Well, Christmas is over. All of the hard work and anticipation led up to a very brief whirlwind of wrapping paper, crying and drunk relatives, and now it's the day after and there is a blizzard. I have a fire in the fireplace, Monk and Coltrane at Carnegie Hall on the turntable and bourbon on the rocks in my glass. I think that all in all, the holiday was a great success but I'm relieved that it's over and done with, now it's on to new years, and the ringing in of 2011 which can only be better than 2010. I'll toast in the new year dreaming of what music will be exciting me at this time next year.