This is the original. This is the one that’s best. This is the one that’s awesome.
And this song is a tradition. It still gives me goosebumps every year I listen to it. And the meaning behind it, is still valid to this day. Only not just in Africa, but in many places around the world and even in the U.S. As advanced as our world is, as incredible as some of us are, there is still so much work to be done.
This is one of those songs that’s cute and all about the material things one wants for him or herself for Christmas. The song itself is harmless, but it fits completely with the thoughts of one of my characters in my upcoming book Christmas Wishes. In the story, Santa’s son and lead reindeer (shifter) Rand, believes that humanity is nothing less than spoiled and greedy and he wonders what it’s all for…
I love this version of the song. I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And I have incredible respect for Lady Gaga and the voice she’s got, the talent she possesses.
It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and here in Charlotte, it’s gloomy and chilly and it’s feeling a little different today. I haven’t been in the holiday spirit and I don’t know that I will at all this season, but it never hurts to try with a little music…
It’s no secret, or shouldn’t be that I love hard rock and heavy metal. I grew up in the 80’s when glam rock was all the rage. I will be honest and say that I thought I would grow out of it. I’m 45 years old. Shouldn’t I be listening to something milder? Not still wanting to bang my head? Maybe. I don’t know. But so far, I still love it. I still love the rawness, the screams, the hard beats that you can’t find in any other sort of music… It makes all your insides jump until your blood is pumping in a way that you didn’t know it could.
Halestorm is one of my favorites… And this song… This is one that I’ve needed lately.
“Am I brave enough
Am I strong enough
To follow the desire
That burns from within…”
The last weeks, months, year have been especially awful in one regard or another. I don’t get political on my blog or on social media. I’ve pulled away from social media for the most part and don’t have plans to return to the drama and negativity anytime soon.
Given the state of things around this country I call home, yet fail to understand most of the time, and the state of the world we all live in, the only world we have, the following performance from the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies in Vancouver by K.d. Lang of the late Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, should serve as a reminder that we all need to come together, to love one another, to respect one another, and that when we do, it’s a beautiful thing.