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on the beach 3
12-20-2007, 10:30 AM
As we near the Holidays and the last minute crunch of travel, shopping and general craziness may I be the first to wish all my friends here a wonderful, wonderful holiday season.The year has flown by and it's time to wind down, do it with those you love and cherish and hopefully with a little Jayhawks playing in the background.

Peace and Holiday Boat Drinks.......

Calexico
12-20-2007, 10:34 AM
Nice sentiments surfer dude!


God bless us all, each and every one!:p

greekguy
12-20-2007, 10:54 AM
Happy Celebrating everyone!

Maybe the Live Album will come out next year.

axeeugene
12-20-2007, 11:17 AM
PISS OFF, YA WANKERS!

:D

Just fulfilling my expected curmudgeonly board role... Seriously, have a happy and safe one, whatever your religious or non-religious affiliations might be. I, for one, intend to worship at the House of the Holy Bottle and offer prayers to the Shrine of the Almighty Dollar, and to do so in warmth and safety.

Oh yeah...and KICK IT with my Chicago Brethren :D Can't wait until the 28th, ya pukes!

Haggischomper
12-20-2007, 12:09 PM
Aww, that's sweet Axe! :D

girl incognito1
12-20-2007, 12:21 PM
Wonderful greeting OTHB3!!!!!!!

Happy Holidays to everyone here on the board...you guys rock!!! :cool: :cool: :) :D

JoMama
12-20-2007, 02:43 PM
Happy X-mas
Happier yet 2008 to all of you,
and all of you who constitute Jayhawks members to whom this fanpage is dedicated--thanks for all you do!

Jose Mourinho
12-20-2007, 04:48 PM
I truly do not comprehend Christmas.
What does the average person believe it stands for?
Christmas can be a truly magic time for children especially but the true meaning of the event is entirely lost.
What makes people, who for 364 days of the year do not care less about jesus or even give a thought towards religion, suddenly think that because it is Christmas they might be a little bit religious after all and should celebrate and give unwanted cards and presents to people they don't necessarily even like?

The world can keep its phoney sentiment and the hypocrisy that it brings at Christmas time, along with the blatant over-commercialisation.....it's not for me.
Unfortunately there is no escape from the charade.....wherever you turn it is there....on the TV; on the radio; in the streets; in the neighbours' houses.
For some people Christmas is a really horrible time but there is no way out....no exit. It's just endurance time.

I will lock myself away for a few days, open a couple of bottles of Purdeys, whack on Band of horses and forget about it all until next year.
Thank you!!!

axeeugene
12-20-2007, 05:11 PM
I truly do not comprehend Christmas.
What does the average person believe it stands for?

As a non-christian I generally avoid making statements of this sort, as it usually serves only to further the animosity towards me that already exists thanks to my asocial demeanor. All the trappings of christmas once bothered me tremendously, until I realized that all one needs to do is refuse to participate in those things one finds abhorrent, and the trouble subsides.

For example: I do not decorate my house with ridiculous lights. I will never cut down a fir tree, place it indoors, and strew it with inane baubles. I will not entertain carolers. I will not attend a midnight candlelight service for a religion I neither possess nor profess belief in. I will not engage in an orgy of spending to purchase foolish objects their recipients don't need. I do not exclaim "Merry Christmas!" to friends and strangers alike. I flatly refuse to mail stacks of "Christmas Cards" containing generic and pointless messages to people I rarely--if ever--speak to. If I have children, I will never perpetrate the great lie that is "Santa Claus" on them. And on and on.

However, I *will* drive a long distance to visit my family for a few days. I *will* strive to reconnect with close friends, and spend genuine quality time with them. I *will* attend a party if I am invited to one. I *will* offer small gifts of appreciation to those closest to me. I *will* enjoy a few hearty meals and good drinks. I will express my love and appreciation to those I am thankful to know.

And you know what? Because of that approach, the holiday doesn't bother me so much. Really, who cares what it's "supposed" to be about, so long as it causes us to reflect on ourselves, express care for those we love, and be with family for a while? Whether you're christian or not, isn't that the intent Christ would likely sanction?

As a non-christian, I see no problem in using *any* opportunity for celebration of human life and love. Anyway, there's nothing in the Bible about "Christmas," and anyone of christian faith who believes December 25--a date on a calendar that did not exist in Roman times--has any significance beyond a pragmatic co-option of European pagan festivals is being a fool. But really, what's religion for if not people? Does God care when or how we celebrate? I maintain, if love is our purpose, then we can't be acting badly.

