Ok, so every Friday I post something ‘fun’ and it’s often a YouTube video that’s meant to make you smile, laugh, or sing along. I might be stretching things a bit today. Let’s be honest, I’m really stretching it today. Many of you will begin to wonder about me after this.
Let’s chalk this up to sentimentality th, but I’ll need to explain. In the early days of college, I thought my future was going to be in radio or music. I coordinated a comedy show that feature some folks currently making their living in radio. One of the more curious elements was that, in 1984, we had a running character called “Bob, the Talking Sponge.” I kid you not. And he was square. But I digress.
Most everyone who plays sports has a “psyche-up” song. My Freshman year in high school it was “Stay” by Jackson Browne. My sophomore year it was “Ride Like the Wind” by Christopher Cross. But, I only had one such song for basketball all through high school and then even with intramurals at college. Maybe it was because I was skinny, but the Spinners’ “Rubberband Man” was the one song that got me ready to hoop it up.
I found this live performance for those of you fellow 70s fans. Enjoy!
My wife and daughter have introduced me to country music. Daily. So, it’s growing on me a bit – though I’ll take classic rock, classical, jazz, and electronica over it any day. But, I particularly enjoy Lady Antebellum and their harmonies. So, I know I’m late to the party on this song, but their song “HELLO WORLD” inspires me. It reminds me that we aren’t to be in such a self-focused hurry that we don’t remember that everyone’s story matters and that most people wake up each day working to do their best. I also like the song (the video’s wardrobe choices are suspect) because the creative/performer side of us wants to ‘make a mark’ in our . Each day gives us the chance to do just that – as if we get to say “hello world” as we look out over each day’s ‘canvas’ and begin to paint with our lives … as God directs us.
So, enjoy this video and remember to believe that every story matters.
I received this link from Jacob Bland, which leads to a video made by Eric Whitacre. Eric coordinated a choir via the Internet, a virtual choir, to sing a song and the result is stunning. It’s worth watching and reflecting on where we are as an interconnected world, connected through nontraditional means. More on that in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the video:
By now, you’ve probably seen the trailer for next year’s installment of the Lord of the Rings movie series. If not, here’s the official trailer. Needless to say, we are counting down the days until it hits the movie theaters.
We Hoosiers love our basketball. Growing up I couldn’t play the game often enough. I used to shoot an hour a day… and I didn’t even play on a school team beyond age 15. Even this week we’re putting up a new goal at the house because my son has withdrawal symptoms from shooting hoops.
This past week the Indiana University team stage an incredible finish over [then] #1 Kentucky. Enjoy the pandemonium, er, hysteria: