I was just listening to some music and this song popped on. Great post for a throwback Thursday music post. So, here it is. Enjoy a 1971 gem. I was five, by the way. Turned 6 that September. In 1971 my Mom married my step-dad and my Dad married my step-mom. It was a big year in my life.
I give you, Levon, by Elton John
I hope you sing and dance and laugh and play and hug and find peace and a whole lot of joy this year. Happy 2016! This is the New Year.
I am loving this song, Let the World Go By, which just happens to be the single off of my cousin Karl Blau’s upcoming album, Country Soul.
Just discovered Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and thought I’d share.
“Je suis Charlie” has popped up over and over on various news feeds and social media sites since the terrible events in Paris. Seeing it, connecting to it as a human being, isn’t a big stretch. I think we can all imagine both the sorrow and outrage an attack like this brings. And I think it’s human nature to want to join hands in solidarity and show that despite our petty differences, despite our sometimes feral and acidic tendencies when we disagree, we are one people. We can stand together. We are, deep down in our bones, all the same. Je suis Charlie translates as, “I am Charlie”. I am. And so are you.
The footage of the march in Paris is stunning. It’s humbling. And when you add to that this footage of the crowd when a girl decided to play John Lennon’s Imagine out from her balcony, it’s quite emotional. Thousands gathered, and millions more around the world stood with them in spirit. It’s beautiful. Imagine if we could be this loving and patient and supportive of each other all the time. Imagine what that could be like.