Sunday, December 31, 2017

Playing For Change "Stand By Me" #Love #Friendship #AgeIsOnlyANumber #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction:

“People will oppose your progress. They will remind you of your past failures, belittle you, etc. The only way to stand against such opposition and belittling is to know the reason for your existence.” 

― D.S. Mashego

Happy New Year 2018! Day 1 is hours away and already I have a story. Looks like I have a "Antagonist" in my life. Someone that finds it important to attack me in various ways and to her I say... Merry X'mas and Happy New Year!

The song that I am featuring this evening is titled “Stand by Me(2) and was originally written and produced by the brilliant musician Ben E. King and it is an R&B classic. 

The video being featured on this song was produced by "Playing For Change". It was  published on Nov 6, 2012 and uploading on YouTube by PlayingForChangeVEVO.

It is a brilliant video and I highly recommend it!

"Playing For Change Playing was born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson, Raan Williams and Whitney Kroenke, to hit the streets of America with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people. Producers Johnson and Enzo Buono traveled around the world to places including New Orleans, Barcelona, South Africa, India, Nepal, the Middle East and Ireland. Using mobile recording equipment, the duo recorded local musicians performing the same song, interpreted in their own style. Among the artists participating or openly involved in the project are Vusi Mahlasela, Louis Mhlanga, Clarence Bekker, David Guido Pietroni, Tal Ben Ari (Tula), Bono, Keb' Mo', David Broza, Manu Chao, Grandpa Elliott, Keith Richards, Toots Hibbert from Toots & the Maytals, Taj Mahal and Stephen Marley. This resulted in the award-winning documentary A Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.

In 2005, Mark Johnson was walking in Santa Monica, California, when he heard the voice of Roger Ridley (now deceased) singing "Stand By Me." [1] Roger had so much soul and conviction in his voice, and Mark approached him about performing "Stand By Me" as a Song Around The World. Roger agreed, and when Mark returned with recording equipment and cameras he asked Roger, "With a voice like yours, why are you singing on the streets?" Roger replied, "Man I’m in the Joy business, I come out to be with the people." Ever since that day, the Playing For Change crew has traveled the world recording and filming musicians, creating Songs Around The World, and building a global family." (3)

"Stand By Me" (4)
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No, I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

So darlin', darlin'
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

And darlin', darlin'
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

Darlin', darlin'
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble, won't you stand by me?
Oh, stand by me
Won't you stand now?
Oh, stand, stand by me

When all of our friends is gone

This video worth watching!

Peace and Love always ~ D
Sugar you are the essence that fills my soul… xoxo Let's dance... You are the essence in my soul


References:
Photography: http://www.medicaldaily.com/erectile-dysfunction-common-men-gout-ed-diagnosis-often-precedes-underlying-vascular-287894
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM&list=PLC0A6F2B5A9E6A80D
Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beneking/standbyme.html
History: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_for_Change

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Bruce Springsteen "Merry Christmas Baby" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #LovU #HappyHolidays

Introduction:

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” 

― Calvin Coolidge 

The song that I am going to feature this evening is titled “Merry Christmas Baby(2) and sung by the brilliant Folk/Rock singer, songwriter, Bruce Springsteen

The video was published on Sep 11, 2010 and uploading on YouTube by MrKringle012

The lyrics are listed below for your reading pleasure. Merry Christmas and thank you for your continued support. Have a blessed and safe holiday season....

"Merry Christmas Baby" (3)
Bring it Down, band!
Now , I just came here tonight to say
I just wanna say ...
I just wanna say ...

Merry Christmas baby, you surely treat me nice
Merry Christmas baby, you surely treat me nice
I feel just like I'm living in paradise

Now listen
Now you see, I feel real good tonight
And I got music on the radio
And I feel good tonight
And I got music on the radio
And I feel just like I wanna kiss you
Underneath my mistle-toe

But now listen
Santa came down chimney, half past three
With lots of nice little presents for my baby and me
Merry Christmas baby, you surely treat me nice
And I feel like I'm living, just living in paradise
Come on boys

Well now
Santa came down chimney, half past three
With lots of nice little presents for my baby and me
Merry Christmas baby, you surely treat me nice
And I feel like I'm living, just living in paradise


And I just came down to say ... merry Christmas baby
I just wanna say ... merry Christmas baby
I just wanna say ... merry Christmas baby
I just wanna say ... merry Christmas baby
And happy new year too
Oh yeah
Play it boys go !
Merry Christmas, happy new year


This video worth watching!

Peace and Love always ~ D


Hold on to the light Sugar... It's there.. You are the love of my life...

References:
Video: hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi9kvO2zL2E
Photography: http://sorchaoflanaganpr.com/2013/02/26/josh-ritter-live-at-the-iveagh-gardens-friday-july-19th/
Lyrics: https://genius.com/Bruce-springsteen-merry-christmas-baby-lyrics

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Josh Ritter "Homecoming" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #EmbracingU #LovingU #ComingHome

Introduction:
Josh Ritter

“Homecoming is a single word, and we use it to describe a single event. But true homecoming requires more time. It seems to be a process rather than a moment. Perhaps we come home the way the earth comes home to the sun. It could be that homecoming is always a return and our understanding of home deepens with each encounter.” 

