Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday Song, God Is In the Roses

Sunny - Hi 104 Lo 82 for Baghdad, Iraq
Partly Cloudy - Hi 98 Lo 64 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Mostly Sunny - Hi 78 Lo 62 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: God Is In the Roses, Rosanne Cash

God Is In The Roses (Live) by Rosanne Cash


You Tube, God is in the Roses

I really wanted to share this song with you and I could not find it anywhere... I hope you check out one of the links above. This song was on Rosanne's LP, Black Cadillac released in 2006. This album is lovely, thoughtful, haunting, poetic, melancholy-- this song, one of my favorites.

Since this is Memorial Day Weekend and it is a time to remember those we have lost in service to our nation I couldn't help but think about the mothers of some of our local fallen heroes. I can think of no better song-- a song about loss and yearning and remembering and searching and asking for comfort.

To the servicemen that made the ultimate sacrifice - Thank you and I will not forget you.

God is in the roses
The petals and the thorns
Storms out on the oceans
The souls who will be born
And every drop of rain that falls
Falls for those who mourn
God is in the roses and the thorns

The sun is on the cemetery
Leaves are on the stones
There never was a place on earth
That felt so much like home
We're falling like the velvet petals
We're bleeding and we're torn
But God is in the roses and the thorns

I love you like a brother
A father and a son
It may not last forever and ever
But it never will be done
My whole world fits inside the moment
I saw you be reborn
God is in the roses
And that day was filled with roses
God is in the roses and the thorns

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Song, Life Is A Rock

Sunny - Hi 102 Lo 80 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 103 Lo 66 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Partly Cloudy - Hi 65 Lo 42 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me), Reunion

Just in the mood to reminisce. I knew a kid in grade school that could sing this song... new all the lyrics... By the way... I did not verify if the lyrics below are correct..


I have been spending time at Wolfgang's Vault- Where Live Music Lives. It is a great venue to listen to recorded concerts--- from Allman Brothers to Flock of Seagulls to The Rolling Stones to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Ray Charles to The Boomtown Rats to Count Basie. Dragon Lady -- There are 6 concerts from Fleetwood Mac... I love this site... I recommend you bookmark it.. it's free...

Here is another fun little music website I found... CoolHand - an auction house for old music... from some not so famous bands...
Tribalsinfonia..... Wild Things (from Indiana) Wild Things (from Ohio)
Daughters of Eve (another girl band... who knew?)

B. B. Bumble and the Stingers, Mott the Hoople, Ray Charles Singers
Lonnie Mack and twangin' Eddy, here's my ring we're goin' steady
Take it easy, take me higher, liar liar, house on fire
Locomotion, Poco, Passion, Deeper Purple, Satisfaction
Baby baby gotta gotta gimme gimme gettin' hotter
Sammy's cookin', Lesley Gore and Ritchie Valens, end of story
Mahavishnu, fujiyama, kama-sutra, rama-lama
Richard Perry, Spector, Barry, Righteous, Archies, Nilsson, Harry
Shimmy shimmy ko-ko bop and Fats is back and Finger Poppin'

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
Gotta turn it up louder, so my DJ told me
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
At the end of my rainbow lies a golden oldie

FM, AM, hits are clickin' while the clock is tock-a-tickin'
Friends and Romans, salutations, Brenda and the Tabulations
Carly Simon, I behold her, Rolling Stones and centerfoldin'
Johnny Cash and Johnny Rivers, can't stop now, I got the shivers
Mungo Jerry, Peter Peter Paul and Paul and Mary Mary
Dr. John the nightly tripper, Doris Day and Jack the Ripper
Gotta go Sir, gotta swelter, Leon Russell, Gimme Shelter
Miracles in smokey places, slide guitars and Fender basses
Mushroom omelet, Bonnie Bramlett, Wilson Pickett, stop and kick it

Life is a rock but the radio
Life is a rock but the radio

Arthur Janov's primal screamin', Hawkins, Jay and Dale and Ronnie
Kukla, Fran and Norman, Okla Denver, John and Osmond, Donny
JJ Cale and ZZ Top and LL Bean and De De Dinah
David Bowie, Steely Dan and sing me prouder, CC Rider
Edgar Winter, Joanie Sommers, Osmond Brothers, Johnny Thunders
Eric Clapton, pedal wah-wah, Stephen Foster, do-dah do-dah
Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Surfer Girl and Little Honda
Tighter, tighter, honey, honey, sugar, sugar, yummy, yummy
CBS and Warner Brothers, RCA and all the others

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
Gotta turn it up louder, so my DJ told me
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
At the end of my rainbow lies a golden oldie

Spoken: “Listen, remember, they're playing our song”

Rock it, sock it, Alan Freed me, Murray Kaufman, try to leave me
Fish, and Swim, and Boston Monkey, Make it bad and play it funky

Freddie King and Albert King B.B. King and frolicking
Get it on and Nat Gerardi, Papalardi, Hale and Hearty

There’s a perfect more than human gentle words of Randy Newman;
One, two, three; so oh so please, I need a breather!

