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RIP – Robin Williams August 13, 2014

   

   

 

Breakdancing Buddhist Monks Pay Tribute to Late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch May 7, 2014

Breakdancing Buddhist Monks Pay Tribute to Late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch.

 

Cover Battle – “Throw It Away” January 24, 2014

 

The recording of “Throw It Away”, written by actress, activist, singer Abbey Lincoln sounds extremely dark and dramatic at first listen but that actually belies the hopeful, positive sentiment of the song. For some reason, when I hear it, I picture her strolling down the banks of the Seine, in a light rain. It just has that feel of something (I imagine) you’d hear while sitting in a Paris cafe.

 

Polish Jazz vocalist Aga Zaryan gives a truly wonderful tribute to Abbey on this number. Her voice is very fresh and lively and her particular arrangement is lighter than the original yet it still fits the song quite well. She’s actually released an album “Remembering Nina and Abbey”, in tribute to her influences Abbey and Nina Simone.

 

The live radio performance by the talented Esperanza Spalding is beautiful. Nothing fancy is needed here. It’s very pure and hypnotic.

 

Next I have, in a solo turn, pianist Marc Cary, who actually performed with Ms. Lincoln for over a decade. He, like Aga, has released a tribute album “For the Love of Abbey”. The man is a terrific musician: very soulful and passionate with a wonderful connection to his instrument.

 

I found a version by Cassandra Wilson. I know ya’ll are probably sick of seeing her show up in the cover battles but I’m giving it to you anyway. She has a similar style to Abbey, but this time her voice is not as low and slow as Abbey, or even as deep and mellow as she is on other tunes. She has more of a smooth, rich honeyed tone this time.

 

I enjoyed the way Aaron Pfeiffer does this song, on stage. He really gets into it and does it his own way. I like that. And the bass on this is nice, as well.

   

   

 

“His Day is Done” – A Tribute Poem for Nelson Mandela by Dr. Maya Angelou December 7, 2013

   

   

(Source: A. D. Joyce on FB)

   

 

April is the cruelest month April 20, 2013

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Martin Richard, Boston Marathon

April 15, 2013


 

 

Columbine High School

April 20, 1999


 

 

Oklahoma City

April 19, 1995

 


   

 

Martin Luther King – (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) January 16, 2012

   
   


 

One man come in the name of love

One man come and go

One man come here to justify

One man to overthrow

In the name of love!

One man in the name of love

In the name of love!

What more? In the name of love!

  

One man caught on a barbed wire fence

One man he resists

One man washed on an empty beach

One man betrayed with a kiss

 

 In the name of love!

What more in the name of love?

In the name of love!

What more? In the name of love!

  

…nobody like you…there’s nobody like you…

 

 Mmm…mmm…mmm…

Early morning, April 4

Shot rings out in the Memphis sky

Free at last, they took your life

They could not take your pride

  

In the name of love!

What more in the name of love?

In the name of love!

What more in the name of love?

In the name of love!

What more in the name of love…

 

 

 

The King Center

Pride (In the Name of Love)

 

 

 

J.R. Martinez October 7, 2011

   

   

J.R. Martinez at IMDB

J.R. Martinez at wiki

Official website

Official blog

Seeing Past the Scars of Battle

Iraq war veteran cast in ‘All My Children’

All My Children

Dancing With the Stars

Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged

Shining Star of Perseverance

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

 

RIP Conor Clapton 8/21/86 – 3/20/91 August 30, 2011

   

Conor Clapton would have been 25 years old last week.

 








 

   

   

Eric Clapton at wikipedia

The Truth about Clapton …

   

 

International Picture of the Year July 1, 2011

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First Place:

 

First Place


Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News


When 2nd Lt. James Cathey’s body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and drapedthe flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine’s casket last year at Denver International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as one of the most powerful in the process: “See the people in the windows? They’ll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what’s going through their minds, knowing that they’re on the plane that brought him home,” he said. “They’re going to remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They’re going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should.”

 

 

Second Place:

 


 

 

Second Place


Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News

 


The night before the burial of her husband’s body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of ‘Cat,’ and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. “I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,” she said. “I think that’s what he would have wanted.”

   

See all the winners here

 

Gone but not forgotten – Wendie Jo Sperber December 29, 2010

 

 

Watched an episode of Will & Grace this morning. It featured the fabulous Wendie Jo Sperber. She was always one those actors that enhances whatever she’s in. I miss seeing her.

 

 

Wendie Jo Sperber at IMDB

Wendie Jo Sperber at wiki

NNDB

WeSpark

Any Clip

Bosom Buddies

Back to the Future

8 Simple Rules

Will & Grace

Bachelor Party

Pissed

Murphy Brown

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Grease

1941

The Stockard Channing Show

Women in Prison

Parker Lewis Can’t Lose

Hearts Afire

Sorority Boys

American Dad

 

 
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