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Christmastime in September

Now it's October. But the video was shot in September. And the song's due in December.

I was lucky enough to get to hang out with Okie singer Samantha Crain recently, as she recorded her contribution to this year's Fowler Volkswagen Christmas compilation. You might recall last year's edition — of silly cover — which was recorded by Chris Harris at Hook Echo Sound and even spawned a really great free holiday concert. 

This year's edition currently is being recorded at Blackwatch Studios, and owner/producer Jarod Evans says the album will feature Colourmusic, Sherree Chamberlain, Chrome Pony, Ol' Savior and more, including Ryan Lindsey singing the wonderfully titled "I'm Coming Down Your Chimney." Nathan Poppe's been tapped to shoot a promotional music video for the album, and he subsequently tapped yours truly to help out.

Watching Sam work on her Oklahoma-themed girl-crush seasonal song with Jarod and Daniel Foulks, her friendly fiddle player was a delight. At first, they considered doing a Lucinda Williams number, but decided it'd be more fun to layer a bunch of vocals over a steady, crackling-fire beat with plenty of sleigh bells, like a '60s girl-group song. Of the tracks I've heard, it's my favorite so far. Looking forward to picking up a copy come Christmastime! Watch video of her and Daniel recording their parts. Apologies for me being a bit of a wobbly videographer. Musicians make me nervous:




by Matt Carney 10.03.2011 2 years ago
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Crescent Market closing Oct. 30

Nichols Hills icon was in business for 122 years.


News

Carol Smaglinski, Kelley Chambers
Robert Pemberton, owner of Crescent Market in Nichols Hills Plaza, confirmed that as of Oct. 30, the store that was founded on the day of the land run in 1889 will close, at least for now.
 
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Shaping a better city


Commentary

Blair Humphreys
We had the opportunity to discuss the issue of “sprawl” with more than 600 citizens who gathered last month at a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City. The meeting included presentations from Councilman Ed Shadid, City Manager Jim Couch and the director of almost every city department.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bite Size: 10-5-11

News and notes on OKC dining

 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

South-of-the-border Bordeaux

South American wines continue to carve out shelf space. And it’s not just the usual suspects, as Bordeaux makes inroads.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
South American wines are so much a part of today’s wine landscape that it’s hard to believe they’ve only been around for about 25 years.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Smag 7: It’s showtime!


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
What decides the rating of a particular restaurant? The most important factor is what’s on the plate, and then come decor and service. Opening a restaurant requires a commitment and enough money to stock the kitchen with the freshest ingredients. Try these new ones.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Name value

The indie rockers of Milagres want to be known for their music. Although their name translates to ‘miracles,’ it shouldn’t take one to succeed.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Milagres with Peter Wolf Crier and the Rockettops
9 p.m. Monday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8 advance, $10 door
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Max on Mummers, mack


Letters to the Editor

Max Weitzenhoffer
I used to perform at the Mummers Theater with Mack Scism before it was built. Mack, the longtime Mummers managing director, had a vision. He worked out of a garage. It was an in-the-round situation in a big garage downtown, and it was a very good operation.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oral argument


Letters to the Editor

Frank Riddick
Randy Potts’ hermeneutic (Life, Greg Horton, “Walk this way,” Sept. 21, Gazette) would have to admit that murder has no conflict with Christianity.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mmm ... Minty!

Norman’s much-loved Starlight Mints announce digital releases, singer’s solo album.

I’ve only enjoyed the pleasure of hearing the Starlight Mints play once, but it was most definitely enough to make the email I received from Allan Vest today a very happy one. 

According to Vest, the band’s two earliest albums, 2000’s “The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of” and  2003’s “Built On Squares” are now available for purchase from  iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster and other digital music outlets. While OKS is personally very fond of “Rhino Stomp” and “Drowaton” in general, this is good news that the band’s older material’s finally found its way online. Now go buy it!

Vest, of Edmond, also said that he’s currently working on solo material in pursuit of a career in film and television scoring. Go, Oklahoma!













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