|Frank Rendo - Remembering Christmas|
Unbelievably, it's been almost a full year since I've posted anything here at Ramblings Regarding RENDO. My, how time does get away from us, yes? It's hard for me to believe that it was over one year ago that Frank, along with Orlando Pena and many others, put on the show of the year at the Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, NY...the show, based on music solely composed by our mutual, late, dear friend, Palma Pascale. The show was titled "DID YOU TALK TO HIM TODAY?"
|Fred Guarino tuning up for Frank's single,|
"Don't Laugh At Me."
He is also readying for another trip to Israel. He has been there a few times prior, and this trip will commence during January of 2012. As I understand it, it will be a 10-day journey to the Holy Land. I'm sure we'll hear lots of good stories & maybe see some great photographs as a result of this amazing trip.
|New Marquee at|
Samantha's Li'l Bit of Heaven
|Frank with Funny Pat Shea & Samantha Tetro|
This cd, as sung by Frank, arranged and conducted by Palma Pascale, and recorded with expert engineering by Fred Guarino is far and away my favorite Christmas cd. But beyond that - I have, personally, begun recording some of these very songs because they are such poignant, lovely songs and I can tell you from personal experience, though all three of these talented individuals make the listening of this cd most enjoyable, in what is seemingly an effortless flow of song, one to another....there is nothing "easy" about any of it!!!
|Frank ~ Remembering Christmas|
|Lovely Palma Pascale|
Listening to this exquisitely produced cd , I hear so many different instruments - played so wonderfully by Palma, and with such "taste," always! What a talent she possessed. What an amazing talent she truly was.
If for some reason you don't have your own copy of Frank Rendo's REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS, you can get one in various ways. You can e-mail either Frank (FrankRendo@Yahoo.com), or me (firstname.lastname@example.org); you can purchase yours from CDBaby, www.cdbaby.com, download it digitally from CDBaby, purchase it from Amazon, www.Amazon.com, or you can digitally download your own copy at iTunes. www.iTunes.com.
And so, as you begin your preparations for this upcoming holiday season, take some time to be still.....and listen. Listen to your own heart - remember the words of God - listen to the Christmas story as re-told, in song, brilliantly interpreted and performed by my talented friend, Frank Rendo.
"...We'll be REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS when the family was with us - the greatest of gifts we could own. Oh they'll never leave us...they're waiting to greet us...the gift of the memories at home...."
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Photos courtesy of Frank Rendo, the Palma Pascale collection, Dominick Avento III, Orlando Pena.