Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

(Annual Repost) Even as a non-believer, and even with all that the holiday entails (the myths, the inventions, religion), I’ve always adored Christmas. To me, and for me, it's always been the ethos of the holiday - the carols, decorating the trees, the tidings of great comfort and joy from loved ones, the spirit of … Continue reading Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

Even as a non-believer, and even with all that the holiday entails (the myths, the inventions, religion), I’ve always adored Christmas. To me, and for me, it's always been the ethos of the holiday - the carols, the trees, the spirit of love and compassion and the conceptual peace-on-Earth-good-will-toward-men. Naive, perhaps, maybe even foolish; some … Continue reading Christmas Angel, Sing To Me…

Texas: United State Of Hate

In one of his many brilliant NEW RULES segments last year, Bill Maher stated (and I paraphrase), “Of course not all Republicans are racist – it would be stupid to say that. But if you are a racist, you’re probably Republican”. It was astoundingly simple and absolutely true. But the term RACIST could be interchanged … Continue reading Texas: United State Of Hate

Music Box: On The 8th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

...Jeffrey gave to you…Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “The Power Of Love”. Yeah, I’m cheating here, I know, because when the song was released on FGTHs debut WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME album back in 1984, I’m not sure the birth of Jesus Christ was on the minds of the same songwriters whose first hit single from … Continue reading Music Box: On The 8th Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: On The 2nd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

The Christian ~ D'Onofrio Residence, December 2008 **** ...Jeffrey gives to you...something he, himself, is totally bamboozled by - Mariah Carey's “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)”. It’s a personal opinion, of course (and for years I was in the minority, though not so much anymore), but there hasn’t been a listenable album in … Continue reading Music Box: On The 2nd Day Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas…

Music Box: The 12 Days Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas

Another year, another Christmas.  My feeling about the holidays always border on mercurial. Mostly, I bask in the beauty of the spirit, but there are those moments in time when I could feel the soul of Ebenezer creep in. Such is human nature, I surmise, but more often than not, I love the spirit that  … Continue reading Music Box: The 12 Days Of (Jeffrey)Christ-mas

Dear God, Are You There? It’s Me, Jeffrey. Hello? Knock Knock!

Years ago, after the heinous Dr. Laura Schlessinger spewed her typical anti-gay rhetoric on the masses via her call-in radio show, an online “Dear Dr. Laura” letter was written inquiring about other biblical no-no's. The “Dr. Laura” was changed to “Dear President Bush” when George Jr. used gay marriage as a platform to rile the … Continue reading Dear God, Are You There? It’s Me, Jeffrey. Hello? Knock Knock!