adventures in dysthymia

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I Heard the Bells

In the spirit of the season, I threw together a quick recording of one of my favorite Christmas songs, 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.' Based on the poem by Longfellow, written in the not-very-joyous days of the American Civil War, set to music by Calkin (there IS another tune penned by Johnny Marks which isn't bad at all but I prefer this one).

Anyway, it's more a scratch version than anything particularly finished. I'm not getting around to sending out any cards this year nor doing anything else very Christmas-y, so this will have to do. The mp3 is at: if anyone wants to listen.

One can probably tell that I am once again rather clogged up and couldn't put my voice into it. None the less, I still intend to get two or three songs finished (in simple live form) for the 'Best New Florida Song' contest before the year runs out.

Oh, incidentally, the backing tracks there are obviously not something I could play myself!

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