Thursday, December 20, 2007

Song of the Week: Walter Minkel's Jungle Bells

For this week's edition of Song of the Week, I point you to Walter Minkel's Jungle Bells. Walter provides his send-up of a classic secular winter holiday song using easy ukulele chords. If you're playing guitar, you can transpose the song into the key of D thus:

C becomes D
F becomes G
G7 becomes A7

As you might have guessed, this blog will be updated on a lighter schedule for the remainder of 2007. I'll still read everyone's blogs and attempt to catch up on comments and such. I have a few Spinning Wheel interviews left to publish, but I've decided it's unlikely I'll continue the series afterward. I've admired the bloggers with a journalistic bent, and wanted to emulate them in some ways, but I prefer to sit down with someone (preferably with drinks on the table) and have a conversation without worrying about reporting it accurately.

One of the reasons I'm looking forward to 2008 is because of the complete revamp of my gig website, thanks to Nancy Shawn, Nancy Shawn is not only my new web-designer but was my first storytelling employer in the Seattle area. Back when I decided to pursue storytelling as a career outside of the library, she hired me for a gig at Island Books. Now, Nancy is working as a full-time web designer.


SevenImpossible said...

Aw, man, I'll miss your series, but I understand what you mean. And I can't wait to see your revamped gig site! When will the big reveal be?

Jules, 7-Imp

Lone Star Ma said...

Well, I admire your hard-working interviews and songs and all, but I come here for the chatting and stories myself! Merry Christmas!

HipWriterMama said...

Here's to a wonderful 2008! Can't wait to see your new website.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Jules: The plan is for it to be revealed in the first part of January. I still need to get my text done.

LSM: Thanks! Merry Christmas to you, too.

HWM: Mazel tov. I'll have a virtual party when it's unveiled, complete with virtual champagne and virtual canape. Whee.