So I see this commercial all the time where this family takes a road trip because of the dying request of their grandfather who wanted to see America but time and other things made it impossible. And this is the song playing as this car commercial does its level best to wring all the emotional content it can and maybe bring a tear to your eyes.
So I give you Mike Massé, Sterling Cottam, and Jeff Hall singing America.
So they had 2014’s Georgefest on TV celebrating the work of George Harrison, and if you don’t know who that is go ask your father or perhaps your grandfather. Back to the topic. In it they had Weird Al Yankovic sing What is life. And in a performance that is uniquely his he managed to keep this song in my head for four days straight. I give you Weird Al:
So as I was riding along with my son, going to Doctor Strange, my son as is his want plugged in some music and soon the sound of a violin filled the car. “Who is this?”, I asked. Lindsay Sterling was his reply. So here is Lindsay Sterling covering My Immortal.
So I came across this as I was searching for a good cover and YouTube pointed me to this gentleman.
Enjoy 22 Beatle songs in five minutes.
Runrig is a Scottish Celtic Rock group that formed in 1973. They are from Skye, or the Isle of Skye in Scotland. They have fourteen studio albums and a number of live albums. You can find out more about them here: Runrig
So Prince died last week and while there is a lot that can be said about the man the one thing that can’t be denied is that God blessed him with more musical talent than many other so-called musicians. An example of this is seen in this clip where his guitar solo is an example of his complete mastery of the instrument. Enjoy.
So I’ve been humming Hooter’s songs all day long driving my workmates insane because of course they start humming the tunes too. So here is one of the founding members of the Hooters singing their classic All You Zombies with Mats Wester of Nordman
This song has been playing inside my head ever since I started my reading plan which includes one proverb from Proverbs a day. So enjoy this cover.
You may have noticed that there wasn’t a movie review this week it is because I am writing one for Credo Covenant this week where I examine the Hobbit trilogy of movies.
However, not wanting to neglect this blog I decided to find a cover of a Rolling Stones song. I must admit that I like Carl Trueman have a fondness for the Stones and I will on rare occasions will have them playing in my vehicle much to the chagrin of younger passengers that may be riding along.
Here is Incubus playing Paint it Black enjoy.
A traditional folksong that warns sinners that God’s judgement upon them will come even if they ” run on for a long time”. This song was covered by multiple singers including Moby and Elvis Presley. This version in my humble opinion captures some of the old timey nature of this song. Enjoy.