Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

All I want for Christmas is Mariah and Justin

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber
I really agree with the one who said their favourite version of this song was the one in “Love Actually,” even though the competition is broad. (more…)

Off the Shelf: In Fred Goodman’s Book, a Record Industry on the Ropes

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

The author Fred Goodman uses the story of Edgar Bronfman and Warner Music to show the struggles of the major labels.


Tuesday, February 26th, 2008


Let it be….

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008


Music, Words, Self, Share

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Join me, start a song, type unbidden, let’s see where we are, the SurfaceEarth exchange


Across the sky

I stand



looking up

two birds come across

they wink at me

it no longer matters

I don’t need the sign

they were simply waking me up all of these months and years


across the top of the ocean

collective consciousness

I roll

Does it matter

that I now walk through walls


does it matter

did not achieve it on my own

Did I pick the right song

or the wrong one

did it pick me?

It’s slow beyond the triggers of my mind

I think the pauses between the words

between the melody

may be having me travel where I wouldn’t otherwise

“Oh God if you’re round there won’t you hear me…”

Maybe not such a bad choice

maybe not

I pat the head

of the girl I was

I smile at her

the thirty animals that circled her bed at night

the bag beneath her bed

in case

in case

there was a fire

I circle and embrace her

is this the worst that comes out of this two minute song?

How do we find where we have begun?

Song #2: Couldn’t resist, may be short……………

How do you describe

a smile

that starts from within?

How do you describe hope

that stands


the day?

How do you

How do you

How do you live the moment

when the past and the future

want to choke you?

How do you

How do you

How do you rise up

and glide

across the pond


of the moment?

How do you stand

a child

across a frozen ink of glass

against the stark

forgotten trees

of a town


a place within the town

even more forgotten

how do you carve yourself against the sky

to make yourself matter?

You glide

you breath

you put your arms out in front of you

whether you can


or not see

you put your fingers

your nerves

the warmth

of you against the sky and dare it



see you

****both background songs compliments of Sarah McLauchlan, her cd I bought playing in my home

Peace my brothers and sisters.

Try it.

Typing or drawing to music is freeing and brings us back to our origins.

May God bless you.

Paul Potts Defined in Wikipedia!

Monday, September 10th, 2007


Imagine the suprise and delight: Paul Potts has his own entry in Wikipedia!


Finale…Everything But the Girl…G’nite

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Everything but the girl – I don’t want to talk about it
All time favorite.

G’nite my friends.


Everything But The Girl: Take Three: Welcome to the Dimensions

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Everything But The Girl
Take Three: smiling, one of my favorites, but just another slice of the surface, mais non?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

everything but the girl ‘single’
Take Two: Everything But The Girl


Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Everything But The Girl-

More on Paul Potts: See Mr. Potts sing on YouTube

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

There are moments in life where you must believe, there is something that exists after this, this earthly existence.

Sometimes I can find it in the discrete moments…a voice..the voice of Paul Potts, how can that not be divinely inspired?

Perhaps it is the determination to be heard which is divinely inspired.

See Paul Potts courtesy of YouTube:

You Tube

The Girls of Riyadh

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Tonight, I read slowly, something that those who know me well, know happens too infrequently.

I read the voice of a young woman, and am struck by something she felt worthy to be placed among the pages. I have not referenced and cross-referenced, I simply put this here for a note of familiarity, The Girls of Riyadh, by Rajaa Alsanea, pp. 73-74):

Rid yourself of woe and tears

Instead of crying years and years

Oh You who’ve wept the traitor man

Weep on today, if you well can.

But watch that no one sees tears fall

For such will please the traitors all.

Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
Wanted to post what the best line is, but the more you listen, again and again, there is no distinction to be made as to which line is best.

Britian’s Got Talent Contestant Wows the Crowd: The salesman sings Opera

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Updated:  December 15, 2007:  You Tube 

I was visiting the Namaste Blog today and came across a You Tube video. Ironic, as a few days ago someone told me about a man who came from nothing to wow some crowds and Simon Cowell. I flashed through 152 channels of news immediately and couldn’t find any reference, then life took over and I went about my routines. Then today, I stopped by the Namaste Interactive blog, and what did I find? The video of the man who wowed the audience.

Go over and visit Namaste’s blog, take a moment for yourself, and click on the You Tube Video, be prepared to be amazed.

One more argument in favor of God or another Divine Source existing. We have also attached a few more resources below on this phenomenal singer.

*photo at





Namaste Blog: “An unSUNG Hero” — “When Paul, a mobile phone salesman in Britain, stepped onto the stage no one expected the magic that was about to occur. Sometimes inspiration comes in the most unlikely moments.”

