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Christmas Eve 2018

As always on this night, we of Around the Grid bring you our joint wishes for the future, as voiced by Bing Crosby and David Bowie —

From Conan, Jem, Diana, Morgan and myself, may the day of peace eternal come to this troubled world for us, for you … for us all. And remember that all of us — every son and daughter of the Divine, however you see the Divine — are the parents and nurturers of that peace. It is up to us to bring it, somehow.

RIP Major Tom

For David Bowie

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Posted January 11, 2016 by Harper Ganesvoort in People, Real Life

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Christmas Eve 2015

 

An old tradition here at Around the Grid, Bing Crosby and David Bowie in a duet from Bing’s last Christmas special

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…The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: “The LORD is our righteousness.”

  • From Jeremiah 33, Revised Standard Version

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Christmas Eve 2014

 

An old tradition here at Around the Grid, Bing Crosby and David Bowie in a duet from Bing’s last Christmas special

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…But thou, Bethlehem-Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting….

  • From Micah 5, King James Version

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Christmas Eve 2013

An old tradition here at Around the Grid, Bing Crosby and David Bowie from Crosby’s last Christmas special

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…The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.  In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”….

  • Jeremiah 23:5-6

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Christmas Eve 2012

 

An old tradition here at Around the Grid, Bing Crosby and David Bowie from his last Christmas special

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And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth….

  • Isaiah 11:1-5, King James Version

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Something to Major Tom….

I’ve done and seen a few filk in my time, many of them quite good. Here’s one I just found over at Laetizia Coronet’s blog, Virtual Village Voice:

Linden Lab to Major Tom
Linden Lab to Major Tom
Start the viewer now and put your headset on

[Spoken]
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Connected

Linden Lab to Major Tom
Region handshake, clothing’s on
Check for IMs and may Phil’s love be with you

This is Linden Lab to Major Tom
You’ve really made the grade
And the Herald wants to know whose hair you wear
Now it’s time to try some flying if you dare

This is Major Tom to Linden Lab
I’ve pressed the button ‘Fly’
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the world looks very different today

For here
Am I sitting at my desk and
Floating in this world
Second Life is blue
And there’s so much I can do

Though I’m just one hundred minutes old
I’m feeling very skilled
And I think this world is just the way to go
Tell your Phil I love him very much (he knows!)
Major Tom to Linden Lab
My map is red, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Linden Lab?
Can you hear me, Linden Lab?
Can you hear me, Linden Lab?
Can you ….

… here am I frozen in this flight pose
Far above the Grid
Second Life is grey
And I think I’ll go away…

David Bowie, eat your heart out!

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