Monday, November 17, 2014

Music Monday ~ "Hello Goodbye" (The Cure)

Have you heard about the new album "The Art of McCartney"?  It's a 42 track tribute album of Paul McCartney songs sung by the likes of Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Williams, Willie Nelson, Steve Miller, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Heart, Yusef, and many more.  Such as, The Cure...




Now I just have to decide whether I want the three album vinyl set or the two CD + DVD set.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Music Monday ~ "Sparrows and Steam Trains" (Rowdy Folk)

Today's Music Monday post is really special. One of our Happyland Music Alliance bands, Rowdy Folk, is releasing their album tomorrow. Here is a preview:




I'm so excited for them and can't wait to hear the rest of the album!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Music Monday ~ "St. James Infirmary" (Drum Sax Axe)

We absolutely loved our trip to Paris last week and there were many elements which reminded us of our beloved New Orleans. The one thing that was missing, however, was music. I kept expecting to round a corner and see street musicians or walk by a cafe or bar and hear strains of a band wafting out to greet us. The only live music we encountered was a small group playing on one corner one afternoon. I did find it interesting that they were playing St. James Infirmary, a song we often hear in New Orleans. We were on our way somewhere so I didn't get a video of the performance but I found these guys:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Soul ~ "Te, Joseph" (Monks of the Abbey of Notre Dame)

We just spent this past week in Paris and it was indescribable. We wandered about in a couple of cathedrals but didn't have time for the very long lines at Notre Dame. Next time...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Music Monday ~ "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen)

I've had a busy, busy day and am just now getting around to doing this post. My brain is dead so I asked my husband to name his favorite song. He said "Imagine" but I think I've shared that before so I asked for another choice. Here it is:



There has never been anyone quite like Freddie Mercury and this song is pretty epic. On more than one occasion I've had the pleasure of participating in a Bohemian Rhapsody sing-along in a smoky dive bar. Nothing like it.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Soul ~ "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" (Mumford and Sons)

This is one of the hymns we sang in church this morning. It's a favorite of mine and I have a sweet little story about it. First, some background. I grew up attending an Assembly of God church but when David and I moved to Oklahoma we began attending a Presbyterian church...the same one we currently attend. While there are some hymns common to both traditions, there are many which aren't. We attended for a few years then spent a few years elsewhere.

During our time away from the Presbyterian church our daughter was born. I spent a lot of time rocking her. A LOT of time. She was a cuddly baby and I knew she was my last so, again...lots of rocking time. I often sang to her while I rocked and I found myself humming a tune to her which became her lullaby. I had no words for it. I had no idea where it came from.

Then, when Lisa was four we returned to the Presbyterian church and during one of the first services we attended we sang "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing". Suddenly I knew where her lullaby came from. This was the song I'd been humming to her!