Last night I was listening to Richie Havens, one of my favorite voices, and his cover of All Along the Watchtower came on. I knew that it originated with Bob Dylan– and then Hendrix owned it– but I truly didn’t know how many versions of it there are. If you believe the Battlestar Galactica mythology, […]Read More The Evolution of Watchtower
Israel-based band Miqedem has released Psalm 23 – Quarantine Version. Turning on closed captioning (CC) will display the lyrics. I’ve had the privilege of hearing Miqedem live, and their wide-ranging talents and technical skill are the real deal. Their members come from several different countries and they play instruments from many countries. Please enjoy this […]Read More Psalm 23
As I said in yesterday’s post, being bored is impossible when you enjoy history and genealogy! You always have places to go, photos to take, research to complete, and stacks of paperwork to sort through. So hearing people say they’re bored during this time of social distancing sounds rather alien; some of us are finding […]Read More No Boredom!
Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, collectively known as 2Cellos, have released their take on The Show Must Go On for the 25th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death. They continually amaze me with their passion, deliciously mad creativity, and the new ways they find to use their instruments.Read More The Show Must Go On
Tonight while driving home I heard this song and was struck by its message. Let the past go… you don’t live there anymore. Walk into the new life being given to you. I suspect that I’m not the only person who’ll be encouraged by this tonight. In Christ you are a new creation, a child […]Read More Say Goodbye To Where You’ve Been
On a recent Saturday a friend and I decided to visit the Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Renton, Washington. Hendrix was a Seattle native who was originally buried in a simple grave in Greenwood Memorial Park following his death in 1970. More recently he was moved to this amazing site which is a fitting tribute to a […]Read More The Beethoven of Electric Guitar
Every July in Enumclaw, Washington, near the southern border of King County, a fabulous festival is held at the old fairgrounds. There is something for everyone– all genres of Celtic music from the traditional to modern Celtic rock, athletic events, food, a kennel show, livestock, clan booths, lectures, processions, pipe and drum competitions, dancers, and […]Read More The Seattle Highland Games
Originally posted January 25th, 2014. *** January 25th is Burns Night. Those inclined toward arson shouldn’t get too excited; it’s actually a holiday that celebrates Scotland’s most renowned poet. Scotland.org – Burns Night Robert Burns lived just 37 years but in that time is said to have written or revised 559 poems and songs. A […]Read More Burns Night
When pondering what New Year’s related song I could post here, I considered Bing Crosby’s Let’s Start the New Year Right and the playful video I featured in last year’s post. But more than anything else that came to mind, Matisyahu’s Live Like a Warrior encapsulates what I wish for others in the New Year. Please join […]Read More Happy New Year All!
The Maccabeats have done it again! Here’s their new Hanukkah song All About That Nais. That strange word is explained in the preface to the video. The original song is a crude homage to womanly figures and I love that the gentlemen from Yeshiva have once again morphed a party song into a memorable holiday tune. […]Read More All About That Nais