By Thomas Conner
© Tulsa World
Christmas is a kids' holiday,
right? So tune into the true spirit of the season with this
exuberant pop album from Tulsa's own international sensations.
Granted, most of Hanson's covers of Christmas classics — written
scores before they were born — are frequently cloying and don't
necessarily improve on them, but these are carols for the Spice
Girls' Generation Next; they ain't s'pposed to be reverent. A
handful of originals keeps the spirit bright, like the sincerity of
“At Christmas'' and the frenzied funk of “Everybody Knows the
Claus'' (“Ridin' down the air highway in his sleigh / Bringing all
the presents for the next day — don't forget the donuts!'').
Taylor continues exploding with soul, while Isaac shows signs of
These online "clips" reproduce a self-selection of my journalism (music etc) during the last 20+ years. It's a lotta stuff, but it only scratches the surface. I do not currently possess the time or resources to digitize the whole body of work. These posts are simply a bunch of pretty great days at the office.