And Gutenberg Lived Here: New Year’s- Bring On The Medal

Yup Bring it on Haul it out Polish up the gong and ring them bells. In the last couple of days, I went to three rehearsals where no one came- it was clear, at least to me, we were working, but here in Gutenberg land, they take things a bit slower. As in: nothing functions … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: New Year’s- Bring On The Medal

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Yo Ho Ho, Philosophers All

What is it about this weird weiry time between the seasons of universal brotherly love- and- maybe we can pay for your mother's new canary cage by not eating for a week- somewhere, calendarically speaking, just after the shortest day of the year, "when the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls," that mystical time … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Yo Ho Ho, Philosophers All

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Falalalala And All That Jazz

Every year I write a song for my choirs for Christmas. Basis: Thankfulness, joy of Christmas, lights, gala, gold tinsel, wassail, celebration, because of The Birth. And the tone? and this is a real joy for me- experimental traditional. Every year I try to push the envelope. Do something new. Learn something myself. A couple … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Falalalala And All That Jazz

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Where Elves Fast And Reindeer Dance.

This is the time of year when the carnival season- the "fifth season" over here- starting on the eleventh of November- elf stands for egalite, liberte, and fraternite, stops. Abruptly By church decree. It's the time when the nation mourns its war dead- and then begins fasting. The forty ┬ádays before Christmas. A time of … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Where Elves Fast And Reindeer Dance.