Video: Jackie Evancho – To Believe

A friend of mine shared this on Facebook last night. Such a stunningly beautiful song. In light of today, in light of our world problems, war, famine, refugees… I thought this song was fitting. Please enjoy.

If you want more information on this young woman:

Jackie Evancho – To Believe on iTunes:
Jackie Evancho on Amazon:

FCC Disclaimer: No goods or services were received in exchange for sharing this video. I just think it’s beautiful.

Friday Funny: Those Ain’t Pants by Anita Renfroe

I haven’t posted a video of Anita’s in a long time — She’s got a new one out and I love it. Anita Renfroe has some fashion advice for the ladies out there. All I can say is AMEN. There are just some things you cannot unsee.

Proof that Banjo Is Cool: Neil Young

“There is music you never hear unless you play it yourself.”
― Marty Rubin

banjo neil youngIf I could sum up the feel that I go for when playing banjo, this picture would be it. It’s Neil Young, circa 1970’s playing sitting quietly under a tree.

People usually make fun of banjo. My thoughts are if Neil Young plays, it must be cool.

Having a broken leg has it’s advantages. I was so busy last year that practicing my banjo was usually an after thought.  My teacher can probably attest to that. I’m pretty sure I annoyed the snot out of him many times by showing up without the songs memorized.

I’m presently on week 30 of my “12 week vacation” and I’ve found a lot of time to practice.

Go figure.

Today, I spend a whole lot of my day sitting and picking and learning and I love it.

I especially love the fact that I can pick up my banjo and create something that didn’t exist five minutes ago.

That is too cool.

 

Music Monday: Introduction to Steve Moakler

I get so tired of the drama of social networking and want to walk away and then someone sends out a tweet and introduces me to a new artist and I think “yeah” this is cool.

I’ve never heard of Steve Moakler.  I like his music. Nothing super complex and yet it’s not overly simple either. Pop it isn’t.  Thought you’d like him as well.

 

You can find him on ITunes here: STEVE MOAKLER ITUNES

FCC DISCLAIMER: No goods or services have been received as a result of this recommendation. I read about Steve on Twitter, like him and thought my readers would as well.