Saturday, December 31, 2011

Overheard at Table 4: Starbucks Picks Up

-Man, I went in hoping to get another She and Him song for the pick of the week, and what do I get? Scrabble app.

-Wow. You just can never get what you want on the free stuff these days.

-True that!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Overread at the Counter: a 360 about Courtly and Contemporary Love


How I prefer the poems of old
That spoke of a Love so pure.
When Love restrained, Paradise gained
and, for Honor and Passion, endured.

Although I know those poems of old
Were mostly outright lies,
I prefer them to these harrowed days
When Love, for Pleasure, dies.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Overheard at the Counter: Christmas in the Trenches

One song that just be sung during the Christmas season, and one story that should retold more than any other story, except of course, the Nativity story, is the story of the Christmas truce during World War One. This story might be already known to all war aficionados and folk singers alike, and it tells of how the German and English troops stopped fighting on Christmas Day, and spend this holy day sharing beer and cigarettes, chocolates and pudding, singing Christmas carols together and playing soccer,

When reinforcements arrived after Boxing Day, they were back to the same old dirty war, but at least this story tells of how men who obey their earthly masters (like the obedient dogs they are) can occasionally, if only briefly, heed the call of Peace and Love from their TRUE Master, our Lord and SaviorJesus Christ

Friday, December 23, 2011

Overheard at Table 4

Oh fer godsakes, does everybody have to try to be so all encompassing alla dang time? I swear I jes heard on da tv sum senator jes say that the extension of the tax cut was a good Christmas present . . . And a good Kwanzaa present . . . And a good Hanukkah present. Jumpin Jesus on a pogo stick it's a frikkin Christmas present . . . Why does everything else haveta be put on the same level because it's not, They're not on da same level.

Listen - whether you believe in any of them or not it goes like this: Kwanzaa is the celebration of African culture and how it directly relates to Americans of African decent. Hanukkah is the celebration of how the Jews got rid of the stink of non Jews out of their temple, and Christmas is the celebration of the god of creation coming to earth in human form in order to give the entire human race a pathway to life in eternity.

Like i said, it doesn't matter if you believe in eithe tone or not, but you can not speak of them in the same breath, because they do not carry the same weight, theologically speaking. They should not be mentioned in the same sentence, ever. They are not equal, nor we're they ever intended to be equal. So we should all stop trying to speak of them in an equal vein, just to try to please everybody.

Stuck everybody! Nobody is going to be happy - ever! And it's about time that we just admit it, be respectful, and move the truck on!

Overhears at Booth 1: Yes's "Run with the Fox"

And another you can't forget to add is that Yes song "Run with the Fox" I have no idea what the lyrics are talking about, but then, nobody ever knows what Yes lyrics are all about, but it does mention Christmas by name, and it's just simply completely cool, so it should go in the compilation.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Overheard at the Counter: Dan Fogelberg's "Same Auld Lang Syne"

Lucky Moran says, "I got one for your Christmas comp, but I'm kind of ambivalent toward it, because I love the song but I hate the singer."

"What is it?" asks Steppenwolf.

"'Same Auld Lang Syne' by Dan Fogelberg," says Lucky.

"Yech!" says Otis Redwing. "That syrupy piece of weak drippy French toast."

"But you don't hear it the way I hear it. I hear it with Tom Waits singing it."

"I have to admit," says Verble, looking up from his iPad, "The lyrics fit the overall theme."

Same Auld Lang Syne
Dan Fogelberg

Met my old lover in a grocery store
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
Stole behind her in the frozen foods
and I touched her on the sleeve

She didn't recognize the face at first
but then her eyes flew open wide
Tried to hug me and she spilled her purse
and we laughed until we cried

Took her groceries to the checkout stand
The food was totaled up and bagged
stood there lost in our embarrassment
as the conversation dragged

Went to have ourselves a drink or two
but couldn't find an open bar
Bought a six-pack at the liquor store
and we drank it in the car

We drank a toast to innocence, we drank a toast to now
Tried to reach beyond the emptiness but neither one knew how

She said she'd married her an architect
Kept her warm and safe and dry
She said she'd like to say she loved the man
but she didn't want to lie

I said the years had been a friend to her
and that her eyes were still as blue
But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I saw doubt or gratitude
She said she saw me in the record store
and that I must be doing well

I said the audience was heavenly
but the traveling was hell
We drank a toast to innocence we drank a toast to time
We're living in our eloquence, another old lang syne

The beers were empty and our tongues grew tired
and running out of things to say
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
and I watched her drive away

Just for a moment I was back in school
And felt that old familiar pain
And as I turned to make my way back home
the snow turned into rain

"Man, even if it were redone by Paul Simon, circa 1972 or something," says Steppenwolf, "that'd be better than the Fogelberg version, which is so sad to say about the guy who WROTE the song!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Overheard at Booth 2: Talking Republican Candidates

Well I wouldn't vote for perry, no how.

