Bruce, Neel, Phil and Vanessa each shared a song that meant something to them for the holidays. Bruce featured a song from a series of The Beatles releases from 1964 to 1969 that he and his brothers bought each other for Christmas. Vanessa brought in a ballet number from her childhood as a dancer. Phil showcased a feel-good (well, except for the drunk tank) song from the Pogues. And Neel featured a song from his childhood that may have played a role in his wanting to be a musician.
We also talked about:
- lengths of songs
- Mixolydian mode
- Romantic vs. Classical vs. Modern music
- CBC Ideas: Nine Minutes That Changed the World (on the Claude Debussy piece, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and how it ushered in the modern classical music era)
- Focused listening
- How movies and music that technically have nothing to do with Christmas become associated with the holiday