I’m sorry. – I like did my best – but this year – 2017 – there will be no Santa on this site.
Some of you are probably thinking that it’s because I’m an atheist; but you’re wrong.
– Although the original idea of Santa and Christmas stems from Christianity, it’s actually now extremely secular and commercially-oriented. There’s very little religious meaning in it if any recently. – Anyway if it’s fun I’m all for it. If it has religious connections then I can attend as a non-theist guest. Many atheists celebrate Christmas. – Not all atheists do, but many do.
If the truth be known I’ve never really been too bothered with it, even before I was an atheist; but many of you, my fans and followers, enjoy it, and so I’ll enjoy it with you if I can. – Or at least that was the plan…
Last minute rush.
As you know I released an EP; my 5-track EP titled * Q *, on Friday November 10th – which was also my birthday – after a fairly long campaign. During the campaign; what with one thing and another, I’d forgotten the future – post-release – and let things lapse with regard to my preparations for the Holidays this year.
I hastily put out a request for auditions for our Santa character; but only got one applicant because I’d left it so late. I rushed the guy who applied into an audition at short notice; but everything was too panicked and things didn’t go all that well.
The result is that we have no Santa, and it’s now far too late to re-recruit and do any last-minute recording sessions with a new candidate, should one become available. – So I’m afraid to say that, with no Santa there’ll be no holiday festivities happening here as far as is reasonably predictable.
If you click or tap the play button on the Santa character which you’ll find by following this link, (It is mobile-friendly – but the image of Santa may be a bit small on a mobile device.) and you’ll be able to watch the main part of the audition tape, and you’ll at least understand why the planned festivities have had to be massively scaled down this year.
Life’s a bitch, and although I can match it bitchiness for bitchiness, some things are just beyond me despite my best efforts. – But I did, if you remember, create 2 seasonal tracks in years past; and if you haven’t heard those they’re well worth a listen, a stream, even a download: –
…And there is also a seasonal song I wrote back in 2013, which is on You Tube only. – It’s called * Idol Carol *.
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If you like my spiel, or my music, or both - even my geekiness; then I'd like you to come back some time. - In fact I'd like to stay in touch with you, and have you come back here to this site sometime.
The only way I can think of to achieve this is to ask you to leave me an email address on which I can contact you... So I'll tell you what I'll do: I'll give you almost 30 minutes of my self-composed mix in exchange for your email address. - 'Good deal yeah? - 'Great, we're singing from the same lyric-sheet here, as it were.
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