MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Monday, December 26, 2016

Last Christmas... George Michael R.I.P.

It's a sobering moment when someone you looked up to bites the dust and all your silly discussions on subtleties, meta stuff, politics and Star Wars, for crying out loud, become meaningless and embarrassing — an exercise in trying to be right. This was George Michael's Last Christmas, ladies and gentlemen, and while I'm sitting here all bleary-eyed, wondering if perhaps we're all involuntary participants in an elaborate game of Russian roulette, I know this incredibly creative man will be missed, and a whole lot, too. It's a damn shame, is all that is. Goodbye George. I hope that this thing called Faith you used to sing about is working for you.



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34 comments:

  1. Just heard it this morning on the radio news, was rather shocked. I haven't heard about him in a long time, but he was so young, fifty something, right? I'd expect from Boy George to bite the dust long before him....

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  2. Wham of a guy
    Never say die
    Faith in his efforts
    Climbed up the charts
    A duo with buddy
    Andrew Ridgely
    Whammed their presence
    Awards secured in abundance
    Untimely demise
    This very Christmas!

    Hank

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  3. Rest easy, George Michael. You will truly be missed!

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  4. A great talent, who shall be missed. Sobering to realize he was my age......ugh!

    I'm scared every time I look to see what's trending on Twitter these days.

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    1. I don't blame you. I'd be hesitant, too.

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  5. He wasn't that old indeed
    Sucks when russian roulette takes seed
    When some stupid fate cuts our string
    Can't stop it no matter the amount of our cha-ching.

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    1. So true
      At everybody's shoe
      Better live now, Pat
      While you're still at your mat

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    2. Living I do
      But sure takes dough for living true

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  6. I just logged into FB a few minutes ago and saw this news. I had to Google it before I actually believed it. So sad.

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    1. I guess we'd better believe it this this. :(

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  7. It seems so silly to get upset about a celebrity death, but it happens. When someone dies who was sort of one of the voices in my head, it has an impact. Lou Reed's death was like that a few years ago for me. Bowie less so, but it's still strange to think his voice is not in the world anymore.

    Hopefully, next year will see fewer deaths in the music world.

    Sorry this didn't rhyme like the other comments left here. I will say I am wearing yellow fingerless gloves and a pink sweatshirt, if that would count as a tribute.

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    1. If you feel it counts, it counts. There's nothing silly about getting upset when a celebrity is dead and gone. Not in my book, it's not. It makes you human to even care about people you didn't know.

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  8. Someone on Facebook said it perfectly: "2016 can go f@%$ itself"

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    1. That it may. And did I mention I missed you?

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  9. It is always sad with a death around the holidays (or on the actual day itself). Sadder too when the person was younger than you. I didn't really follow his music, but I did some reading about him today. Learned he was generous with what he had to be generous with. That is always refreshing to read.

    I am sure he will be missed.

    betty

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    1. The last time I bought one of his records was in the late 80s. Time flies and they you're gone.

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  10. Your reference to "Russian roulette" is very true. It reminds us all that mortality is a reality. Very sad about George Michael's passing.

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  11. This is so sad, he made a big impact in the music industry and many will miss him. His music will live on. Interesting reference to "Russian Roulette" I don't really believe it is random, I think we are born and pass according to some per-determined destiny that has the possibility to be altered as certain points in the journey. But, what do I know...just my thoughts..

    may he rest in peace in another sphere or reality...

    so sad Blue, things happen in three's I am afraid to see what will come next...

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    1. on the other hand, could it be that pre-determination is, ironically, a human concept and that we are the only species in the universe that we think we know but r3ally don't who see everything the way we see, even those with one (not ten) extra sense?

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    2. Something to ponder here Blue, anything is possible. One of the great mysteries of life I guess. Most people aren't even in tune with their 7th sense much less 10. The human mind is complex those who are said to be gifted have found a way to unlock part of that brain. I could get into a lengthy conversation about this topic. I guess the question is "Do you really see what is there to see"? Why are some so limited? I see more than most and have developed my own thoughts based on what I have seen in this realm and/or the other realm. You know where I am if you want to converse.

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    3. I guess I am limited that way because I only have 5 senses. :)

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    4. Well, something tells me you have a sixth sense. The seventh is said to be your emotional sense. I think you are emotional so you have that one as well. Just sayin'

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    5. I told you Blue things happen in three and now Debbie Reynolds dies.

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    6. But... every second or so another person dies, True. :( I need a drink. Yes, I do.

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    7. That is true, but a mother and daughter within days of each other? It's not the same sequence Blue...you are always the inquisitive one?

      I guess I don't know what I am talking about anymore :(

      Pour me a drink as well...make mine a bottle...

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    8. I know but George was the first one, is all. He isn't related to the other two. Still waiting for that drink, though.

      My being inquisitive is one day going to be my downfall.

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    9. Well, let's just say it has been a bad year! Gene Wilder, Prince, Bowie,,, now we add 3 more to this list. It is all so sad no matter the day or sequence. Oh wait add Glenn Frey,. But this post is about George may he Rest In Eternal Peace..

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  12. Most definitely the saddest death of the year for me (taking nothing away from the other extraordinarily talented individuals).
    But George Michael and I danced (not literally - unfortunately) through the eighties, into the nineties, and then into the noughties. I am devastated. Such a shining light for so many.

    I suspect tears will flow for many months to come.

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