THE M:M MUSIC TEAM (LOTR): Crystal Ann Lea, Meg MacDonald, Rene Magallon
"May We All"
"The Adults Are Talking"
Diane Warren Feat. Darius Rucker
"Times Like This"
"Roll Me Mama, Roll Me"
Peach Tree Rascals
Too much food. Check. Too much drink. Check. Make sure the chimney flue hasn’t been closed since last year before lighting a fire. Did not need to not check because my wife doesn’t allow me to light fires. Last month we ended up with a houseful of smoke, two fire trucks, six firefighters and an alarm screaming at us.
That she was the one who lit it was beside the point. Apparently.
We had a very Covid-responsible Thanksgiving. We both missed family we love, but did not miss the shirt-tail relatives who always seem to accompany these gatherings.
No need this year to be polite to the pray-the-gay-away-aunt, or work to avoid the alcoholic, all-lives-matter-cousin or “accidentally” spill gravy on the hugs-just-a-little-too-long uncle.
We made the most of the holiday via Zoom and looked on the bright side wherever we could find it, and once you look, there are a light of bright sides:
Number of hours spent in traffic to visit relatives in other cities: 0
Number of arguments about politics over Zoom: 0 - We were busy watching football and keeping our glasses filled. Had the subject come up, the “Exit This Meeting” button was at the ready.
Number of glasses of wine consumed: Un-determined. It gets confusing counting once you start seeing double.
Number of days until we get to do it all over again at Christmas: http://www.xmasclock.com/
I hope your holidays were wonderful and safe; and may we never have another like it.
“Happy early Christmas to someone who’s already eaten their way through 3 ½ weeks of an Advent calendar.”
“The Brummies possess a rare combination of instrumental mastery, vocal proficiency, and a boldness and confidence to make work that’s untethered to anyone else, while still paying homage to those that came before them." – Atwood Magazine
"...the work of a relaxed and confident artist." – Associated Press
“''Hard On Everyone' is a scorching recollection." – The New York Times
“A record bursting with artistic emotion and vulnerable resilience.”
– Clash Music
“The album is as uplifting as it is intense, with her soaring voice and melodies bursting open like sunlight through clouds.” – Variety
“Smyth's third non-holiday solo LP is a seamless transition from the country-soul styling she was developing on her 1992 eponymous title." – SPIN
“Patty Smyth's seductive voice, which still exudes passion and a sultriness that perks your ears and makes you stop what you're doing and just listen.” – American Songwriter