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Welcome! "The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of interest to the community.  

Just about anything goes, but attacks and pie fights are not welcome here.  This is a community diary and a friendly, peaceful, supportive place for people to interact.  

Everyone who wants to join in peaceful interaction is very welcome here.


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Hey! Good Evening! Happy Buy Nothing Day!

This evenings music features the "Empress of the Blues" Bessie Smith.  

I prepared this in advance because I won't be around to tend the diary.  Enjoy and feel free to chat among yourselves.  
See you Monday!

Bessie Smith - I'm Wild About That Thing

"Black Friday, because only in America people trample each other for cheap goods, hours after being thankful for what they already have."

  -- Unknown


No news is good news?

Buy Nothing Day: The Anti Black Friday

While the main focus of the day after Thanksgiving will be on all the great deals and crowds for Black Friday, that isn't the only event that is taking place. In addition to this well-known shopping day, November 23 is also Buy Nothing Day, a day where the goal is to get consumers to have a 24 hour moratorium on all their spending. In essence, it's the anti Black Friday.

No Spend Days are becoming a more and more popular tool championed by frugal communities to help people learn about their personal spending habits, and Buy Nothing Day is the king of all of these. With a million people participating in over 60 countries, it's a rebellion from what they believe is the takeover of the real meaning of Christmas by consumer forces.


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A Little Night Music

Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues

Bessie Smith - Baby Won't You Please Come Home

Bessie Smith - I need A Little Sugar In My bowl

Bessie Smith - Tain't Nobodys Business If I Do

Bessie Smith - I'm Down In The Dumps

Bessie Smith - Put It Right Here (Or Keep It Out Of There)

Bessie Smith - There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight

Bessie Smith - Mountain Top Blues

Bessie Smith - Trombone Cholly

Bessie Smith - Pickpocket Blues

Louis Armstrong & Bessie Smith - Nashville Women's Blues

Bessie Smith - House Rent Blues

Louis Armstrong & Bessie Smith - Cold In Hand Blues

Bessie Smith - Beale Street Mama

Bessie Smith - My Kitchen Man


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Come to where the debate is not constrained by oaths of fealty to persons or parties.

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"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum."  ~ Noam Chomsky

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