Tag Archives: Christmas

AN IDEAL PRESENT

Christmas trading at Max Rose Electronics was rarely frantic but usually busy. Which was just as well. Like many small businesses, Max relied on a significant spike in December sales to coast through the hot holiday months of January and February. In those years when I was a part-time sales assistant on Friday nights and […]

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 […]