Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Tulsa Police Officers’ Memorial, 2018!

May 5, 2018

Today we honor those Tulsa police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.  And while they may be gone, they will never be forgotten.   Here’s Alan Jackson’s version of Amazing Grace.

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Unheeded Warnings!

April 14, 2018

Despite receiving numerous warning of sea ice, it wasn’t until her lookouts actually saw the ice that the danger was realized and by then it was too late to take evasive action.  The Titanic struck the iceberg at approximately 10:40 PM and began sinking on this date in 1912.  A tragic event indeed.   When they made the movie “Titanic,” I’m sure the Hollywood took more than their share of liberties with the story (for entertainment value, of course), but the theme song, “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion continues to stir my emotions.

Happy Easter, 2018!

April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!  Leonard Cohen originally wrote the song “Hallelujah” in 1984.  And, while it took a few years to catch on, it has become a classic.  Then in 2011, Kelley Mooney adapted the song with lyrics of her own that tie more directly to Easter.

Here are the lyrics to Kelley Mooney’s Easter version, but you can also listen to the recording here.

And if you have not yet heard the original song, by all means, give it a listen.  And if you are totally baffled by the lyrics, then here is one interpretation as to their meaning.

Or, if you are interested in a more academic interpretation . . .
Part 1
Part 2

BAM (Bohemian And Movies)!

March 22, 2018

I just discovered a new video that combines one of my favorite songs (Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen) with references to movies . . . all voiced by Peter Hollens.  Simply wonderful!  Enjoy!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2018

Here is a humorous video that I ran across a couple of years ago and felt that we all could use a chuckle on this the Feast of St. Patrick.  Enjoy!

Air Force A Cappella!

February 13, 2018

I love a cappella singing (i.e., singing without instrumental accompaniment) — the precision and talent required to pull it off is extensive and when done well, never disappoints.  Here is a group from the Air Force Academy — thank you for your service, and thank you for your wonderful singing!

A Statler Kind of Day!

January 13, 2018

“How Great Thou Art” has always been one of my favorite Gospel songs.  Here is The Statler Brothers version from several years ago.   I particularly enjoy the rich, bass voice of Harold Reid! Can you believe they have been retired for more than fifteen (15) years already (officially retired on October 22, 2002)?

Merry Christmas 2017!

December 25, 2017

 

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Amazing, Indeed!

December 13, 2017

An “amazing” rendition and performance of this time-honored classic.

Happy Veterans Day, 2017!

November 11, 2017

Happy Saturday and Happy Veterans Day!  Last summer I ran across this wonderful medley of patriotic “American” songs by the group Anthem Lights (a bit too late to use for 4th of July).  So, what better time to share than on the day we honor our veterans. Thank you all for your service!  Enjoy!