FOR THE BIRDS: The good and the bad of television

Television has become background noise for me I seldom have time to actually watch anything.

Television has become background noise for me.

I seldom have time to actually watch anything since this busy life of a widow takes me in many different directions.

I do pick a show most evenings I can watch on my little bedside TV.

Never fails I miss the end of the show.

I don’t ever find out who committed the murder or whatever the theme of the drama was.

Probably need the sleep more than TV.

Still I do like to listen to music shows.

As I talk to you this week American Idol is doing its thing in the background.

Music of the 80’s.

I was prepared to go on and on about how I did not like the program.

My mistake.

I am enjoying the performance of the young competitors.

My mood alters as I recall making some effort to listen to the Junos awards.

Now that was annoying.

I did not know any of the performers except of course for William Shatner who was the MC.

Mind you they did not know me either or they would have been more age considerate.

What is all the noise about?

Too much I tell you.

I also tried to enjoy the Country Music Awards.

Where did the crooners of my day go?

I felt I was listening to a rock concert with a country twang.

I suppose if I had forced myself to listen just a little longer I would have had a different view of things.

Last night when the TV annoyed me I turned on CBC classical radio station, lit a couple of candles, sat down and had a bit of a think.

Music is so important to all of us.

For those of us who listened to the music of the 50’s, 60’s and beyond we can be assured that more often than not when a songs begins the first couple notes will tell us the song we are about to remember and enjoy.

I know, I know, this is just an old lady’s perspective on the music of our times.

But if it is all the same to anyone who cares I prefer not to have all the screaming going on from my TV.

Relax, take it easy and enjoy the calming possibilities of a good song.

I hope you all had a good Easter weekend.

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