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I sat down to write a holiday song and wrote the saddest darn Christmas song ya ever heard., get out yer hankies.....music is therapy and writing, playing it, well, it is theraputic!!  I used to think in my youth, I can't sing the blues! well, as the years went on I felt more inclined to identify with the blues themselves after having a few true blues..., =---back to holidays,,,, it had not even occurred to me...till I sat to hammer sumpin' out,,and so hit me like a ton of bricks, first holidays are coming, without my Mom's presence HERE,....and those of you having lost loved ones, know what I mean....parents especially. So expect a tearjerker....it's ok, they can't all be upbeat;-)  Anyone out there up to holiday songs? I'm a bit of a humbug, as I feel it is mostly hype pushed at consumers....back to the basics,,,,I say. Always thought too, that they fall at a hard time of year,.....this year many people out of work, and homes....one thing is certain----compassion is showing it's face, more that it used too.....the playing field leveled..folks who never expected to be in trouble finding themselves there,,,,,,,,,,,,,
anyone, thought about the holidays?

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Holiday Blues... yeah, why not? Life doesn't wrap up nice and neat like a Hallmark movie, sometimes it's just real, raw, and gritty. It ends up being a time of remembrance and emotions ride the tides. I'll tell you straight up and it's going to sound pathetic, like a personal pity party but it's not, it's just the way it is... 364 days a year, I am fine... but come Christmas Eve and the lonely washes over me something fierce. I could be in a crowd, don't matter, it still comes so I zone into an art project, lay a mosaic or something to ride it out and those cheerful upbeat Christmas songs end up sounding like fantasy. So blues yeah... I could deal with some Christmas Blues. And odds are, a lot of other people can, too.
we'll have to meet up here from some fun exchanges, then.....come that time.....the commercialism get many people down..., I've seen it....happens to me when I cannot get things I'd like to for my kids...and every year we have Americans overseas....it sorta makes you wonder how anyone can feel jolly?......I did not celebrate Christmas due to a Church i attended a short while (won't go into that!) ...it was a good exercise in a getting a better perspective of the madness surrounding the commercial holiday......I like mosaics too Nancy, only barely got my toes wet, realized it is very expensive unless you cut your own glass..!!
Take care....I need to get some vit D, this afternoon , courtesy of mr sun.......
Laurie
Bah. Humbug.

I'm Ebeneazer Grinch at the holidays

Bah. Humbug.


Matt
Yeah, Some of the sweet Christmases past.... now some of those family and friends and lovers are gone. Long time gone.. Now, new lovers and friends and the blues lifts us up. What a long strange trip it's been.


Matt Towe said:
Bah. Humbug.

I'm Ebeneazer Grinch at the holidays

Bah. Humbug.


Matt
LOL...where would be be without grinches? my fav memory is of my poorest holidays...
which were also the simplest.......


Dana Harlan said:
Yeah, Some of the sweet Christmases past.... now some of those family and friends and lovers are gone. Long time gone.. Now, new lovers and friends and the blues lifts us up. What a long strange trip it's been.
you said it! it seems a strange year too in that there have been so many natural disasters ...
I don't think holly jolly fits the landscape.......
now I gotta listen to some of the pizza tapes ........:-) love those guys...
here's a great site for unusual domaine free vids, music....

there are whole vintage live concerts (many Grateful Dead) free for the listening/viewing!


beStillroy said:
Christmas comes at a time of the year that we all start to recollect our losses and our gains.
And we wish for a successful transition into the coming Year.
All the Good and Bad Past
All the Good and Bad to Come
That's a lot of pressure "TIME" puts on us
Christmas Blues is appropriate
"We have developed IT meticulously."
the Good and Bad is right--most folks recollect one of each, ...one particular hard holiday and
one magical. I know many people feel bad, get low and a major contributor is the media
who really represents a small portion of "normal" life!;-), but they push the agenda, adding to the pressure!
..... life ain't a gala party unless your name is Paris Hilton. The Chinese love our holidays, it's a chance to sell things no one really needs..
hehehe...(I musta caught a bah humbug somewhere....LOL)
Yes, Christmas Blues, appropriate........

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