Book and music purchases arrive

In today’s mail: Paperback editions of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s “Neogenesis” and Eric Flint and Charles Gannon’s “The Vatican Sanction.” Also: the 2016 Celebration of Joan Baez’s 75th birthday, complete with a whole bunch of guest artists singing with her. Here’s one of the songs: Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter singing Donovan’s “Catch the …

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Christmastime in the City

Mary Chapin Carpenter sings “Christmas Time in the City,” from her “Come Darkness, Come Light” album. It was released in 2008, so I’ve been promoting it for 10 years and will probably do so another ten, if I live that long. It’s a beautiful album, half original compositions by Carpenter, some with guitarist and co-producer …

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Christmas Bells

Here’s Mary Chapin Carpenter singing “Bells are Ringing” from her “Come Darkness Come Light” album. It’s one of six original songs on this beautiful album. Even the songs not written by Carpenter and her producer/pianist/guitarist John Jennings are unusual fare for a Christmas album. I’ve been plugging this record since the day I bought it …

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