What Happened To The Star Wars That I Used To Know?


Damn. These are the things you stumble on when mindlessly clicking links of links of links. It’s catchy, and has now established itself as the dominant earworm of my night.

 

Thanks to teddiefilms on Youtube, whose vid this is.

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Getting To Know Nina…….


This is one of my favorite blogs, and always has something interesting to read, but this particular post I just had share. Nina has a very special place in my heart and I never tire of listening to her unique and passionate voice. It is nice to know the woman behind the music.

LadyRomp

Born on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina, Nina Simone received a scholarship to study classical piano at Julliard, but left early when she ran out of money. She turned her interest to jazz, blues and folk music and released her first album in 1958. In the ‘60s, she became identified as the voice of the civil rights and wrote songs about the movement. She died in France on April 21, 2003.

Early Life

Singer, musician, composer, arranger, civil rights activist. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina. She took to music at an early age, learning to play piano at the age of 4, and singing in her church’s choir. The sixth of seven children, Simone grew up poor. Her music teacher helped establish a special fund to pay for Simone’s education and, after finishing high school, Simone won a scholarship to New…

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Well, Double Drat Damn…….


To slightly mis-quote Vudith Viorst “It’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month.”

It seems as if every time I read my newsfeed, there is another passing, and always of high magnitude and unique talent.

Bob Welch has left us.

Those who play for us weave light, sound, and color into a pattern for our heads, hearts, and ears.

He was an integral part of my favorite Fleetwood Mac work.  His solo career spawned songs I have listened to and loved all my life.  Almost every playlist I listen to has at least one Welch on it.  Tonight, my list is all Mac & Welch.  You added lilt and color to my life.  Thank you.  May you rest peacefully, sir.

(the above picture is taken from http://ultimateclassicrock.com/former-fleetwood-mac-guitarist-bob-welch-dead-at-65/ and credited to Fin Costello/Redferns, Getty Images)

O Mare e Tu – Andrea Bocelli & Dulce Pontes


Sometimes we just need a little beauty in our day.  This works.
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Performed by Andrea Bocelli and Dulce Pontes
Written by E. Gragnaniello and D. Pontes

Even for us
Even for us
There’s a reason
That keeps us here
And if you hold me tight
I’ll cry, and I’ll cry
Until I’d let myself go and
Moisten you with my tears
The tears of my love
A man lost his heart
in that street

My love
If the sea and you were not here
I wouldn’t be here either
My love
Love exists when
We are close to God
My love

Even for us
Even for us
There’s another world
that’ll never separate us
And without ever saying goodbye
I’ll leave this place,
And you’ll be gone
And that’s why we’ll never part
Nothing
Will take our love away
A man finds his heart
In that street

My love
If the sea and you were not here
I wouldn’t be here either
My love,
Love exists when
We are close to God
My love
My love
If the sea and you were not here
I wouldn’t be here either
My love
Love exists when
We are close to God
My love

Waltz No.2, Shostakovich


really interesting take on my favorite musical piece.
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