28 December 2011

Our Yearly Christmas Party Gigs: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

It has been a yearly tradition that Marge (a.k.a. Majo Jojo) and I "gig" for class Christmas parties. We'd say "yes" to your invitation and perform at your Christmas party right away. You don't have to pay us. Yes for free! What an amazing offa! :) You just have to feed us. We performed Have Your Self A Merry Little Christmas. We wanted to play more Christmas songs like: Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, All I Want for Christmas is You, and Jingle Bell Rock, but there's just not enough time. 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light,
From now on our troubles will be
out of sight...

Good friend Francis helping with the microphone
Guitar. My ever so trusty Yamaha FX guitar named Mango. When I bought this guitar after graduating from college, I just know I had to name her Mango. It's her rich yellow color that resembles a ripe mango where she got her name. I use Mango mostly indoors because it has a sound pre-amp output that can connected to an amplifier.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yule-tide gay
From now on
our troubles will be miles away...

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who were near to us
gather near to us once more...

This is the part where we sing "Hang your shining star upon the highest... BOW. :P
Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

It was fun! This year was a little bit different, because while practicing, Majojo and I were able to tweak a poem she wrote into a song. We hope one day that original song will debut itself on a gig somewhere. 

Can't wait for the next Christmas for another yuletide gig. There's really something about Christmas gigs that's so sublime, so merry, and bright. I hope we'll be able to do this for a lot of more years to come - even if we're not law students anymore.


khantotantra said...

gusto ko yung song!

Bait naman nung friend mo, naghawak ng mic for you.

gillboard said...

you should post a video of your song. who knows, right?

i'll invite you to gig on our christmas party next year. don't worry, maadaming pagkain dun. :)

Skron said...

That is cool to play at least once a year. I haven't had a gig for almost 12 years now.

Although my band, and all our sister bands, had a reunion gig last year at a local bar. They actually had so much fun that hey have to make it a yearly tradition now, to have a reunion gig every new year's eve.

The gig is in its second year now, and lot of old, defunct bands in Iloilo have joined the fray. I just wish I was there to join them :(