The Eight Days of Latkes: a YBP foretelling of Hanukkah
Start peeling those potatoes folks, because we’re in the magical midst of Hanukkah, and if there was any time for latkes, it’s everyday for the next eight days…
Whether you’ve got stockings to stuff or need emergency surprises for the plane ride, there’s no end to the usefulness of having a stash of these c…
For me to even consider reviewing a Christmas album it has to be good! Micah P. Hinson Family’s ‘Wishing for a Christmas Miracle’ has all the makings of a classic which will be on my turntable every year!
A glowing review of our Xmas Charity Album on Folk Radio UK. Folk yeah!
About The National’s T-Shirt What other circular arrangements, whose ratio of circumference to diameter equals a delicious YBP pi, could make YBP feel so wonderful? Top 3 Answers on the Board: Cheerios, Olympics, and Lion King’s circle of life. But seriously…
PRE-ORDER the YBP XMAS ALBUM
If you’re the kind to pre-plan your Christmas gifts or just like rad, one-of-a-kind vinyl where Micah P. Hinson’s family gets together to sing a bunch of awesome Christmas tunes, boy have we got a treat for you…
Presenting, YBPs first Christmas album – Wishing for a Christmas Miracle with the Micah P. Hinson Family.
With a mixture of traditional and new age Christmas songs, this album contains 5 exclusively recorded tracks, each of them performed and recorded by Micah P. Hinson with the help of his family. We’re pressing 500 limited edition 7″ vinyls, with each copy stamped, numbered and signed by Micah P. Hinson himself. Each copy will include a free digital package with three bonus songs.
Vinyl 7″ tracklist
SIDE A: Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)
SIDE B: Silent Night
Note: this is a PRE-ORDER, the album will be shipped to you in December.
1. Silent Night Reprise
2. Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)
3. Silent Night
4. Leaning on The Everlasting Arms
5. Silent Night (Wall-Gaze Remix)
As a little treat for the ears, you can preview what’s on offer with this tune Silent Night (Wall-Gaze Remix) – the last track off the album. You can stream this song by pressing the play button to the above, or you can submit your email address to download this free song for keepers!
And lastly, a letter from Micah to you…
Wishing for a Christmas Miracle
it rarely ever snowed where i was raised, out there in the desert of Texas.
maybe when i was a tiny little lad, but without the white blanket being spread out on the rolling plains before my tiny eyes, it was the Music that pulled the Spirit of Christmas into the Hinson Household.
whether it was listening to blistering echoes of “Baby, Please Come Home” by the genius of the Spector crew, the calm and serene “Aspen Glow” of John Denver, or the general mayhem of A Bananza Christmas with Little Joe and Haus; Music was everywhere, and in my child mind, it was just as good as snow. the only down side is that i couldn’t sled down songs, or maybe i could, just in a different way. there was a top, a middle and a bottom and the Christmas Spirit surrounded me at every twist and turn.
there was movement.
on Christmas Eve my family and i would lay out sugar cookies and a glass of milk for Santa Claus. i remember thinking, “no wonder he is such a jolly fella; cookies down every fireplace.” then the restless night, the intent listening, as if waiting for a thief, then the sun coming up and into my window, and suddenly my brother and i running down the hall to see what Santa had left for us.
he always left something; no matter how big or small, letting us know he had been there for us. He had thought of us. He didn’t forget us. that was a special moment. that moment of knowing, or thinking, that someone i had never known had taken the time out of his sleigh-riding adventures to stop there at my little house there out in the middle of nowhere Texas and leave me something i didn’t deserve.
Santa had thought of me and had wanted to make me happy.
it was a gift without a gift.
it was a thought.
it was his attention.
so, now, as i am getting older in years, day after day, and as every Christmas passes me by, i still put on those old records and know that there was someone thinking of me, caring about me, and wanting me to be as happy as life would allow.
it is, and was, an unforgettable feeling.
now it is, i suppose, my turn to let others know that they are remembered and they are loved on each and every Christmas Season that passes them by. i have put Time, Care, and Love into these Recordings; each meaning a great deal to me throughout my life, and now i give them to you, dear reader, oh dear listener.
these Songs are for You.
each year, you can pull them out of their sleeves, put them on the spinning wheel and know that, whether there is snow, or merriment, or sadness and loneliness, i am there wishing you all the Love the World can bear to give you. Every year it will be my reminder to you that you are astoundingly important.
the World would not be the same without You.
so as this Christmas Season approaches, know that there are others, such as the children at Christ Haven, a home for children in Keller, Texas, that need to know that they are Loved and Remembered, as all the money from this Project will be going right into their hands. whether they are fed with it, driven with it, or sent to school, the money we give as Humanity will help them know that they are Loved, even by strangers, as in Truth we are not strangers at all.
We are One; all under the twinkling Tree, thinking of the Ones we have Loved and Ones that have Loved us.
This is my gift to you.
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Here at YBP, we feel that there’s little better that committed hands and petals spread across our chest and when they’re clenched with passion it makes it all that much better.
Patrick Watson + Yellow Bird Project
New Post has been published on http://blog.yellowbirdproject.com/2013/09/05/ybp-hits-home-with-patrick-watson-tee/
YBP hits home with Patrick Watson tee
This blog post is absolutely dedicated to the wonderful new sleeves in the YBP collection courtesy of Patrick Watson. Boasting brightness just like the this woeful feathered fellow, you’ll soon stand tall knowing that a billion little birdies will thank ya, for purchasing this tee. Yellow ones, green ones and sky-blue-pink ones will tweet their gratitude, because profits from sales are sent straight to Cape Farewell – an initiative dedicated to implementing social engagement against climate change through art projects the world over. Fun fact: PW grew up in Montreal and actually went to the same high school as us. Here’s to the old boys!
Photo by Lauren Perlstein