The sanctification of time is a process that implies the perception of its cycles.
In all these cycles, man has chosen points, which define the end and/or the beginning of another cycle.
Which he called “anniversary” or “religious celebration“, identifying them with some real or imaginary events.
But religious festivals are more synonymous with the planet’s cycle and astronomical phenomena.
One of the most globalized celebrations is that of Christmas.
The almost universally imposed cheerful mood does not concern everyone.
The family warmth and atmosphere of love are not always the desired, but often not even the strongest result.
Some people associate Christmas songs with joy, but there are many that bring out a lot of sadness.
Very few again, they are just funny up to the “what’s different this day?” phase.
Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman’s first solo song, Corey Taylor, probably has something of this.
The song is called “X-M @ $“, leaving everyone free to interpret the title on their own.
In fact, the song was written 4 years earlier, just for fun and he obviously sang it only in his groups of friends.
In the song, he plays guitar, bass, and drums, even taking over the production.
I bet he even made the coffee himself!!!
The lyrics of the song are made for those who “hate” this festive season.
He himself, multifaceted, reveals the meaning of the lyrics.
He typically mentions that he wrote it in his kitchen one winter (!), listening to various people cursing during the festive season.
Although Corey loves the Christmas holidays, he found that people are experiencing excessive stress these days.
So, he wrote, as he says, the song in honor of all those who were grumpy.
For those who are permanently drunk and just do not know (or do not want to know) what is the difference between Christmas and a… Toolbox in the garden.
Obviously, this comparison is about the place where a hide-and-seeker can drink and get drunk freely.
In a place with fixed decoration, many hiding places for bottles of alcohol and also a complete lack of… Visitors.
In the fade-out of the song, Taylor, who is very good at managing the image in the media, throws a barb: “Hi Simon !!”.
Winking at the famous Simon Cowell, a well-known judge on the television talent show.
He probably wanted to flirt, not with Simon of course, but with No. 1 on the UK charts at Christmas time.
The power was such at that time, that almost set the top of the chart of success.
The verse, “If I ain’t cockeyed then it Kwanzaa“, informs us about an African American holiday called Kwanza *.
The video clip that accompanies the song, has the same sarcastic humor that prevails in the lyrics.
But surely the purpose for which the song’s income went is not funny!
All proceeds went to the “Teenage Cancer Trust”.
The song shows us that we do not all have the same approach to the cycles of the year.
Nor the same approach to how the closing of one and the opening of the next are celebrated.
* Started in 1966 by African-American professor, activist, and author Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga.
His goal was to create a celebration so that black Americans could reconnect with their African roots.
At the same time, he wanted to give them an opportunity to celebrate themselves and their history, instead of simply imitating the practices of the dominant society.
It is celebrated every year from December 26 to January 1 and the term “Kwanza” in Swahili means the first fruits of the harvest.