It probably comes as no surprise to long-time readers that Morrissey is a favorite singer/songwriter of mine. His hauntingly depressing music touches the souls, I imagine, of most bears. I was pleased to read in this morning’s Wall Street Journal (near an article titled, and I’m not making this up, “So You Want To Buy Your Own Vineyard”) that he has come up with his Autobiography Here’s a snippet, which strikes me as Pure Morrissey, as he speaks of his days as a schoolboy:
Its wearisome echo of negativity exhausts me to a permanent state of circumstantial sadness. I approach school each day with renewed fear, over the asphalt, treading underfoot, the flattened remains of people’s lives, and bigger and blacker the school’s edifice rises above its bludgeoned parish like a rat refusing to die. We small kids see no warm lights to welcome, and no hope in the literal darkness.” (more…)
I’m an opinionated soul, as most of you know, and it’s no different when it comes to Christmas music. I gladly present to you perhaps my favorite holiday song of them all, which is marvelous and spirited.
Maybe I’ve been hiding in a cave and everyone else on Earth has seen this, but I tripped across it by accident this morning for the first time. The clip below is along the lines of the “Susan Boyle” video, but I like this one better. You’ve got two teens – one pretty girl, and one obese boy – coming out on stage. You get the typical smirks from the audience, and then – blammo – they (particularly the male, Jonathan) blows everyone away. He’s magnificent. (more…)
I’m usually not that keen on live performances, but this one is exceptional (and contains some very appropriate messages for the seven bears left on planet Earth!)
I have a veritable mountain of “catch up” stuff to do, so I won’t have to do a post for a while. In the meantime, I want to celebrate the forthcoming end to the season of the year I hate the most – summer – and the beginning of my favorite – autumn. Here’s my favorite Elvis Costello song……..(whose killer lyrics can be found here):