Oh god no. Perry's nothing but a liar. You know he had his guy, then he fired him and then he brought him back, and this guy took money and owns an island. An ISLAnd.

Yeah, they're all crooks. I consider perry nothing but a political prostitute. I used to like Cain, but you know what I think they got to Cain.

Yeah, they got together to push him out. Because he wasn't part of the establishment.

You know if it came down to it right now, it'd have to be either Gingrich or Romney. I know Gingrich has got some baggage, but you know, he really is the most intelligent one up there.

I wouldn't vote for Romney if he were the only candidate available. He talks like a Democrat.

Yeh he shot himself in the foot all do. He started off strong but the more he talked the more people stopped liking him.

Because he only says what people want to hear. And people can spot that and they don't want to be pandered to anymore.

You know I liked bachmanat first, but I don't really know what happened to her. She was the toughest talking. But then she does sometimes say some kinda crazy things.

Well to be honest with you I liked what some you feller said when they were interviewing people at some rally in Iowa, this kid said the perfect Christmas present this year would be for Ron Paul to win Iowa.

Well, you know, he's still in there. I don't know exactly how he's doing it, but he's still in there, just like Ross Perot was way back then.

Yep. Sure will be interesting, I give it that.

Overheard at Booth 4: Christmas Presents

Ada (putting away her iPhone): That was Lyssa. She's in KC this week with my mom for Christmas.

Heather: She sounded upset. Is everything OK?

Ada: She heard her brother got a Wii.

Heather: And she wanted one, too?

Ada: Nah. She just wants it to he THEIRS and not just HIS. Which is why I had to remind her that she already got new $120 boots, new blouses, a new winter coat, probably total about $400 worth of clothes all together, so I really don't the she should be getting her eye on her brother's one and only thing he asked for this Christmas.

Heather: 'tis the season!

Ada: It sure is!

Overheard at Table 3: conspiracy, or just good planning?

And Phil was saying, "maybe it's a little of both and he was saying that he heard on the radio the other day, Pacifica radio, yesterday, that there was some guys who used to be the head of some union who was saying that this latest government fiasco where the Repiblicans are blocking the appointment of a third person to the National Labor Relations Board is a plot, or at least a crafty distraction, because, you see, theNLRB has to have a quorum of three in order to exist, if not a third person, which at the moment the are only two, then it cannot actually function, and then there is no method by which Labor Unions can redress grievances with the government, so what that means is that after january first, since there won't be a third member, there will be no protection for labor."

And Gerry asked, "so why can't the president just nominate some guy during the recess. Thos erecess appointments are the way to get around that crap."

And Phil said, "that's what's so freaking crafty about the whole deal. The senate had an appropriations bill that would extend unemployment benefits another onto. The repubs in the house won't allow it to come to a vote. They have made some maneuver to deny going into recess until they've hammmered out a different agreement. SO - what that apparently means is that they have effectively closed off every method by which the NLRB can get an appointee and thus, save what little protection the american worker had against Big Business."

And Gerry said, "dang, sounds like the Republicans have done their homework. Those're some crafty ashbowls, I'll tellya."

And Phil said, "you know, all my life I swore to myself that I'd never become one of those conspiracy theorists, but good god every time I read the paper or hear the news it's just like another little factoid that adds up to pointing toward the fact that these conservatives are caressing our faces with one hand while driving knives into our backs with the other."

And Gerry said, "well, always remember what John says . . ."

"The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working."

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Overheard at Table 4: 1913 Massacre

While this isn't considered a Christmas song, it should be: it tells a story of something that happened at a Christmas party. It's something that we should never forget, even though we already have.

This song should be on every Christmas compilation, if only to show ourselves what can happen when the corporations have the brazen impunity to kill their own workers.

Thank you, Mr. Guthrie, for keeping this gem in our catalog.

