Around holiday times, I rarely have much to give anyone. I don’t make much money, so I have to make something to give people. But what can I make? What would people really enjoy?
How about a radio show?
Everybody likes music, right?
This is Episode 93.10: Ed’s 2020 Yule Tide Mix.
So, this is now my tenth! year making a christmas time mix, but as always, the mix is designed to be something you can listen to any time of the year. It’s designed to be a gift, not only from myself, but also from my mother and father, who’ve shaped my musical tastes throughout my life. I like to smash the tastes of the three of us together, juxtaposing with little concern for genre, but still attempting to achieve musicality.
I hope you enjoy this mix.
May all your days be jolly, holiday or not.
Whoa, I am way behind on updating to my website. I will do better at this some day. But for now…how about a little music?
I realized something after mixing this together…The songs are all rather upbeat, major keys. You can tap your foot to most of them. But upon analyzing the lyrics to the various songs there’s a darkness to this mix. I didn’t plan for it to be there, but it’s there. I still think it’s a good mix and I’ve been enjoying listening to it for the last couple weeks, but I wonder if I subconsciously made a mix that reflects the way this year has made me feel as a person.
That’s the best kind of subtext. Anyway I hope you enjoy.
Well I’ve been away a while. Will I find the motivation to return?
Find out January 1st.
Had a few dreams last night. Freshest one found me lighting fire crackers on the sidewalk by my house. I get a little freaked out when I see thus bright red light, thinking I started a fire, but after frantically trying to find that fire to put it out, I realize it’s just an especially vibrant sunrise.
This begs the question, why was I lighting fire crackers before dawn?
What’s that line in The Lord Of The Rings about a red dawn? Blood has been spilt this night? I don’t think my subconscious was working on that level.
The actual sunrise was not so vibrant.
Interestingly, the sleep report suggests I finally got a good night sleep:
See those valleys? I never get those! It’s cool. I wonder if it has anything to do with me sleeping the opposite direction on my bed. Maybe I’ve been getting up on the wrong side this whole time. I suppose I’ll find out tonight.