New Music Friday 3/3/17

Been a few weeks but trying to get back on schedule. (It’s Monday, not Friday in case you were confused)

Two  new musician follower this week.  Take a listen, find some new music to listen to.  Please feel free to share/purchase the song I wrote the lyrics to,  Lily Messer is the voice and Ceylon Wise is the producer. If interested in teaming up together, feel free to contact me.

It’s On You by Matt Gary – 

Hope Is Found by John Cox – 

Thanks for all the follows, musicians and non-musicians.  Some other music from non-followers I have listened to recently.  Pick out a few you haven’t heard and take a listen.

 

AFI:

Still A Stranger

Hidden Knives

Get Hurt

She Speaks The Language

The Wind That Carries Me Away – 

Alex Clare:

Tell Me What You Need

Get Real

Basic

Love Can Heal –  

Alexis Taylor –

Blame It On The Whiskey

Southern Boy – 

Amanda Shires –

Pale Fire

My Love (The Storm) – 

 

 

Boyce Avenue:

Anchor

Cinderella

Family

Given Up

Imperfect Me

Pick Yourelf Back Up Again

Be Somebody – 

Brantley Gilbert:

The Devil Don’t Sleep

In My Head

Baby Be Crazy

Outlaw In Me – 

Chris Quilala:

Reign

Won My Heart – 

Claudia Hoyser:

Bittersweet Fairytale

Free- 

Danny Gokey:

If You Ain’t In It

Stronger Than We Think

Symptoms

Rise

Never Be The Same

The Comeback

Better Than I Found It-  

Dropkick Murphys:

Blood

First Class Loser

Paying My Way

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Until The Next Time

Sandlot- 

 

Fight The Fade:

Elevation

Inhale

Invincible

Lanterns In The Dark

Seasons

Falling – 

 

The Guardians:

Leaning

Hold On To The Power Of The Cross

Present In The Presence Of The King

Please Don’t Wait Forever

Another Life To Give

What A Day That Will Be – 

In Flames:

The Truth

In My Room

Before I Fall

Us Against The World

Underneath My Skin

Battles

Like Sand – 

Janelle Monae:

Isn’t This The World – 

Joyve Manor:

Last You Heard Of Me

Over Before It Began – 

Kehlani:

Advice

Thank You – 

Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams:

I See A Victory – 

Lucie Silvas :

Breathe In

Villian

Letter To Ghosts – 

Luke Bryan:

Love Me In A Field

Southern Gentleman

You Look Like Rain

Here’s To The Farmer –  

Mari Burelle:

I Believe In Jesus

Made To Love

You Gotta Stand – 

Mary J Blige:

Mirage – 

Micah Tyler:

Even Then

Last

Never Been A Moment – 

Newton Faulkner:

Soon

Brick By Brick

Clouds

Long Shot

Against The Grain

Pick Up Your Broken Heart – 

Nina Diaz:

January 9th

Screaming Without A Sound – 

One Less Reason:

On The Way Down

Something Beautiful

Time

The Trade

Where Were You

You Didn’t Know

Break Me – 

 

Rebecca Ferguson:

Superwoman

Pay For It

Oceans

I’ll Meet You There – 

The Rubyz:

I’ll Follow You

Breathtakingly Beautiful – 

Taylor Noelle:

Won’t Waste My Time-  

Tom Chaplin:

Hardened Heart

I Remember You

Hold On To Our Love

The Wave – 

Train:

Drink Up

Working Girl

Silver Dollar

What Good Is Saturday

Lost And Found

You Better Believe – 

The XX:

A Violent Noise

On Hold –  

and our song:

I Question You by Lily Messer – 

On Itunes :  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-question-you-single/id1018588943

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Good News Stories 2/27/17

The signs of spring are here.  Spring training baseball, Nascar had its first race yesterday, people are talking about March Madness, and we had five blue jays in our yard yesterday. That is good news for us that do not like winter, but that is not good news that changes people or the world like the following stories.

Alyssa Kamm thought she had more than two years to plan her wedding. But she found her prep time cut to three weeks after learning her father had cancer.

The abbreviated schedule came courtesy of more than a dozen strangers, business owners and managers throughout Rochester, New York, who donated flowers, a venue, photography, music and numerous other services to help give the bride and her groom their dream wedding on Feb. 4.

Just three weeks earlier, on Jan. 13, Alyssa learned her dad had been diagnosed with advanced multiple myeloma, which affects the bone marrow and quickly weakens the bones. Her dad began chemotherapy treatment immediately.

One of the women shared her family’s story and sought advice about nice but inexpensive venues and services on a Facebook page for Rochester-area wedding vendors.

Photographer Bethany Colburn spotted the post and immediately decided to help.

“It touched my heart and I knew I wanted to be a part of this,” she told TODAY. She immediately began messaging with a good friend of hers who is a DJ and the two “started chatting about who we needed to ‘tag’ in the post and how we could really make this happen for Alyssa and her family.”

Colburn, who donated a full wedding photography package, said she was excited to see the event come together so effortlessly.

“We are surrounded by negativity and sad stories and sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are still good people in the world,” said Colburn, who hopes vendors in other cities “continue to spread the love” by helping others in need.

Alyssa’s dad, Karl Jones, 55, said he was amazed at how so many people he didn’t know coalesced to help his family.

“All the vendors — we call them our fairy god dream team. They didn’t know us, and they just started offering their services and the ball kept on rolling. It shocked me,” he said.

“This is something that makes him happy, to let people know that there are good people in the world we live in,” she said. “This story, even though it’s rooted in something that’s really sad, and it stings for us, it has such a happy ending, and that gives him something to live for.”

source: Eun Kyung Kim -TODAY

February 3 was a big night in Norman, Oklahoma. The Norman High School Lady Tigers basketball team was facing its rival, the Timberwolves of Norman North. By the end of the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers had a comfortable lead of 57-35 — for all intents and purposes, they had won the game.

But when the coaches sent in one player who had sat on the sidelines all night, everyone in the arena shared a victory.

That player was Lainy Fredrickson — a special-needs senior whose epic basket at the game’s close had the crowd (and the internet) going wild. Detrick Watts, a special education TA and assistant girls’ basketball coach, told TODAY that having Fredrickson on the team is “a blessing.”

“She always puts a smile on everybody’s face,” he said. “You know your day is going to be better just from coming into contact with her.”

“As coaches, you try not to show your emotions, especially during the game,” said Watts. “But the reality sets in that this is something more than basketball … it’s fulfilling a dream. For the coaches, and I think for the players, it’s something I’ll never forget.”

It made a similar impression on Michael Vanderburg, the alum who took the video. “It is a testimony to the awesome community of Norman, Oklahoma, and my alma mater Norman High School, and how there is still hope for humanity out here in this world,” he told TODAY. “If we just focus on the good instead of the bad, we could come together and really make a difference.”

source: Embry Roberts – TODAY

When Todd Steinkamp was told that his car wouldn’t make it all the way to a Wisconsin funeral he wanted to attend, he believed it was the beginning of a terrible day—but he hadn’t yet met the man who would turn it around.

The driver was forced to pull his vehicle into the closest auto repair shop after it started making a dreadful grinding sound midway through his route from Iowa.

The mechanic, Glenn Geib, told Todd that his car would not be able to travel the remaining 70-mile distance to the memorial service.

Things looked bleak, but after seeing Todd’s reaction, Glenn offered up his own wheels as a substitute.

“I must have looked pretty stressed-out at this time because Glenn then reached into his pocket, pulled out the keys to HIS own vehicle and said ‘Take my truck. Fill it up with gas, don’t turn on the emergency lights and get going’,” wrote Todd on Facebook.

Not only was the younger man able to make it to his funeral, but his would-be terrible day was totally turned around.

“We sat and talked for a while when I got back as I thanked him and he told me more about himself. The 74 year-old mechanic with a grip of steel turned a terrible day into a good one with a great lesson… ‘just be kind and help if you can’.”

source : McKinley Corbley – Good News Network

A waitress who did a good deed for a pair of firefighters was overwhelmed when they returned the favor—for her father.

Instead of a bill for their breakfast, Liz Woodward brought a pair of New Jersey firefighters a thank you note. They’d just spent 24 hours battling the blaze at a local warehouse, and the waitress wanted to do something nice for them.

“Your breakfast is on me today,” the note read, along with little drawings of a fire ax and helmet. “Thank you for all that you do.”

Firefighter Tim Young posted the story and a photo of the note to Facebook, urging people to eat at the diner where she worked. But then, he found out the waitress had a GoFundMe campaign that she was using to raise $17,000 to buy her father a wheelchair-accessible van.

Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help,” Young wrote in another post.

The firefighter’s plea spread like wildfire. His posts were shared thousands of times and 1,000 people donated more than $67,000 — $50,000 above her goal.

“This is just one example of how so many people in this world have incredible hearts and they pay it forward, so the circle keeps on moving,” Woodward told TODAY.

source: Terry Turner – Good News Network

Of course, there are much, much more but did not want to get this into 2000 words so hopefully, other bloggers joined in today to give us more #goodnews stories.

Check out www.goodnewsnetwork.org,  www.huffingtonpost.com/section/goodnews, www.sunnyskyz.com/goodnews, www.today.com/news/goodnews, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news, abcnews.go.com/US/Good_News  as well as many others.

 

Change The World by Derek Minor (feat Hollyn)- 

Be The Change by Britt Nicole – 

What Love Can Do by Danny Gokey – 

Revival by Zach Williams – 

It’s A Beautiful Day by Mari Burelle – 

I Have This Hope by Tenth Avenue North – 

Beautiful People by Tim McGraw – 

 

 

 

Good News Stories Time

It has been awhile since I did one and was thinking we are due.

However, let’s do it together on Monday 2/27. That will give you all weekend to search the internet, magazines, newspapers, news – yeah good luck finding good news stories there.

Then on Monday let’s all post good news stories.   Let’s #goodnews and send it out to the blogging world and maybe someone will take notice.

I know  NEVERADULLBLING   is up for  it right?

 

Until Monday, here are of the ones I have done in the past:

 

Good News Stories, Olympics Version

Good News Stories

Dear God, We Are Worth Saving

 

Gave You My Heart

Hard to believe this one was 9 months ago but it seemed to touch a lot of people so wanted to reblog it.

My God, My Music, My Life

I came home from work Friday night and Kim told me Deanna, one of her best friends and mentor, told her about a vision her daughter had. Her daughter just finished her freshman year of college and truly lives for Jesus.  Deanna said maybe Rob can turn her vision into a poem or a song. I took Kylie up to get her shower ready and sat down and this is what came out.

It is truly an inspiring vision and I hope my words do it justice.

Gave You My Heart

I gave you my heart and you walked away

You’re my dad, you were supposed to stay

I couldn’t keep it all together today

I grabbed what was left of my heart and walked to the beach

Walked far enough until your memory was out of reach

I screamed at you dad until I was too hoarse to speak

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The First Bud Of Spring- A Love Story

Happy Valentine’s Day, and hopefully an early spring.

My God, My Music, My Life

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It was a long, cold, dark winter. One that she didn’t think would ever end. There was snow, rain, and sleet. A couple of times there was enough ice to nearly break the branches on the trees. The little girl held on. She waited for the warmer weather, the better times, the warmth of the sun. She knew it would come, it was just a matter of time. As she waited patiently, she would say her prayers, she would thank God for protecting her and her mommy and daddy during these cold, dark, winter nights.

Finally the day had come. The first bud of spring appeared out of the ground. The bud peeked out of her shoot and could feel the warmth surround her. She was filled with so much joy that. At first,  she didn’t notice she was the only bud sprouting. After basking in the warmth of the…

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New Music Friday 2/10/17

One new musician follower this week.   Big list this week but I liked just about every song I heard so…Take a listen, find some new music to listen to.  Please feel free to share/purchase the song I wrote the lyrics to,  Lily Messer is the voice and Ceylon Wise is the producer. I have many more songs I would like to get out there but can not financially afford to record them. If interested in teaming up together, feel free to contact me.

Awkward by Hailey Knox – 

Thanks for all the follows, musicians and non-musicians.  Some other music from non-followers I have listened to recently.  Pick out a few you haven’t heard and take a listen.

