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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!


DECEMBER 12, 2020, DATELINE DENTON, TX— 

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).

WHAT:  The Sixth Annual Little Jack Melody et al Christmas Singalong Gig, virtual style.

MORE SPECIFICALLY WHAT:  LJM and band will play a selection of LJM originals, which a crew of crackerjack camera people at Dan‘s will be streaming out to all, live as it happens in real time, starting at 8:00 pm CST. Then at some midway point or so, Polly Maynard will join us on stage to lead a round of Christmas carol singing, seven tradition favorites you‘re sure to know.

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.

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 16, 2020, with an 8:00 p.m. CST downbeat.

WHERE: 
The band and crew will be at Dan‘s Silver Leaf here in Denton, TX, but you‘ll be glued to your watching device wherever it is that you happen to be, enjoying the magic of music and holiday giving via the wonder of Jetsons technology. http://danssilverleaf.com/

WHY:  Because at this precarious moment in human history it‘s about the best we can do, and we love you and we miss you!

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.


AND FOR THE RECORD:  Last year‘s collection totaled $700, another record-breaking record, and every penny went straight to Our Daily Bread; we‘re hoping to do as well or even better this year. Please give if you can. And thanks so much for you very generous support last year and the years previous.


Yo ho ho as annually always,
and we hope You’ll join us Every One,

LITTLE JACK MELODY
Denton, TX

http://littlejackmelody.com/
https://twitter.com/LJackMelody
http://danssilverleaf.com/

 


’Twas the 16th December and all through the place
everyone was all shut in, not a smile on a face.
No stockings, no nothin’, all Netflixed sardined,
with no Santa coming ‘cuz he’s been quarantined.

The kids were stir-crazy and whining away,
with their thumbs all worn down from the gaming at play.
But Little Jack Melody and his band of musicians
weren’t giving up, but adapting traditions!

"Let’s put on a show, it’s the holiday season,
but we’ll stream it this year, with precautions, and reason!"
And Brad said "hellyeah!," and Dave said, "I’m in!,"
and Carl said, "Why not, man, let’s do it again!"

Drummer Dennis in Dallas said, "I"m open that night,
it’s a hop and a skip, yeah, I’ll be there alright!"
So Mr. Mojica, whose venue was open,
said "Come on, Turks and Polly, now stop all your mopin’!"

And arrangements were made, and tickets for purchase,
just click on that link, and keep on your ‘kerchief.
(Poor Sondheim just shuddered at that use of near-rhyme,
but Jack is no Stephen, and he’s run out of time.)

So on with the show, and you’re all invited,
so be there all virtual, with bells on excited.
Enjoy all the music, and donate to the needy,
‘cuz it"s all about giving, it’s not about greedy.

And while the original is a much longer verse,
and Little Jack’s never been longwinded-averse,
his deadline is looming, so he’ll leave it at this,
"Virtual Christmas, virt-you-all, it‘s a show not to miss!"

For tickets: https://www.prekindle.com/event/37741-live-stream-from-dans-silver-leaf-the-little-jack-melody-christmas-show-denton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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