1913 Massacre
by Woody Guthrie

Take a trip with me in nineteen thirteen
To Calumet, Michigan in the copper country
I'll take you to a place called Italian Hall
And the miners are having their big Christmas ball

I'll take you in a door and up a high stairs
Singing and dancing is heard ev'rywhere
I'll let you shake hands with the people you see
And watch the kids dance 'round the big Christmas tree.

There's talking and laughing and songs in the air
And the spirit of Christmas is there ev'rywhere
Before you know it you're friends with us all
And you're dancing around and around in the hall

You ask about work and you ask about pay
They'll tell you they make less than a dollar a day
Working their copper claims, risking their lives
So it's fun to spend Christmas with children and wives.

A little girl sits down by the Christmas tree lights
To play the piano so you gotta keep quiet
To hear all this fun; you would not realize
That the copper boss thug men are milling outside

The copper boss thugs stuck their heads in the door
One of them yelled and he screamed, "There's a fire"
A lady she hollered, "There's no such a thing;
Keep on with your party, there's no such a thing."

A few people rushed and there's only a few
"It's just the thugs and the scabs fooling you."
A man grabbed his daughter and he carried her down
But the thugs held the door and he could not get out.

And then others followed, about a hundred or more
But most everybody remained on the floor
The gun thugs, they laughed at their murderous joke
And the children were smothered on the stairs by the door.

Such a terrible sight I never did see
We carried our children back up to their tree
The scabs outside still laughed at their spree
And the children that died there was seventy-three

The piano played a slow funeral tune,
And the town was lit up by a cold Christmas moon
The parents, they cried and the men, they moaned,
"See what your greed for money has done?"

©1961 (Renewed) by Fall River Music Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Overheard at Booth 2: iPad Pick of the Week Blues

Shoot, all those years of going to Starbucks and seeing those cool Picks of the Week, and I finally get an iPad and now none of Starbucks ever seems to HAVE any on hand!

Wait, you're talking about another coffee shop when we're here at THIS coffee shop.

Well . . . this place isn't just like a coffee shop. This place is sort of a way of being.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Overheard at Booth 3

What is it with the Republicans going so stark bonkers over the occupiers! They're having a conniption!

Well, if they can't buy you off, manipulate your words, or otherwise subvert you, they have no idea to do.

I think that's why Ann Coulter wants to just shoot them.

Yeah, but she's true evil. Like Manson evil, she would never pull the trigger herself, she's trying to brainwash the simple minded into doing it for her.

Didn't that already work with some congresswoman?

Overhears at Table 4: Evangelicals cut funding to Muslim TV Show

Billy: You know, I don't think I much like those evangelicals telling Lowe's to cut their funding to that television show about Muslims.

Joe: Why not?

Jim: Yeah, for me it shows that at least somebody can control one of these big corporate monsters.

Bob: And you know that there's tough to do.

Billy: Well, that's true, but my thought is, if they don't like the show because it supposedly is so antithetical to Jesus, then why don't they do the same thing for Teen Mom and all those reality shows where young people are shacked up together in a house, all screwing each other and telling all about it? Why aren't they shutting down all the Housewives of Richville? I mean, those certainly show what the Book of Proverbs warned about vicious women.

Joe:Well, it's obvious ain't it? They're all too busy watching the Bachelorette!

Jim: True. How true.

Bob: Just goes to show that evangelicals can only talk Jesus. They can't NEVER walk Jesus.

Billy: The way I see it, these evangelicals think that tv shows about Muslims area danger to the message of salvation through Christ. Sad, because they're too utterly stupid to know that every show they watch on tv that promotes teen sex and American Freedom is the real danger to the message of Christ.

Joe: Oh yeah, like Sons of Anarchy.

Jim: Oh man, I bet Southern evangelicals LOVE that show!

Bob: What about that one where the chemistry professor becomes a meth dealer. Why don't they shut that one down?

Billy: Because he ain't Muslim.

Overheard at the Counter: Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds "Christmas Song"

I just discovered this one on the compilation "A Very Special Christmas 3" (which also has a very fine version of "I Saw Three Ships" by Sting, by the way) - but the "Christmas Song" by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds just blew my socks off.

I'm used to the understated power of their guitar works - very simple progressions that are actually very difficult to phrase - but the lyrics really knocked me out. This is what a Christmas Song should be: the story of Christ's birth, and life, and death, told in a way that anybody speaking English today can understand it.

