galwithglasses: (Wallace and Gromit)
Peace rest on you, wherever you've gone.
galwithglasses: (Farmall H)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] amberdreams

Put your music player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs.
Post the poem that results.
The first line of the twenty-first song is the title.



A poem for alternating voices.
For accompaniment by harmonica and fiddle or steel guitar.



My Sisters and I


Listen I know it's been hard
It really breaks my heart
Someone's always coming around here, trailing some new kill

       What is this land America so many travel there
       And after the storm
       Tá na caoirigh ag ithe an gheamhair


There's something in the way she moves
Love I get so lost, sometimes
Amazing grace how sweet the sound

       Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage
       I'm a town in Carolina, I'm a detour on a ride
       Mama said there'll be days like this


If you see me walking down the street
If I could have all the world and all it owns
Guess I got what I deserve

       There is a young cowboy, he lives on the range
       The red sandstone, it fell
       Ubi caritas et amor, deus ibi est


Spare me your judgments and spare me your dreams

      Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky



Bonus points if you can pick out the songs. Some of them are pretty well known.
galwithglasses: (Farmall H)
Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] amberdreams

Answer the questions and then tag 10 more folks.

Nickname - Kathy (Kat, Florian and Roy work too)

Eye colour - blue, almost gray

Hair colour - dark brown with streaks of mithril

One fact about you - I live with one husband, one kid, 2 dogs, and my car, The Sophie.

Favourite colour - blue

Favourite place - North Atlantic seacoast, also Lake Superior

Favourite celebrity - I can't pick just one...J2, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean, Bruce Springsteen

Favourite animal - Wolf, elephants, pandas, tigers (World Tiger Day today)

Favourite song - This and the next one are like picking a favorite child. Here are songs that have been favorites at one point or other.
With or Without You - U2
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Amazing Grace by just about anyone, it's easy to improvise and harmonize with this one
I Am A Rock - Simon and Garfunkel
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
King of the Road - Roger Miller
Nightswimming - R. E. M.
The Mary Ellen Carter - Stan Rogers

10. Favourite book
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Katy and the Big Snow - Virginia Lee Burton
The Snowy Day - Ezra Jack Keats
Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell
Aubreyad by Patrick O'Brian
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I tag [livejournal.com profile] milly_gal, [livejournal.com profile] zebra363, [livejournal.com profile] casey28, [livejournal.com profile] de_nugis, [livejournal.com profile] kalliel, [livejournal.com profile] steeplechasers, [livejournal.com profile] zubeneschamali, [livejournal.com profile] indiachick, [livejournal.com profile] frelling_tralk and anyone else who wants to play.
galwithglasses: (Odysseus grin)
Warning....it's an earworm. Cool vid though.



On Youtube by MsTabularasa
galwithglasses: (Farmall H)
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, here are 11 of my favorite things. Some of my favorite things are people but they get their own day so here is a list of stuff that I love. I'm grateful I have them in my life.

11 things...... )
galwithglasses: (Yosemite)
I woke up the other morning to the news that Pete Seeger had died.

I learned a lot from Pete and here's a ramble about it. )




(I can't find a photo credit for this picture but I found it in many places on the web including the NPR tumblr.)
galwithglasses: (Crabapple in snow)
There was a request over at [livejournal.com profile] insmallpackages for some recs for someone looking for a place to start with Celtic music.  While I don't keep up with the new artists as much as I did, I can give some links to some of the really well-known bands that have been around for a while.

Recs under the cut... )

Zeppelin

Nov. 14th, 2012 12:24 pm
galwithglasses: (Dean zep color)
Looks like Kripke finally gets to use Zeppelin songs in an episode of one of his shows.  Sorry Dean, looks like someone else's apocalypse gets to use Kashmir.  It's a bigger budget end of the world and it's timed better.  I'm sure Kripke is gleeful.

NBC's 'Revolution' Snares Led Zeppelin Songs

Oh well, we'll always have Kansas (and AC/DC and Air Supply).
galwithglasses: (Lights)
There's a beautiful full moon out there right now where I am.  It's the second one this month so it's a blue moon in case you have any of those "once in a blue moon" plans or just need a reason to go out and gaze at it fondly (or howl).  We don't get another one until 2015.  While you're gazing, here's a soundtrack.  There are lots of versions of Blue Moon.  I like the mellow one by the Mavericks.  Then there's Blue Moon of Kentucky with a bit of Bill Monroe doing his slower blue grass version at the beginning with Ricky Skaggs and John Fogerty kicking in and picking up the pace.  And, of course, there's Elvis's version.  

 
 


Goodnight, y'all.  Goodnight, Moon.  
galwithglasses: (Sharpe)
First off, Happy Veteran's Day and thank you to all the vets for your service.  

Today is also 11-11-11 and my radio station declared this Nigel Tufnel Day sponsored by "The Nigel Tufnel Day Appreciation Society and Quilting Bee in Favor of Declaring & Observing November 11, 2011 as Nigel Tufnel Day (in Recognition of Its Maximum Elevenness)".  What do you like to crank up to eleven?

Here's mine - 

Rain King - Counting Crows
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Already Gone - Eagles
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane
Awake My Soul - Mumford and Sons

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