Thursday, November 15, 2007

Just Got in the mail...

I purchased a number of items a few days ago from Amazon that I had been meaning to acquire for quite sometime. On top of the traditional activities that surround the Thanksgiving Day holiday, these few items add additional joviality to this day of thanks that should keep me and a few other people well entertained. You can be sure that I WILL find time to catch up on my reading, Cd's, and DVDs this upcoming holiday. These are the items:

1) Letter to a Man in the Fire: Does God Exist and Does He Care by Reynolds Price (Book)

Contacted by a young man who was forced to withdraw from medical school as the result of a persistent cancer, author and Duke University English professor Reynolds Price attempts to answer the young man's monumental questions of whether God exists and does he care about His creation. This book, although I have not read it completely, moves along quite smoothly with moments of profound poignancy. Price is a magnificent author with an aptitude for expressing his ideas succinctly and eloquently.

2) High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (Book)

Author Nick Hornby satirizes the life and struggles on a young man in London and his failed relationships (sounds like ME!!). I haven't read this book yet. Not even the first page. But it was recommended to me by a friend who claims it's beyond hysterical. For his sake he better be right:)

3) Christmas with the Choral Scholars of King's College, Cambridge (CD)

1. Ante luciferum genitus
2. O magnum mysterium
3. Puer natus est
4. Ecce advenit
5. The Coventry Carol
6. Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
7. There is no rose of such virtue
8. Beata es, Virgo Maria
9. Quem vidistis, pastores?
10. Hodie Christus natus est
11. Once In Royal David's City
12. Deck The Hall
13. Silent Night
14. Ding Dong Merrily On High
15. Hark! the herald angel sing
16. O Come All Ye Faithful
17. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
18. White Christmas
19. Wonderful Christmastime
20. The Christmas Song
21. The Twelve Days of Christmas
22. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

These songs are performed a cappella, with the first 10 tracks devoted to Renaissance music, and gradually- with the remaining 12 tracks -diversifying into traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

4) Saturday Night Live - The Complete First Season (1975-1976) (DVD)

What can I say? The original "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on DVD. In addition to the sketches, musical acts, and short films seen here intact, this 8 disc volume offers rare interviews with the original cast. I going to love this!



Adrienne said...

SNL??? Who wouda thunk it?

Sounds like you're going to have a great holiday.

Jaimie said...

I saw High Fidelity At Borders and flipped through it. It looks very funny. He wrote another book also, can't remember the title but that looked good too. Your first book appears to have more serious theme and one I wrestled with a few years back when going through a heartbreaking disappointment. Mine was more of "God knows but does He care?" instead of questioning His existence.
With your music and SNL it looks like you are in for a fun time this Thanksgiving. My family wants to see Beowulf so that is where we will be...after the meal that is!