December 31: You shine so bright!… “Dance With Me Tonight” written by Olly Murs, Steve Robson and Claude Kelly and performed by Olly Murs. Happy Birthday (and thanks for the song suggestion) to my beautiful niece Ariana Sherman. I miss you, but I’m so happy for you. xoxo Happy New Year to all. SING DAILY & STAY HEALTHY in 2021 and beyond! LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
December 28: Under the surface a mystery unfolds… “Winter’s Heart” by Mark Hayes. Published by Heritage Music Press. Thanks to Luke Rosenberg and the Staples High School Choraliers (especially GFS grads: Bridget, Colin, Jamie, Jasper, Maddie and Sydney!) for their inspiring performance at Candlelight 2020. Thanks, also, to Dan Woog, Ryan Smith and the entire Staples High School Music Department for the wonderful gift of musical light during these especially dark times.
December 25: Finding faith and common ground, the best that we are able… “The Christians and The Pagans” by Dar Williams. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! Happy Birthday to my brother’s wife’s brother Jeff Weitzman. Hope you’re skiing today… Also, happy birthday to Emily Schindel Schmalholz! LYRICS & CHORDS SONG HISTORY SPOTIFY
December 24: Throw cares away…“Carol of the Bells” written by Mykola Leontovych in 1914 with English lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky and sung here by Pentatonix. Happy Birthday to Traci Martin Provost, with whom I had the privilege of singing this song in 1980, thanks to George Weigle and the Staples High School Orphenians. Happy day, also, to my great aunt, Marcia Wolodsky Goldberg and our Alta buddy, Kimi Bensen Mischke. OFFICIAL VIDEO LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY