An Un-pretty Moment

I’m sitting here at 4:30 in the morning, I have to have an MRI in 3 1/2 hours… I’m wide-awake. I’m wondering if I’m awake because I’m a needle phobe or if it is because my sleep pattern is so jacked up it doesn’t make a difference right now.

I am thinking about many things today, about how someone told once told me that God will restore what the locusts have eaten. I do believe that will happen but I’m wondering what is going to happen when their eyes are opened to the fact that they are probably the locusts that did the eating?

Being angry at one person doesn’t justify hurting the whole family, and some things just can’t be replaced. One day the truth will all come out, and I don’t want to be in their shoes when it does. We have a saying in the south, and it’s a simple as this…

God don’t like ugly. 

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018

The nominees have been announced and I’m really sick and tired of how some of the 80’s artists get snubbed while 90’s acts get inducted.

For the most part, many of these award shows are nothing but a bloody joke. Let’s take a look at the Grammys for example before the creature within me decides to rip the former into pieces with my keyboard…

Do you remember when Milli Vanilli had to give their Grammy back? It was the charged that they didn’t sing on their records as if this was of their choosing… Those two could sing, it’s just that the powers that were over them decided to use them as models pretty much.

Now do you want to know why taking their Grammy away is nothing but a damn joke now? I will tell you why. With the advent of pitch correction, even the worst singer on the planet will sound better then they ever will without it. That little bit of technology can change their voice to the point where it is no longer really them.

I am not going to name names here, but anyone who bought the CD in the past 10 years and then went to a live concert only to be sorely disappointed will know exactly what I’m talking about. Half of these pop and rock stars can’t even carry a note without pitch correction.

And now just for a little bit of trivia, did you know there is only one singer that never had to be dubbed at all? In fact when she was alive the technology didn’t exist for that, but she was known to hit a song on the first take, and every time I hear her songs, it is no wonder that she is one of the most influential women to this day even though she died before I was a-year-old.

That was Patsy Cline… But enough of that. My bone of contention is that some of the singers that have won Grammys since pitch correction came into existence, would probably never be where they are without it. That being said, I believe Milli Vanilli should get their Grammy back…

Now back to this joke called the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Why do I think it’s a joke? I’ve already alluded to that a little bit in my first paragraph, and I am sure the Bon Jovi and Eurythmics will make the cut. Those two acts sold more records than some of the other ones that were nominated. Radiohead and Judas Priest get a pass from me because they’re awesome! In fact I really hope Judas Priest gets inducted just to piss off the musical purists who seem to be doing all the voting in the damn thing.

It seems that the editors of Rolling Stone have the final say in who gets nominated, so I’m going to close with this…

I am still quite pissed that they have not bothered to even look at putting Duran Duran in when those guys do have serious musical chops and have put out a hit in every decade they been together. Their contributions to the music video industry, the other artists that they have inspired, and the fact that they have still stayed together after all the bull crap that went on for the past 3 decades since warrants that they should be nominated.

I still refuse to read Rolling Stone magazine until they get a nod. Maybe that will inspire me to forgive them for putting the Boston Marathon bomber on the cover but I doubt it. I have not read that magazine since they did that, but at least if they would quit snubbing people of my generation it might garner them a little more respect from me.

However, I will stay tuned and wait for 2019. Same bat time, same bat channel! And the older I get, the crankier I become! Hopefully they will get inducted before it is time to retire. That time will be when their fans start throwing their depends upon the stage instead of flowers, stuffed animals and various undergarments…

Rant over!

Awake and Wondering…

I was reading about the 3 women rescued in Ohio.  They had a hero. My writing of Kit and what she went through for 3 years is nothing comparable to what these young women suffered. It is my hope that one day the past 10 years, as awful as they were, will become a picture to keep tucked away for them and that they will one day find happiness as well as peace.

I cannot even begin to imagine what is going through their heads right now, but if it is anything like the emotions Kit endured after Karen’s death, I am sure there is somewhat of a mix between grief and relief.

