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Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:03 AM

I'm turning off the tv

And have Pink Floyd blasting thru my house. My cat understands. Music soothes the soul n Another Brick in the Wall does it for me. Then, Dark Side of the Moon.. Iím in a good place..I cannot n will not get wrapped up in the what ifís. Either we put our energies into change or we donít. Ranting n raving doesnít change a thing. Way before the 2016 election, I told my friends., weíre gonna repeat history with this guy..Iím beyond sick I said that but even more sick with what Iím seeing. Iím 74..still have fight in me for my grandchildren who donít have a clue. I feel helpless but not hopeless. What can we do besides the same olí go to the polls?
Shine on you crazy diamonds...

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Reply I'm turning off the tv (Original post)
Deuxcents Nov 2021 OP
SoCalDavidS Nov 2021 #1
Bluethroughu Nov 2021 #2
MustLoveBeagles Nov 2021 #3
Hortensis Nov 2021 #4
Deuxcents Nov 2021 #7
Hortensis Nov 2021 #8
Klaralven Nov 2021 #5
AllaN01Bear Nov 2021 #6
BigmanPigman Nov 2021 #9
happybird Nov 2021 #10
quickesst Nov 2021 #11
rickyhall Nov 2021 #12
Deuxcents Nov 2021 #13
Roy Rolling Nov 2021 #14
DanieRains Nov 2021 #15
DanieRains Nov 2021 #16
DanieRains Nov 2021 #18
DanieRains Nov 2021 #17

Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:06 AM

1. I Feel For You

I donít have any kids or grandchildren, and am glad since I think the future is bleak in America.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:07 AM

2. Talk truth to everyone you meet, and hope those on the other side

Hear something that changes their mind.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:10 AM

3. It's good to take a break and recharge

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:12 AM

4. Recipe for sanity. If you're like most who turn off the TV,

you'll be far less loaded up with input that was worthless by the next day, even if valid, still know what you need to about what matters, and be happier and better informed after spending more time exercising your distant vision and taking in what there is to see.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:24 AM

7. Ty

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:35 AM

8. Been there. Various times. :)

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:18 AM

5. Have a Cigar (Pink Floyd) Lexington Lab Band

 

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:20 AM

6. i cut em loose years ago after i couldnt afford it anymore .

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:39 AM

9. "Outside The Wall" is very cool.

It's the last song on The Wall. I have seen Roger perform it twice and it is really beautiful. I like the part about the "bleeding hearts and artists make their stand....and when they've given their all, some stagger and fall after all it's not easy banging your head against some mad bugger's wall". I personally relate to it when I feel so frustrated and worn out by the "mad buggers" out there.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:54 AM

10. It's been a Floydian night around here, too

Finished Nick Masonís book Inside Out, listened to the below, and then saw your post.

Hang in there. Weíve been ok and weíll come out of this muck ok, too. I still believe in beauty and art and music and good people. I have faith in Gen Z, that they will correct the course.

https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/05/14/on-the-cusp-of-adulthood-and-facing-an-uncertain-future-what-we-know-about-gen-z-so-far-2/





I love the mellow-er vibe than Dogs, and itís cool to see how the lyrics evolved.
Edit to add: and I love Dogs, but itís too aggressive for my mood tonight.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:55 AM

11. I watch enough television news....

.... to keep me informed, and usually somewhat depressed. That takes about an hour or an hour and a half a day to get caught up. I like watching TV, and I have multiple shows I keep up with. Why? Entertainment. If I did not have free will, and was forced to watch news all the time, I wouldn't just turn the TV off, I'd throw it out into the street. I have obviously not evolved as much as others here.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:37 AM

12. I watch old tv mostly. New stuff is too perfect, actors too skinny. Haven't watched News for decades

Like Pink Floyd, too. Not so much The Wall. I'm partial to Umma Gumma, Mettle and Dark Side.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:38 AM

13. O, my DU Friends..much love

For some reason I just got hit tonight with the doldrums but Iím beyond pleased to hear from you and so appreciate the music and kind words. I will keep this thread n know youíre out there with the same heart as mine. I so appreciate you and yes.. weíve been in muck before n weíll keep fighting the good fight. Love to you..thanks so much

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:54 AM

14. Great idea

Shine On You Crazy Diamond was my song of choice Friday.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:15 AM

15. Animals

 

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:17 AM

16. And No One Kills The Children Any More

 

The Gunner's Dream

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:35 AM

18. Possibly The Greatest Lyrics Ever Written

 

He got the idea for the song from a WW1 gunners poem.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:23 AM

17. Some Songs Make Some Folks Cry

 

https://genius.com/Pink-floyd-the-gunners-dream-lyrics

Just read the lyrics if you never heard The Final Cut

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