Friday, September 7, 2012

How Sweet It Is

As a Canadian I have only a passing interest in American politics, however, since Carm is a news hound I am forced get to hear a fair amount... I just watched former President Bill Clinton's speech at the 2012 Democratic convention. All I can say is wow - what a speech - he just about had me jumping to my feet and clapping it was that good. It is long (I think 47 minutes, but it didn't seem that long), but if you get a chance to watch, take it.

http://youtu.be/uzDhk3BHi6Q

Also at the convention we watched James Taylor sing a few songs, including “You’ve got a Friend” . It was beautifully sung, and his guitar was so sweet.

http://youtu.be/Q7RPCFfudmU

When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest nights.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and
I'll be there, yeah, yeah,
you've got a friend…

 

When I was on YouTube looking for the song to include here,  I also came across "How Sweet It Is", also sung by him and fondly remembered from my days in high school. I've tagged some of his songs to download into my collection - I can tell I'm getting older as my old music collection gets bigger without the same increase in current music. Too much nostalgia perhaps. Not that I'm unhappy with where I'm at now - I'm in a good place these days.

http://youtu.be/1Mp0rBHhXMs

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
I needed the shelter of someone's arms and there you were
I needed someone to understand my ups and downs and there you were
With sweet love and devotion
Deeply touching my emotions
I want to stop and thank you baby
I want to stop and thank you baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you…

 

imagesCABV29WNToday is the 46th anniversary of the original Star Trek series. Even Google has taken note (see their home page), but I guess that's not too surprising as I'm willing to bet there is a high ratio of geeks working there! (not that there's anything wrong with being a geek!). I'm reluctant to admit it but I have seen most of the original episodes, as well as every single Next Generation episode... does that make me a geek too?

 

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau