Thursday, December 25, 2014

Ed likes your latest 'collection!'

I am sure many of you have heard Ed's last big hit online, the radio or wherever! I kept hearing it and it got to me---in a nice way---it moved me--in a nice way. NICE---wrong word. I actually went out and bought his latest offering and I have not stopped listening. Nah---I didn't download it or get it from the 'cloud.' I don't understand those concepts. I just wanted to own it--in real format. Hell, I would have got it on vinyl if I had to! What is it about this dude's music. He is a 'rapper with a flow' as he says---sort of! None of the gangster stuff or words that I can't hear because of the 'slangsta' shite! NO---what gets me about his 'flowing-rapping' style is that I can relate, understand and enjoy--the words. Then he comes out with a beautiful 'easy on the ear' song. 'I don't know or care what the genre is---I just frecking like it! Even my Jack Russell listens and likes it. How do I know that?---why she talks to me of course. SO---Ed--- You are the 'man' and I love your music, your style! That's saying a lot from an oldie---hell I shall be a pensioner next year! That doesn't mean that I have to act like one! Now---you other older farts---get out there and listen to this guy--ED SHEERAN.

Crazy time of the year almost over!

Merry Xmas! Yeah, In know--for many this time of the year is anything but---that is for a variety of reasons. For many it is about money and the terrible debt that so people get into, while for others it is a time when they cannot even do that, simply because they are unable to 'achieve that' doubtful status! No one will give them credit. Their kids do not receive anything because there is nothing to give. The world of advertising is a cruel reminder that they are not part of the Xmas cheer! Xmas is a lie for them. That does not mean that they do not find joy in their families and friends but it is a difficult time. At the other end of the scale and for those 'in between,' Xmas can be a time of stress and sometimes people come together, simply because they feel they must. Then other factors take over. Old 'scores,' and strained relationships are further put to the test. Over indulgence of various 'substances' cause damage and families suffer as a result. BY the time 'Boxing Day is done and dusted, there are many who throw their hands up with a sense of---'Thank God, that is over for the year.' I am just grateful that it has been a time of simple pleasure, being with family and seeing friends, with little pressure to be or to 'provide' beyond that which I am not capable of. I now look forward to a new year, with hope and a healthy sense of 'challenge.' I wish everyone joy, peace and I hope that you find those 'treasures' you most value, whatever your faith, belief or station in life.