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On dial up.. you may not be getting responses from me until I get the DSL stuff figured out. Sorry [Jul. 19th, 2006|06:41 pm]
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[music |Fire And Rain - James Taylor]

"Speak of the Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil and he shall come". It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention. That's why when you're talking about someone and they show up people say "Speak of the Devil."


Birthday stuff.

[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-07-20 05:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know why everyone is always so afraid of the Devil. Having been raised as a charismatic Christian, I can tell you that all you have to do is put on an expensive suit, comb your hair in a poofy style and rebuke him in a loud Southern accent while holding up a Bible and getting old people to send their money to the address on the screen.

Nothing could be simpler.

BTW, that song almost always makes me go teary eyed for some reason (Fire and Rain...not the B-day song).
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-07-21 07:04 pm (UTC)
Fire and Rain makes me teary too.

I heard it for the first time right after my Mom died and the line: "I always thought I'd see you again.." just.. guh. Even typing it I'm tearing up. Can't help it.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-07-21 07:07 pm (UTC)
That's the lyric that gets me, too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-07-21 07:18 pm (UTC)
I think it should get anyone! I can't believe there are so many people who don't like him or his songs. I don't know how if you've ever had anyone you live die unexpectedly you could do anything but cry at those words.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-07-21 07:38 pm (UTC)

But then maybe aversion to those feelings could make some people dislike his music precisely because it made them reflect on their past. Who knows..
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-07-21 11:59 pm (UTC)
*nod* I often think that's one of the main reason people have issues with those artists that now which strings to tug.
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