So excited right now. As you may know, my business is called Jolly Wizard, a delightful title from which I draw on several sources.
One of my personal favorite Wizards, is an album, so titled, by a fellow name JD Emmanuel.
The album was first shared with me by a friend with a mutual passion for the bizarre and the lucid, a magical friend who I consider a fellow wizard for sure, Mr. Christopher Balint, previously of Charlottesville and now casting mischief in Baltimore.
For several years now, I’ve carried the mp3s with me, and called upon the magic of Youtube when my personal supplies were lacking.
Because the album is so old, circa 1982, I never considered that the man might still be making music. The only other albums I had seen were also from the 80’s, and Wizards is older than I am.
Today, I went looking for a video again, only to discover that JD has a Bandcamp with brand new albums. Exactly 6 months early for my birthday. Score! And on Chris’s no less. Turns out I’m not the only one who didn’t know where Mr. Emmanuel’s been hiding.
How fortuitous, indeed.
With jams like:
And, of course, old faithful:
Check out the man. Dig the man.
Two thumbs way up!