Sleigh Bells Ring, Are Ya Listening
We’re out of double digits folks! So exciting! It’s been a busy day today. We have a slight malfunction in the exterior illumination department which required the movement of a couple strands of lights. Got that knocked out. Spent quite a while wrapping today so I got a huge chunk of that done too. Just have to finish the stuff that’s not here yet. We picked up tickets for Sydney and I to go see Rogue One tomorrow! So excited about that. No worries, I won’t be wearing my Jedi robes – this time. After the movie tomorrow, I’ve got to pick up some peanuts so I can get my Chex Mix done too! Busy weekend but lots of fun.
On to today’s treat. Years ago I was a tuba player. It’s been forever since I’ve played since, as you can imagine, tubas are a bit hard to come by. Sydney’s school has a whole rack of them and I’ve been trying to get her to agree to go caroling with me if I got one and practiced up a little. So far no luck. Along the same lines, I thought I’d see if there was a Tuba Christmas anywhere near us. The closest is about a six-hour flight away up in Europe. Much to Sydney’s dismay, I may have to go back to her brass teacher and see if I could drum up any interest in maybe putting on our own little Tuba Christmas in Kuwait next year. Not holding my breath, but anything is possible. Instead of a small band of brave tubist somewhere in Kuwait, I had to settle for the video below – it’s still very tuba-y and very Christmasy. Merry Christmas Y’all!
Christmas in Kuwait 2016 – Day 16
The first Tuba Christmas was held in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Forty-three years later there are Tuba Christmas concerts in over 400 cities around the US and around the globe. Tuba players of all skill levels come together, practice for a few hours, then put on a concert. I always thought they were lots of fun. The video below was shot by a spectator at this year’s Tuba Christmas in NYC.