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I Love Billie Holiday

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    The First Time I Ever Heard Her......

    Back in the 1960's, I was a billing clerk for a trucking company so worked from 4 pm until everything was done, usually not until 3 or 4 a.m. the next morning........so I got lots of overtime!!! Anyway, one morning I was finishing up my work, and the station I had on the radio...
    BG43214 BG43214 66-70, M Sep 22, 2011

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    London Travel

    hi     i had recently travelled to london for a holiday and i booked Airport Taxi transfer service with Hummingbird Cars.   They were excellent at...
    chris02 chris02 22-25 Aug 14, 2009

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    Before Heroin

    I think her earlier days was her best music.  After her herion addiction I found her music more depressing.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    My All Time Favorite..

    Beautiful artist..tragic..too quick life...my fav song is "God Bless the Child"..it is so true..I love listening to this song in my car driving when I hit the freeway into the city...it calms my nerves...the voice is almost magic..and the pain and the jazz and the blues...
    txwoman2 txwoman2 36-40, F Nov 24, 2009

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    Strange Fruit

      Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves Blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth The scent...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    Tears to My Eyes

    Every time I listen to her, I get that lump in my throat and my eyes tear up because the pain and emotion in her voice, it makes you feel it. Especially STRANGE FRUIT, you felt like you were there seeing this "Strange Fruit" and it gives you an eerie, sad feeling. She...
    SoakedInSoul SoakedInSoul 19-21 1 Response Mar 15, 2008

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    Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday, just love the music.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Oct 2, 2012

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    It Has To Be Lady Day & Pres For Me

    I think Billie Holiday's later recording, when her voice was like gravel, are really sad. But her recordings with Lester Young in the 1930's are purrrrrfection.
    pyramus pyramus 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2011

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    You're My Thrill

    This treasure from Lady Day has just driften onto the radio. Simply superb. 
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M Apr 10, 2011

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    Billie Holiday's song Strange Fruit.

    . Powerful. I cried. I cant believe how much hate must be in someones personality for them to kill someone because they are black. Terrible. More than terrible...
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I don't know a voice that gives me a thrill like Billie's. Smokey, tormented and feminine. I heard the first song, more than 30 years ago.  I wanted to hear them all. I got three double LP's and for a long time it was my most treasured musical possession. I never...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M May 5, 2010

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    I Love Billie Holiday

    Her voice is just so magical that i cant  help but fall in love with her music everytime i listen.  From the sadest  to the most loving songs... i cant help but just float away while  listening to her music.  
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F Apr 20, 2011

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    Lovely and Intense

    She knew how to make the most of a song. No one will ever be able to sing Strange Fruit,Lover Man,Good Morning Heartache,Don't Explain,God Bless The Child,Taint' Nobody's Business...any of her songs like she did.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Billie's Blues ~

    She had the face of an angel and the voice of a strong, independant woman who had known more than her share of heartache. I often close my eyes while listening to her raspy, weathered voice belt out a song that takes me back to a time before I was even born. She calls to me...
    OnlyOneChiquita OnlyOneChiquita 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    The Old Days

    I love Billie Holiday and all music from her time. When I listen to it I imagine I'm on a porch, it's an early  summers night, listening to the radio and they announce "here is an all new tune from the lovely Billie Holiday, enjoy folks!". I wish
    francie333 francie333 22-25 2 Responses May 26, 2009

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    I Love Billie Holiday.

    Im surprised i havent joined this group earlier. Billie Holiday is one my absolute favorite female singers of all time. I just feel the soul in her voice and if i lay down with my eyes closed.... il end up crying of how beautiful she sounds.
    LennonLover LennonLover 22-25, F Apr 6, 2012

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    My cousin's friend who was staying with him over the holidays. What a Christmas present it was...hanging out with him and my cuz in the basement all while in bare feet. He was new...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M Jan 13

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    No Particular Order: 1. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot 2. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound 3. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love 4. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies) 5. The Pixies...
    Darkstar101 Darkstar101 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I'll be seeing you in every summers day, in everything that's light and gay. I'll always think of you that way. -Billie Holiday
    heyitsme95 heyitsme95 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    today: Warpaint- Billie Holiday  
    pkein pkein 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Anyone else used to love the holidays as a kid and now hate them as an adult? The primary reason for this are my in-laws (anyone else!?). My MIL is a lovely depressed alcoholic...
    violettec violettec 26-30, F Dec 29, 2014

