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(14,065 posts)
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 11:03 PM Nov 2021

I'm turning off the tv

And have Pink Floyd blasting thru my house. My cat understands. Music soothes the soul n Another Brick in the Wall does it for me. Then, Dark Side of the Moon.. I’m in a good place..I cannot n will not get wrapped up in the what if’s. Either we put our energies into change or we don’t. Ranting n raving doesn’t change a thing. Way before the 2016 election, I told my friends., we’re gonna repeat history with this guy..I’m beyond sick I said that but even more sick with what I’m seeing. I’m 74..still have fight in me for my grandchildren who don’t have a clue. I feel helpless but not hopeless. What can we do besides the same ol’ go to the polls?
Shine on you crazy diamonds...

I'm turning off the tv (Original Post) Deuxcents Nov 2021 OP
I Feel For You SoCalDavidS Nov 2021 #1
Talk truth to everyone you meet, and hope those on the other side Bluethroughu Nov 2021 #2
It's good to take a break and recharge MustLoveBeagles Nov 2021 #3
Recipe for sanity. If you're like most who turn off the TV, Hortensis Nov 2021 #4
Ty Deuxcents Nov 2021 #7
Been there. Various times. :) Hortensis Nov 2021 #8
Have a Cigar (Pink Floyd) Lexington Lab Band Klaralven Nov 2021 #5
i cut em loose years ago after i couldnt afford it anymore . AllaN01Bear Nov 2021 #6
"Outside The Wall" is very cool. BigmanPigman Nov 2021 #9
It's been a Floydian night around here, too happybird Nov 2021 #10
I watch enough television news.... quickesst Nov 2021 #11
I watch old tv mostly. New stuff is too perfect, actors too skinny. Haven't watched News for decades rickyhall Nov 2021 #12
O, my DU Friends..much love Deuxcents Nov 2021 #13
Great idea Roy Rolling Nov 2021 #14
Animals DanieRains Nov 2021 #15
And No One Kills The Children Any More DanieRains Nov 2021 #16
Possibly The Greatest Lyrics Ever Written DanieRains Nov 2021 #18
Some Songs Make Some Folks Cry DanieRains Nov 2021 #17


(9,998 posts)
1. I Feel For You
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 11:06 PM
Nov 2021

I don’t have any kids or grandchildren, and am glad since I think the future is bleak in America.


(58,785 posts)
4. Recipe for sanity. If you're like most who turn off the TV,
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 11:12 PM
Nov 2021

you'll be far less loaded up with input that was worthless by the next day, even if valid, still know what you need to about what matters, and be happier and better informed after spending more time exercising your distant vision and taking in what there is to see.


(50,812 posts)
9. "Outside The Wall" is very cool.
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 11:39 PM
Nov 2021

It's the last song on The Wall. I have seen Roger perform it twice and it is really beautiful. I like the part about the "bleeding hearts and artists make their stand....and when they've given their all, some stagger and fall after all it's not easy banging your head against some mad bugger's wall". I personally relate to it when I feel so frustrated and worn out by the "mad buggers" out there.


(4,109 posts)
10. It's been a Floydian night around here, too
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 11:54 PM
Nov 2021

Finished Nick Mason’s book Inside Out, listened to the below, and then saw your post.

Hang in there. We’ve been ok and we’ll come out of this muck ok, too. I still believe in beauty and art and music and good people. I have faith in Gen Z, that they will correct the course.


I love the mellow-er vibe than Dogs, and it’s cool to see how the lyrics evolved.
Edit to add: and I love Dogs, but it’s too aggressive for my mood tonight.


(6,276 posts)
11. I watch enough television news....
Sat Nov 20, 2021, 11:55 PM
Nov 2021

.... to keep me informed, and usually somewhat depressed. That takes about an hour or an hour and a half a day to get caught up. I like watching TV, and I have multiple shows I keep up with. Why? Entertainment. If I did not have free will, and was forced to watch news all the time, I wouldn't just turn the TV off, I'd throw it out into the street. I have obviously not evolved as much as others here.


(4,889 posts)
12. I watch old tv mostly. New stuff is too perfect, actors too skinny. Haven't watched News for decades
Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:37 AM
Nov 2021

Like Pink Floyd, too. Not so much The Wall. I'm partial to Umma Gumma, Mettle and Dark Side.


(14,065 posts)
13. O, my DU Friends..much love
Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:38 AM
Nov 2021

For some reason I just got hit tonight with the doldrums but I’m beyond pleased to hear from you and so appreciate the music and kind words. I will keep this thread n know you’re out there with the same heart as mine. I so appreciate you and yes.. we’ve been in muck before n we’ll keep fighting the good fight. Love to you..thanks so much

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