"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hallelujah


Hallelujah - my reading list came back, knock on wood.  My blog has been so messed up for the past month and a half.  I left the farm to attend the birth of my third grandchild and when I came back it was fixed - hallelujah was the first thing that came to mind.  

The helpers at google/chrome/blogger had me stand on my head, juggling behind my back with my legs doing an Irish jig, all while clicking on every button on my computer.  We are talking literally hours and weeks of trying to get the kinks out.  Of course, it was me and my computer that was at fault due to my inexperience (technical idiot) and add-ons and filters in the ether out there in cyberspace.  For example, it took me hours to find out that the reload button was the same exact thing as refresh, which they kept telling me to do.  What and where are add-ons, filters, print screens - more hours.  I had to read tons and tons of technical stuff. The whole experience was stressful to put it nicely.  I couldn't work on it at night or I'd be up all night thinking about it.

Well, lo and behold, one morning, ping, there it all was.  Nothing they told me to do fixed it.  It just righted itself, uh huh.

I used to listen to Loudan Wainwright III (Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road) in the 80's and now his son, Rufus, is singing too.  This is my favorite version of the Leonard Cohen song Hallelujah.  Some like Jeff Buckley's version better (and I used to also listen to his father, Tim Buckley, in the 80's).  K.D. Lang also does a beautiful rendition.  Look up Rufus Wainwright on youtube.  He performs with many other famous musicians.  Just love his voice.

7 comments:

  1. Wow! Synchronicity big time - one of my favorite songs of all time (my first granddaughter was born to its sounds!)
    I have just had grandchild #3...little Heidi born on her sister's third birthday.
    Love dogs.... etc etc.
    Let's try to be cheerful in this awful weather! Lots to be grateful for -even hanging around this long is cause for celebration!

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  2. I LOVE that song..LOVE..

    Rufus grew u in Mtl..His mom..and his aunt...Kate and Anna..performed here for years..I only have 1 CD,a friend gave me one Christmas..

    I also LOVE KD Lang.
    Everything about her,her voice makes a song so very special.


    SO HAPPY FOR YOU..
    I would say things have turned completely in your favor!!
    How's Penny Lane?:)

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    1. I love it too, Monique and I am learning it on my ukulele (remember trying to make more synapses in my brain). I did know Rufus was Canadian and that his sister plays with him. Just love to hear his voice. He sang a Joni Mitchell song recently in Canada honoring her. She is my all time favorite. As for Penny, I still haven't gotten to hold her, but receive pictures and am trying to plan a trip to see her. I am trying to ready my house in Tulsa to sell and have been working on that for the last few weeks. Literally having to haul furniture and stuff back to the farm in my truck. So much going on as of late.

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  3. HEY DONNA - NOW IT SOUNDS LIKE THINGS ARE BACK IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. ENJOYED THIS SONG TOO. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

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    1. Yes Debbie, I am so relieved and you have a good one too.

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  4. HAPPY! Well, If ever I experience the problem you had, I'll be calling you. I love this version of Hallelujah and ALL the others. I had the original album...wow, that really ages me doesn't it, by Leonard Cohen.. There were some GREAT songs on that album

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