Don’t Let the Mystery Go Now

It's December. The month of Advent, my birthday, my brother's birthday, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, my parents' wedding anniversary, Chanukah, the Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, and of course, Christmas. As one song says, it's the most wonderful time of the year. But as another song says... it will be magic, again.Long time readers of my blog know that I kick off December every year by listening to that wonderful song by Kate Bush, "December will be Magic Again." For those of you who … [Read more...]

Sparkle the Dark Up

Every year on December 1, I play what is far and away my favorite secular song for the holidays: December will be Magic Again by Kate Bush. Rhiannon and I listened to it this morning while I was helping her brush her teeth and get ready for her school bus to pick her up. It's a hard track to find—the easiest way to get it on CD is to purchase the Kate Bush box set This Woman's Work which I bought at the Piccadilly Circus Tower Records in 1990 for £99! If you are more sensible with your money th … [Read more...]