Thursday, December 23, 2010

3 Chords & the Truth: The Big (Christmas) Show!

I understand you've been kinda stressed out this Christmas, Cap.

Hear tell that you've been the Target of lots of hype by desperate retailers -- it Sears your brain, really -- to Shopko till you dropko, because you're somehow less of a great American (Nay! Less of a human being!) until you make that Best Buy this holiday season.

Over and over again.

Why don't you just buy the wife a new Beemer? Yeah, that's the big ticket!

And then there's the lights. And the tree. And getting the house perfect. And the kids to the Christmas parties. And you to your Christmas party. Where the magnifying glass is upon you as you lift a glass or three. Where that scrutiny would never impact your career, noooooo sir, nuh uh.

THEN THERE'S the bell ringers, and the Christmas Eve wingding you're throwing, and the kids wanting new cell phones -- and laptops and iPads -- and appearances that have to be kept up. Despite your mortgage that's under water.

Merry Christmas, all!

Now . . . just stop. Why are we doing all this, again? Is there something we might be missing here, something buried beneath all the desperate consumerism and corporatism and overextendedism and general "festive" mayhem?

Could it be . . . Christmas?

Stop. Look. Listen to 3 Chords & the Truth, and the sounds of the season.

This Christmas, we at the Big Show give you a break. We give you the chance to just stop, grab a hot cup of something, take a load off and relax for 90 minutes. No commercials, no urgent calls to consumeristic action.

It's Christmas. Don't forget the joy, or the opportunity to just be. Don't forget to just stop for a while and appreciate the things that really matter this time of the year.

It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Alo-ho-ho-ho-ha.

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