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Posted by Lago
Since I don't drink alcohol, festivities around here carry with them a certain dissonance. As everybody gets more cheerful, and I stay the same. Until it is all over, when people has been put away and it's just me and the dog. We then, the dog and I, go out to the porch. I light up a joint, put on my headphones, pet the dog . . . listen. . . and everything is well.
Posted December 25, 2016
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  • Happy2BeHere2 likes this

  • Lucia
    Lucia
    This is beautiful, and a beautiful image too. It just is.
    December 26, 2016

  • Lago
    Lago Lucia
    It's for you Ms Lucia, 
    Thank you for tolerating my disappearances and inadequacies, for this long.
    Happy Holidays!!

    December 26, 2016

  • Lucia
    Lucia Lago
    You never stop surprising me, promise me you never will.
    And every drop of happiness for you too.

    December 26, 2016

  • Lucia
    Lucia Lucia
    my dearest man.
    December 26, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • WingedWonder
    WingedWonder
    Very nice, Lago.  Very nice, indeed.  I'm not sure which I'm more moved by, the video you posted or the sweet interaction between you and Lucia.  I almost feel like I'm interrupting here.  I remember the first time I was introduced to this song.  It was by Donna Summer.  She did her own take on the piece.  I am a lover of dance music so I gravitated toward it immediately.  Underneath all the bells and whistles that adorn club music however, there is still no escaping the beauty and power of the composition.  Thanks for sharing it and hopefully awakening ears, which may not have heard it before, to it's beauty.



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    January 6 - 2 like this

  • Lago
    Lago WingedWonder
    Firstly, yes. Lucia is a very special person to me. Not many have the patience to deal with me when the Cold and the dark push away my optimism, and make me disappear into deep rabbit holes for days at a time.
    Secondly, Thank you!!I did not know of that version. I wish she would have sung it in the original language tho. I still think it's fantastic. I truly thank you. I like finding new music. I think it i great. Listening to it now.
    Third, Lee.Donna Summers, who else could have reached those note but her. Also, I did have my Donna Summers period, and every now and then I revisit it. Nothing like the thump of funk and the fat bass lines of disco to get over any broken heart. Here, Winged, this is for you. Thanks.

    This was one of my mother's favorite. She would open the Windows and doors, and She and Quentin our "male" sitter, would sing this together top of their lungs. Thanks man, for helping me remember this.

    (Can you tell the movie?)

    January 6 - 1 likes this

  • WingedWonder
    WingedWonder Lago
    I must confess I had to seek the help of the all knowing Google to discover what movie that song appeared in.  If my online sluething is correct it's "Thank God It's Friday."  I have never seen it but I do know of it.  So funny that you mentioned your mother opening doors and windows in an effort to flood the surrounding areas with the boisterous sound of Donna Summer.  My mother was notorious for doing just the oppostie by making me shut my bedroom door in an effort to contain it.  There's no denying the power of music.  I have many times wrapped myself up in it and worn it like armour as protection against the onslaught of sadness.  Winter is a long journey, Lago.  Travel through it with song, with prayer, and most importantly with friends.  Wrap the cool winter light around your dreams and they will warm it from the inside out.  A more comforting season lies ahead, within reach, and always within the heart. 
    January 6 - 2 like this

  • Lago
    Lago WingedWonder
    Thank you, you're a good guy.
    January 22 - 1 likes this

  • WelbyQuentin
    WelbyQuentin Lago
    sorry for interrupting, guys
    January 22 - 1 likes this

  • WelbyQuentin
    WelbyQuentin WingedWonder
    Yes, I'm pretty sure that the song appears in the movie "Thank God It's Friday."
    (Not that I know more than Google, that's for sure.)

    January 22

  • Lago
    Lago WelbyQuentin
    Haha!
    That's right. Would you believe I went to the movies to watch that?
    And yes, just as I was throwing punches at the end of Rocky, I was throwing dance moves at the.end of TGIF.
    Thanks Welby!

    January 22

  • Lucia
    Lucia Lago
    Seeing that I'm involved in this ...
    You did? That's so cute!

    January 23

  • Lago
    Lago Lucia
    Yes, of course! )
    January 23