Saturday, May 01, 2010
Thinking about music . . . music is a blessing
I have joined Cindy's Blog - at Country Blessings at Lakewood. It is going to be the first Saturday of the month! I feel full of blessings - so this one should be easy for me. Check out Country Blessings to see her meaning behind it.
Music can be all things to all persons. It is like a great dynamic sun in the center of a solar system which sends out its rays and inspiration in every direction....Music makes us feel that the heavens open and a divine voice calls. Something in our souls responds and understands. - Leopold Stokowski
To me - music is a blessing. How can you not feel blessed when you hear music? All the different things that go into it - talent - instruments - words - etc.
I would love to know what you're favorite songs are, but when I asked it of myself - I have so many. I love Christian songs and country songs. I even like pops songs. so how can I pick one.
So if you can't pick a favorite song or two - tell me what music does to you.
If I am stressed I like to just listen to something calming - I like Andrea Bocelli.
Christian I like Josh Groban.
Country - Keith Urban!
Pop - Snow Patrol.
Love - Joshua Kadison.
Music can change my mood. It can make me happy. I exercise to it.
So do you like music - what does it do to you? Any favorite songs?
Hope you enjoy this love song -
Happy Birthday Tim McGraw - wikipedia
Tim McGraw was born Samuel Timothy McGraw in Delhi, Louisiana,to a waitress, Elizabeth "Betty" Ann, and a relief pitcher for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, Frank Edwin McGraw Jr., also known as Tug McGraw. In 1966, Tug was a pitcher for the Jacksonville Suns, and he lived in an apartment above Betty D'Agostino, who attended Terry Parker High School. The pair had a relationship, and when Betty became pregnant, her parents sent her to Louisiana to live with relatives and to have the baby.
Raised by his mother in Start, Louisiana, east of Monroe, McGraw grew up believing his stepfather, Horace Smith, was his birth father. At age eleven, McGraw discovered his birth certificate while searching his mother's closet to find pictures for a school project. After his discovery, his mother revealed that his biological father was Tug McGraw, and took Tim to meet him for the first time. For seven years, Tug denied being Tim's father. Tim was 18 years old when Tug first realized how much Tim looked like him at that age, and he acknowledged paternity. They remained close until Tug's death in 2004.
As a child, Tim McGraw loved to play competitive sports, including baseball, even though he did not know his biological father was a professional athlete. He attended Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe, on a baseball scholarship,and became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. During his college period, he learned to play guitar, and would frequently perform and sing for tips, although he claims that his roommates often hid the guitar because he was so bad.
His mother, Betty, returned to Jacksonville, Florida in 1987, and Tim followed. He attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville for one term, and occasionally sat in with local bands.
Loved you in Blindside. What a great husband. lol