Black Friday(All Fools' Day) 

Good morning! 10:13 and 26 degrees on this Black Friday. Another possible name for today might be All Fools' Day. What fools these mortals be, all lined up and fighting each other over the Big Deal of the Day. Which is usually out of stock by the time they've clawed their way to the door...

What kind of fool am I? Well, at least a different variety of fool. Black Friday, strangely enough, refers more to profitability than anything else. In the black, as it were. But it is just a little bit evil in itself, so that definition can still follow. 

This was one of the best Thanksgivings I've had. Five humans and one good-sized dog who answers to Zoot. Yes, named for the great saxophonist Zoot Sims. Good food, good conversation and good music. Lots of Gershwin. And some Zoot Sims..

Music News. Same old same old. Two new albums set to release this coming month, on the 1st and 16th. I've wished that my birthday were December 16th, so I could have the same day as Beethoven. But I was a Summer kid, born the same day as Ian Anderson. August 10..

At this point, with Winter right around the corner, I think I'm going to honor my inner Cold Weather Wuss this year and hibernate. All these years, I've worked in somebody's band, and would have to bite the bullet a couple times in shitty cold weather. At this point, I'm a free agent as far as that goes. See you in the Spring!

Skimpy stuff today. Sometimes skimpy is good. 

Our next big day, of course, is Christmas. I love the traditional Christmas songs, like Silent Night- just as long as they're not sung by the fucking Chipmunks, pardon my French... I don't know if this makes me out to be a Grinch, but I have a problem with Alvin and company. 

Okay then. This is my news for the day. Thanks as ever for stopping in and reading. Happy Fools' Day! For now, je suis outa here. More later.  Today's music is a piece of mine called Awakening. Hope you like it.



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