The holidays represent a lot of things: time with family, a break from work or school, food, gifts, and some more food. But something that may not be so obvious is that the holidays present great opportunities for musicians.
I turned on the radio. The station we usually listen to was playing a holiday song, and that was followed by another. From past years, I knew that their playlist would now be straight-up holiday music for the next month or so. That's when I got the idea.
Mashing is one of todays new ways of mixing music and piano, and Christmas is no different. Isadar has a unique style, no doubt, and a break-through ability to remain in the mainstream, and not do what everyone else does.
"Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" -- is that not one of the greatest expressions of the holiday spirit you have ever heard? And it came from the messianic fantasies of a twisted Jewish kid from the Bronx.
The flip side of the "Old Fashioned Holiday" music industry: Where one is overzealous about keeping religion out of the public sphere, the other is overzealous about putting it back in and at this time of year, both sides come a-wassailing.