_Hi everyone

This is going to be a very quick post, simply to post some beautiful songs.  I thought this had gone out months ago but a glitch left it stuck on my computer!

First up is a beautiful song by Julie Maguire called Letting Go.  Julie lives in America - I contacted her in error, thinking she was an actress I knew a long time ago.  She turned out to be a Minister ... her song sends goose bumps up and down my spine.

Next up is a lovely song written by Gilbert O'Sullivan, an amazing lyricist who has the ability to create incredible, thought provoking songs.  I was lucky enough to meet Gilbert many years ago (back in the 90s) for an interview with the Disability Network and was astounded by what a lovely guy he is (a million miles away from the terrifying ogre I'd been led to believe him to be!) - that was a crucial lesson for me, never to judge a person on what others tell me but rather to wait and see how they are with me!  

Anyway, back to Gilbert and his songs!  I have loved his music since I was a child and, as a die hard fan, was always excited to hear his latest offering.  He recently brought out Gilbertville, his latest album and this song was on it.  (The title comes from a real place in America - there is also a place called Raymond nearby which is his real name!)

We all remember the terror of the attack on the twin towers, the anger and devastation felt by people the world over.  It's one of those situations, like with JFK's assassination and Princess Diana's death before it, that people always know where they were when the news broke.  I know I was on my second day in a new job when someone came in and told us what had happened.  We were all in shock and my heart went out to the American lady who worked there. 

I got goosebumps when I heard the song - he didn't write a diatribe about how evil these people are, but rather he wrote a beautiful ballad in which he discussed how those passengers and people inside the buildings must have been feeling.  Have a listen and let me know what you think!.  Unfortunately, all I can find is the link on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmFQjfwC1GQ - will take you to a great clip.  A wonderful, thought provoking song.

10/8/2012 07:29:34 am

Nice song, nice blog, nice comments. : )

11/29/2012 07:43:23 am



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