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Al patrolling the guitarist in the musical director for the trans Siberian orchestra is here on the sound Al these concerts. Have become such a holiday tradition for so many people. So god it's I guess almost 44 years now we've been recorded in twenty years touring. And it's like watching what he kid to grow up. We you know just it's grown into something that you know is so proud of and you know it never to millions and I think it was in the calmness and never did I think that you know folks become an out this many years here in the year two years to share the holidays and thus it's it's really just an honor privileged. But we should say that you're gonna be at the Tacoma dome on Sunday November 25 which is the Sunday or other this is a and this is so perfect 'cause it's the Sunday after Thanksgiving I mean people are really going to be in the holiday mood and you're gonna be given the ghost of Christmas Eve. That we will we've been bringing that through your neighborhood. For years now and people who just have fallen in love with formula story you know it's we're really beautifully written Frank Capra esque tale and it's really exciting for us because W. We love and I mean I just love Seattle and elect. But playing the Key Arena all these years is an awesome than that what happened a couple of so why what happened to development. Well there are gonna re model it because they're gonna bring a he. Major league hockey team to Seattle and their Russert appeared DSL it's out of commission for awhile but that it's all good. We'll also look at that it's exciting for us as a new buildings you know and it that it makes it even that much more fun I mean every one of our shows is a commercial for us. In this with the income were special event like he's at right into Thanksgiving it's really like you know also you know all the ships head yeah goats is just around the corner now. You know your shows are known for the spectacular special effects and you know lights in my I'm blonde and stuff is exploding in you go way up above the crowd and like a little cherry picker platform saying it's a flight. You know O'Reilly thank you regret I does that change how well does that stuff. All these work or do you ever have like you know Spinal Tap moment where you're stuck up on the cherry picker and you can't get down. You know in LA and I don't wanna jinx myself and but. I'd like the last ten or twelve years it's gone it without a collection and that we actually have the greatest road crew on the planet I mean these guys that it women's. They're the best of the best that I mean if they rehearse. Their side of it as much as we do musically and Al yeah I mean but you know years ago on the technology was new there was a couple Spinal Tap moment where you know like bill that would go up that it would stay out for awhile so I figured out. You know we've just just things happen I mean you know like with anything else and something new you gotta work the bugs out of it but we haven't had. At issue in years. I I get the feeling you could play anything you want an and you you've done some non Christmas projects over the years but. I'm assuming that you're not recording these. During the holidays because that's when you're touring so yeah I is it like July in your in the studio somewhere near hanging mistletoe on the walls of the studio to get the vibe right. Pretty much put. A realist and I read the recording these records and it's exactly that I mean. You know when you're in the studio and you know you dim the lights you don't vote Saturday night you know cold wet. Hot outside it out right and and Paul O'Neill. Who created this saying. You know either Israelis you know they were very diligent about making sure that the Bible is that these aren't just such songs that you're singing. You know these are stories these are very important parts of agreed to work you know so when you listen to this song. Like this Christmas Day. Which is on theocracy go soared to record. It's about a father who's lost his child somewhere whose Broadway and he can't find a way at all. You know that's that's something you just try to saying you know at a how apparently get through the lyric you know. The singer has to become the father in the story that the literature to capitalize on the listener has to be part of what's taking place so now there's there's times where you know we have fog and studios you know what we will do you know he's made it really cold is made a really Ellison. Whatever it takes to get into character and you heard these stories you know about actors doing a similar situation you know this is no different except without the usual. I was gonna say play it sounds like acting you had a really inhabit the character easier as you do in the songs. Yeah you have to become the character and in a lot of cases you know a lot of us thought parents just. And our children growing up and in my case I have five children through torture of old little grown up and moved on and on. You know you miss them every day that's what you know did disrupt operative political formation of the ghost of Christmas Eve is about. Everybody this is somebody around the holidays. So not only Leo I guess singing these songs and playing the songs and the audiences watching you know like incredible pop or little lasers at all less so we're telling a story that we're all living. Well that passion and love for what you do show is when your on stage and were very adhered to have you in the south sound that at the Tacoma dome on Sunday November 25 the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Performing the ghost of Christmas Eve. Al the trolley and the trans Siberian orchestra in a way it's kind of like all of these guys are coming around eight Zacks sister's side of the holiday season. As soon as they get on the phone to another look at chime in Qatar is a mistake it's back to work. Yup well we're glad he's going to be back and way. Have a great tour now. However over the all of my best junior family and a serious.