Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Last week I was deeply shocked to read that the beautiful actress Christina Applegate has had to undergo a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer and that she now faces eight months of reconstructive surgery.
She is a very courageous young woman. My love, prayers and support go out to her.
If you haven't got a Saint Etienne album in your collection then this sounds like a good place to start
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Still, a good game. Could have gone either way, although I think we deserved at least a point for the pressure we put on Plymouth in the second half. Also it was good to see the powerful run and crisp finish from young Sam Vokes who came off the bench to score on his league debut for Wolves.
A long way to go, but not a bad start...
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Abide With Me
The Lord is My Shepherd
Down to the River
May the Good Lord
A trailer for the album has been posted on You Tube via the 'Classics & Jazz' website and...well...it gave me goosebumps! Gorgeous.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Louise Redknapp - Congratulations go to Louise Redknapp who has announced that she is expecting the birth of her second child. It's also all the excuse I need to post this picture on my website!
Olivia Newton-John -Congratulations too to Olivia who married John Easterling in June.
Def Leppard - Def Leppard have released the second track from their 'Songs From The Sparkle Lounge' album entitled "C'mon C'mon". The video to which can be viewed here:
Yes - Yes's 40th Anniversary Tour has been cancelled after singer Jon Anderson was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure and advised to rest and not work for at least six months or else risk further health complications. Get well soon Jon.
Queen + Paul Rogers - The new album "The Cosmos Rocks" is released on 15th September and is preceded a week earlier on 8th September by a single "C-lebrity". A performance of this track along with many other Queen type goodies can be found on Queen's Official You Tube Channel here:
Trevor Horn - The DVD of the Trevor Horn concert Princes Trust Concert at Wembley in 2004 has now finally been given a UK release under the title 'Slaves To The Rhythm'. A 3 CD and 1 DVD box set of ZTT hits and remixes is planned for September release.
Friday, August 01, 2008
"I wanted to push aside the traditional gospel quartet music, break down the church doors and let the hippies and the prostitutes and other unwashed rabble into the sanctuary...I wanted to talk about feeding the poor, going into the world....[I felt that] most of the modern music was anemic and needed a transfusion." - Larry Norman
“I feel there is a war going on, a war for young people's hearts. They may not always find something in the Church. I feel my role is to say ‘Don't abandon God. Don't think there's nothing there for you just because you don't like the particular congregation you're familiar with.'” - Larry Norman
Although I had known he had been ill for some time, it's only this morning that I've learned of the death of singer/songwriter Larry Norman.
Larry Norman quite literally kick started Christian Rock music with "Upon This Rock" in 1969. His magnificent 1972 album "Only Visiting This Planet", recorded with the help of Beatles producer George Martin, should be on everyone's list of required listening.
Larry was an original and his songs were blunt, uncompromising, biting and wide-ranging; addressing such matters as politics (The Great American Novel), the passive commercialism of war–time journalists (The Six O'Clock News), witchcraft and the occult (Forget Your Hexagram) & religious hypocrisy (Right Here In America).
A lot of conservative Christians weren't at all sure about him then and some still aren't to this day. Bible bookstores in America refused to stock his 'Only Visiting This Planet' album for six years. However Larry's uncompromising music inspired many who came after him. Cliff Richard covered three of his songs on one album alone and he could count Van Morrison, John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan & U2 as admirers.
He has his reward now. As he once sang "This World is not my home...I'm just passing through..."