Diasporic Canadian, living in the US. I am of Jamaican, Ghanaian and Irish descent. I would describe myself as a babywearing, music loving, earth conscious, breastfeeding, picture taking, coupon clipping, always dieting, curly hair (no, it's not fake) sporting, Skee-Wee'n, kid-stuff sewing, island life craving, extremely blessed, Christian wife to a skinny Bahamian chef and mom to four amazing beings.
Can we talk about Christmas carols for a second? Specifically, how artists re-arrange the traditional ones? Can we not mix up the lyrics then put a bridge/riff (sorry, not a musician) where there are (usually) lyrics so that I can stop feeling like a dork when I am singing what I *know* comes next in the song but becase of the need to be 'different' I end up on a musical tangent? This has happened numerous times both when I am alone in the car and when the rest of my family is riding. Even when I am solo, I find myself trying to 'play off' my musical mistake by humming my way through the part that really shouldn't have been there in the first place. ;) The thing is that, why should I feel like a knob when the artist who is singing the carol on the radio is the one who messed it up?
I can appreciate the 'new and improved' carols, but I really do love the traditional ones that I grew up on. Ya dig?
What do you prefer- the new stuff, the old stuff, or the old stuff done with a new twist?