This year, I thought I'd share some of them with you.
When I was a yewt, I liked to get ripping on wrapping paper-I'm telling ya, I really shredded!
But no one shreds better than Gary Hoey!
Early in this series, I warned you about the record labels reissuing holiday material under different covers, and that has gone on a little bit with this artist.
Gary released three Ho! Ho! Hoey titles, then a best-of with a couple of extra tracks, and finally this one, billed as complete, but not quite, although I posted about it since it gives you the most notes per sheckel. Or shilling. Or farthing?
Gary rose to fame as a surf rock musician, but I have always thought of him in the Joe Satriani vein, although I like his recorded output far more than Satch's.
The Christmas CD's are must-haves for rock guitar fans. Take a listen...
From the sacred AWAY IN A MANGER
To the profane YOU'RE A MEAN ONE MR. GRINCH
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
That brings us to the end of this blog cycle, as tonight is Christmas Eve, and I will be watching my Trans-Siberian Orchestra DVD and hoping that this is the year Santa finally brings me that freakin' pony!
Or at least leaves a nicely gift wrapped Jennifer Esposito look-alike under my tree (well, where the tree would be if I had a tree).
I said gift wrapped, Santa, not tied up...I know it's a subtle difference but it's also the difference between a restraining order and a felony kidnapping stay in Tent City!
Get your last-minute shopping done early and spend time with your families!
Merry Christmas to all....