Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas music and pop up sales

ONE OF THE best parts of Christmas is the music. During guitar lessons I've learned the famous Chuck Berry riff to Run Run Rudolph, and who knew Twisted Sister made possibly the best Christmas album ever?

Second String Music is part of The District's Thankful Thursday series. So tomorrow night, from 6 to 8, Paul Lester and I will be playing Christmas music in the store. Actually it's more of a practice because Paul and I are playing a huge Christmas party Saturday night for the good folks at Vancil Performing Arts. Sometimes knowing the songs is a good thing, or at least having an idea.

Paul is one of the most amazing musicians I've ever played with, and he is a one-of-kind kindred spirit. Paul is a big guy with meat hook hands who somehow makes the tiny mandolin frets sing.

He's also Jewish. This makes playing Joy To The World even better. As Paul says, "Well, Jesus was one of ours, you know." He might just wear his Kippah under his Santa hat for good luck.

Sheryl has decided that we are going to have a really cool pop up sale tomorrow, too. Check out our Facebook page at about 4 p.m. on December 15th for details. It's going to be worth your time to head downtown and get some Christmas shopping done, believe me.

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