Free ‘Holiday’ Music

ITunes is giving a way a CD sampler of 20 ‘holiday’ songs absolutely free. I resisted Amazon’s offer of 99 tracks for $5, but this one I had to go for. Obviously, when someone else is choosing the tracks, there will be winners and losers. In the latter category I’d put Rascal Flatts singing “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”. But Sarah Mclachlan’s rendition of “Silent Night” is a very beautiful thing and, we might add, worth more than the price of the collection! And Weezer doing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, well, you have to hear it. There is some good and interesting stuff here. Christmas music stuff.

UPDATE: Okay, so now I’ve heard the whole thing, there may be no more than two or three you will listen to a second time, but hey, it’s free!

A Trend?

Our waiter at The Melting Pot last week is in a band called The Prospect. We enjoyed during dinner talking to him about the dreams and hard work of being in a band. We noted that his music was not yet paying the bills – we assumed that he did not wait tables just because he got to talk to fascinating people like us.

In the course of our conversation, I told him about my deep involvement in the rock music scene. Well, that is, that I know the identical twin brother of the drummer of the band Black Kids.

He was aware of Black Kids. He said he had just purchased a song of theirs off iTunes (which raises another discussion, as I noticed that the guy trying to make his living making music believes that one ought to pay for his music).

What he noted was that a friend of his, the drummer for the band We the Kings, is also an identical twin.

We are noticing a trend here – drummers and twin-dom.

Two occurrences does make a trend, correct?