Continuing in the tradition of a holiday spirit on my blog, I’m returning to the holiday song spirit. Why do I find myself shifting focus so much lately? Hmmm… Could be that I’m revamping a whole lot of stuff in my online world. In fact on my own music website I gave it a festive red background. Why not try to be cool with the yule decorations right? What are you doing to work on your holiday festivity?
A friend of mine in Burbank lives on a block where people are putting up large displays of lights. There’s a spot in Salt Lake where the entire block gets together and strings their houses in amazing displays. It get’s nicknamed Christmas Lane for the holiday. I’m sure you’ve seen the videos of people that put together humongous light displays that are sync’d to music. That’s bordering on the edge of crazy.
Today’s song instantly reminds me of the movie Serendipity. It’s the opening song during the credits. I never thought about the name of the song. The other day I learned it was called Yule That’s Cool. Thanks to the artist that you’re listening to right now, I have been enlightened. Now you have too.
First thing I really dug about Maria’s version is the gruff she gets in her voice. It sounds like it’s been run through a gravel pit, then doused by whiskey. That’s not a bad thing. It works extremely well for this song. She’s like the female equivalent of the original singer. A smokey jazz singer. Love it.
This particular track is a live rendition of the song as well. Take that into account and realize she’s hitting those notes and spot on. That’s impressive in this day and age with so many people who don’t have the goods to deliver. Fan of the song and of Maria’s voice? Get yourself over to iTunes or Amazon, or even her website and pick it up. Have it as a soundtrack while you’re decorating.
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