What Are You Listening To Right Now - Page 715

December 11th, 2011  
Kells by Iona, a Celtic Christian band. The singer has one of the most amazing voices I've ever heard! Oh, and of course, Christmas music.

December 11th, 2011  

1986 Sandi Patti - The Star Spangled Banner

Clarity and Range counts too...

Lonnie Courtney Clay
December 13th, 2011  
Baby and Lunatik breathing...everyone is still sleeping here...not me though.
December 14th, 2011  
Haven't heard this one in a while, and yes it's beautiful.

Another beautiful song for a movie I have yet to see-The song seems to say it all.

For my father....
December 22nd, 2011  
Del Boy

December 23rd, 2011  
December 23rd, 2011  
Hayseed Dixie!
Such an awesome alternative take on some real all time favourites of mine.
December 25th, 2011  
To a little video composed out of facebook like profile pictures and amateur video snippets, underlaid with 4 songs (of none of which I would know the author).

I stumbled over this little gem when I searched youtube about a very common Spanish phrase that I explained in a recent email conversation about life, three days ago, "Life are two days, and [on] one of them [it] is raining": "La vida son dos dias y uno esta lloviendo". The phrase is used to either express how short life is and that you better make full use of your little time or when losing a friend, a family member or someone else close to you, then acoompanied by a fatalistic shrug of the shoulders.

As you know from an earlier post in this thread I lost one of my best friends about 2 month ago, so the title had me intrigued, and when I opened the video (while the title is in Spanish the songs are mostly in English) and looked at these pictures of people I did not know I saw something very much deeper in it, especially as it starts (in Spanish) with the words:

Never do we appreciate the value of a friendship until our friend goes.

But sometimes it is necessary that he would go, so that we understand again the true values of life.

About friendship:

(in Spanish: "Nunca llegamos a valorar la amistad de alguien, hasta que nuestro amigo se va.

Pero a vezes hace falta que se vaya para que nos demos quenta del valor real

De la amistad")
Now, we dont know whom those pictures show, whathappened to them, or else (pure speculation: A young couple of a motorist club?), but exactly this not knowing whom they deal with and their everyday character give them a very general appeal about all life and friendship stands for, turns them - accompanied by the beautiful songs - into a symbol.

I listened to the vid several times this day, and look how things co-incide: The next morning and the day after I lost two more friends, this time not human: On Friday I had to put my cat "Sombrero" down to avoiod more suffering, and yesterday my ex wife phoned me telling that our dog "Esquid" - incidentally the best friend and "father" of Sombrero, they never separated when both were at home - had to be put down, some sad Christmas for both of us (both animals had acommpanied us over 11 and 13 years respectively).

Suddenly the video made even more sense, listening to it the day before seemed like a premonition to me that I had not understood. I have been listening to it various times over the last days, and it still affects me in its simple beauty.

A gem, and I dont know why it only has 200 visits on youtube...

Here is to "My two XOs", Esquid and Sombrero, and how they will live on in my memory.

Life are two days, and [on] one of them [it] is raining...!



December 25th, 2011  
Nothing at this time.
January 4th, 2012  
...to memories stirred in another forum:

I dont know whether "Pattie Santos" rings a bell with anyone here, but, as a teenager, I was very much in lover with her, had her poster at my wall.

Even if you dont recall the name, you will instantly recall the voice (only if you are a bit more than 40 yrs old, probably, she was elected "best female singer" in the US in 1968) and the song that made her and her band famous, for a while: While they were way ahead of their times and did really great stuff (hey, their "Bombay Calling" even triggered "Sweet Child in Time" by Deep Purple!), they somehow got forgotten by history and are musically ignored completely (MacDonald might employ one of their songs in their elevator, but thats it).

Anyway, here to (one of) my teenage love(s), who died way too early in a car accident in the late 80s (and as teenage loves go, on hearing the notice - a few days before christmas - I was shattered, as these loves linger...):

One of the "trip" songs that inspired not only Jim Morrison but also whos lyrics had me study English (we had this in class):

Time is Too Slow for Those Who Wait and
Time is too Swift for Those Who fear
Time is too Long for Those who Grieve
And time is Too short for Those that Laugh

And Love is too slow for those who Wait
And Love is too Swift for Those who Fear
And Love is too Long for those who Grieve
And Love is too short for Those that Laugh

But for Those who Love
But for Those who Really Love
But for Those Who Love
Time, Sweet Time, Precious Time, Lovely Time All the Time
Time Time Time Time Time Time Time Time
Time is Eternity

[Instrumental Interlude & Drum Solo]

I was Blind, I Was Blind, I Was Blind
But Even Flowers Must die And then a New day Comes
And there's a New Day's Dawn
And There's a New Day's Sun

And Love Stays On,
Sweet Love Stays on,
Love Stays On Love Stays On, Love Stays On, Love Stays On Love Stays On,
Love , Love, Love , Love,
Time, Time , Time, Time, Time ...

Time is too slow for Those who Wait And
Time is too Swift for Those Who Fear
Time is Too Long for those Who Grieve And
Time is too short for Those That laugh

And Love is too slow for those who Wait
And Love is too Swift for Those who Fear
And Love is too Long for those who Grieve
And Love is too short for Those that Laugh

For Those who Really Love
But for Those who Love
Sweet Time, Sweet Time, Sweet Time, Sweet Love
Precious Time, Precious Love,
Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time,

...Is Eternity

Enjoy, or not,