Jingle Bells: The Chilly Gonzales Guide to a Bittersweet Christmas

Funny and illuminating look at “Jingle Bells” explained by a favorite of Monsieur Pas De Merde , Canada’s quirky piano-man, Chilly Gonsalves

Chilly Gonzales Announces New Holiday Album Featuring Feist and Jarvis Cocker

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A very chilly christmas includes covers of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and David Berman’s “Snow Is Falling in Manhattan”

Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales has announced a new holiday album. A very chilly christmas arrives November 13 (via Gentle Threat) and features Feist and Jarvis Cocker. The album includes covers of Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and David Berman’s “Snow Is Falling in Manhattan,” as well as standards like “Silent Night” and “Auld Lang Syne” (which Gonzales reworked as “Auld Lang Mynor”). “The Banister Bough” is the album’s sole original song. Find the full tracklist and watch a trailer below.

“Christmas is a time of very mixed intense emotion for me, and the existing canon often sounds like a forced smile,” Chilly Gonzales said in a press release. “Christmas is a typical time for superficial happiness, but also a time for reflection and mourning the sad events throughout the year, and to play the songs in a minor key makes Christmas more authentic and realistic.”

 

 

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Bravo! Trudeau announces Canada is banning assault-style weapons

Move comes after murder of 22 people in worst mass shooting in Canada’s history

Canada has banned assault-style weapons following the murder of 22 people in the worst mass shooting in the country’s history, Justin Trudeau announced on Friday. Continue reading “Bravo! Trudeau announces Canada is banning assault-style weapons”

Trudeau: Canada will pay recent college grads

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the press about the latest coronavirus updates in Canada. Trudeau has announced a new fund called the Canada Emergency Student Benefit aimed at helping recent college graduates in Canada get into the workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible students will receive $1,250 a month for four months, and students with disabilities will receive $1,750 a month. In his briefing yesterday, Trudeau acknowledged how many university students were not eligible for benefits under the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, and said that ‘right now, you might be worried about how to make ends meet. You probably can’t work your normal job, and that might be a big problem for rent or groceries… This benefit is designed for you.’

Canadian nun, sexologist: Catholics must increase their sexual maturity 

Immaculate Conception Sister Marie-Paul Ross told the French-language Canadian news agency Presence info that the faithful must accept that ecclesial structures might need to change.

QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — A Canadian nun with a Ph.D. in clinical sexology said the sex abuse crisis in the church does not mean “the end of faith” but rather “the end of a lack of formation and the end of deviance,” and a call to return to Jesus’ message of love.

Immaculate Conception Sister Marie-Paul Ross told the French-language Canadian news agency Presence info that the faithful must accept that ecclesial structures might need to change.

“If we really want to save the faith, the spiritual experience of the people, the depth of Christianity, and focus on evangelical values, we have no choice but to let go of the structures Continue reading “Canadian nun, sexologist: Catholics must increase their sexual maturity “