random beauty streaming some help

I most often set my MP3 player on random play.  Because when a song like this weaves unexpectedly into your day, you get lost in it for a few moments and forget about things like deadlines and long work days and finding your fine city is suddenly represented by an angry, rude, uncompassionate, buffoon of a mayor. 

There's a lot of value in getting lost in something beautiful for a little while.  Breathe.  Everything's going to be okay.


 

14 Comments

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    Mike October 29, 2010

    I love all the different variations of that song (gospel, country, celtic, zydeco), this one seems to be a blend of many, and with one of my favorite voices, Iris Dement:


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    Jennifer October 29, 2010

    Yeah, and I love other old hymns similarly. Thanks Mike, this is lovely. I really like Iris Dement.

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    Mike October 29, 2010

    did you ever see Songcatcher?… about old song origins, Iris is in that movie, here’s a clip:


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    Boonie October 30, 2010

    “There’s a lot of value in getting lost in something beautiful” – I couldn’t agree more. Especially music.
    Wise words.
    Have a nice day, Boonie

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    Jennifer October 30, 2010

    No I haven’t – thanks again Mike.

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    Jennifer October 30, 2010

    Aw gee thanks Boonie – everyone should get to be called “wise” once in awhile!

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    Marilyn October 31, 2010

    I enjoyed listening to this piece, so thank you. I like the words. Breather. Everything is going to be ok.

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    Jennifer October 31, 2010

    Really glad you enjoyed it Marilyn.

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    deb @ talk at the table November 1, 2010

    thank you Jennifer, it was well appreciated today.

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    Jennifer November 2, 2010

    So glad to hear that Deb.

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    Jeff Griffiths November 3, 2010

    I used to drum to that song with a band…a very quick version, bluegrass pace..brushes on the snare moving like freight train. The Neville Brothers have filled it with emotion, gets into your bones.

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    Jennifer November 4, 2010

    That bluegrass pace sounds cool Jeff. And, well, the Neville Brothers have a way of getting into your bones…

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    Selma November 15, 2010

    Oh yes. Music will do that every time. Remind you of what’s important. I love that feeling of being swept away to a beautiful place!

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    Jennifer November 17, 2010

    Me too – I especially love it when it’s unexpected!

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