Sunday, November 23, 2008

Its begining to look a lot like Christmas

If you love Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Hall & Oats, Elton John, Amy Grant or George Micheal than I am sure that you are familiar with Delilah, the nationally syndicated radio personalty coming at you live from 6-11pm every night on your local soft rock station( 99.9 for my friends in the valley.) I have known Delilah since my youth when she hosted Pillow Talk but I came to know her best during the Christmas season when she plays non stop Christmas carols, and only the classics like: Do They Know it's Christmas Time At All? (thank you Live Aid) Last Christmas I Gave you My Heart (George Micheal) and Wonderful Christmas Time (Paul McCartney.)

Christmas 2004
Delilah is the radio equivalent of America's Funniest Home Video's, not intentionally of course. She has been given the incredibly difficult task of counseling her callers purely through the healing powers of soft rock love ballads. They confide their darkest secrets in her and in turn she picks out the perfect song to mend their broken minds. Tricky as that may be, I am amazed every year when she is restricted to Christmas songs alone. The best part about Delilah's show, besides what callers willingly tell thousands of listeners, is between 9:30-10:00 when she lets her hair down and starts to flirt with that G/PG line.

It may be a little early for some to begin listening to Christmas music, but I am eager to get my Christmas Carol/Delilah fix on and I suggest you do the same.

Christmas in our first apartment

Matthew scaring Atticus, Christmas 2006

Last Christmas

In doing a little research for this post I had the fine pleasure of reading the lyrics to, Do They Know it's Christmas time at all?, I was so moved that I have already submitted this to church headquarters in consideration that they add it to the Hymnal.

(Paul Young)
It's Christmas time
There's no need to be afraid
At Christmas time
We let in light and we banish shade
(Boy George)
And in our world of plenty
We can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
At Christmas time

(George Michael)
But say a prayer
Pray for the other ones
At Christmas time it's hard
(Simon LeBon)
But when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
(Sting) And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is
(Bono joins in)
The bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that are ringing
Are clanging chimes of doom
(Bono only) Well, tonight thank God it's them instead of you.

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time.
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
Where nothing ever grows
No rain or rivers flow
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time
Feed the world
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

(Paul Young)
Here's to you
raise a glass for everyone
Here's to them
underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Chorus (Everyone)
Feed the world
Feed the world
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama, McCain, Palin, Joe the Plumber, and Steve Nash

first, let me explain to the 3 people who voted in our poll what the poll was all about. Lindsay stole it off of comedian Mo Rocca's website, and she initially intended to do a post about how funny or weird, or likeable, or folksy, or great, or terrible Sarah Palin was. but then she didn't feel like blogging so she kept avoiding it until it conveniently became irrelevant because now the election is over and we will forget about Palin until she inevitably decides to run in 2012 against Joe the Plumber in the republican primaries. at that point we might try to finally do that lost post where Sarah Palin is...
(choose at least 1 but no more than 3)
likeable (Rep)
folksy (Rep)
great (Rep)
terrible (Dem)
weird (Dem)
attractive like Tina Fey (bipartisan)

but for now, i have decided to post these awesome Steve Nash commercials that he self made for vitamin water because
(a) he is awesome
(b) let us not forget that the suns won last night too
(c) he is white, so that should comfort some of McCain's core fanbase (not me though, i consider myself a minority. yes i'm mostly white, but i've got some mexican in me, and i've got a lot of love for the black people)

-- matthew