Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Tulsa International Mayfest 2018!

May 19, 2018

MayfestHappy Saturday one and all!  The Tulsa International Mayfest began earlier this week (Thursday) and I sure hope you make time to attend (you still have today and tomorrow).  In its 45th year, Mayfest takes place in downtown Tulsa and is “a family-oriented event created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for arts and humanities among serious, as well as casual, art lovers.”  In addition to awesome art, there are food vendors and more than 100 musicians performing on four separate stages/venues.  There are even fun activities for the whole family. So come on down to Mayfest this weekend and take in the arts!  At this event, I always fall in love with more paintings than I can afford to purchase, but such is the life of an avid art collector (who finds himself in a target-rich environment).

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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!

Nothing Else Matters!

October 12, 2017

Here is a version of “Nothing Else Matters” on harp.  The musician: Victor Santal, the location: Madrid, the music: fabulous!  If this doesn’t take you to your happy place, then I don’t know what will.  Enjoy!