24 Dec

A Christmas song for you

In 1991 I was in a band with the very goofy name “NOT!” We recorded a Christmas song, along with another batch of songs for an album. And then we broke up. Immediately. Before the album was completely finished. Yes, it is the story of my life.

Anyway, the Christmas song we did is a goofy little tune (and I mean “goofy” in the best possible way), written and sung by rhythm guitarist Michael Cox, called “Xmas Won’t Be Xmas”. You can download it here. I’m one of the background singers and I might have played a tiny bit of guitar (I think the drummer, Erin Ressler, is the other backup singer). I know I also played jingle bells. 🙂 The other band members were Joel Marquez on bass and Nial McGaughey on guitar.

The recording is a little rough as the tape isn’t in the best of shape, and it was only recorded on a 4-track cassette deck in the first place, but it’s not too bad, considering. Anyway, I don’t think I’ve posted this for you all before, so I hope you enjoy it.

(The picture is NOT!, but it’s from before Michael joined the band. Left to right: Nial, Erin, me, and Joel.)

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