Apr 30, 2023
Welcome to episode 80 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be talking about Lisa Ono’s 2004 album, “Boas Festas 2 – Feliz Natal.”
This is coming out a lot sooner than normal after my last episode. Despite all the setbacks I’ve been facing over the past few months, I wanted to make sure I got both episodes out this month. I’m hoping things calm down and I’m able to get back to a more regular release schedule.
As I said last time, I really hope you enjoyed Lisa Ono’s music as much as I have. Every once in a while when I’m preparing for an episode, after hitting play on an album for the 15th time, I’ll be ready to move on to something else. As much as I’ve listened to both of these CD’s this month, I never grew tired of them.
Be sure to join me next month for a pair of great albums. Up first is Hiro Tsunoda’s “Ballad X’mas” from 1991, along with a couple Christmas singles. Then join me on the 25th for one of the oldest Japanese LP’s I have, “Blue Christmas – Trumpet Mood Collection,” by Keiichiro Ebihara and His Lobsters from 1959. They’re both a lot of fun and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.
As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.
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