Boston.comSometimes even the most acid-tongued critics are left speechless. Paul Potts, 36, took to the stage of a British TV talent show as an unassuming mobile phone salesman from Wales, but after stunning judges with a virtuoso rendition of the aria “Nessun Dorma,” he left it a star.” has a good article and a few video feeds, part of the story below….

U.K. talent champ: ‘Can’t believe it’ In a rags to riches story, Welsh phone salesman wins ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

A cell phone salesman who sought refuge from bullies as a child by singing opera still cannot believe he was able to overcome his lack of confidence to win “Britain’s Got Talent,” the U.K’s version of “American Idol.”

I just can’t believe it. I’m waiting for someone to pinch me and say, ‘Get out of bed. You’ve got to work. You’re late again,’” Paul Potts, 36, said during an exclusive interview Thursday with TODAY host Meredith Vieira.

Potts still has to get out of bed to go to work, but now his work will be singing for the Queen and recording albums for Simon Cowell’s label. His remarkable rags to riches story may even be made into movie.”


-By John Springer, contributor





See our other entry with a link to YouTube

On Music & Words

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Thought for the day:

Some artists leave us no room to create in between their spaces, the spaces between the notes are so full.

We must just sit and listen and if God or the Universe graces us, we must put up our feet and listen, yes, listen and hear.

There are other artists that leave us room to fill in the spaces, words are never divorced. Do you know what that is, to tilt your head to hear the music of words before they hit the page, a waterfall flowing? How can words ever be separated?

To edit or not to edit?

Stream of consciousness writing is an integation of emotion and energy without ego……

Chris: American Idol

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

ok, America didn’t vote for him:  wait, that’s not quite right, is it? He must have gotten some votes.

CNN reports:

‘American Idol’ eliminates one more

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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s over for Chris Sligh.

Sligh, the curly-haired jokester who once claimed he was “bringing chubby back,” said goodbye to “American Idol” on Wednesday, becoming the latest singer bounced in viewer voting.

The sacking of Sligh, 28, who hails from Greenville, South Carolina, winnowed the number of “Idol” wannabes to nine. The winner will be chosen in May.

“I think it’s bye-bye, curly,” predicted Simon Cowell, before the results were announced.

Cowell said on Tuesday’s program that Sligh’s rendition of the Police classic “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” was a “mess.”

Haley Scarnato and Phil Stacey had the next-lowest vote tallies in the phone balloting, which drew more than 30 million calls and text messages.

Stacey, 29, of Jacksonville, Florida, managed to get on Cowell’s good side after his solid cover of “Every Breath You Take.”

“This may surprise you, Phil, but I actually thought that was very good,” Cowell said Tuesday.

The acerbic judge was not as nice to Scarnato, deriding the 24-year-old Texas girl’s take on “True Colors” as safe and forgettable.

(Question: Will Sanjaya Malakar, who is undoubtedly a national sensation, stick around until the finale? Could happen, as long as the “Idol” oddball keeps stoking watercooler discussion.)

Wednesday’s elimination show also featured a get-up-and-dance performance by Gwen Stefani and rapper Akon, who performed Stefani’s hit single “The Sweet Escape.”


Update: someone posted below, Chris, who? And I took it seriously and then realized it was witty………

Anyway, without further ado,

American Idol: readers agree with America – goodbye Chris Sligh

“American Idol” hopeful Chris Slight was at the bottom of America’s list Wednesday night — and at the bottom of’s poll.

Sligh, the curly-haired jokester who once claimed he was “bringing chubby back,” said goodbye to “American Idol” Wednesday, becoming the latest singer bounced in viewer voting.

In the poll, Sligh tied for last with Gina Glocksen, Chris Richardson and Phil Stacey with 1.8 percent of the votes; 167 were cast.

The favorite “Idol” singer this week is Melinda Doolittle with 28.7 percent of the vote followed by Jordin Sparks with 22.8 percent.

Here’s how this week’s poll turned out:

1. Melinda Doolittle: 28.7 percent.

2. Jordin Sparks: 22.8 percent.

3. Blake Lewis: 21 percent.

4. Sanjaya Malakar: 12.6 percent.

5. Lakisha Jones: 5.4 percent

6. Haley Scarnato: 2. 4 percent.

7. Gina Glocksen: 1.8 percent.

8. Chris Richardson: 1.8 percent.

9. Phi Stacey: 1.8 percent.

10. Chris Sligh; 1.8 percent.”

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