Noel (n.): When to see Nick at night?
That's one of the best clues for NOEL -- spotted in an LAT puzzle a while back. Perfect.
Amidst the last-minute decorating, wrapping, cooking, cleaning and traveling, there's always music to calm or irritate (Santa Baby -- grrrrr) the stripes off one's candy cane. But . . . Josh Groban has grown on me a lot. That voice -- a mixture of pop and low-fat opera -- gets to me. Surprised?
"Eclectic" is a polite description of my musical tastes. The truth is, I'm strange.
I love artists with passion: The Beach Boys, Jacqueline Dupre, Sugarland, Queen, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Rob Thomas, Charlie Parker, Alicia Keys, Wanda Landowska, Anner Bylsma, Bryn Terfel, Lady Gaga, Jacqueline Dupre.
During workouts at the gym, maximum heart rates are achieved by listening to Verdi's Requiem followed by Wild Cherry's Play That Funky Music White Boy. J-Gro fits right in.
It's a beautiful, clear, cold night here in New York City.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours.