Pith in the Wind will be off-line for the holidays until Monday, Jan. 5, when we'll return with more scathing commentary, plucky repartee, sprightly banter, jaunty persiflage and, Lord willing, a better thesaurus.
In the meantime, all of us here at Pith wish you a merry Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, a kickin' Kwanzaa, a joy-filled Boxing Day, an overlooked (God willing) National Fruitcake Day (Dec. 27), a spicy Pepper Pot Day (Dec. 29), an odor-free National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (Dec. 30), a decisive Make Up Your Mind Day (Dec. 31)--and of course, a happy New Year!
We leave you with this thought--the holidays are what you make of them. And to that end, we present you with our dual-option "Make Your Own Holiday" video greeting:
For you high-spirited types, we offer the following morsel of magical musical merriment, courtesy of Nashville treasure (and the most recorded guitarist ever), Harold Bradley:And for you grim, cynical scrooges--that includes, you, Woods--we offer this dour, disconsolate ditty, courtesy of Miles Davis and Bob Dorough: