Saturday, March 15, 2008
What do Taylor Hicks, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix
and Michael Buble have in common?
The obvious is talent, creativity, personality
Today's blog is dedicated to friends and friendship, (crazy and otherwise) with some great music to listen to and a very eclectic selection of videos, including 2 new ones I have created :-)
The common denominator??
Taylor, Elton, Jimi and Michael are all singing here today to and about friends so make yourself comfy and enjoy!
(Don't forget to click on the audio player to pause it in the side-bar)
"Anybody here have any crazy friends?"
Remember the first time we all heard Taylor ask that question?!?
Some of us were doing the pointing and some of us were being pointed at :-)
Taylor Hicks ~ "My Friend"
An original tune from his album 'Under The Radar' (2005)
Live at the Beacon Theater, NY (April 2007)
video capture by lacilovebug
A good friend is like a wonderful book,
the inside is better than the cover.
Elton John ~ Making "Friends"
This is a video montage I recently created about making friends.
(The pretty girl you will see towards the end, she's my baby girl)
"Friends" (1971) was a project Elton John
and Bernie Taupin (lyrics) took on before
their breakout success in the United States.
It was recorded as the soundtrack to the film Friends, and
was a minor hit in the U.S. (#34 on the pop chart).
What is a friend?
A single soul in two bodies.
This recording of Jimi Hendrix's bluesy
"My Friend" combines a humorous song with
sound effects to create a bar or nightclub atmosphere.
"My Friend" is a song written and recorded by Jimi Hendrix in New York City in 1968.
The song was first released in 1971 on the posthumous album 'The Cry of Love' and later appeared on the CD 'First Rays of the New Rising Sun'.
(It was mixed posthumously by Hendrix's engineer Eddie Kramer.)
Because it was left unreleased at the time it was recorded, some people have raised doubts if Hendrix had ever intended to use that song on any of his albums.
Michael Buble's "Feeling Good"
My latest video creation is an animated get-well message filled with feel better hugs for friends.
(dedicated to Karin, she's a good egg)
Michael's "Feeling Good" is a wicked jazz tune from his album 'It's Time'.
IMO Mr. Buble's version is the best sung and arranged (David Foster) version of this number that dates back to the 1965 musical 'The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd'.
That's it my friends, MY last video for today!
May you be blessed with good friends.
May you be a good friend to yourself.
May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling and forgiveness.
May you always be in the gentle nest of belonging with your anam cara (soul friend).
A video response from my anam cara Karin!
Michael Buble and Blake Shelton (Michael's new best friend) duet together in Nashville singing "Home".
While this wasn't the special guest we were hoping for nevertheless this was fantastic!
Today's cup of karma
When the power of love,
overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace.
Have a Bloomin' wonderful day My Friends,
hope you enjoyed the view!