December 04, 2006

Ain't It The Truth

I posted one of Sonya Jason's newsletters before, and I just had to do it again. Fun and clever, even her unsubscribe instructions are original.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Whoa, whoa...wait a minute! That will never do. After all, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in the State of California, where it is my social responsibility to show respect and consideration for all human beings, i.e. to live by the highest standard of political correctness in this country.

Besides, at this time of year people all over the world can be heard singing songs like, "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me." I do believe that even a small act of goodwill makes a difference, so please allow me to begin again:

Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practice their own religions as well as those who choose not to practice a religion at all;


Wishing you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures and religions whose contributions have helped make our society great, without regard to the race, creed, color, religious or sexual preferences of those receiving these wishes.

(Disclaimer: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself or others and no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the holiday spirit.)

Whew! Now that you've been greeted properly, I invite you to click this link to sing-along with my own version of a high-spirited song of the season: Let It Snow

Feeling festive now? Fantastic! Mark your calendar with these exciting upcoming performances and come celebrate with me!

Tuesday, December 5
saxophonist Sonya Jason's "Groove"
with drummer Rob Rhodes and
B-3 organist Wayne De La Cruz
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
(650) 728-2739
390 Capistrano Road
Princeton By The Sea, CA
6 - 9 pm, no cover

Thursday, December 21
saxophonist Sonya Jason's "Style"
with guitarist Jeff Buenz
and bassist Perry Thoorsell
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
(650) 728-2739
390 Capistrano Road
Princeton By The Sea, CA
6 - 9 pm, no cover

Sunday, December 31

saxophonist Sonya Jason's "Smooth"
with bassist Nelson Braxton,
keyboardist Peter Horvath,
and drummer Tommy Bradford
Grand Hyatt, Union Square
345 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA
9 pm - 1 am
Details at
tickets & info. (866) 907-3777

More schedule information

Sonya Jason
PO Box 370633
Montara, CA 94037

P.S. As a little girl climbed onto Santa's lap, Santa asked the usual: "And what would you like for Christmas?" The child stared at him open mouthed and horrified for a minute, then gasped, "Didn't you get my e-mail?"

Sadly, Santa mistook the girl's note for spam and deleted it. If you feel as overwhelmed as Santa and would rather not read my emails, just let me know by replying, "Cross me off your Christmas list!"

Posted by Vox at December 4, 2006 06:12 PM | music