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Holiday Show with the Pops
Holiday Show with the Pops

Watching Keith Lockhart wander around in the audience, shaking hands and hugging old ladies is amusing. However, even more amusing is seeing him try to do a can can dance. Too bad I didn’t have my camera ready for that.

Good show, either way…however, I think next year I want to do something differently since we’ve been to the Pops the last two years and have been about 5 times in our last 10 years together.

Tomorrow, we host the Patriot’s game and hopefully Miami will lose so that we will continue on our season. If not, then we will be able to talk a lot more during the Superbowl game. Oddly enough, it sounds like we’ll have about 5 extra people coming over tomorrow so I guess we’ll actually have to do the cooking and whatnot.

Politics in music

I was raised on a healthy diet of Car Talk, Sesame Street, and folk music as a child and its nice to see that some of my (and my Dad’s) favorite performers are writing songs about what is going on right now. Tom Paxton has a great page here of free downloads including an update to LBJ Told the Nation. Christine Lavin has had a few really good songs, including “We Are the True Americans” and “Dear Dan”, both of which I love.

Should be interesting to see what new political songs we come up with after tomorrow. Almost every person I talked to at work today had either voted or was going home tonight and will vote tomorrow. I met a lovely couple from Montana who told me how their local political landscape is changing to more purple/blue than red and two ladies from Philly who were looking forward to being in NH for the election tomorrow. It is going to be an interesting day.