BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 5

Once upon a time… a hospital parking lot attendant, mistaking me for being a doctor, raised the gate and began motioning me to exit… sans paying. Only my honesty compelled me to stop, anyway… to hand over the currency and coins, which I had owed him.

Indeed, I was not then… am not now… nor will I ever be a doctor. From time to time, I just playact being one in cyberspace. And clearly, the time has come for me to FIRST don my virtual, crisp white lab coat and shiny stethoscope and NEXT kinda-sorta hang out my equally virtual shingle here on the www.

I can virtually hear you ask: “Why?”

It’s because actual last minute, holiday shoppers are feeling stressed out. And with there being less than three shopping days before next Sunday, it’s unlikely that this level of anxiety will be easing.

More to the point… we need to find a solution to this problem. Hence, I’m writing out a virtual Musical Rx to any virtual patient in need.

I can virtually hear you ask: “Why a Musical Rx?

To better understand the nature of this virtual Doc’s unorthodox prescription, one must first take some creative liberties with a classic William Congreve quotation… thusly…

 

Music hath charms to soothe the stressed out, last minute holiday shoppers.

 

With that in mind, this Real DJ and Pretender MD now highly recommends that you give a listen to today’s musical selection… Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas… as performed by the Pretenders.

Of course, as is true with some extreme cases of stress, a single dosage may not be sufficient to fully ease your symptoms. But that’s nothing to fret about… after all… it’s perfectly safe for you to double the musical dosage. And since this song, composed in 1944 by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, was specifically, originally intended for movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland, why not give her rendition a listen HERE.

Now that we’re all feeling a bit more relaxed, I thank you for your listenership and cordially invite you back for the remainder of my Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas… where I’ll be presenting select holiday classics… one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th.

You’re also cordially invited to click back here for my regular monthly BlogCast… one that typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 songs that, when segued, transform everything into an appealing theme… this program slated to hit the www “airwaves” on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

May you all have yourself a Merry Little… no strike that…

a Merry Massive Christmas… Now!

 

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BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 15

 

Today’s featured recording artist is certainly easy on the ears. In other words, we’re talking about an impressive, sing your heart out, vocal delivery / style, which is always a pleasure to earwitness.

Indeed… were there ever such a thing as an Aural Thesaurus… where one could “look up” synonyms for hip / cool vocalists… we would not need to “leaf” through the pages long before discovering the three-time, Grammy Award winning, R&B singer… Mr. Lou Rawls… before hearing his trademark sound… his smooth as silk, dulcet tones… which have consistently permeated throughout his acclaimed repertoire… inclusive of… Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

If you have yet to do so, go click onto that video playback button… NOW!

I’d like to take this time to extend my thanks to you for spending your precious time listening to my “Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas”… a musical mix that’ll feature a blend of spiritual content, social commentary, secular…and yes… even some humorous elements. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting my selections… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th. So… be sure to stop back here again… if not daily… as often as your time permits.

I’d also like to invite you to click back for my regular monthly BlogCast… one that typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 segued songs… this program slated to hit the www on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

To now borrow the apt title lyric from today’s track, I hope you… my listeners… will…

 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

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