 

Disciple:

Spirit Fire

Forever Starts Today

Black Hole

Spinning

Empty Grave

God Is With Us –  

Flaw:

When You Grieve

My Letter – 

Frank Foster:

Good Country Music

Louisiana

Carolina Blue

Pete And John – 

I Prevail:

Outcast

Rise

Pull The Plug

One More Time

My Heart I Surrender

Worst Part Of Me –  

John Legend:

Same Old Story

History Has Its Eyes On You

Start A Fire

Darkness And Light

How Can I Blame You –  

Muddy Magnolias:

Take Me Home

Shine On

It Ain’t Easy

Train

Leave It To The Sky –  

Trapt:

Anchor

Getting Even

Fallen Angel

Castaway

Not So Different – 

 

Amber Run:

I Found

5AM

Good Morning

See You Soon –  

Alexis Taylor:

Nashville Girl

Until I See You Again-  

Ben Abraham :

You And Me

This Is On Me-  

Boyce Avenue :

Your Biggest Fan

Lovely Mess- 

Brantley Gilbert:

Bullet In A Bonfire

You Could Be That Girl

Three Feet Of Water

We’re Gonna Ride Again- 

Bright Light, Bright Light:

I Only Want To Please You

Careful Whisper – 

Brooke Eden:

Daddy’s Money

Act Like You Don’t-  

Carmen Justice :

Flaming Arrows- 

Chris Quilala:

Welcome Here

After My Heart

Only One God

Because Of Your Love

Encounter

The Length Of The Cross

Heart’s Cry

Heaven Came For Me – 

Claudia Hoyser:

I Won’t Forget – 

Cory Asbury:

Where I Belong – 

 

Danny Gokey:

Masterpiece

Slow Down

Stronger Than We Think

Chasing

What Love Can Do-  

Fight The Fade:

Embers ( Beside The Dying Fire)

Lying To Myself (Confessional Of Lies)

New Perspective (Second Horizon)

Prison (Cut Me Off)

Tomorrow – 

Gemini Syndrome:

Alive Inside

Remember We Die-   

The Gray Havens:

Shadows Of The Dawn

Ghost Of A King

Band Of Gold-  

In Flames:

The End

Through My Eyes

Greatest Greed

Save Me – 

Japandroids:

True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will

Near To The Heart Of Life-  

Joyce Manor:

This Song Is A Mess But So Am I

Do You Really Want To Not Get Better – 

Mari Burelle:

It’s A Beautiful Day

If My People Pray- 

One Less Reason-

The Lie

One Day

Rainmaker

Sometimes- 

Rebecca Ferguson:

Waiting For Me

The Way You’re Looking At Her

Bones –  

The Ruins:

Deliverance- 

Seth & Nirva:

You Are With Me

Should’ve Been Mine – 

Tauren Wells:

Hills And Valleys- 

Taylor Noelle:

Too Good- 

Tom Chaplin:

See It So Clear

Bring The Rain

Quicksand – 

Travis Ryan:

You Never Give Up On Me

Until My Voice Is Gone-  

Wolves At The Gate:

The Aftermath

Chasing The Wind

Hindsight- 

The XX-

Say Something Loving

I Dare You

Test Me

Performance- 

and our song:

I Question You by Lily Messer – 

On Itunes :  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-question-you-single/id1018588943

Skipping Stones With Ghosts 

There are times when I just want to be alone

Left to my own mind to find my way home

Then as I throw another stone off the coast

I realize I’m skipping stones with ghosts

Memories of a past I can’t let go

Crashing like the waves with each throw

The girl’s heart I broke

With each harsh word I spoke

The tears my mom would cry

With each and every lie

The one I let get away

Because the words I couldn’t say

Antique shopping every Saturday afternoon

I’d say no, a million other things I’d rather do

The show you wanted to see I said we couldn’t afford

The truth is I thought I would be bored

More thoughts, more regrets, kept pouring in

Like they were riding the ocean wind

The far away sound of a single sea gull

Another memory I wish I couldn’t recall

During the holidays how you loved to decorate

Singing We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Jingle All The Way

All the presents you loved to give

All these memories I can’t relive

It’s time to clear my head

Wake my heart from being dead

Time to put these memories on a stone

Let each go with each stone thrown

Every regret, every emotion

Drown them in the ocean

I’m no longer the person I was

Forgiven, me and all my flaws

Three Feet Of Water by Brantley Gilbert – 

Find You Here by Ellie Holcomb – 

Never Been A Moment by Micah Tyler – 

Seasons by Fight The Fade – 

That Was Then, This Is Now by Josh Wilson – 

A Lot Of Things Different by Kenny Chesney – 

Burdens Of The Past by Amber Pacific – 

My Past by Donnie McClurkin – 

Leave The Memories Alone by Fuel – 

Dead Memories by CrossFade –