Bridge Over Troubled Water

Many are having a difficult time right now. May we all be bridges.

Music by Paul Simon, played by Audrey Assad, via youtube

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Friday Night Culture – Two Cellos!

cello from encylopedia

I never knew two cellos could make such amazing music! I have featured this group before but if you are not familiar with them, they combine the beautiful sounds of the cello, with contemporary music.

I have chosen these three songs because they are so different, yet from the same group. The first has humor, as it explores being a rock star. The second has beautiful music, and is also visually stunning. And the last one is music from a movie, and is funny.

Have a great weekend everyone! Peace.

      

Writing © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from en.cyclopedia via google

videos by 2cellos, from youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Friday Night Culture – Folk Music

guitar

There are many types of folk music, but the folk music from the 1960’s still has the power it once did. When the power of a music endures you know it is good! 

Usually containing at least one acoustic guitar, and lyrics that either teach us, or tell a story (and still teach us), their songs speak of ending violence, war, and almost always the importance of loving each other. Love is still the most powerful force on earth, in spite of what we see on the news.

I love these songs, there is wonderful poetry in each one.

I hope you enjoy them. Peter, Paul, and Mary are by far my most favorite group.

Peace and have a great weekend.

 

Writing © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from youtube via google

videos from youtube, music by Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Friday Night Culture – Positive Metal

from wallpaper-kid via google

So the music of hard rock and heavy metal has always packed a powerful punch, literally. It is hard driving, and loud. It used to be, and sometimes still is, raw, angry fighting music. And because of that, there can be a dark, negative side, carrying monsters and death. No thanks, I want life not death. But if you put some positive words, and an attitude of hope in it, now you’re talking my language!

The first selection here is raw, and an anthem for not giving up. No matter what happens in our lives (I think there are limits to this) we can overcome. This song is gritty, hard, and loud. Please be careful with your ears! Watch for the hair throwing! I think this style of hard rock is more from the 1990’s. By the way there are three people in the video besides the band. A man involved in perhaps a tragic car accident, a woman fighting cancer, and a teenager that appears to be fighting an eating disorder. Like I said hard, but a sense of hope.

The second song is more of what is known as sonic metal. Listen to the guitars closely, especially in the beginning, and you will hear a sonic, airplane type noise, which is more electronic than the first video. It is also a proclamation of “Hey can we get some help down here??” It’s something we can all relate to. The weird thing too is that these two videos are from the same band! Their looks, style, and sound has all changed. The group is Fireflight.

The last video shows that hard rock has developed a blending of the arts. The poetry here is amazing, there is also nature, and yes loud guitars. The style here I believe is called, symphonic metal. It is admittedly a little strange, but the message is again positive, bringing a sense of hope to the elderly, to the hardest working among us. I love the very ending. The group is Nightwish.

Have a great weekend!

    

Commentary © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from wallpaper-kid via google

videos from youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

The Three Drummers

from drummerworld via google

If you like drums you will love this video! First there is one, then two, then three playing at once, all filmed live! I know it’s not Friday night but let’s rock anyway. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

There is Phil Collins, and two other guys, and I wish I knew their names. I’ve never been to a Phil Collins concert before, but if he’s not retired by now, I want to go.

I’m taking the night off from writing, but see you again tomorrow. Hang on, buckle up, because here we go!

Have a great night!

       

Commentary © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from drummerworld.com via google

video from youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Friday Night Culture – Drums

Sheila E - Concert Shots

Ready to have some fun? Well it is Friday night after all! I decided to take a one night break from my normal writing and stretch out a little.

So here are three different short performances of drums. Sheila E. has to be the best percussionist around today. She is amazing.

Keith Moon is from the rock band the Who, and unfortunately is no longer around, may he rest in peace. He is one of the best drummers in history. If you watch any of the old footage of him, he really seems to be soaring on another plane.

Jen Ledger from the band Skillet is one of the best drummers around. Yes I purposely picked two women, because woman seldom get the credit they deserve when it comes to modern music. The video with Jen is very loud so be careful! Each video is uniquely different but I think the one with Sheila E. is the best. I love these!

More writing on the way tomorrow! Have a great weekend!

Writing © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from concertshots.com via google

videos from youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”