Music Box: Merry Nicksmas!!!!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to all the Chiffonheads in all the lands, no matter how you observe the holidays. As Stevie brings us tidings of great comfort and joy every day of every year, I wish the same for you and your loved ones. And, Stand Back, 2013 - because, For What … Continue reading Music Box: Merry Nicksmas!!!!

Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

(Annual Repost) Even as a non-believer, and even with all that the holiday entails (the myths, the inventions, religion), I’ve always adored Christmas. To me, and for me, it's always been the ethos of the holiday - the carols, decorating the trees, the tidings of great comfort and joy from loved ones, the spirit of … Continue reading Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

Music Box: Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

As someone who staunchly believes that her nearly 20-year old Christmas collection is the album of her career (the only completely - hell, possibly remotely - listenable one), I wasn't sure what to expect, but what a delightful surprise! Leave it to Jimmy Fallon and the great Roots to add some extra Yuletide cheer by … Continue reading Music Box: Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Music Box: Stevie Nicks – Silent Night Suite

Here is a video I put together called "Silent Night Suite". It begins with an excerpt of an old MTV special about the making of the classic A Very Special Christmas album (which includes an interview with Stevie and album producer Jimmy Iovine), and then the actual full footage/interview of Iovine's interview. The sterling live … Continue reading Music Box: Stevie Nicks – Silent Night Suite

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…