Tag Archives: Christmas Music

YULETIDE MEMORY

The year I undertook a part-time theatre/drama/acting course at the National Theatre Drama School was, without doubt, one of the best for quite a while*. Yet at the end of the year I was uncertain about the future. Was it worth trying to further develop my acting skills? Could I sandpaper them into something that […]

NOT SUCH A COOL YULE

The first half of 1977 was spent sitting in my room. It wasn’t locked; I just couldn’t find many reasons for leaving. Other than one friendly human being, companionship came in the form of books and records. The small but diverse vinyl collection included a selection of the popular progressive music of the day, some […]

SANTA’S WORKSHOP [COVERART PAIR #XMAS]

John Zorn “A Dreamers Christmas” [Tzadik 2011]  /  Patsy Biscoe “Patsy’s Christmas Album” [EMS 1983] * What an extraordinary musical character is John Zorn. Although he started recording relatively late at age 27 (in 1980), since then he has amassed over one hundred recordings under his own name. But wait, there’s more. He has appeared […]