There’s many uniquely American traditions around Thanksgiving day. One of those is of course, eating a large bird known as “turkey,” as the centerpiece of the dinner. Along with the eating part of Thanksgiving comes the social events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. We also have some other notable events real and fictional in television and music.
One of these most notable fictional events involved dropping turkeys out of helicopters.
I post music clips at random intervals of songs and musicians I particularly enjoy. But to date I’ve been remiss in not posting any music from my all-time favorite singer-songwriter. A musician who has not only created some of the greatest rock music ever, but is otherwise incredibly vibrant. A musician who was ahead of her time in setting standards for “liberated” women.
A singer-songwriter who I also had a teen-aged crush on, and still deeply admire even after all these years.
I’m referring to Grace Slick of Great Society / Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship / Starship.
So this brave new year of 2022 has barely started, and already too much of the news is bad news. Today’s sad news is about a famed Rock Singer with the unlikely name of “Meat Loaf,” passing at the age of 74.
He was/is one of my favorite “Classical Rock” performers. A trailblazer in his art who built a place among the great musicians of our era.
Yes, today is the first day of the year 2022 as per the Julian calendar, as devised by non other than Julius Caesar himself. So we managed to survive another year of lockdown due to the seemingly never-ending Zombie ApocalypseZombie ApocalypseAlso known as the Covid-19 Pandemic, along with all the horrors of the post-trump-presidency error era.
So, for my first post of this brave new year I feel we need a little bit of celebratory music.
So, finally, we came to the last day of the year 2020 as defined by the Julian calendar. I think I can call this past year a wild ride. I’ve heard some people were surprised Godzilla didn’t make a return visit to either Tokyo or New York City. Alien invaders from Planet X also haven’t attacked us, so I guess there’s two bits of good news.
So now we get to look forward to a new year full of surprises and excitement. Which sounds suspiciously like the year we just left, that no one seems to want to repeat.