LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS, IT‘S NOW TIME FOR THE 6th ANNUAL LITTLE JACK MELODY AND HIS YOUNG TURKS CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG GIG, (THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL VERSION OF SAME), AT DAN‘S SILVER LEAF, DENTON, TX, AND BEYOND, TO THE KNOWN WORLD EVERYWHERE!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 2020, AT 8:00 PM, CENTRAL STANDARD TIME ZONE, YOUR SHOWTIME AND TIME ZONE MAY VARY!
FEATURING AT MIDPOINT THIS YEAR‘S RETURNING CHOIR LEADER POLLY MAYNARD, ON HER VOICE AND ON HER MARIA VON TRAPP-STYLE GUITAR, LEADING THE YOUNG TURKS AND THE VIRTUAL MILLIONS OF VIEWERS THROUGH SEVEN!, YES SEVEN!, CHRISTMAS CAROLS WHILE THE VIRTUAL HAT PASSES FOR ACTUAL CHARITABLE GIVING!
There, that‘s better. Where was I. Everybody‘s saying it, but 2020 has been a challenge, and of course that‘s a ridiculous understatement. I hope that you‘re all doing well, or as well as can be expected under the trying circumstances we find ourselves living in.
So it is with several hefty dollops of should-we-or-should-we-not? trepidation that we‘ve decided to go ahead and proceed with the 2020 edition of the LITTLE JACK MELODY AND HIS YOUNG TURKS CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG GIG! This year‘s event marks the sixth iteration of this hallowed holiday hoo-hah, and the first, and we hope last, time that the event will necessarily be going virtual.
First, the Who/What/When/Where/Why/How specs:
WHO: -- Brad Williams on harmonium and piano; Dave Monsch, reeds; Carl Kleinsteuber, tuba; and Dennis Durick, drums. Plus, our celebrated adjunct Choir Leader and guitarist Polly Maynard will be returning for her second year of leading the Choir Invisible, a.k.a. the Choir Virtual, (a.k.a. You).
Ordinarily we‘d pass out sheet music to you all there in the audience, but this year, since you‘ll be homebound, we‘ll be on the honor system, and trust that you‘ll be singing happily along there at your chateau, and that you already know all the words and melodies.
And ordinarily, while this is happening, we‘d pass around the Yuletide bowler hat to collect donations for Denton‘s Our Daily Bread foodbank. But, alas, not possible this year—no live audience, no hat-passing.
So instead, we‘ll be encouraging you all to log on to Our Daily Bread‘s website and donate there. That link is here: https://www.ourdailybreaddenton.org/
Once you‘ve arrived on the site, look for the ＂GIVE＂ link in the upper right of the page. And it‘s a piece of cake from there. Please do consider giving—whatever you can afford will go a long way to helping those who could use a hand.
Immediately after the Christmas carol portion of the program we‘ll return you to our regularly-scheduled program of LJM material to close out the night. And giving a nod, up the chimney they rose.
HOW: You can go here and buy a ticket: https://www.prekindle.com/event/37741-live-stream-from-dans-silver-leaf-the-little-jack-melody-christmas-show-denton
And that oughta work.
LITTLE JACK MELODY
’Twas the 16th December and all through the place
The kids were stir-crazy and whining away,
"Let’s put on a show, it’s the holiday season,
Drummer Dennis in Dallas said, "I"m open that night,
And arrangements were made, and tickets for purchase,
So on with the show, and you’re all invited,
And while the original is a much longer verse,