Frosty and the Saw

Last year we featured an interview with Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel in a Christmas blog post. Well this year, we are featuring Mr. Koster playing “Frosty the Snowman” from his album entitled The Singing Saw At Christmastime. The album is a marvelous collection of twelve classic Christmas songs including “O Holy Night,” “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem,” and one of my my favorites “Silver Bells.” The album is his only solo work.

A few years ago, he toured with his band up and down the coast and played Christmas carols for fans at their homes. All a person had to do was send an email and an address, and Mr. Koster and his band showed up to play a tune. This seems like a perfect example of the holiday spirit to me.


Rowena Southard, your blog hostess, is a musical saw enthusiast who lives in California. She loves all kinds of music and has a special fondness for unusual instruments.