Monday, August 22, 2011

Music Monday

For friends, both old and new.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Music Mondays

This week's clip is for Beach Week.

For those of you who don't know, I have loved Celtic music for nearly my entire life. It began when I saw this movie as a youngster, living in eastern Kentucky. I fell in love with real Celtic music. Namely, the Chieftains. To date, the only concert I have ever paid money to see was their last stop on their 40th anniversary tour of North America. It was in Columbus.

I blame Paddy Moloney (the founder and leader of the Chieftains) for my first speeding ticket. But that's another story..

Along with the Chieftains, this film displayed so many character actors - Oliver Reed as "Captain" Billy Bones (he played Proximo in Gladiator); Peter Postlethwaite as George Merry; Julian Glover as Dr. Livesey; Christopher Lee as Blind Pew (he played Saruman in the Lord of the Rings films), Clive Wood as Captain Smollet, James Cosmo as Redruth, Richard Johnson as Squire Trelawney...

If Jack Sparrow showed up in this movie, he wouldn't last ten minutes. Any of the other characters from the Pirates franchise wouldn't last two. Treasure Island is the real deal. Charleton Heston was deliciously eeeeeeeeevil as Long John Silver. Blind Pew and his tapping stick still makes the hair on the back of my neck go up. I had a crush on the kid who played the narrator and main character, Jim Hawkins. He grew up to be Batman - Christian Bale. There will be future adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, but it will be hard to top this one.

Here's to adventure, and the beach! Arrrrrrrr.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I Don't Know

if anyone actually clicks on the links to the shared blogs. I just did on someone else's blog, to a blog I had never read before. And I laughed. Hard.

And then I realized that one of the writers of this other blog is (I'm fairly certain) married to the pastor of the neighboring parish. Who I've met at least once.

Welcome to the Lutheran World. Everyone knows everyone else, even in BlogWorld.

Blog is a funny word, innit? (As the Brits say.)

It's my blog, so I can blog what I want to, blog what I want to, blog what I want to...

You would blog too if it happened to you.

Great. Now I'm making up my own lyrics to '60s classic songs. Time for bed.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Music Monday