If even the good people over at Rapture Ready can't agree that Jesus was actually born on December 25th, and if there is plenty of argument to be made and historical evidence to back up the fact that our reasons for celebration at this time of year basically extend from our ancient pagan traditions, then it seems to me that the actual justification that we use and place over this sacred winter festival can be as arbitrary as anything else.
And that is why I hereby propose that from here on in the day of December 25th be recognized as the Anniversary of the Death of James Brown. The Godfather of Soul. Who died on this day - Christmas Day - last year. December 25, 2006.
Beginning this year. Yes indeed. That's right.
Year One A.J.B. Year One. After James Brown.
The dawning of a whole new era. The beginning of New Time. Maybe even a new calender.
So who's with me?
The Weekly Musical Guest!
That's right. Pretty exciting. It's basically an idea that we have stolen from Crooks and Liars and their Late Night Music Club, but such is the nature of the web. We hope they take it in the spirit that it is offered. It also give us the opportunity to mine the musical goldmine that has evolved over at Youtube, instead of just sending cool videos to our friends who may or not really want to see them.
And you may also notice that the subtitle up on the marquee has now changed to include - Culture. That's right. Global Health, Politics, and Culture. Look out. 'Cause now we've got it covered. We figured since that not that many people were reading this blog to start with, beyond of course our beloved, bold, brilliant, deeply cherished, intrepid happy few, that we might as well go ahead and write whatever we want, on whatever we want. We're just trying to spice things up around here, as we continue the search our sea legs, and our real blogging voice.
We hope its okay. And we assure you that our global health and politics will not suffer, but will only be inspired to go further and deeper.
And rest assured that this is no sop to the youth. Nor no bullshit E-talk Daily type thing. Our cultural coverage will be only the most vital. The most necessary. Of that you have our word.
Culture and Civilization.
And thus we begin tonight with our first Weekly Musical Guest. Which will be, of course, who else?
Ladies and gentlemen, (quite possibly the best video on all of Youtube), the Godfather of Soul himself,
MISTER JAAAAAMEEES BROOOOOOWWWWN!!!:
And oh what the hell, Merry Christmas.
Have a good one.
Upon further reflection we noticed that one year has actually passed since James Brown died, so thus that would actually make this the beginning of year two.
Year one just seemed so cool, and we were so excited about the weekly musical guest thing we neglected proper math. Don't let this happen to you.
Though perhaps not. Did 1 A.D. begin right when Christ died, or did it begin a year later. I don't really know. In light of this confusion, let's go back to
It's just cooler.
Sorry for the mix up.