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Shaun’s Music Monday is Back…

Okay, kids, I (Shaun) have been off the grid since the Holidays.  And with the New Year, comes a whole new ball game. I have been dealing with some heartbreak, as I go through a breakup here. Now, now, don’t get all worried, with crazy comes calm (usually)… and in the midst of trying to process the ups and downs of a close to 4-year relationship (in gay years, that’s like 12 years in hetero years).

I found this random trance Sinead O’Connor song to almost to a T describe what has gone on. So, in one big SIGH, I let out the bad and breathe in the good and “Tears From the Moon” does a good job at putting into words this painful process.

Thought I might share with you kids, as we all have had our moments of pain and our moments of glory. (I mean, just look at Ricky Gervais from the Golden Globes last night…. he is what we call a winner AND a loser, depending on what side you look at him from!

So, as this crazy time for me unfolds, I gotta share what it sounds like in words…and music.

Couldn’t sleep so I went out walking
Thinking about you and hearing us talking
And all the things I should have said
Echo now, inside my head

I feel something falling from the sky
I’m so sad I made the angels cry

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
I reach for you
I reach in vain

Tears from the moon, tears from the moon…

It just ain’t fair, this thing called loving
When ones still there and the other feels nothing
I would have done anything for you
I still love you, baby I adore you

All day I keep from falling apart
But at night when the sky gets dark

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
I reach for you
I reach in vain

Stop, stop haunting me
It should be easy
As easy as when you stopped wanting me
Ahh

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
I reach for you
I reach in vain

Tears from the moon
Fall down like rain
But tears from the moon
Can’t wash away the pain

Tears from the moon, tears from the moon…

Shaun’s Christmas Countdown! WHAM!!

Oh, WHAM!

Today’s countdown kids will be a quickie. We all know and love (well depending on how many times we hear it), “Last Christmas”, it’s a holiday classic. No matter how many times it has been redone, and re-covered… George Michael and WHAM! do it better than anyone! I mean it was THEIR song for gosh sakes! To think that some people think that Hilary Duff or Ashley Tisdale were the original artists! Psshhaw! No way man. That hot 80’s George gave his heart, and this year he is giving it someone special.

So here is your George special with a side of WHAM! (check out that Farrah feathered hair, and that Jeep… how did he trick so many Brits into thinking he was straight?!) with “Last Christmas!”

Shaun’s Christmas Countdown – Jazz hands!

Sorry I’m so late in the afternoon with this installment of the Christmas Countdown. I was student teaching in a classroom of 6th graders today. I can teach 6th grade, but I am NOOO mother–based on my Celine post yesterday, someone **COUGHdivajuliaCOUGH** informed me. Hey, those who can’t DO, TEACH. Right?

Anywho. Thought we might take a moment and clear our heads, I know I need to with this glass of wine after today. (At least I know why moms like to drink, or at least why mine does!) Let us relax and chill out, take a load off and enjoy the fact that my favorite holiday is right around the corner.

To do this, I thought I might share with you one of my favorite jazz artists, Dave Koz. He is a saxophonist, but not the Kenny G. type, (ya know, full of himself). No, Koz was a member of Richard Marx‘s band and toured with Marx throughout the late 1980s, and was a featured member in Bobby Caldwell’s band as well.   So from out of the ashes, Dave started on a solo adventure in 1990.  He’s made a fantastic career for himself; touring and recording, and his Christmas albums are my favorite.

Dave even played at my church (when I attended) here in the Seattle area, back in probably 1994. But lo and behold, he might have been spiritual, but almost a decade later in an April 2004 interview with The Advocate, Koz came out publicly as a gay man. Later the same year, he was named by People magazine as one of their “50 Hottest Bachelors” in their June issue. (Insert “man blowing into big instrument” jokes here.)

Finally, a HOT, GAY, SAXOPHONIST… ah, who am I kidding, all I care about is the HOT and GAY part… but really.. just the HOT part will do.

So here is my holiday jazz buddy, chilling me out with his sexy sax playing: Enjoy kids!