― Christie Purifoy” 

The song that I am going to feature this evening is titled “Homecoming(2) and sung by the brilliant folk singer, songwriter, Josh Ritter

"Homecoming"  is considered a folk, rock genre and is the 8th track in John Ritter's eighth full-length studio album titled "Sermon on the Rocks". It was released October 16, 2015.

The video was published on Dec 9, 2015 and uploading on YouTube by Josh Ritter. It's a brilliant song/lyrics. I highly recommend a listen. I heard it recently at the end of a movie titled "Strong". This movie is highly recommended. It is all about PTSD and is a true story.

The lyrics are listed below for your reading pleasure; however watch and listen closely...

"Homecoming" (3)
I feel a change in the weather,
I feel a change in me,
The days are getting shorter and the birds begin to leave,
Even me, yes, yes, y'all,
Who has been so long alone,
I'm headed home,
Headed home

The nights are getting colder now,
The air is getting crisp,
I first tasted the universe on a night like this,
A box of wine, and I'll abide,
In the hunger in her eyes,
In a place where the tree of good and evil still resides,
Still resides

Homecoming,
Homecoming, homecoming,

She said "show me what you got, babe,
I'm not like other girls",
Just give me your bad self 
And a place for us to make a stand and I can move the world
Lift the valley from the floor, honey,
It'll turn to the sky,
They'll say that it's a miracle and you'll know damn well they're right,
Damn well they're right

Homecoming, (Don't go away now)
Homecoming, homecoming, (Don't go away now)
Homecoming, (Don't go away now)
Homecoming, homecoming, (Don't go away now)

(Hey now)
When the oracle spoke to me she was like a roadside song, (Don't go away now)
Do unto others as you would have them do, 
Even if in turn they do you wrong, (Hey now)
This town right here is my everything,
Though I've been torn away, (Don't go away now)

It has my heart,
It has my heart,
They stole my heart,
My heart is there, (Hey now)
My heart is there,
My heart is there, (Don't go away now)

Get just a little bit higher,
Get a little tongue tied,
Gonna try to find whatever ever made time,
That kind of immemorial, 
That time before the fall,
That time before the autumn
Really turned the corner
Drive east of Eden,
'Till we start to feel the west,
You were never far from nowhere,
You could see it from the edge of town,
Honey, baby, wonder how it feel now,
Somehow I can't believe that it could feel like the four, but,

The air's getting colder now,
The nights are getting crisp,
I first tasted the universe on a night like this,
And I'll abide a box of wine,
And the hunger in her eyes,
In a place where the tree of good and evil still resides,

Homecoming,
Homecoming, homecoming, (Homecoming)
Homecoming,
Homecoming, homecoming, (Homecoming)
Homecoming,
Homecoming, homecoming, (Don't go away now)
Homecoming, (Don't go away now)
Homecoming, homecoming...


This video worth watching!

Peace and Love always ~ D


Hold on to the light Sugar... It's there.. Love you

References:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrBAdzACig0
Photography: http://sorchaoflanaganpr.com/2013/02/26/josh-ritter-live-at-the-iveagh-gardens-friday-july-19th/
Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/joshritter/homecoming.html

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Birds of a Feather - Light Up #MusicVideo #Passion #NeverLetItGo #DianaMarySharpton #Choices @boaffly

Introduction:

“There is a crack in everything.

That's how the light gets in.” 

― Leonard Cohen

The song that I am going to feature this evening is titled “Birds of a Feather - Light Up" (2) and sung by the brilliant young duet, Birds of a Feather (Amy McKay & Ryan Leon)

Both singer-songwriters, their music is consider Folk, Pop.
The video was published on Oct 25, 2016 and uploading on YouTube by Birds of a Feather. I have added their social media connections in case you are interested to connecting. 

Personally they are amazing together and will go far, if they can keep it together and not loose sight of the original emotions and dreams that befalls us all! The couples body language in this video speaks to an emotion not being expressed as passionately in the lyrics... It's a brilliant video! I love their passion...

The lyrics are listed below for your reading pleasure; however watch and listen closely...

Keys/ Vocals: Amy McKay
Guitar / Banjo / Vocals: Ryan Leon

Video production by Alice Seiz

Follow Birds of a Feather:
Website: http://www.birdsofafeathermusic.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/birds_of_a_feather_music/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/birdsofafeathersound/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/boaffly

Subscribe to Birds of a Feather on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOC4FlcwxsPd_LNn_WsMvOg

Purchase Their Music:
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/1EV1Glq4q8avBYulwDEKKg?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

I-Tunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/light-up-ep/id1082738873

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Lyrics:

I see the lights are changing, from red to green
I keep my mind wide open, there's a change in me
All I know is in my heart it feels right
So I'll be holding on to this so tight
Have you been there too?

I light up, my mind
I won't let them take away the time of my life
I fire it up, I enoy the ride
For too long they kept on wasting my time
This is my life

I'm on my way to myself uphill
All these steppin' stones won't break my will
I'm getting closer to who I'm meant to be
As the worls is getting bigger for me
Have you been there too?

I light up, my mind
I won't let them take away the time of my life
I fire it up, I enoy the ride
For too long they kept on wasting my time
Have you been there too?


"Light Up" by Birds of a Feather Listen ad-free with YouTube Re

This video worth watching!

Peace and Love always ~ D


Hold on to the light Sugar... It's there.. Love you
References:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EV-ddn8SWY
Photography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EV-ddn8SWY
Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EV-ddn8SWY