Tito Puente, Boffalongo, Cuba, War and even Mongo
(Line not credible) Peter Dial, Alex Hood, Boogie Brass


California, Beatlemania, New York City, Transylvania
S&G and (V&C?) and Bobby Vee and SRO, yeah yeah!

Conway Twitty, Do Wah Diddy
Conway Twitty, Do Wah Diddy

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday Song, Nowhere to Run

Amazing IS The New Awesome

Mostly Sunny - Hi 93 Lo 72 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 100 Lo 64 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Rain - Hi 58 Lo 46 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Nowhere to Run, Martha & the Vandellas

Martha and the Vandellas are by far my favorite girl group from Motown... Heatwave, Dancing in the Streets, Jimmy Mack, and of course Nowhere to Run!! It's hard to be blue when you are listening to these girls groovin' to a sound that is now classified as oldies... wait... the 80's are now oldies... this is from the 60's... no matter... the sound is just as fresh today as it was in 1965... AMAZING!

Ramble (Random Thoughts):

** Remember, you read it here first... Amazing is the new awesome... Michael made this observation a few months ago and I now concur... No longer will you hear blond bubble-heads proclaiming something awesome... everything now is AMAZING.... good grief... another perfectly good word run down into the ground...

** I was away on business last week and I had the good fortune to spend some time in Westchester County, New York... Yes... I was in Hillary's backyard... actually, we went to Hill and Bill's place... Hill wasn't home... didn't see Bill. OH.. and their next door neighbor had an Obama sign in their front yard... Priceless!

** The area that Hill & Bill and Martha Stewart live in is quite rural... about an hour outside of New York City... it is quite beautiful... It AMAZINGLY looks a lot like Kentucky...

** I was fortunate to meet a young soldier in the airport in White Plains, New York. He looked like he was 16... no way has this young man shaved more than twice in his life. He was dressed in fatigues holding a bottle of Mountain Dew. I went to a vending machine and forked out $2.00 for a Mountain Dew and $1.50 for some pretzels. I walked over to the young man, held out my hand to shake his--- funny... his hands were soft... maybe a couple of callouses... but young... young hands. I handed him the soda and pretzels and said that I would buy him a drink next time I saw him. He laughed and thanked me... As I began to walk away from him... I realized I hadn't thanked him... I swung around... and said, "NO!! Thank you, Son!" And when I walked away, I made my way to the ladies room where I proceeded to burst into tears... Yes... another young man going off to protect us... to keep us safe... some one's sweetheart...some one's brother... some one's son... These young men ARE AMAZING and that is the definition of AMAZING AND AWESOME... That is the standard we should be using when choosing our words...

** Another observation from Michael... if you are an avid listener of NPR... Michael is about to become your worst nightmare... the next time you listen to NPR... listen to how much the announcer's stutter and stammer... They all do it... all the time...

** This next video is from I saw this a while ago.. some friends that attend the Vineyard shared it with me. It's powerful... a great video for young and old alike.

** One more thing... Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful and AMAZING women.

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Sunday Song, Always Where I Need To Be

Sunny - Hi 97 Lo 66 for Baghdad, Iraq
Mostly Sunny - Hi 97 Lo 62 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Sunny - Hi 66 Lo 38 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Always Where I Need To Be,
The Kooks

It should be no surprise that I like this band. I love Pop Music... let me qualify that... I love GOOD Pop Music. Wow... and these boys play their own instruments... that's always a bonus. Good Pop Music should make you tap your foot, even when you don't want to.. good pop music should have you singing, humming, lip syncing or whistling regardless of your skill/talent level... good Pop Music should have a hook... that snags you and stays with you all day.

These boys... or rather young men are reminiscent of early music from the British Invasion-- early Beatles... the Kinks. I adore them. Enjoy.

The Kooks on My Space

Have a great week everyone!