So happy to have this back in my cupboard, along with a new tin of Tiger Assam, & more Caravan.
So, I drank this hours ago, before I left the house to play 3 church services. The first 2 services were at one of those congregations that are televised. There were 3 tv cameras, 2 guys running sound (one for the recording, one for the audience to hear), 2 guys running lights, etc. On stage there was a band with 2 guitars, bass & drums, one of the pastors played keyboard & sang, the other one talked, there was an awesome choir, amazing soloists, etc. The highlight was “Do you hear what I hear”, which included 3 guys playing african drums, the entire band & choir, various soloists, & even a rapper! Something for everybody, right?. I played before & after the service, did my jazzy new agey rendition of ‘O Come o come Emmanuel’ as a solo, accompanied a guy who sang ‘the first noel’, & played some pieces at the end.
Then I drove across town to a scottish Episcopal church, where I played for a meditative celtic service. They wanted soft medieval & scottish tunes, a few carols. All done very quietly. No glitz, no glammer.
I’m not a church goer, myself. Nothing against it. It’s just not part of my spiritual practice. But I’m always available for hire.
Now I’m home. I feel that I didn’t get to drink enough tea today. But I did enjoy this one earlier, rich & delicious with just enough smokiness. It was just what I needed, before heading out into the cold (24F or so).
Harpy HoliDaze, everyone!