Pop Music Wisdom for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow: Pop Music Wisdom excerpts wisdom and advice from 250 pop songs, from the likes of  Bob Dylan, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Dean Martin, Tom Waits, Madonna and The Beatles.  (Well ‘er… we’re not sure if all its advice is solid or really helpful. “Boys don’t cry” Really??!!!  And we’ve always been secretly rankled by Bobby McFerrin’s exhortation to “Don’t Worry — Be Happy”, finding there are better ways to dismantle worry than demanding we be happy.)

But there’s some really good stuff here. Massive Attack’s ‘Be Thankful’ is perfect for the coming holiday. Since we wish music would play as we looked at the quotes, we thought we’d provide it with a couple of them. (Click to listen)

Though you may not drive a great big cadillac

Gangster whitewalls tv antenna in the back

You may not have a car at all

But just remember brothers and sisters

You can still stand tall

Just be thankful for what you’ve got

(Video link here.)

For us the all time best piece of wisdom is John Lennon’s IMAGINE. (Click to listen.)

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We’re heading off to count the wonders in our lives. We’ll be back Monday. Wishing you a wondrous Thanksgiving.

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