December 17th, 2005

Christmas Music Post

The Vince Guaraldi Trio songs (From A Charlie Brown Christmas) and the Glen Campbell song are my most favorite. I remember being about 12 years old and having coffee with my parents one Saturday morning still in our pajamas and sitting by the fire, watching morning news and taking turns reading the paper. It was about a week or two before Christmas and it was sleeting like mad outside. This music was playing and I remember feeling very safe and happy, I remember my dogs laying at my feet by the fireplace and them waking up long enough to stretch and yawn. I remember my Daddy making a cassette tape of this music (it was all on vinyl) so we could take it with us in the car. After we'd had our coffee and breakfast, everyone got dressed and I went with Daddy and Shay (my sister) went with Mama to do some final Christmas shopping. We finished early and I was really hoping that the sleet would let up so I could go to the batting cages, but no such luck. We went to an arcade instead and had a good time. Later that afternoon, my brother and sister-in-law came over and brought my first nephew to see us. At that point, Joshua was about two and a half weeks old. He just turned 23 on the 5th of this month. As this was the last time I can ever remember feeling safe and happy in that house, this music is very precious to me. So the first three songs remind me of that time, the others are newer favorites. Enjoy.

Glen Campbell - It Must Be Getting Close To Christmas [YSI]
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time is Here (vocal) [YSI]
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time is Here [YSI]
Kenny G - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas [YSI]
Josh Groban - O Holy Night [YSI]
Angie Aparo - Silent Night [YSI]
Jennifer Nettles Band - Little Drummer Boy [YSI]
Jennifer Nettles Band - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town [YSI]

Open Letter To Jeff Gannon

Dear hotmilitarystud Mr. Guckert Gannon Whoever-the-hell-you-are-this-week,
It's one thing that you're a self loathing faggot, the Republican party is rife with them. You're the same microcephalic shitstains that bitch about Barbra Streisand, yet you KNOW you own "Color Me Barbra" on vinyl. It's one thing for you to cry foul when some Nazi cunt like Ann Coulter gets booed off a stage for being herself, but take care to refrain from illuminating this 'travesty' with phrases like "It reinforces that liberal believe free speech is only for those who agree with them" like your fellow GOPers don't constantly do the same. Might want to take care to spellcheck now and then, oh stellar reporter that you are. It's one thing for you to pretend to be something you aren't where being a reporter is concerned, but you're a fucking moron to think you can rip on White House reporters - the same ones you used to sit next to on a somewhat daily basis before getting busted by Americablog. Conversely, you need not ever mention the name Jayson Blair when making yet another failed attempt at being snarky. If you suck cock as badly as you suck at being intelligent, there is no fucking way you ever made $1200/weekend selling your ass to elitest DC. Pointing out an unfavorable review of Brokeback Mountain? That's what we have the Focus On The Family for, you stupid cumburp. Then you go and call Ron Reagan 'twinkle toes' and 'nancy boy' like he's one of the GOP johns who allegedly paid you to humiliate him. Dude, between the two of you, YOU are the assbandit, NOT him.

What I'm really trying to say here is motherfuck you, you subhuman, masochistic, vapid attention whore. Die.

No really, die.

J. Bennett
Will post any reply he makes.