It’s around this time of year when people start getting a little sentimental. They’re thinking back upon the year. Possibly thinking back about their life. Certainly one thing that can cross a lot of people’s minds is what are my favorite things? At least I would think so. I do this from time to time.
Here’s a rundown of what some of my favorite things are. Music. Movies. Books. Friends. Mountain biking. Skiing. The Sun. A little rain. A lotta snow. Mountains. Cars. Guitars. Singing. iPhones. iPads. MacBooks. Mac Pros. Getting Paid. Love. Dogs. Playing sports. A hot kiss. The stars. Blues dancing.
Wow, that almost feels like I’d be doing an interview for a date or something. Weird.
Why am I thinking about this stuff? Well, a friend of mine. A snazzy little number named Jody. No, not me. I’m a tall number. Jody Gnant is a friend of mine who used to hail from Phoenix Arizona. Now she’s living in the big Apple. My birth town. Or rather my birth city.
Turns out Jody has a modernesque cover of My Favorite Things. I could be wrong, but I believe the song originates out of The Sound of Music. Somehow it’s found it’s way into the annals of a Christmas single that Jody Gnant has released. The one thing I noticed right off the bat is it’s not like the typical cover. Heck no, it’s got an odd meter to it. Get that weird vibe right out of the gate with the bass. I’d liken it to another artist that I know. But this Jody.
Not typical fare for a holiday song.
There’s almost a James Bondness to the way the song moves. That’s a pretty cool thing. There’s an edge. A real edge. This is the kind of holiday song you’d be playing while you’re at a party with your good friends. Not the play it safe stuff you’d play with your parents or kids. No, this is the kind you’d listen to while heading out to have fun with friends.
You ought to make your list. Check it out. Figure it out for yourself as to what are my favorite things. Then make sure that those around you a aware of it. That way you can hopefully get some of your favorites for Christmas. Why wait? Do it now. Don’t forget to add Jody Gnant’s version of this song to your list. Get it for yourself or gift it to someone. You’ll both be glad you did.
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