The Howling Turbines - Looking for That Christmas Feeling

from by The Boarders, Howling Turbines and Doug Hubley



In the 1980s I had more more of a knack than I do now for writing impressionistic lyrics, as exemplified by this number, mostly composed in 1981 but with an introduction added in 1984. The lyrics of the main body of the song are rooted in 1981 (I drank a lot of Freixenet that year) but the intro is its own little world, a response to global warming and an homage to torch songs that I was understanding better than ever by the time I turned 30.


from Obsessive Christmas Disorder, released November 28, 2014
This performance is by the Howling Turbines on Oct. 10, 2001, rehearsing for a Christmastime date at the Free Street Taverna. Doug Hubley, guitar and vocal. Ken Reynolds, drums. Gretchen Schaefer, bass.


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Doug Hubley Portland, Maine

Doug Hubley is a musician and writer in Maine.

He has covered arts and lifestyle for publications in Maine and Massachusetts.

Doug began learning guitar in 1966, and hopes to finish the job one day. He has played with such bands as the Fashion Jungle, the Cowlix, the Boarders and Howling Turbines.

Today he is one-half of Day for Night, an acoustic country band also starring Gretchen Schaefer.
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