JoMama
12-20-2007, 06:07 PM
It's not about the baby Jesus, conceived by 'god' who 'secretly' came in the night to knock up Mary and then let her be an unwed mother having a baby in somebody's barn because there was no room at the inn (there WAS room, but not for a woman who didn't know how she got preggers and was in the company of yet another man who wasn't the father of this baby--for shame!!!...).
No, we invent Holidays to remind ourselves to get away from the slavery of our routines and remember our friends and relatives with whom we had the time to get to know when we were young before we got steamrolled with 'reality' and a mortgage to join the Jones' ratrace.
We celebrate holidays as our own little way of sticking it to The Man for making us work so much for money we can't even appreciate. Buy lots of expensive gifts so you have a reason to go to work the next year. If we didn't take this time to be with friends and relatives we hardly know, we'd go completely bonkers. That's why we end up stressed-out and need a vacation from the Holiday season itself, because our loved ones drive us crazy too. :D :D :D

Jedey
12-20-2007, 06:09 PM
This is what Christmas is all about. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKk9rv2hUfA)

mystic_spiral_3
12-20-2007, 09:04 PM
To those that celebrate and/or like Christmas: Merry Christmas!

To those that don't: Happy whatever you like to celebrate! Hope people have safe travels and good visits with family and friends.

Precious Time
12-21-2007, 03:20 AM
I wish everyone the best but couldn't be bothered with the whole christmas thing.

Chaosdan
12-21-2007, 03:30 AM
No, we invent Holidays to remind ourselves to get away from the slavery of our routines

Except for those many thousands who have to work over Christmas of course...!

Anyway, happy whatever to everyone!

Calexico
12-21-2007, 05:23 AM
Fuck me, I thought I was a moaning bastard...:rolleyes:

And all these years gone by and A Charlie Brown Christmas is still fantastic.

JoMama
12-21-2007, 08:24 AM
Fuck me, I thought I was a moaning bastard...:rolleyes:

And all these years gone by and A Charlie Brown Christmas is still fantastic.

Ah yes, so it is [rambling, whiny post deleted].

on the beach 3
12-21-2007, 10:13 AM
No offense guys and please dont take it personally but this is not the time or place for neo political religious ramblings, for whatever reason or non reson you may have to celebrate or not celebrate the season please do so as you feel, my thread was not religious tinted intentionally and if you want to crawl in a whole for three days and get blind then do so with my best wishes.

Peace and Boat Drinks.......:)

JumboFun
12-21-2007, 11:06 AM
...Music, music, calmed the savage beast. I for one am so happy and filled with joy just these past few days my heart feels as though it will burst out of my chest :o :). It's a good feeling. And lots of warm feelings sent your way Jose. I have been unable to listen to anything other than Christmas music pretty much since the start of the month. I listen to a lot of stuff but here is a few that I really love and may bring you joy as well.

"A Renaissance Dhristmas" - The Boston Camerata
"Bright Day Star" - Baltimore Consort
"The Bells of Dublin" - The Chieftans (and their friends)
"Christmas with Rosemary Clooney" - Rosemary Clooney

Yesterday I made Dark Christmas Cake and it's now soaking in brandy. I share a piece with you all, (sorry if you hate it, I know it's not everyones cup of tea.) I love it smeared with butter.

Merry Christmas music lovers

XXXOOO

JoMama
12-21-2007, 02:10 PM
Aye,
my apologies to the folks out there with my ramblings...
but I was born a ramblin' man.;)
Underneath it all, I too wish ye all well, but The Man has been kicking me arse of late so I come off with a ferocity in the typed word that doesn't accurately reflect the 'greetings of the season' that I do wish for everyone.
Handel's Messiah is a welcome piece this time of year.
To sing in a choir performing it takes it to yet another level and I encourage anyone to do so. :)
Again, some of us have ridiculous deadlines in this season of joy, so it takes a little effort to put on that Santa smile...
Peace on Earth and Good Will to the hearts of those who need it!
My gift to you all is to learn to not post when I'm half asleep...:rolleyes:

zebulon
12-22-2007, 12:38 AM
To those that celebrate and/or like Christmas: Merry Christmas!

To those that don't: Happy whatever you like to celebrate! Hope people have safe travels and good visits with family and friends.

+1 :)

Melody Blues
12-22-2007, 04:01 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all on this great board!! :)

In a new job now and I'm only going to get Christmas Day off work so I won't have much time for lazing around too much!

I hope it's a nice peaceful time for all you guys and your families...

Calexico
12-22-2007, 06:02 AM
My post wasn't really directed at you JoMama.
You're cool :)

So you hate Axe? Excellent!:D


Nice one about the job, MB!

