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Xmas Music

The_Christmas_AtticI'm not a particularly big Xmas guy, but I do like some of the music. A few years ago gerisullivan gave me the CD of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's The Christmas Attic, which is a rock opera that cycles through an ecumenical mythology about Christmas and the New Year using fragments of traditional hymns and carols and classical music modulated into various musical styles and pumped up with Queen-ish heavy-metal prog-rock riffs. A strange confection that defamiliarizes the season very effectively. Xmas power ballads!

I see from Wikipedia that this was the second of a trilogy of albums about Christmas by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Gotta check out the other two as well. (And I've now downloaded the other two.) Thanks, Geri, as always -- and Merry Xmas to you all!

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mszappata
Dec. 25th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
A merry Christmas to you and yours!
randy_byers
Dec. 25th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
So how do you say it in Russian?
mszappata
Dec. 25th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
С Рождеством (S RozhdestvOm)! or Счастливого Рождества (ShchastlIvovo RozhdestvA)! But we celebrate ours on JAnuary 7th, and I'm not an Orthodox Christian.
randy_byers
Dec. 25th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
Ah, right, I'd forgotten that. Thanks, and merry Christmas to you! (I'm not actually a Christian at all, except by upbringing.)
mszappata
Dec. 25th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks anyway!)
gerisullivan
Dec. 26th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
This post is a prezzie all in itself. Glad you like it.
randy_byers
Dec. 26th, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Hope you're having a merry one! Denys and I spend the evening at Luke and Julie's, and now I'm listening to the last of The Lost Christmas Eve (third in the trilogy).
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