@CBS Gets To The Heart Of The Manner In Which The Road of Alcoholism Begins – The Young and Restless, December 28, 2017

Many people are under the mistaken idea that people who develop alcohol problems are the ones show crazy and silly behavior.


It is a more likely case that those who fall into alcohol problems are those people for home alcohol works very well on today’s Young and the restless Nikki Newman had a talk with her grandson Reed Hellström recognizing that a she once used alcohol to her advantage to help her career as a dancer, Reed Hellström is using alcohol to his advantage as a shy person.


He has his first love, his parents are divorcing, he is a sensitive musician, from a powerful family and suffers from shyness. Surprise: alcohol, in the short-term, handles every one of those symptoms perfectly. In the long run, the Chinese aphorism rules: “First the person takes the drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the person” – UNLESS one can have an empathetic wise grandmother, here played as usual to perfection by the fantastic Melody Thomas Scott with newcomer Tristan Lake Leabu as Reed.

The return of Thad Luckinbill as Jeffrey Todd (J.T.) Hellstrom has been a spark for the storyline. This American actor is *far* more experienced, believable, likable yet powerful as compared to when he left the show to take other roles. He’ll leave again, return again. The timing? Who knows?! That is the beauty of a DAILY daytime drama.

Today the show was down-to-earth.  “The alcoholic is *not* someone who cannot control their drinking – the alcoholic is someone who *must* control their drinking.” – STANLEY GITLOW, M.D., addiction expert

‘Attendance Is Mandatory’ – Young and the Restless, s46, e83 evoke Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy”

On The Young and The Restless on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Nick and Chelsea have a discussion much paralleled by the song “If Makes You Happy.”


At this point in their relationship, as Eddie Arnold in the Green Acres tv show, Nick is more interested in building a house on the outskirts of Genoa City. As Zsa Zsa Gabor, Chelsea is more interested in staying in the city penthouse to which she has grown comfortable and built memories.

“Do-It-Your-Own Project” by Nick Newman, Family Man Mirrors Peter Gabriel’s song “D.I.Y.” |Young and Restless, s46, e82

The Young and the Restless on December 26, features Nick Newman the father trying to put together a Christmas his sons Connor and Christian.  As Nick gets frustrated with not being able to put together the toy “without an engineering degree,” his sister, Victoria, who may know him better than anyone in the Newman family asks, “Did you read the directions?” That would be everyone’s house on Christmas!


Peter Gabriel wrote a song in 1978 called D.I.Y. where he says in a tone that is more enthusiastic than angry in the England’s English slang far than (American) English.

There is a beauty to doing things yourself, building things with your children.  If there is one thing that Nick has learned from his dad Victor is being close to your sons and guiding their character takes precedence over anything in life.



The Young and the Restless / family-company-business Summary, Thursday December 15, 2017 / s46, episode 74

The phrase “my favorite mistake” in American English simply means- “I failed in an endeavor. However, by failing I was freed up and a much better situation presented itself. ”

Sheryl Crow’s My Favorite Mistake is a brilliant lyric on its own. It reads as well as a poem as a song. Good fun drama.

The song is fantastic, as the bass line sounds like classic Rolling Stones or Tho Who or The Pretenders. That said, the lyric in the song,

Young and the Restless has gotten crisp and brilliant. The writing has improved so much over the past 12 years I stand and applaud adjusting to social situations of extreme sensitivity with equanimity.

“Don’t you know when you go

It’s the perfect ending,

To the bad day,

I’d gotten used to spending.

Don’t you know,

When you go you’re my favorite mistake.”

That high level of sardonic conversation was reflected perfectly as character Jack Abbott and Nikki Newman on season 46, episode 74.

‘Your Father Always Said You Were A Disappointment’ #YR family company business summary; 12/12/2017

I this episode, the issues of dementia, telecommuting and marrying a divorced woman with children when as a partner you have no experience with children.

Who has been the character who over the years has claimed and let things grow instead of forcing issues with anxiety?

In my humble opinion: Sharon Collins! Sharon Collins is an example of television portraying mentally “ill” woman, showing that staying on medical protocol and keeping expectations reasonable and staying kind to others DOES WODERS (!)


Lyrics make my head hurt but a Perfect Groove Never Disappoints.

The best songs hit me in the gut, viscerally.

I’ll usually like a song or not based on

1) liking the initial bodily pull from the harmonic rhythm;

2) liking the melodic sounds

3) liking the harmonic choices

4) liking the sonority.

Speed is something that rules music, Burt I have never changed a song in my of purchases based on tempo. All music I measure is purchased. I thank YouTube and WordPress firewall allowing recording embeds, borrowed never stolen. I’m a 40 year musician – I get it. Also a lawyer, thus being disbarred for stealing and REO Speedwagon hit? No thanks! Live ya Kevin Cronin, so know I bought everything I listened to before checking out GREAT performances from all the fantastically generous artists on YouTube💯💯💯.

I *have* thousands of purchases based obj whether I like the way that tempo is being used. I own every Pat Metheny Group, Genesis and Dave Matthews Band song. In the end, Carter Beaford of the Dave Matthews Band has been there most underrated musician alive since 1992!