JoMama
12-22-2007, 06:10 AM
My post wasn't really directed at you JoMama.
You're cool :)

Thanks FG, I needed that. But I do think 'moaning bastard' applies. Too busy, too grumpy due to some job stresses, that's December me in a nutshell... It will all get smoothed out in short order though.
Happy Holidays!

Jedey
12-22-2007, 06:16 AM
So you hate Axe? Excellent!:D



How could anyone hate teh Axeman? He's such a sweetheart.:D

Calexico
12-22-2007, 06:20 AM
How could anyone hate teh Axeman? He's such a sweetheart.:D

I don't know. I kinda like the old curmudgeon. FG is the one who said she didn't like him.:)

Fisheye
12-22-2007, 06:37 AM
Just a quick MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone here on the board!! It's rather fun lurking around here with an occasional psot -- I've found out about some great music I'd otherwise have not known about, so thanks! I hope you have a great time with friends and family and encounter safe travels!

sybilskelton
12-22-2007, 06:44 AM
You're ALL a bunch of sweethearts, moaning bastards and curmudgeons included. Happy Christmas-Hannukah-Kwanzaa-Festivus-Winter Solstice-long weekend off work, or whatever. Any time's a good time to celebrate with family, eat too much and get presents!

Last weekend I went to a rock show where I got to stand in the middle of a euphoric, slightly drunken crowd of people and sing WAR IS OVER, IF YOU WANT IT at the top of our lungs. I've always wanted to do that, and now I am officially in the holiday spirit. Now if I could just get started on that shopping.

Love & kisses
Sybil

illbecominhome
12-22-2007, 06:52 AM
Last weekend I went to a rock show where I got to stand in the middle of a euphoric, slightly drunken crowd of people and sing WAR IS OVER, IF YOU WANT IT at the top of our lungs. I've always wanted to do that, and now I am officially in the holiday spirit.

Nice one Sybil! Merry Christmas everyone, or as we would say in Spanish, FELIZ NAVIDAD PARA TODOS!!!

Melody Blues
12-22-2007, 06:57 AM
I've found out about some great music I'd otherwise have not known about, so thanks!

Same here. Cheers everyone...

This place is often the first place I come when I get on-line, to see what you guys are talking about. Great bunch of really helpful people here.

About the job, thanks for that Cale. You were right about moving on.

And axe is one of the good guys, I nominate him for the Tom Reagan award for coolness. ;)

Chaosdan
12-22-2007, 08:39 AM
Last weekend I went to a rock show where I got to stand in the middle of a euphoric, slightly drunken crowd of people and sing WAR IS OVER, IF YOU WANT IT at the top of our lungs. I've always wanted to do that, and now I am officially in the holiday spirit.

I was at a Wildhearts gig last night, singing along to the uplifting seasonal number "Fuck Christmas! Fuck you!" But weirdly, singing along to this made-up-on-the-spot punk ditty with 2000 other people was kind of heart-warming.

For me, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without some people getting stupidly sentimental about it, and others whinging about the whole thing. Personally, I don't bother putting decorations up or sending cards, but that's more to with being a lazy bastard than anything else. Christmas has no religious meaning to me, but I certainly enjoy a few days off work, getting pissed and seeing friends & family...

Calexico
12-22-2007, 08:52 AM
I was at a Wildhearts gig last night

I am speechless.

Angelyne
12-22-2007, 09:44 AM
Joyful and safe holidays to all the fanpagers! It is so wonderful that we all have a nice place to come and sit a spell. The internets are great like that but YOU ALL make this place what it is! :D

It was nice to hang with the "cool kids" in Mpls this summer. Here's hoping we see each other at some gig in 2008, like maybe a Gary Louris show. :D

Sybil - how extremely cool that you had a moment like that - especially in the current state of the world.

Cheers to everyone. I'm off to shop, bake and wrap some gifts.

Haggischomper
12-22-2007, 09:46 AM
I was at a Wildhearts gig last night,

Ginger is still on the go? Thought he'd be dead by now.

Chaosdan
12-22-2007, 10:39 AM
Ginger is still on the go? Thought he'd be dead by now.

He's alive and well, and in very good form. I didn't even realise The Wildhearts were still together until my friend suggested we go the other week. Not only are they still together (I think they slit up and reformed a few years back), they released an album this year and managed to sell out the Astoria last night. They were great... I saw them a few times back in the mid-90s and 'Earth vs The Wildhearts' remains one of my favourite albums of that era.

I am speechless.

Hey, you know I love the ROCK! I'm going to see The Cult in Feb...

Calexico
12-22-2007, 10:41 AM
I think they slit up and reformed a couple of years back.

