No - No - November

Nov 08, 2010

By Gene Stevens

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Well we’re in it now !  The month of November – I never liked it, and like it even less now – let me tell you why – but first let me quote a terrific little poem on the subject. It’s by Thomas Hood:

No sun – no moon ! No morn – no noon !  No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day – no sky – no earthly view – no distance looking blue….

No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, no comfortable feel in any member – no shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,

November !

Ain’t that the truth ?  Now, I know some folks might like this month – with apologies to the astrological Scorpios – I always found November to be dark, dank, damp, dreary – and darn sad too – what with the falling leaves, the coming of cold winter weather, rain, early darkness, and of course Remembrance Day’s sadness too.

Well friend, I now have one more thing to dump into November.  I recently drove my daughter (while her sister flew) and their “stuff” to their new home in Brooklyn. (sniff ! – I miss ’em).

I knew it had to happen sometime, but “the empty nest” really is empty – yikes. The house is suddenly bigger, emptier, colder, and quieter.   You’ve been through this have you ?  And, yes, it DOES get better – I know.  They’re going to visit, sure … but it’s never going to be the same again.

I’m lucky to have a terrific girlfriend – Trudy – and I AM so happy for my daughters who are already doing well in ‘The Big Apple”.  So life goes on – right ?

So let me tell you about my upcoming shows.  “Vintage Favourites” THIS Sunday (Nov.14) will countdown The Top Ten Big Bands – and I guarantee you’ll be surprised by several of the top ten big bands on the list.   Have you heard we’ve switched hosts for my other show – the late night naughty “Midnight Blue” – effective tonight (Nov.8th) – Ziggy is the new host.  She’ll handle her old show “Stardust” from 11pm. to midnight, and now add on a 2nd hour, with some saltier stuff. Ziggy’s gonna have a lot of fun, and so will you listening to her.

So – don’t let November get you down – it’s time to warm up with friends, family, food, films and more great radio from AM 740  -Zoomer Radio.  Till next time – cheers !



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