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Monthly Archives: March 2012
I have been wanting to do this for a while and thought I would start tonight…as I seem to be in an “open and honest” mood. Things I hate-or things that make me sick.
You know that post that every single woman who has ever darkened the door way of any church ever,has re posted on Facebook? The one that says “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor in morning the devil says “oh no she is up”. I hate that post. The devil is not scared of my feet,or my stomp. If we are gonna get technical about it,since we are supposed to start the morning with prayer,then he really wouldn’t be scared when our feet hit the floor.
Another demi spiritual meandering that us Christian women have run into the ground is “a woman should be so lost in God that a man has to seek Him to find her”-I used to really like that one,but then I got to thinking that basically every girl wearing this shirt is announcing to the world that she is available but is too holy to go out with basically anyone,which I don’t believe sends any man who is reading the said shirt to reevaluate his relationship with God. Not to mention there is just no biblical grounds for either of the above christian pop sayings. Neither is “hate the sin love the sinner” which suggests that you can separate actions from the person committing the actions,and since that is impossible we are actually telling Christian to hate people in sin…and that just not what Jesus would do my friend.
Another thing that makes me sick…airing dirty laundry on facebook-have some class people. I admit,I have grown accustomed to recording daily events that have no meaning in anyone’s life. Like “I am going to bed now good night,oh wait it’s morning” but seriously…anyone reading this has seen much more personal status posts then that. What is worse is when people post an elusively dramatic post and you know they only post it to get approximately 20 comments saying “whats wrooonnnnggg” which turns into a 67 comment discussion right there on facebook. Relationship status on facebook…there is a time that is useful to your profile,the second you separate or break up and change it to “single” to get 110 “what happennnneeddd” comments is not one of them. Seriously,half the time if you are gonna change it the mili second your personal life changes,everyone knows int he next mila second you will be back together,you kow after you have had your big public battle on your wall.
Finally …I really hate the “I’m a bitch” posts. I am like this because my life was like this-dont judge me posts. You know like….
You know the ones that are in the little quote boxes. The ones who just need to offend and then say they do it because they are proud bitches….or whatever. Sure every once in a while a “have I not offended you yet? I’m sorry I will get to you in a minute” is fun to post. It is not fun to read…every single time the poster is online. Have an original thought for sake of humanity.
The all encouraging “inspirational posts”…
I’m not a pessimist …but I remember when real Bible Verses were on little cards and book marks and you got them from gift shops and gave them to people who put them up where they could see them. It was an actual act of encouragement. Usually crap like the above post is seen on the same page…..no I mean ALL of the above post boxes are seen on the same page. Emotional overload-am I supposed to be empathetic,offended or encouraged.
Reality shows taking the place of game shows,award shows,dramas and soap operas. Is there any real art anymore? The E Network…no wait I watch the E Network.
HLN…Head Line News that isn’t. It’s celebrity gossip,Nancy Grace and that other loud obnoxious woman who talks about her alcoholism as if it pertains to a case she is commentating. Joy Behar and conservative bashing,libertarian bashing and pretty much anyone who doesn’t worship liberal political elitism bashing. That is HLN…but it is not headline news.
PETA…and the consistent dogs are better then humans post that come across my feed. Dear God,I don’t have to join the humane society I get the animal rights stores all the time. I get it,I post Ron Paul news in hopes someone will read,be educated and vote accordingly. After election there wont be a need for this…as much. I like dogs,and cats and horses. I don’t think it is right to abuse animals and once in a far away land in past life I threatened not to have dogs if certain people continued kicking the one we had,but I feel more empathy towards human beings. I seriously wonder about people who want to save the dogs,cats,chimps and insects but take issue with putting out their own resources (or even their hand) to help a fellow man. (and no I do not mean government help).
Dancing with the Stars…I don’t know why.
There is more. My stint as Andy Rooney is waning though. I shall review and revise at a later date.
I love Bruce Springsteen. As a teen I loved him,but sometimes I got sick of hearing about his importance. Like Bob Dylan,Bruce is held to a mythical status among his fans.Unlike Bob Dylan,Bruce still makes albums that are of value in whatever social climate they are produced and unlike Dylan,Bruce still has an incredible voice.
I have sirius xm in my vehicle and eighty percent of my driving time is listening to Elvis Radio or E-Street radio. When the new album “Wrecking Ball” was announced,the folks on E-Street Radio devised the plan to play one track off the album each day up until the albums release date. This was an outstanding plan,especially in this day and age of quick scan listening and judging on itunes. Then Jimmy Fallon had Bruce week on his show and Bruce came-TWICE and so there were four E-Street performances in one week.
All that built up allot of excitement in fans,including myself,who quickly went to my favorite small business here in town “Charlemagne Records” to ask Jimmy if he had “the new Springsteen”. “Oh yes they answered,its just not on the shelf yet-it just came in its still in the box”. (Score-like a boss) I so enjoyed the last Springsteen album “Working on a Dream” but everything I heard on this album was so much more incredible. I had to have it,and I had to have it on vinyl…oh yes…yes I did.
The guys on Sirius said something that made a point that I have never been able to articulate. They said “Rock music is and always has been about sounds and beats that are built around the words”. It got me thinking,the best rock and roll musicians,and the ones who have lasted and had the most impact,are truly writers at the core. Telling stories and creating an incredible sound around the words. If they are real,then we as fans hear both. This album is both. Only a few have called into Sirius not understanding it,or not appreciating it,because they are comparing it to Bruce of the nineties…but Bruce is not Bruce of the nineties no more then any one else is who they were in the nineties. Most importantly …this is not the nineties. What is most impressive,and what is mostly heard from fans about this album is,just like most Bruce albums,there are no names mentioned but people are sang about. Just like “The Rising” was an album about people in the aftermath of 9/11 and ‘Working on a Dream” was about people who had hope in a new administration…this album is about people now,in this time. We don’t hear rants about politics out right,we hear the peoples story,and somehow that is a constant among Bruce records. Somehow he can always tap that nerve,and that is probably why he can continue to write new material-the peoples story is his “genre” of writing. Unlike other legends of his age who write and record new records but tour on old hits,Bruce Springsteen fans give input and want to hear whatever is new and coming from him. It is likely why his fan base continues to grow,and why he is held to mythical proportions.
I respect his writing and his efforts,but respect aside,this album is worth the physical buy-not just a tag in the play-list on “Spotify”.