Happy Thanksgiving! It's my favorite holiday and honestly probably the most overlooked one. Although it's steeped in fake history, it is one of the handful of holidays that has yet to be effectively monetized (I'm looking at you, Christmas and Halloween) and militarized (I'm looking at you, pretty much every other holiday that showcases the U.S.'s military might). It's about food and family; it's about gratitude and that is damn cool. While you're contemplating your blessings, have a look at the kick ass links below.
- Travel back in time to Thanksgivings past here at History Lesson Pt. 2. Last year I gave y'all playlist to listen to; in July of 2012, I traced back the origins of my fear of things that go "bang" to possibly a Thanksgiving tradition. Feed your head with this interview with my brother Jim from November 2012. If you want to cancel out the mind enhancing effect of Jim's interview, I spieled about "mindful shitting" so you can check that out.
- I was going to do a Thanksgiving playlist, but as you see above I've already done that. And honestly, the Onion's AV Club does a much better job, so let it be the soundtrack for your day if televised football games are not. They also did a little blurb about a song of thanks that the Descendants did.
- Not really audio related - but important none the less - I agree with Kelly Faircloth: it's time to declare war on Christmas.
- If you're travelling, download some of the podcasts suggested by the staff of NPR's "Fresh Air".
- It's sort of a tradition for me to listen to William S. Burrough's "Thanksgiving Prayer". Text is here if you're irritated by Burroughs' voice. Maybe it will become a new tradition for you as well.
Okay - that's it. Go be with your family and eat some damn food!