•May 21, 2015 • Leave a Comment
This past October I had the good fortune of visiting the Residenz Museum in Munich. While we were there I kept my companions waiting for ages while I pored over the dozens of spectacular tapestries in the rooms. Here are just a few of them.
The tapestries were designed in the early 1600s by Hans van der Biest and Peter Candid. Click and zoom for a closer look.
•May 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment
The fabulous Stromae and band performing a wonderful, stripped-down set and interview at Seattle’s KEXP Radio.
•March 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment
I’ve been following Eurovision this year, because I’m a fan of PKN, the 2015 Finnish entry. I’ve recently also become a fan of Tommy Krångh, the sign language interpreter for the Swedish finals. Check out this guy’s fantastic interpretation of this year’s Swedish entry, Måns Zelmerlöw with the song Heroes.
•February 25, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Aside from the Norman Luboff Choir (and maybe the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?), the only choir I can think of who has had popular hits were the Edwin Hawkins Singers. Their biggest hit was a song I’ve loved since childhood, Oh Happy Day, which was played on the eclectic pop radio I listened to as a kid.
Still gives me chills. Even more so to hear the recording that made the song famous (if you don’t need to look at a video while you listen to this wonderful music).
It only made me happy to learn that the it was the Edwin Hawkins Singers who collaborated with my childhood idol Melanie on her hit Lay Down.
(If you like Melanie, I have posted several other Melanie songs on this blog in the past.)