Now that's worth seeing! :D

Calexico
12-22-2007, 02:22 PM
:mad: :mad: I didn't say that! Axe is cool too, I actually agreed with his post!
You, you troublemaker you!

:D :D :D

kmweiss
12-22-2007, 02:48 PM
Happy holidays to everyone whether they like this time of year or not. I'm not religious and Chanukah is just another excuse to spoil the kids, but I kind of like the cheerfulness of the holidays. Manhattan looks nice with all the decorations and I can even ignore the tourists walking around like they have never seen a building before! Its all good. Enjoy your family and friends and a little good music!

Kenny

axeeugene
12-22-2007, 04:00 PM
And axe is one of the good guys, I nominate him for the Tom Reagan award for coolness. ;)

I reckon I could trade body blows with anyone in this town...except you, Melody Blues.

I do know all the angles.

And I want me hat.

And one more time for the record: I AM *NOT* A SWEETHEART, DAMN YOU ALL!

Just to stir the pot a little more (like it needs it, this close to ye olde holidays and all...), here's a special gift for Mr. Perlman and any others of the Hebrew extraction on the board (and no, I did not make this up):

illbecominhome
12-22-2007, 04:14 PM
Manhattan looks nice with all the decorations and I can even ignore the tourists walking around like they have never seen a building before!

Hey you! I'm gonna be one of those tourists in a couple of weeks! So, don't mess around with them! ;) :D

jcarlile
12-22-2007, 04:27 PM
I'm here also to add my wishes that everyone can enjoy the holidays and your time off with family and friends..I have my 2 children here with me now (and of course Jerry) and that's all I really need...

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, whatever to you all; you too Andrew! Hope to see you next week. :)

kmweiss
12-22-2007, 10:29 PM
Well.....have you ever seen a tall building before or are you going to be walking into bus stops and signs because you are busy staring up in the sky?? :D

Have a great time!!

Hey you! I'm gonna be one of those tourists in a couple of weeks! So, don't mess around with them! ;) :D

Calexico
12-23-2007, 03:49 AM
Well.....have you ever seen a tall building before or are you going to be walking into bus stops and signs because you are busy staring up in the sky?? :D

Have a great time!!


Manhattan at Christmas time is fantastic, even for someone like me who doesn't really care for the holiday season.

Emmylou
12-23-2007, 08:41 AM
Happy Holidays!

Cheers to you all whatever you celebrate. Enjoy a day off, your friends and family and a nice bottle of wine:D

treat yourself to a dozen new cds too while you are at it (yes Jed this includes YOU).

:D

David Farrel
12-23-2007, 11:23 AM
hey y'all

this is our munchkins first christmas where he's sort of old enough to enjoy the sparkle and glitz - seeing his face almost made me believe again

Merry christmas to everyone and a peaceful new year

Jedey
12-23-2007, 11:25 AM
I wish you all a Happy Festivus!

Festivus for the rest of us. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-wm9N0KiAs)

Calexico
12-24-2007, 02:23 AM
Let the drinking begin!

Fisheye
12-24-2007, 07:22 AM
Let the drinking begin!

+1,000 :D :)

JoMama
12-24-2007, 07:34 AM
Let the drinking begin!

Can't. Gotta drive 200 miles, and back in the same day...
Tip a Jameson for me...:)

bluerodeo
12-24-2007, 07:44 AM
Merry Christmas!!!! Be safe.

Calexico
12-24-2007, 08:50 AM
Can't. Gotta drive 200 miles, and back in the same day...


In that weather? Best of luck!

Haggischomper
12-24-2007, 09:27 AM
Yeah, quicker going by kite in this weather.

JoMama
12-24-2007, 10:39 AM
It's actually quit snowing these parts, the sun is out, the temperature a balmy 14 F. More snow on the way, but we may be driving in the eye...:confused:

Eye indeed, I just looked at the cloud-movement map and that's exactly where we are...The text suggests the snow won't return until later in the evening, at which time we'll be on the return. Might just drive the truck...

Bryn
12-26-2007, 07:08 AM
Well we just finished two days eating and drinking. Hope you all have a great time over what ever breaks you may all have. Nice and sunny down here and we are off to the big post Christmas sales tomorrow. Best wishes to everyone:)

Calexico
12-27-2007, 11:46 AM
Anyone for a MMJ Christmas album?

http://zak425.blogspot.com/2007/12/my-morning-jacket-does-xmas-fiasco.html

Angelyne
12-28-2007, 11:32 AM
I love MMJ's Xmas record! I listened to it several times while putting up my tree. :)