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    The story below was removed by EP for violating community guidelines. I disagree. I challenge anyone to find anything offensive in it's content. I have removed the pictures That I...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Christmas, of course, was my favorite holiday as a young kid because of all the presents, the break from school, the possibility of snow... But as I got older, Halloween took over...
    MLGecko MLGecko 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Green Day is my all-time favorite band. The first song I've ever heard by them was Holiday and I binge listened to every other song they've made. I know almost everything about...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Jan 7

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    Way back in 2008 my brother wrote about his experience of having to wear Doc Marten boots, this was entitled life in doc martens. Please read this story. Basically my parents wore...
    scoliboy scoliboy 16-17, M Jan 7

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    I found out last night that he's most likely going away to college after his second year of college is done... and his top choice is about 8-9 hours away... and to be honest... it...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm not having holidays now, but I enjoy my holidays! mostly I go for an sleepover to my friend's house, or we'll hangout somewhere! I won't mind if its a 2day holiday or a month...
    priyadharshan0 priyadharshan0 13-15, M 22 hrs ago

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    especially when both our families live so far away. There was a time when I didn't mind spending the Christmas holidays alone. Well just my husband and I, but over the years it has...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I can't celebrate holidays like the majority do lol:) I don't get ANY pleasure of holidays. Parties wear me out, dinners in company make me feel like abeached whale. All I do...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F Jan 1

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    1/11/15 Here we go again~~~ Just after the New Year began, we went shopping. As we were walking through the aisles, we came upon a section stocked for holidays. It was crushing...
    minimeowz minimeowz 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    It was my second year of varsity, and I had committed myself to my studies and eventually making it into med school.Until he came along.An adorable curly boy wonder who would turn...
    Tshifi Tshifi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I love it when the holidays come around because I love Ghirardelli's holiday inspirations.
    mwiltshire mwiltshire 22-25, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I have 12 grand boys and they are a handful during the holidays. They love being with each other during the holidays and birthdays and any get togethers. It's like forget the...
    elsieme elsieme 61-65, F Jan 3

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    during Christmas I have gaining weight. When the holidays start I was 205-210 and now I am more than 215. I stuff myself all the time with chips, Christmas cake, and junk food with...
    bellygainweight bellygainweight 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Imagining getting this big because of the holidays: http://youtu.be/ul2UXCX29n0?t=1m27s
    Notfatenough Notfatenough 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I started off at 197 I'm about 209 now so the holidays have been good to me and still have some more food to pig out on and gorge
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Holidays suck, especially when you can't spend it with the one person you love.
    Knightt15 Knightt15 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I have been on holiday for one week and just got home! It's been a real journey for me because not only did I have no intenet to use my laptop my charger for my phone broke in half...
    lifeisnottoobad lifeisnottoobad 18-21, F Jan 16

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    oh i hate it i'm feeling sooooo depress right now after i went to shopping mole for getting some stuff. all of the reason i hate every holiday is 'cos i don't have any family who i...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I have gained 15 lbs drone the holidays and can feel it. Just enjoying good good and deserts.
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M Jan 1

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    There seem to be certain days of the year when society decides to punish we single people. One of them was yesterday. New Years Eve. More than almost any day of the year, we are...
    Spaneele Spaneele 51-55 1 Response Jan 2

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    I gained about 5-7 pounds over the holidays, for the first time in my life instead of feeling a six pack, I feel this layer of softness and my man boob area jiggles when I walk, it...
    Fatlover831 Fatlover831 18-21, M Jan 5

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    You Will Never Know Its Goodbye I think of how our late night talks will be. Our morning wake ups how it would it feel. The kisses that will makes my body shiver for you. When I...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I miss my ex girlfriend. She was my first love and we haven't spoken in over a year. I find it pretty so heartbreaking that I'm so young and already feel that she is going to be...
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    Tonight was a great night with my MM. Sometimes he can be so sweet. Ive mentioned that I wanted to go see a movie. He took me to see one tonight. Then off to dinner even though he...
    nikita9042 nikita9042 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Well, there are some things I can't say here, due to the fact that it would give some people my name or the name of my friend, but this is what happened. First of all...
    Alvinus Alvinus 16-17, M Jan 7

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    I am a 17 year old girl. I absolutely love my mom and i have an severe fear of her dying. My mom is my world- my rock- the only person i think genuinely cares for me and loves me...
    Voguegurl Voguegurl 16-17, F Jan 10