► I'm thankful CD sales are nearly nil so that nearly no one'll hear the Coz's hip-hop melee Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati. Woe to rappers Jace the Great and Supa Nova Slom for that career-ending move.
► I'm grateful for fun rumors, like the one that finds Philly Improv Theater founder Greg Maughan trying to establish a performance space in the old TLA Video store on Fourth, because more theaataah is always appreciated.
► Though I'm sorry that the gents of Premiere Marketing (Justin Fine, Michael Steinberg and sometimes real estate developer Anthony Sembello) put 1320 Chestnut's Commonwealth lounge on hold for a minute, I'm thankful for the trio's dressy-sweaty new Saturday night soirees in Del Frisco's Vault (moved from its mezzanine) that bring out the likes of Tough Love's Steve Ward, ex-Sixers honcho Billy King and, of course, me to hear Brendan Bring 'Em spin.
► My WHOWHATWHERE's doubly appreciative that Jill Scott, Tony Danza and Fonzworth Bentley supped respectively at Buddakan, PYT and Reading Terminal Market. It thanks youse.
► While we're not happy Boyz II Men are out covering Goo Goo Dolls and Chicago for their lame-o Love album, I'm thankful another of Philly's finest soulmen, the scat-happy Bilal, has his first new material in a dog's age, "Something to Hold On To" — myspace.com/bilaloliver.
► I'm not only thankful that Christian Street's The Sidecar is opening its second floor soon-ish. I'm grateful the S-car gives me another reason to go to Girard Avenue with a new location come 2010, on the corner of Montgomery. Sweet.
► I'm not thankful Sherman Arts'monthlong Outsider Fest is finis, but it's nice it'll end on a bang with the East Coast premiére screening of the outsider pop artist Wesley Willis' Joyrides, Lisa Sunshine's electric band (with drummer Ed Wilcox) CD release jam, the too-reclusive Abe the Rockstar, just-married rocker Joe Melchiore and Needles Jones doing Tiny Tim tunes at National Mechanics Nov. 30.
► I'm really, really thankful that Michael Weiss, Mark Segal, the Voyeur staff, Thom Cardwell, Dan Contarino and friends from Tavern on Camac raised nearly $10,000 for Philly's disco-est DJ Reenie Kane and her mounting medical bills last week, and that drag queen-amongst-queens, the mostly-retired Sandy Beach, "did" Reenie. Whoever YouTubes that performance gets the leg from my turkey. And I love the leg. Happy T-Day.