Today’s Holidailies prompt:
Holiday music: essential part of the season, or ‘no way, it makes my ears bleed’?
I don’t know if it’s necessarily essential, but then ever since Capra made It’s a Wonderful Life, it seems like that movie is essential to the American holiday season. For the record, I haven’t seen that movie in twenty years or so, and I don’t need to see it again. As for music, strictly as a student of music, there are quite a few tunes that hold a special place in my heart. When I was in high school, I would participate in walking trios and quartets for both choir and band. I remember in my senior year, I had a lot of fun doing the sax quartet with music written by the Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra. Their arrangement of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has this kickass bari sax line for it. I remember the other players got annoyed because I would want to play it all the time. Too much fun.
That reminds me of how much fun it was to play in a band. Although it was a high school marching, concert, and jazz band, I met so many awesome people who shared the same interests. I even met my best friend because of marching band and we still hang out. I bought a bari back in 1998, and I had to sell it to pay off debt less than two years later, much to my regret.
I wish I had a sax again.