Music Box: On The 5th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

...Jeffrey gives to you...FIVE...TORI...VIDS!!!!  (In case you didn't get it, that should be sung out like Day 5 of the original "12 Days Of Christmas". I'm telling you, Christmastime brings out the sap in me!) I can hear the distant wails of the my fanatical Tori-lovin' friends from afar, who have pointlessly attempted and failed to convert my early Amos … Continue reading Music Box: On The 5th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On the 4th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

...Jeffrey gives to you... "Carol of the Bells"! One of my fondest memories of High School was our annual winter concert. As the lead tenor in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School Chorus, in Brooklyn NY, the most exciting night of my winter was our annual seasonal concert.  Led by the glorious Dr. Andrea Morris, the head … Continue reading Music Box: On the 4th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 3rd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

...Jeffrey gives to you…Bob Dylan’s “Must Be Santa”! BOB DYLAN?!?! Yep.  Dylan. The bard of ages. The poet laureate of the past 4 decades. Yes. That Dylan. At first listen, Dylan’s first venture into seasonal music might appear disconcerting, as if you’re not sure his interpretation of hymnals as disparate (for him) as “Little Drummer … Continue reading Music Box: On The 3rd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 2nd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

The Christian ~ D'Onofrio Residence, December 2008 **** ...Jeffrey gives to you...something he, himself, is totally bamboozled by - Mariah Carey's “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)”. It’s a personal opinion, of course (and for years I was in the minority, though not so much anymore), but there hasn’t been a listenable album in … Continue reading Music Box: On The 2nd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: The 12 Days Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas

Another year, another Christmas.  My feeling about the holidays always border on mercurial. Mostly, I bask in the beauty of the spirit, but there are those moments in time when I could feel the soul of Ebenezer creep in. Such is human nature, I surmise, but more often than not, I love the spirit that  … Continue reading Music Box: The 12 Days Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas