the house there was crap strewn about>The cats were hissing and smacking each other>And nary a dry Kleenex to be found>>I and my wife had just settled down>To an evening of computer games, each to his own>When suddenly from the front door there came such a sound>As if religious proselytizers knocking thereupon>>That turned out to be the case and we were then faced>With odd little beings who demanded that we accept>That the true meaning of this cold icy time of year>Was to celebrate the birth of someone who was born sometime in March as far as anybody who ever actually studied the subject could ever figure>>So we listened and nodded and uh-huhed in agreement>And they soon went away>Jesus Christ!
SSO in the news again.>When I left ’em they were talking about a financing scheme with some out fit from Las Vegas.>Now Gerry shows up with a broken leg.>Coincidence?