Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Day After Memorial Day Meditation






















"... I began to think about all the people who had been silenced during my lifetime and throughout history but who had found ways to speak without words."

While Remembering all those who have died in war and its aftermath throughout history, Bob Dylan's song came to my mind:

"... Let me (us -- am's translation) walk down the highway with my brother (our brothers and sisters -- am's translation) in peace ..." (Bob Dylan lyric)


Friday, May 26, 2017

Redemption Song, by Bob Marley


Old pirates, yes, they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the Almighty
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly
Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look? Ooh
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the Book
Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the book
Won't you have to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever had
Redemption songs
All I ever had
Redemption songs
These songs of freedom
Songs of freedom
Songwriters: Edwin Hawkins / Edwin R. Hawkins / Bob Marley
Redemption Song lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

You Can't Hurry Love



I've been listening to a copy of "Triplicate" that I put on hold at our public library.  Waited over a month for my turn to listen.  It's much better than I had expected.  I'm listening to it in my car only.  I'm on my second listen.

Don't know how long this will be on YouTube, from "The Triplicate Tour":



Bob is sounding as good as I've ever heard him.  You can't hurry Bob either.

Thursday, May 11, 2017