Music

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Month of music – Dec 9th

December 9, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 9th

The story behind this song goes that Mark Lowry (yes, that Mark Lowry) wrote the lyrics to this song, but couldn’t find anyone who could write the music he was looking for until he collaborated with Buddy Green, and then ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 8th

December 8, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 8th

Time for another rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, this time sung by the Barenaked Ladies with help from Sarah McLachlan. This is actually a medley with “We Three Kings”. It’s a nifty blend that I’d like to pull ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 7th

December 7, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 7th

Today I have for you another semi-traditional Christmas song: “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.  But this is no ordinary 12 days, nay nay… this is a uniquely Canadian twelve days of yule cheer performed by those icons of Canadian culture, ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 6th

December 6, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 6th

This song is called the “Millennium Prayer”, which may make it more appropriate for celebrating New Year’s, but I enjoy it through the Christmas season, so here it is. Recorded by Cliff Richard – I apologise if any of my ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 5th

December 5, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 5th

Today features another cover of a modern song. This one is Celine Dion’s version of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, originally recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Since I will pick Celine Dion’s voice over Yoko’s any day, this ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 4th

December 4, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 4th

Today’s song is simply called “Christmas.” It’s by Blues Traveler. This multi-layered concoction is one of my favourite not-explicitly-Christian Christmas songs. It does have a message, if you can dig through the multiplicity of vocal tracks, but it’s also fun ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 3rd

December 3, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 3rd

It’s Monday, so that must mean a Third Day song… I didn’t actually plan it that way, but looking over my posting schedule, that’s how it worked out. Weird. Anyways, this is “Jesus, Light of the World.” Enjoy! [Audio clip: ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 2nd

December 2, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 2nd

I’ve decided, for arbitrary and not very valid reasons, that Advent Sundays are going to feature music from the Christmas parents’ point of view (that is, Joseph and Mary). Today’s song is quickly becoming one of my all-time favourite Christmas ... Read More »

Month of music – day 7

December 1, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – day 7

I just couldn’t get through the entire Christmas season without some music from some Christmas movies. Today’s song is taken from the modern classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It’s Faith Hill performing “Where Are You Christmas.” [Audio clip: view ... Read More »

Month of music – day 6

November 30, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – day 6

Today’s song is one of my favorite viewpoint-alternate songs of Christmas: Chris De Burgh’s “A Spaceman Came Traveling”. The end will be going through your head for a while after. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »

Month of music – day 5

November 29, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – day 5

Okay, I promised, and I deliver: here’s a remix of the exceedingly difficult to sing “Carol of the Bells”. Instrumental remix – make sure you listen through to the second half. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »

Month of music – day 4

November 28, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – day 4

Today’s song is a cover of a non-traditional Christmas song. Sarah McLachlan takes on Joni Mitchell’s “River”. For some reason, this song always makes me think of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa… I don’t know why… I mean there’s skating ... Read More »