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!


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

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Music to Soothe a Savage Breast (October Blogcast)


William Congreve’s oft quoted (1697) sentiment, “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak” has never been more relevant… has never been a more appropriate Rx… considering how my homeland, America… indeed, our entire savage world… is what’s aggravating and ailing us.

Since our global society appears to be dangling by a fragile thread over the abyss of chronic, debilitating madness… since we oft have little choice but to overstay these dismal societal and political landscapes… it’s not unusual for despair to set in… and our blogs to mirror that sorrow.

Lately, I’ve been reaching my breaking point. Feeling indescribably powerless, I’ll logout from WordPress, power down my computer/modem, sit down at my piano and lose myself in “my” music… as was the case at daybreak this first Saturday in October.

I soon found myself playing four compositions, all in the Eb key signature… and I’m certain were “Doctor” Congreve alive today, he’d have approved my therapeutic playlist.

Since it’s possible that you, too, have been feeling upset about our world gone berserk, I now share this restorative music with you, in hopes these songs will instill within you a similar, calmative effect.


Beatles ~ The Long & Winding Road

Elton John ~ Your Song

Gabriella Quevedo ~ Your Song (Guitar Cover)

Vanessa Williams ~ Save The Best For Last

Alan Parsons Project ~ Time

Musical Sidebar ~ It’s now been two weeks since I cancelled my weekly Four-Play blogcasts (still archived in my music category) due to Internet surfers’ insufficient interest. Rethinking that, I’ve now decided to Blogcast once per month.

So… if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve heard, click that “LIKE” star (perhaps comment, too?) and meet me back here for my November 1st Blogcast.