Enough Halloween Music Already?

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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby Jeff Dutton » Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:17 pm

Originally posted by dai bread:
I don't mean to be anti-Christian here, EJA...
Forgive me for jumping in here, Dai, when your comment was addressed to Ethan, but I'm sure he would agree with me that there is nothing anti-Christian about objecting to the commercialism and hype of Christmas as it is "celebrated" in our secular society. On the contrary, I agree with you wholeheartedly, and I'm certain that Ethan does as well.

From a biblical standpoint, today's Christmas bears little, if any, resemblance to the Christian celebration which it portends to be - the celebration of the birth of our Savior.

Fortunately, most of the music of Christmas, especially the classics, was actually written in recognition of that event.

Jeff

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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby Marye » Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:37 pm

and there are very few new carols worth hearing. "Mary's Boy Child" is the only one that comes to mind, and even then the only bit I really like is the chorus
Mary's Boy Child is indeed good, but I am rather fond of Jesus Christ the Apple Tree. Do you know this one?

OT? Will your choir be performing around Christmas or will you be in rehearsals for Turnadot?
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:18 pm

Hi Mary,

Yes to both. We start rehearsals on the 22nd, but my church choir has Christmas Eve services, and I'm in three other groups that are putting on Advent/Christmas concerts as well, so I've got a full plate this season.

I'm familiar with Jesus Christ the Apple Tree. One of the groups I'm in is doing it this year, and I've done it before in my church choir. Very nice piece.
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby dai bread » Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:03 pm

"Jesus Christ the Apple Tree" sounds like something an orchardist might say in a moment of alarm. ;)

Seriously though, no, I haven't heard it that I know of. It might have floated past in the Christmas medley.

Ethan takes his Christianity very seriously and I didn't want him to think I was disparaging it. I'm sure he dislikes the commercialism too, but I wanted to be sure he knew what I was talking about. Writing (rather than talking)plus time zones plus cultural and language usage differences mean that intent isn't always plain.
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby piqaboo » Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:43 pm

originally by dai bread:
"Jesus Christ the Apple Tree" sounds like something an orchardist might say in a moment of alarm.
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby Serenity » Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:22 pm

Shall we continue this with "Enough Christmas Music Already?"
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby piqaboo » Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:48 pm

Originally posted by Serenity:
Shall we continue this with "Enough Christmas Music Already?"
NO barking dogs, I beg, I plead (oh heck, I even whimper) this request.
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby Serenity » Sun Nov 23, 2003 7:11 pm

This is my first Christmas with Beethoven Radio so I don't know what to expect as far as Xmas bombardment...hope it's not brutal. I don't think so, their programming is very good.
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby Shapley » Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:19 am

No more Thanksgiving music! Please! :D :D :D

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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:16 am

Originally posted by piqaboo:
Originally posted by Serenity:
[b] Shall we continue this with "Enough Christmas Music Already?"
NO barking dogs, I beg, I plead (oh heck, I even whimper) this request. [/b]
How do we feel about meowing cats? :D
>^..^<
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby The Great Carouser » Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:29 pm

Originally posted by piqaboo:
Originally posted by Serenity:
[b] Shall we continue this with "Enough Christmas Music Already?"
NO barking dogs, I beg, I plead (oh heck, I even whimper) this request. [/b]
And a one and a two and a...."Oink Oink Oink!"
"Oink Oink Oink!"
"Oink Oink Oink Oink Oink."
"Oink Oink Oink, Oink Oink Oink Oink,
"Oink Oink Oink Oink Oiiiiiink!"
Repeat ad infinitum......
Sorry Piq, but with your current signature it seemed like.......Kismet :D
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby piqaboo » Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:54 pm

Bad um ching!


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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby Nicole Marie » Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:23 am

Christmas music! Glad you asked...

We have a rule, no Xmas music until after Turkey Day. But once that day has come and gone we will start to play the Xmas requests. And for those who love the holiday we always air a three hour program featuring Handel's Messiah and we do 24 hours of holiday music from 6PM EST Xmas eve to 6PM EST Xmas day. Happy Ho Ho!
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Re: Enough Halloween Music Already?

Postby Serenity » Fri Nov 28, 2003 11:52 pm

Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house,
Every creature was hurting-- even the mouse.

The toys were all broken, their batteries dead;
Santa passed out, with some ice on his head.

Wrapping and ribbons just covered the floor, while
Upstairs the family continued to snore.

And I in my T-shirt, new Reeboks and jeans,
Went into the kitchen and started to clean.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the sink to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the curtains, and threw up the sash.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a little white truck, with an oversized mirror.

The driver was smiling, so lively and grand;
The patch on his jacket said "U.S. POSTMAN."

With a handful of bills, he grinned like a fox
Then quickly he stuffed them into our mailbox.

Bill after bill, after bill, they still came.
Whistling and shouting he called them by name:

"Now Dillard's, now Broadway's, now Penny's and Sears
Here's Levitz's and Target's and Mervyn's -- all here!!

To the tip or your limit, every store, every mall,
Now chargeaway-chargeaway-chargeaway all!"

He whooped and he whistled as he finished his work.
He filled up the box, and then turned with a jerk.

He sprang to his truck and he drove down the road,
Driving much faster with just half a load.

Then I heard him exclaim with great holiday cheer,
"ENJOY WHAT YOU GOT ... YOU'LL BE PAYING ALL YEAR!"
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