Nov 08, 2010
By Gene Stevens
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,
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 !