Merry Christmas to you too, P4T! Loved the first video. Hysterical they were banned and had to get sigs to do it again. The 2nd video is great. My
mother emailed me that a few months ago then someone recently left it on my profile here. Will get to the others soon. Very uplifting. It's so
refreshing to see there are still good people left.
Very nice presentation, BW. It's so revealing what you can see if you look carefully at those old masters. Check out the Hi5 at 3:56 - "Yeah, jus
luv du mur, bruvva!"
Seeing as there's no way I can out-tradition you, how about this for a 21st century celebration:
Still not tapping those feet?
And finally, in a spirit of goodwill towards people of other faiths, a video produced by a Pakistani group to get across the message that the vast
majority of ordinary Muslims no more support terrorism than you or I:
My pleasure. And thankyou! I hadn't seen that first video. They say seeing is believing, but I can still hardly believe it! For what it's worth, I
reckon that's how this world was always meant to be (& will be one day!)
As to the second, thanks once again. I came across the story a couple of years ago & was very moved. (I'm ashamed to admit I'd forgotten it.)
Anyway, it's so totally inspiring that I think it deserves a second mention:
Sometimes the greatest adversity opens the door to the greatest blessing.
Sorry - it wasn't meant to be a negative comment, more a tongue-in-cheek wink at what the original writer of the song created: a summary of all those
feelings we get at Christmas without quite knowing what all the traditions really mean (well I don't, anyway). At the end of the day the song is a
Christmas classic. It came on the radio last night as I was parking the car. I admit to sitting in a cold car for about 3-4 minutes so I could hear it
through to the end! So thanks for posting it here this morning.
Second thoughts: it was probably just the 'fat/grease of a chicken' that got you worried.
Hi there. I daren't ask what your screen-name means - I get this sense of ominous foreboding even thinking about it. It doesn't mean you're a
member of some dire secret society of grave-snatchers does it?
So glad you liked the guitar solo. I was wondering whether someone might pick up on it. And you've caught me out: I too got sucked into watching the
impromptu 'Who does it best?' competition, accompanied by hugely partisan comments at the bottom of each video. There's something inherently
mesmerizing about it.
And then I came across the clip that shows the guy in the above video being interviewed live on TV. Turns out he's a 13-yr old Chinese kid, who, if I
remember correctly, had only been playing for about a year. All I can say is he must be one truly evil kid to have been 'grounded' by his parents
for that long. Seems he made the best of it, though...
Time for some more foot-tapping wizardry. Something presented with a little less panache, but which nevertheless never fails to lift my spirit (played
entirely by the one and only, the redoubtable Mike Oldfield:
Such a descriptive piece of music. I can't begin to tell you what visions of joy it brings to my soul...
And I warn you - play it twice and you won't get it out of your head all day!
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