Saturday, December 20, 2014
Musical Advent Calendar, Days 13-16: Christmas Time in the City: "Silver Bells," "Skating"
No? That was just me? Oh well.
To catch up we're going to have to do a little cheating.
From Saturday through Tuesday of last week, I was in San Francisco for a conference. It was the first time I've been in the city that close to Christmas, and I've never seen it so crowded - with revelers there for "Santa Con," with protestors, with shoppers. It made it a little difficult to navigate through the heart of the city near Union Square, but at the same time it was a lot of fun.
As I made my way through the crowds, I couldn't get the first lines of "Silver Bells" out of my head:
City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas
"Silver Bells," Brenda Lee
And then, there were the memory invoking tones of Vince Guaraldi's "Skating":
"Skating," Vince Guaraldi Trio