Friday, 25 November 2005

Thanksgiving

Thursday having been Thanksgiving in America, I should at least make one post in the midst of my work and recreation to give some thanks...

An interlude: some of my favourite songs involving thanking -
  • William DeVaughn, "Be Thankful For What You Got"
  • Sly and the Family Stone, "Thank You Falentime Be Mice Elf Again"
  • Dido, "Thank You"
Not very fond of Alanis Morrisette's "Thank You", in case that occurred to anyone. But yes, it's a nice troika of different reasons for gratitude: thanking for what one has; thanking for the rediscovery of self; and thanking because - well, because in the midst of a crazy day when the world is against you someone is an oasis of comfort. "Just to be with you is having the best day of my life."

Thus on to the main point, which is to say - thank you: God only knows what I'd be without you.



In my opinion, I find that Dido's songs tend to have really memorable openings that are squandered by a descent into relatively trite pop.

Dido's Thank You to me will always be the sample to Eminem's Stan.

In any case, happy Thanksgiving.


Yes, Morrisette's "Thank You" does remind one that there are many reasons for gratitude, as you say. For whatever that works, rite - India, terror, or just that person who reminds you what it's supposed to be like, who saves you from a situation you've been mired in for so long, who gives you that glow, some day, when you're awfully low, when the world is cold.


Survey:

Which version of "Be Thankful..." do you like better, the original, or the Massive Attack version?


ahhh look at all the turkey and other gutbusting food you missed out on


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