I played the first Christmas gig of the season tonight -- a house party on Long Island. We as musicians have this oddity -- a December repertoir. It's like unpacking this songs out of mothballs. You have to get the dust off of them on that first gig and then you're good to go. Do I like Chestnuts in Eb or F? Where does Let It Snow go on the bridge again? What's that good Charlie Brown song again? Oh yeah, it's Christmas Time is Here. Or is it Wintertime is Here?
Now these tunes are good to go and for the next two and a half weeks we'll be running them into the ground. Then we'll pack them away for another 11 months.
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