Saturday, December 19, 2009

Coming Distractions, & Season's Greetings!

It’s a busy season, this holiday time of year—to state the obvious—but if you’re looking for some distraction in the coming days, we hope to provide it right here at Robert Frost’s Banjo & associated blogs, viz., Platypuss-in-Boots & The Days of Wine & Roses. Let me give you a bit of a sneak preview of what’s coming up!

There should be a lot of music for your listening pleasure on Robert Frost’s Banjo thru the Christmas week, with Holiday Songs featuring yours truly on guitar & (I think) mandolin on Monday & Thursday; & there will be (Blues) Christmas Train Posts on both Wednesday & Friday, which is of course the day itself. In addition, there’s a special Women’s Art is Women’s Work post by Eberle tomorrow on various old-time Christmas parlor games, & also one of B.N.’s fabulous poems on Tuesday.

Speaking of poetry, you can check out the first installment of a six-poem sonnet sequence on The Days of Wine & Roses tomorrow. They’re called “Sonnets for Lily Yukon”—a project that I abandoned in the 90s for a variety of reasons (poetical & mostly otherwise), & one which I never shared in readings or otherwise during its initial phase in the early ‘90s. As I was recently poring thru old poetry manuscripts, I did some relatively minor revision, & now feel satisfied with the poems; hope you can check them out over the next several weeks.

& of course, there’s Eberle’s super cool Platypuss-in-Boots—I’m not sure exactly what’s coming up there—Platypuss & cohorts can be quite inscrutable at times—but I know it will be fun; & I do know that Eberle answered the “Seven Things About Me” meme on Friday, so you can stop by to see some fun facts! Platypuss-in-Boots posts every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season, & hope to see you around!

Pic is the first commercially-produced Christmas Card, 1843


  1. Looking forward to the coming week, John. Best wishes to you and Eberly, as well, for a happy holiday!

  2. And a merry Christmas to you both, too!

  3. Hi Willow & Dominic: Thanks & happy holidays!


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