New Music Tuesday: My new favorite Christmas album…

Today is the first of November. For many radio stations across the country, that means it’s the start of Christmas music season. For some, it even means they’re the “we’re gonna play so much Christmas music that you’ll hate the holiday by Thanksgiving” station.

I normally avoid any and all Christmas music anytime before the day after Thanksgiving, but this year… I’m making an exception. Thanks to one particular artist.

Find out who…

I wish I played a string instrument…

While I have been, and will always be an advocate and supporter of the brass section, I have always secretly wanted to be a string player.  Just on the side. I learned to play “Twinkle, Twinkle” on the violin in 3rd grade, but haven’t touched a string instrument since. But boy, do I want to. And I want to be good at it. (None of those terrible screeching sounds I managed to make years ago.)

I stumbled upon this video today, and I had to try hard to resist jumping onto eBay and buying a violin. Check it out!