A digital commonplace for a Regular Guy called Charlie Pharis

Month: September 2008 (page 1 of 1)

You’ve Gotta Hand It to These “Peace Protesters…”

Obama Democrats Protest Republican Convention

Just saw this story about how these lovely, tolerant, liberal, peace protesters greeted the start of the Republican National Convention in Minnesota.

This quote from the article could have come straight from the platform of “the other guys”…

At a rally preceding the march, speaker after speaker called for ending the war in Iraq and more spending on domestic needs.

So much for the “tolerance” of the enlightened left. (Oh, I guess this bunch will vote for The Messiah come November.)

September 1! Labor Day! Christmas Music Begins!

You long-time readers of this space – all two of you! – will recognize that today is a red-and-green-letter day at the ol’ Just Charlie hacienda. It’s the day that Christmas music officially makes its debut for the year!

Go ahead…call me crazy if you want. Tell me it’s too early. Tell me I’ll be tired of it before Halloween. Tell me it’s too hot for Christmas music. Tell me all that if you must. I can barely wait for Labor Day each year because I just love the music of Christmas!

I let Pandora’s Jazz Holidays channel do the picking today, and as usual, it did not disappoint!

First up was The Eddie Higgins Trio doing “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Following that was Oscar Peterson’s “White Christmas,” Joe Pass’s great rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and right at this very moment…the great Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas classic “Christmas Time is Here!”

Grill your burgers and dogs. Spend one last day at the beach or the pool. Wear your white shoes and seersucker one last time. As for me, I’m listening to Christmas music!