June 15, 2013

"This song chills you to the bone"... "The Weight"

Un comentariu spune: "This song chills you to the bone"... 
The Band's "The Weight" - cover by Gillian Welch and Old Crow Medicine Show

Written by Robbie Robertson, "The inspiration for and influences affecting the composition of "The Weight" came from the music of the American South, the life experiences of band members, particularly Levon Helm, and movies of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel." (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weight)

June 12, 2013

Wisdom of the desert fathers: Abba Poimen

A young monk sadly said the following to the holy Poimen: "My body, Abba, has been weakened by ascetic practices, but my passions do not yield." 
"The passions, my child," answered the wise Father, "are similar to tough thorns; in uprooting them, your hands of necessity bleed."

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Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson - Dimming of the Day

Dimming of the Day, one of my favorite songs...
 One nice comment: "Bonnie + Richard = Beauty"