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Morsels

Morsels
July 7, 2013 Comments Off on Morsels

I’ve been neglecting my blogging duties for other pursuits, but I thought I’d toss up some mini-reviews of movies I’ve seen this spring and books I’ve read for your edification and pleasure. Or something. Movies The Last Stand A rousing ... Read More »

12 days roundup

December 27, 2009 Comments Off on 12 days roundup

Now that Christmas is officially over, I thought I’d post all twelve songs from the countdown in one easy-to-get-at place.  So here they are: 12 – Relient K – 12 Days of Christmas [Audio clip: view full post to listen] ... Read More »

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

December 24, 2009 Comments Off on A Partridge in a Pear Tree

The final song in the countdown is BarlowGirl’s “Hallelujah (Light Has Come),” another Christmas song from the perspective of the parents.  This triumphant proclamation (“Hallelujah, we’ve been found/A child is born to save us now” ) is fitting for the ... Read More »

2 Turtle Doves

December 23, 2009 Comments Off on 2 Turtle Doves

I don’t have much to say about today’s song, an instrumental version of “I Saw Three Ships” by Rivertribe, other than it manages to add a pleasant Celtic feel to the song, even with modern instrumentation.  Have a listen: [Audio ... Read More »

3 French Hens

December 22, 2009 Comments Off on 3 French Hens

Third Day had an impressive showing on the last list, with four songs making the cut.  In the interest of not repeating any songs from the previous outing, I’ve only put one on this year’s offering, “What Child Is This?”  ... Read More »

4 Calling Birds

December 21, 2009 Comments Off on 4 Calling Birds

MercyMe’s rendition of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” is ambitious, yet somehow still simple.  I think it has something to do with the spare guitar at the beginning, and the fidelity to the traditional melody, at least on the ... Read More »

5 Golden Rings

December 20, 2009 Comments Off on 5 Golden Rings

The warmth of Colbie Caillat’s version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is what drew me to include it in this year’s list.  While the song is normally fairly laid back (and I should know, with 14 different versions ... Read More »

6 Geese A-Laying

December 20, 2009 Comments Off on 6 Geese A-Laying

Sorry for the late posting of this one… I was out finishing my Christmas shopping yesterday and forgot to post. Today’s song is a re-interpretation of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” by Casting Crowns.  It seems like every ... Read More »

7 Swans A-Swimming

December 18, 2009 Comments Off on 7 Swans A-Swimming

I’m just going to say for the record that whoever wrote the song “12 Days of Christmas” seems to have been a little obsessed with birds.  By my count, at the end of the twelve days, the beloved would have ... Read More »

8 Maids A-Milking

December 17, 2009 Comments Off on 8 Maids A-Milking

Allow me to tell you a story of technology run amok.  Today’s song was downloaded from the iTunes store as one of their free “tracks of the week.”  Free, mind you.  Unfortunately, Apple encoded (at the time) all their music ... Read More »

9 Ladies Dancing

December 16, 2009 Comments Off on 9 Ladies Dancing

Back on the 2007 list, I wished that Crash Test Dummies had done a version of The First Noel.  No sooner had I asked than Jeremy pointed out that they had, in fact, recorded that very song for their 2002 ... Read More »

10 Lords A-Leaping

December 15, 2009 Comments Off on 10 Lords A-Leaping

Today’s song is a mashup of Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Angels We Have Heard On High.  Now, I have a fair number of Christmas remixes, and they don’t always work.  This one, by Dynamo & JP, doesn’t mess ... Read More »