I just got my caroling schedule and, alas, further posting is right out until after the Yule.
Speaking of miraculous births, though. You know that “We got a great big convoy” trucker song? I was surprised to learn it had anything to do with Mannheim Steamroller. Also, to the extent that I ever considered the name Mannheim Steamroller, I figured it was some groovy Manfred Mann/Jefferson Airplane-type concoction. Who knew:
With the cash he’d earned from “Convoy,” Davis decided to start his own band. He took to describing Mannheim Steamroller as “eighteenth-century classical rock.” The outfit was named after the Mannheim roller, an intense melodic crescendo developed by the court orchestra of the German city of Mannheim, in the mid-seventeen-hundreds.
Well, Gentle Reader, I leave you with this Christmas story. If you don’t know it, it’s a good one (NB the tree part, not the preceding event).
As quoth Diamond Dave below: may your days be blessed with the very very best.