December 15, 2020 § Leave a comment
For several years my wife and I released a Christmas video for family and friends who are scattered all over the globe. I wrote the music for each and recorded the music in my home studio. We also filmed and produced the videos in our tiny apartment or on location in the wild streets of Queens.
“Two Little Devils at Christmas” is an exception. Way back in 2014 we wanted to do something slick so we hired a professional band, went into an actual recording studio and called in a film crew.
A lot of folks were disappointed that we didn’t have puppets but I was happy with the results. For the first time I didn’t have to worry about production, creating a blackout or being arrested for not having a permit.
We will return to the DYI format in 2021 if Christmas doesn’t get canceled but for now please enjoy living in the past with me for Auld Lang Syne. I’m the cute one playing the bass.
December 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
Christmas day is nearly upon us and it is with no small amount of pride, relief and astonishment that I can shout from the roof top: I am ready!
Shopping – check.
Decorations – done.
Cards, RSVPs, Gifts – mailed.
Christmas song – Christmas song? Yes, that has also been written, recorded and posted here for the public.
I hope you all have your holiday ditties in the can by now because musicians are hard to book on such short notice this close to December 25th.
Regretfully, I waited too late to produce one of my more bizarre Christmas videos. So, fans of the King Truelove Festive Film Festival® may be disappointed at having to watch reruns. But I hope you will enjoy this addition to my Christmas Oeuvre.
A note about this song. There is usually some hubbub around the more secular spelling of Christmas, Xmas. It makes more than a few Christians uncomfortable when Christ is dropped from one of their holiest holidays. There is more on this here Xmas Reading.
If you are devout please keep in mind that in this song X spells Christmas because two lovers have parted.
The guitar was played by country music superstar John Carini.
Archives of the King Truelove Festive Film Festival®.
And of course some heavy metal