There is true power in the simple poetry of this modern-day retelling of the Nativity, Message, and Crucifixion. Just listen to it and you'll know.

Wow. That just about sums it up. Wow.

(By the way, I couldn't find a YouTube with the same power as the cut on the CD, so I just put a few links here - look around, you'll find one that fits just right!)

She was his girl; he was her boyfriend
She'd be his wife and make him her husband
A surprise on the way, any day, any day
One healthy little giggling dribbling baby boy
The wise men came, three made their way
To shower him with love
While he lay in the hay
Shower him with love love love
Love love love
Love love was all around

Not very much of his childhood was known
Kept his mother Mary worried
Always out on his own
He met another Mary who for a reasonable fee,
less than reputable was known to be.

His heart full of love love love
Love love love
Love love was all around

When Jesus Christ was nailed to his tree
Said "oh, Daddy-o, I can see how it all soon will be
I came to shed a little light on this darkening scene
Instead I fear I've spilled the blood of our children all around"

The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children's all around

So I'm told, so the story goes
The people he knew were
Less than golden hearted
Gamblers and Robbers
Drinkers and Jokers, all soul searchers
Like you and me
Like you and me

Rumors insisted he soon would be
For his deviations
Taken into custody
By the authorities less informed than he.
Drinkers and Jokers all soul searchers
Searching for love love love
Love love love
Love love was all around

Preparations were made
For his celebration day
He said "eat this bread and think of it as me
Drink this wine and dream it will be
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children's all around
The blood of our children all around

Father up above, why in all this anger do you fill
Me up with love, love, love
Love love love
Love love was all around
Father up above, why in all this hatred do you fill
Me up with love, fill me love love love
Love love love
all you need is love
you can't buy me love
Love love love
Love love
And the blood of our children's all around

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Overseen on iPad left at Booth 2: Jesus Christ Forbids War

Why did Jesus come to Earth?

Why Did Jesus Come To Earth?

John wrote: "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work." (1 John 3:8)

Peter said: "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil" (Acts 10:38)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Here are the reasons given in the Gospels why Jesus came to earth.

Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Matthew 4:23 Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”

Matthew 9:13 “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 9:35 Jesus went through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

Matthew 10:7 “Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”

Matthew 10:34 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword.”

Matthew 11:27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

Matthew 11:29 “Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls.”

Matthew 18:11 “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.”

Matthew 20:28 “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom* for many.”

Matthew 24:14 “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

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Mark 1:14 Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

Mark 1:38 “Let us go to the nearby villages so I can preach there also. That is what I have come to do.”

Mark 2:17 “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom* for many.”

Mark 16:15 Jesus told them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

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Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”

Luke 4:43, 44 “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

Luke 5:32 “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Luke 9:2 He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.

Luke 9:11 The crowds followed Jesus; and welcoming them, He spoke to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.

Luke 9:56 “For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them.”

Luke 9:60 “But as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.”

Luke 12:49-51 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.”

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

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John 3:17 “God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”

John 6:38-40 “I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

John 6:51 “I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

John 9:39 “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”

John 10:10 “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

Jesus 12:31 "Now the prince of this world will be driven out."

John 12:46 “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.”

Jesus 16:11: "The prince of this world now stands condemned."

John 18:37 Pilate said to Jesus, “You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

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* To many Christians, the word "ransom" sounds like sacrificial language, for we sometimes speak of Jesus as the ransom for our sins. But it almost certainly does not have this meaning in the two places that it is used in the Gospels. The Greek word translated as "ransom" (lutron) is used in the Bible not in the context of payment for sin, but to refer to payment made to liberate captives (often from captivity in war) or slaves (often from debt slavery). A lutron is a means of liberation from bondage.

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The guy reading what's on his iPad screen says:

Wow! He came to serve and save. I don't see a dang thing in there about killin' Muslims, Communists, Russians, Arabs, terrorists, gays, liberals, intellectuals, transsexuals, lesbians, athiests, satanists, witches, or progressives. Nope. Not a word. Looks like Jesus is just about as loving as you can get . . . now why y'all trying to make him out to be some sort of Charlton Heston NRA big-business-lovin' kill-the-forests wipe-out-bambi rape-the-earth and Marine-sendin' type of bloodthirsty mass murderer? Huh? Explain it to me!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Overheard at Table 1: The Kinks' "Father Christmas"

I had forgotten about this little gem - about a department store Santa who gets rolled over by poor street urchin in a 20th century version of a Dickensian Christmas.

