We always thought he was hilarious. This presentation is awesome.
Original "Everlong" Recorded in 1997 by Foo Fighters
Piano Cover created recently by an anonymous artist known only as TalkWithYourFingers
An exuberant reader forwards this to Burr with enthusiasm:
This should cheer you up
Celtic music was the foundation that American country music was built upon. The Scots and the Irish brought their simple instruments with them to the hills of Appalachia and entertained themselves with the music they remembered from their homelands. I hope this entertains you.
GUARANTEED to make your toes tap.
If it doesn't, I'm thinking you are DOA.
The Aussies and Brits are fun folks and a blast, but I think the Irish might just have a slight edge on them. I know my mom is watchin' and toe-tappin'.
Watch this and see what you think!
Jim Henson would have been 75 today.
[Note: Raymond is jealous]
A virtual choir of 2052 across 58 countries perform "Sleep", composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre.
The evening hangs beneath the moon
A silver thread on darkened dune
With closing eyes and resting head
I know that sleep is coming soon
Upon my pillow, safe in bed,
A thousand pictures fill my head,
I cannot sleep, my minds aflight,
And yet my limbs seem made of lead
If there are noises in the night,
A frightening shadow, flickering light…
Then I surrender unto sleep,
Where clouds of dream give second sight.
What dreams may come, both dark and deep
Of flying wings and soaring leap
As I surrender unto sleep
As I surrender unto sleep.
Alert Reader Robert S. Sends the above video with this note:
What a beautiful interlude to the present tragedy in Japan…to hear their wonderful young people playing the music that set Americans dancing and ‘swinging’ during the 1940s and onward…and now the Japanese young people (mostly female) are reviving that joyful sound.