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Love these. Period. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for digital advertising because the best stuff finds me and then, retargets me when I’m silly enough to try and deny it the first time.

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Yesterday while running around town(s) I tuned away from NPR and after a third trip around the dial I ended up at this song. I then opened the window and turned the volume in my CRV up to 25. I’m certain every person that approached me planned on finding a 40 year old woman driving the car and reliving her youth.

Instead, they found a 40 year old woman in the body of a 40 year old man driving the car and reliving his/her youth.


I then found myself thinking of Guilty Pop in general and the first song that came to mind was…and if you’ve worked with me, you’d know…was this song (Free Ke$ha, always).


For guilty pop that’s actually quite guiltless,

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful. What you got?

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Ummm. So far so good. Love the experience on my phone. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for innovation. Let’s see how it works for refined searches but for now, the swipe function makes phone navigating so much easier.


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Happy holidays folks. Hope you appreciate all you have that’s under your nose, with the freshest of eyes. Appreciation is infinite, no matter how high you raise the bar … there simply isn’t a ceiling. Give it a shot?

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the holidays, fam time, friend time, and my soundtrack for the next 10 days (at least). Thanks for the intro, NPR.

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Daredevil. The Punisher.

Yeah, I am behind, but not bad for a guy with two kids. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for Marvel TV. Can’t wait to get to the Defenders after this (probably skipping the fist, Folks.)

But this scene. I am about to go back down and kiss Anaiya goodnight.

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Thanks to an old friend, effectively a distant but still an older brother by deep familial ties, Sumeet Goel for sharing this song and this post. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for what music can do when we stop to listen to what we’re listening to. His comment was that it is supremely relevant to our time, whatever side we’re on.

Lyrics. They’re why I’ve always found myself moved to and gravitating toward great folk, great hip hop, great music where the lyrics carry the song regardless of format and version (if a song can stand up to a single voice on an acoustic guitar, it is worth paying attention to in any form … thank you Andy Fox for that eternal lesson.)

No need to search for the lyrics, I’ve put ’em right here for you.

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side

It’s s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, now, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

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One of the greatest movies ever made. And I say one of … because they made 3 of them (The Next KK, and the Jayden Smith ones never happened, iMHO, like Rocky V).


I need a moment to breathe here and collect my thoughts. HOLY &%*#! WHERE’S MY YOUTUBE RED SUBSCRIPTION??

Some friends and I from Duke have a single, continuous email thread on KK running from as far back as I believe, 2006. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for a group of friends like you all who recognize true brilliance and art performed at the highest level.

Let the chatter on this one begin, folks! Thanks to Shakeel Rangrez for sharing this.

cc Dave NakashianRandy QuinnLinh TranEd BernierSteve DaltonPeter FisherNick PalmiscianoJohn Triggs (who’d I forget?)

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LOVE YOU, Disha Sharma Modi

A friend posted this. She’s…wonderful. I think we are coming up on 15 years?

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for every moment. Her post:Certainly, in the most difficult moments of life you realize that there are true friends or people who really appreciate you. 😊 Unfortunately, most friendships will leave you but they will still send you a “like”, but they don’t really take time to read your status if they see it’s long. More than half will stop reading here, or have already moved to the next entry in your feed.😔

I decided to publish this message in support of a very special person for me who had someone very special to them who fought to the end with firmness and energy. Who taught them to live every day as if it were the most beautiful day? Who has filled the world with a beautiful smile and sweet attitude.😇

Cancer is very invasive and destructive to our body, even after the end of treatment, the body is still struggling with itself trying to reconstruct all the damage caused by radiation. 😷It’s a very long process. Please, in honor of a family member or a friend who died, or is still fighting cancer, or even had cancer, but is cured; copy and paste this.🤗

Everyone says, “if you need anything, don’t hesitate to call me, I’ll be there to help you.” So, I’m gonna make a bet that most of those who saw this post (maybe even read all the way to the end) would say that, but not really mean it.🤔

You just have to copy (not share) and paste. I would like to know with whom I can count to take a minute of your day and really read my posts 😍 and then write “done” in the comments. Thank you.😘

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Bring me … bring me a 25 … that hits you on all senses like this song. Go beat. Go lyrics. Go flow. Go … vid? Yes. The past few months, I’ve felt like i”m 21 again when it comes to music. Old enough to appreciate, but, young enough to not get caught up in the arrogance of opinion and taste and expectation. I mean, Unforgettable is Unforgettable for a reason.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for cadences like “I want your mind and your body / Don’t mind nobody / So as long you don’t never hurt nobody” <<<all that kills my favorite stuff from the late 80’s/early 90’s.


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I’ve been in desperate need of some 25’s recently (quick refresher, a 25 is the optimal sound level to play music in my car, loud enough to drown me out). And I was super happy to stumble upon the following by Portugal, the Man. The NPR version is what introduced me and has me hooked but man, I dig the video too.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful that these guys have been fighting the good fight for 10 years; I’ve benefitted greatly from this song the past week, and yes, I feel it still…

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