The Whistler's Dream

Everybody needs a dream...
Mine is to go to Oklahoma and play whistles for The Pioneer Woman. (Having been invited, not in a "creepy stalker" kind of way, for the record.) Heck, I'd play in a pup tent in the backyard for the joy of the cows and critters. What can I say? I'm a fan.
Everybody needs a dream...

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Writing in bed, and Beka editing by ear. Really. The ear typed some letters. Really.

Friday, March 02, 2007

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas...

I was a little surprized at this, since I didn't think we'd go this direction this soon, but...

My next CD is going to be a Christmas CD. :-D I'm in the process of submitting my CD to Hobby Lobby to be considered for play in their stores, and they asked, "do you have a Christmas CD?"

For some reason, that kind of clicked with Vicki and I, and we decided that's the direction of the next CD. I've already got 30 or so songs as possibilities, and I'll start playing around with them in a week or so. A few ideas for specific arrangements came this morning (in the shower - the place where a lot of thinking gets done), so already my head seems to be in gear for this. Lots of carols, a Gregorian chant piece, some older advent songs, and one of John Mulder's songs are on the list - we'll see what comes of it

We also know the title of the album (I've got several album titles that have been around ever since I started the last project), but I'm not going public with that just yet.

Any requests? If your favorite is on my list, that just might get it moved up... :-D

And, if you haven't got a copy of "Angelica's Waltz," this would be a great time to get one... so we can pay that project off before starting the new one. :-D Enough with the commercial... back to work.

6 comments:

jenelle said...

My vote is for O Come O Come Emmanuel. Love the melody and the harmonies of this Christmas carol - not to mention the depth of lyric. But then again I'm a traditionalist.

Topher said...

Carol of the Bells has always been one of my favorites. I'm really looking forward to this cd.

Cal said...

Well done - both of those tunes are on the big list. :-D And two of the first ones I thought of, not only because of the song themselves, but what I think I can do with them. Thanks for the input!!

Anonymous said...

I've always been a fan of What Child Is This (Greensleeves). Being it is an olde English tune, I believe it would translate nicely to whistle...and mandolin...ahem...

SJMcJ

Cal said...

OK - you got me there. That's one I hadn't added to the list. It is now...

Anonymous said...

What about Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer???


btw, if you are still planning a possible southern journey passing through the music capitol, it has been in the mid to upper 60s this week...

SJMcJ