Saturday, October 25, 2014

Song of the Day: The Drums - Down By The Water

What can I say, this song grew on me.  Love the vibe of this song.  So simple and direct.

The Drums - Down By The Water (Lyrics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp0erODWCBI

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Song of the Day: U2 - 40

I would like to dedicate this song to those of you who have mustered up the courage to sing a new song in your lives.  Or to those of you who might be 40 years old today.  Or both.   :)

As for me, I think of this song as a promise I'm making.  I am making changes in my life.  Although it has taken me a long time, I WILL sing a new song.

"U2 40 Live from Red Rocks"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjtpplE39_g


The song came from Psalm 40.  From @U2:
http://www.atu2.com/lyrics/songinfo.src?SID=82
The portion of Psalm 40 that inspired Bono's lyrics:
I waited patiently for the Lord
And He inclined to me and heard my cry
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction
Out of the miry clay
And He set my feet upon a rock, making my footsteps firm
He put a new song in my mouth
A song of praise to our God
Many will see and fear and will trust in the Lord
More from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40_%28song%29


Some other facts about the song, from Songfacts.com:
http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=897
The last song on War, it invokes the first track, "Sunday Bloody Sunday," with the refrain "How long must we sing this song."
At a concert in Chicago on April 29, 1987, Bono said: "This is a song that when we were being thrown out of the studio... we spent ten minutes writing this next song, ten minutes recording it, ten minutes mixing it, ten minutes playing it back, and that's nothing to do with why it's called '40.'"


From AZLyrics.com:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/u2/40.html

I waited patiently for the Lord
He inclined and heard my cry
He brought me up out of the pit
Out of the miry clay

I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song

How long to sing this song
How long to sing this song
How long...how long...how long...
How long...to sing this song

He set my feet upon a rock
And made my footsteps firm
Many will see
Many will see and fear

I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song

How long to sing this song
How long to sing this song
How long...how long...how long...
How long...to sing this song

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Song of the Day: Liz Phair - Everything To Me

Great song.

Liz Phair - Everything To Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK3FTmxnP2k

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quote of the Day: Kafka on Obsessions

“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”  - Franz Kafka

In related news...  This past Saturday I skated the Carolina Century for the 7th time.  102+ miles.  7:38.  Lots of pain.  Conversation during the skate: "What the hell is wrong with us?"   :)