Live Chat with Billie Dunn Cancelled @ Last Minute *UPDATE @ BOTTOM*…

If you are interested in participating in a live chat with the mother of missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn, there will be a live chat with her mother Billie Dunn at 5 p.m. CST today.  Just go to this link and follow the directions.  Questions and comments will be monitored for content.   There is an update on the latest as well, including Clint Dunn’s efforts to get information out about the case and in the search of his daughter on the website.

Here is the link:  http://bigcountryhomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=345916

Well, I just got home a few minutes ago and saw that she cancelled the web chat at the last minute to go out of town with relatives…I will stay nice for now.  I hate last minute stuff as it is.

As a Parent Myself, This Piece of Info on the Hailey Dunn Case Made Me Ill…

In short, they found kiddie porn images and crap with S&M on a computer seized from the home and more from his grandmother’s house.  I will not express my thoughts here since (coupled with a migraine from Hell) would not serve much purpose.  Here is a link to the story.

http://bigcountryhomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=346446&shr=addthis

Slowly, it Evolves…Victims Can No Longer Isolate Themselves.

Slowly, it Evolves…Victims Can No Longer Isolate Themselves..

Slowly, it Evolves…Victims Can No Longer Isolate Themselves.

I was very reclusive in my youth. I joked around about drinking and partying and such, in the fashion of Cheech and Chong.  I discovered after a while that I was merely trying to “fit in”.  I have since discovered that I don’t have to fit in to any particular niche.  I am who I am. People can accept me or not accept me, but there are two things about me that never change over time. I am honest.  I speak my mind.  Not many people can handle that trait.  It comes from having been through a lot of hell, much I do not really discuss, but when I hear people talk as if their pain is the only one that matters, I can come unglued. 

There are different types of suffering and abuse in this world.  I know it from a place no one should ever have had to experience it–at home.  I am currently writing a book on this, but for those of you who follow my bullying blogs, I don’t see how we can possibly stop bullying or get anything productive done in society by  isolating ourselves from one another.  The pain of the homosexual child being bullied is every bit as real and intense as the child who gets beaten, raped and abused at home–only to come to school to suffer the taunts of those bullies (and sometimes get assaulted even further). 

Here is the point of my post.  Anyone who has ever been bullied has experienced their own type of prison.  That prison was the closest thing to Hell on Earth for many people.  However, as intense as our pain is, we must unite with others who have been bullied and abused to make our voices heard as one voice.  If not, we are failing every generation that follows.   It does not matter if one is homosexual or not, or if one is from another country or not.  What matters is that a united front stands a better chance of accomplishing anything than a divided front.   We are failing our children if we do not address this as one voice, one people and one nation.

I am no activist and do not wish to be so now.  However there is/are voice(s) out there that people  will hear.  You voice might prevent the next Jonesboro.  Your voice might prevent the next Columbine.  Your voice might stop the next child from taking matters into his or her own hands to address his/her abusers and ruin the rest of his/her life.

Where are you?  This country needs you to get together and speak up.  The children are depending on you.  Forget the news networks.  None of them talk much about this until something major happens!  It is time to be proactive and not reactive.  You do not have to have a child in public school to ask a school board what is being done to stop school violence and make them answer.  People around the world must unite to stop bullying on a global scale as well.  

It is time to quit comparing battle scars with each other (and with other groups and unite).   My pain is no less or more intense than yours even if it is a different situation. Being separate does not solve anything.  You will get told what you “want to hear” and then nothing will come of it, but if people who have been severely abused and bullied were to rally together–someone would listen and take notice.

I am going through a healing process myself–even after all these years. I am starting to see some things differently, yet some things are unchanged.  I suppose we will all be evolving and changing throughout life.  Give me time. I am getting there and so will you.  We can work on this together,  can we not?  I do not feel that isolating ourselves as groups from one another is an option any longer.

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