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Christmas Time is Here

Though the media has tried to push Christmas upon us since even before Halloween, I finally succumbed yesterday. I actively play Christmas music and even started my shopping yesterday. (I know. Wow!)

The knee recovery is progressing. I'm now in phase 2 of the physical therapy. Phase 2 isn't all the different from the first one except I can bend my knee past 45 degrees. (In fact, I can bend it all the way to 90!)

Did anyone watch the James Taylor tribute on PBS last night? That was the best tribute I had seen since the Bob Dylan one in '92. (OK, the Johnny Cash and John Lennon tributes of a couple years ago didn't totally suck...) My one problem with it was they used up David Crosby, Sheryl Crow and Jackson Browne on one song instead of spreading the wealth. My problem with the John Lennon tribute was neither Paul or Ringo was there. I think Paul would have been nice here since JT first signed with Apple Records but the line-up they had was great. Like the Dylan tribute, the artists, as diverse as they were, were able to find songs that fit their personality. (i.e. Bruce Springsteen preforming "Mill worker.")

Two comments before I reveal this quiz result: I've never been to SoCal and haven't you heard my Maine accent?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

The Midland
Boston
North Central
The Inland North
Philadelphia
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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Comments

JRRyan said…
James Taylor used to beat Carly Simon. Just so you know.


I'm glad your rehab is rockin'! My Cat Stevens cd is da peacebomb diggity--what was your fav song of his again? You said it was on a commercial but then...nothing...
Likestrek said…
Yeah, well Carly wasn't there although Ben, Sally and Carol King were...

My favorite Cat Stevens tune is "How Can I Tell You" is only found on "Teaser and the Firecat" the live album "Magikat" I'll have to see if I can figure out who's covering it, not because you asked but because I'm curious...

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