Here's a video on YouTube

The sound quality is good, video quality not so much, but it's a good watch anyway.

When I was small I believed in Santa Claus
Though I knew it was my dad
And I would hang up my stocking at Christmas
Open my presents and I'd be glad

But the last time I played Father Christmas
I stood outside a department store
A gang of kids came over and mugged me
And knocked my reindeer to the floor

They said:
Father Christmas, give us some money
Don't mess around with those silly toys.
We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over
We want your bread so don't make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Don't give my brother a Steve Austin outfit
Don't give my sister a cuddly toy
We don't want a jigsaw or monopoly money
We only want the real McCoy

Father Christmas, give us some money
We'll beat you up if you make us annoyed
Father Christmas, give us some money
Don't mess around with those silly toys

But give my daddy a job 'cause he needs one
He's got lots of mouths to feed
But if you've got one, I'll have a machine gun
So I can scare all the kids down the street

Father Christmas, give us some money
We got no time for your silly toys
We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over
We want your bread so don't make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Have yourself a merry merry Christmas
Have yourself a good time
But remember the kids who got nothin'
While you're drinkin' down your wine

Father Christmas, give us some money
We got no time for your silly toys
Father Christmas, please hand it over
We'll beat you up, so don't make us annoyed

Father Christmas, give us some money
Don't mess around with those silly toys
We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over
We want your bread so don't make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

What makes this an excellent Christmas song is because it portrays the emotions that many kids feel at Christmas, and I especially love the line "give my dad a job" because here are kids rolling this fake Santa, and right at that moment, there is the hint, the barest hint, of belief. The desire to believe that there is some magic in the world.

Definitely more powerful a song than it presents itself to be.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Overheard at Table 2: New York Millionaire's Tax Break

- I think it was a win.

- For who?

- For everybody.

- How's it for everybody? The rich get a reduction!

- They would have had to pay nothing. This way, the state will bring in $1.9 billion in revenue.

- But they WERE bringing in $4 billion.

- But when that tax expired next month, they'd be bringin' in nuthin' - somethin' is better than nuthin' right?

- See, that's why we're all so messed up. It's like a bully who comes out and pokes a sharp stick in your eye, and then expects you to be thankful that he didn't poke it in both!

- I dunno. The way I see it, the rich still get taxed somethin'

- And I say it's not enough.

- Well, how much do you wanna tax the rich the, anyway?

- Tax 'em so much 'till they don't have enough left to hurt nobody else, anymore.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Overheard at Booth 3: Ann Coulter on the Open Desire to Kill Innocent Protesters

Bill: All I can say is that this woman is creepy-evil.

Steve: Downright dirty evil. I used to think that she was just stupid, but actually calling for the military to gun these Occupiers down. Man, that's cold. That's just stone cold.

Marcus: Makes me wanna puke and never stop, I'll tellya. But what's even worse is that there is no public outcry. If she had said about, oh I dunno, the drug crime in DC "Well, you know in the 40's, a coupla good lynchings took care of that!" she'd be run out of the country. But she talks about murdering people who are exercising their First Amendment rights, and not one single word drifts across the airwaves.

Bill: Creepy-evil.

Steve: Stone. Cold.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Overheard at Table 3: Apple Haters

Listen, I just want to move my songs from my iPod to my iPad, and I plug the pod into the computer and all that it comes up with is the stupid camera . . . and this isn't even an iPod that HAS a camera! Seriously, and it won't let me in to get any of the songs, and I bought the dang songs with my own money and I should be able to move them where I want to!

. . . and no, don't try to give me any of that "cloud" business, because when I purchase something I want to be able to move it where I want to - whether it's on my laptop or any other device.

Geez, I miss the days of record collections!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Overheard at Table 2: A Very Bublé Christmas

Man I skipped eating lunch today so I could go out to Best Buy, I was looking for that Michael Bublé Christmas CD my wife's always talking about, she really likes his version of All I Want for Christmas is You, but man all I could find in Christmas music was the Muppets and Mannheim Steamroller. Oh yeah, and Bob Dylan. Man, you know it's over when Bob Dylan breaks down and does a Christmas CD.