Welcome Scribbler Fans! Hopefully you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving stuffing yourself fuller than the turkey. Today is Black Friday beginning the next month of nauseating Xmas fare no matter where you turn. Needless to say this is Feind's least favorite time of year as there is just no escaping it all. So I thought if I can't beat 'em then join 'em so here's my favorite Xmas song to start off this barf-tastic holiday season.
I was and still am a huge Type O Negative fan although sadly we'll get no more from them. They set the standard that any and all other gothic bands are judged against and honestly none come close. Peter Steele's deep baritone bellow is just unmatched by anyone else though they try and fail. People have said to me, "oh that's just depressing music, how can you listen to that?" but it isn't and never has been to me. Yes, maybe I'm not the average ugly duckling out there but I always found Type O's music was best when cruising down the road on a bright sunny summer day. Peter Steele often wrote with tongue firmly implanted in cheek like My Girlfriend's Girlfriend or I Like Goils among numerous others but when he went dark he still did so beautifully. At least it's beautiful to me so I'll stop blathering on here and just share the only Xmas song worth listening to for those who are missing someone this holiday season which, if you're over 10, should be just about everyone.
If you're a wuss and find that too depressing then here's Pete having a little fun that should put a smile on your face. Also this is the very next song on October Rust which is my favorite Type O Negative album.
Hopefully you're a Type O fan as well or that probably just sucked for you. I don't hate Xmas because of all the holiday "cheer" though honestly some people are a bit nauseating with that too. No, I hate this time of year because Xmas today is not what Xmas is supposed to be. It should be about spending time with family and friends sharing a couple drinks, some old stories and making new memories to look back on next year. Instead it's turned into a celebration of materialism, a time of year when we make the less fortunate feel even worse by making them feel totally inadequate if they're not able to buy a bunch of shit that no one really wants or needs. If you have young kids then yes, lavish them with all the gifts you can afford but I'm over 40 so share a beer with me not a gift I don't want or need. Until people stop acting like fools going shopping on Thanksgiving, seriously on fucking Thanksgiving!, and standing all night in line to save an extra 10% on "Black Friday" we're stuck with a holiday that makes me dread its coming. If you're out shopping right now Congratulations you served your corporate masters well. Xmas shouldn't be about how much money you have or don't have, it should be about loving those you care about and the size of the gift is rarely represents the size of that love. There's a reason why suicide rates skyrocket at this time of year don't contribute to it. I'd like to say this will be my only rant about the holidays but I'm miserable this time of year and you should all know, misery loves fuckin' company or so they say. Feind out!
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