I just took this picture in my backyard — it’s of the hill of the junior high school right behind my house. These three kids have been out there snowboarding for hours, now that the snow has stopped and it’s a gorgeous sunny day (28 degrees, but gorgeous). I love Colorado. Backyard snowboarding.
I keep amassing new Christmas tuneage to share, or else discovering something I had forgotten, buried in the depths of my iTunes. I figure I’ll spill ‘em now because it’s my last chance for about 11 months.
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
(ha haa! Yes, it’s awful. Check the link.)
I Wanna Be Santa Claus – Ringo Starr
Cool Yule – Louis Armstrong (1953)
We’re Not So Bad – Michael Stipe
(loosely Christmas related; more of a novelty than anything else. It’s from the funny Matt Groening-produced Christmas movie Olive, The Other Reindeer -say it out loud, get it?- which was playing in the background the other day and this little animated dude starts talking and I stopped whatever I was doing and poked my head around the corner in time to hear Michael Stipe perform this with that unmistakable voice. Drew Barrymore stars as Olive, and there is enough “adult” humor and inside jokes in this to make Pixar jealous).