Letters from the Muse Room #24 (December 2020)

The “Muse Room” is the room in my house where I make music and my wife makes visual art. Published the first Friday of the month, each issue of Letters from the Muse Room includes news and updates about my music, as well as something that has inspired me creatively over the past month.

Dear friends,
Happy December! I hope you are staying warm and healthy and will have chances to visit with friends and family this month — whether virtually or in person.

The big news for this month:

Songs From My Shelf (Remastered 2020) is ALMOST HERE!

The fully remastered version of my 2010 singer/songwriter album is dropping next Friday, December 11 — ten years and one week after the original CD release party at a friend’s house:

[Songs From My Shelf CD release party, December 2010.] [Songs From My Shelf CD release party, December 2010.] [The merch table!] Some of you may be on this email list today from signing up on one of these very sheets of paper!

A reminder: If you already own the album, I want to give you the remastered version for FREE. I really do. Just reply to this email with a picture of yourself holding the CD, like this:

[Me with CD.]

Or a screenshot of the digital album on your phone or computer, like this:

[Good ol’ iTunes!]

And I’ll send you a link for a free download next Friday!

And if you’d like to purchase the album, it will be available on my website at the pop music store page next Friday as well: https://ajharbison.com/store/pop-music-store.

But don’t worry, I’ll be sure to remind you next week! :)

[Songs From My Shelf front cover.]


Something that is inspiring me right now is enjoying the season we’re in and looking ahead to the new year. The seasons of Advent and Christmas are my favorite time of year, with rich celebrations of faith, fun family traditions, and the beauty of decorations, lights and crisply wrapped presents (using no more than three pieces of tape).

[The cherished tradition of checking for malfunctioning lights on a string.] [The Harbison house Christmas tree.]

Entering this season always lifts my spirits. And after the year we’ve all had, I am also inspired thinking ahead to 2021.

My wife and I always make a list of goals we want to accomplish in the coming year, and I get excited thinking about the opportunities and possibilities of a new year — along with the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine and maybe, just maybe, the return of things like the performing arts and face-to-face gatherings with family and friends.

May your days this month, and beyond, be merry and bright. Be well.

AJ Harbison

View full newsletter (with pictures and links)

Letters from the Muse Room News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *