Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Orrin Hatches a What?
I'm not amused about the hype over this seasonal ear-worm, which I just heard on the TV news, that seems to be making major news-lite this week. The music for this song (it always strikes me as something strange to refer to the music of a song as something secondary in importance) comes from Madeline Stone, a Nashville songwriter who is very big in the commercial music field, particularly the lucrative Christian music field. She isn't given much in the way of credit by the news sources, and when she is given credit, it is not necessarily correct. CBS news refers to her as "a Jewish woman from New York who writes Christmas songs."
Update: Here's a Hannukah Song for 2009 that I wrote in response to this one.