Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Avett Brothers: Tiny Desk Concert : NPR

The Avett Brothers: Tiny Desk Concert : NPR - This is an older concert (from 1999 I think) that is really good. Gives a good idea of how a concert would be. The middle song - Down with the Shine - is one I've never heard and apparently isn't on any album yet. Again, this whets my appetite for going to a show. This music always makes me want to pick up my guitar and play along.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Thought from Walt Whitman

I'll just let this quote speak for itself:

"Yes, it is true that God gave us His Son, and so maybe we ought also to give gifts--but what, and to whom? It is also true that God gave us Himself, and the only sensible response to that is to give ourselves to Him. There is nothing else that He wants from us, or, if there is something, He can take it. Only I, my ego, my heart, is
truly mine to give or to withhold--and is therefore the appropriate gift to Him."

 -  Walt Whitman (1819-1892), Song of Myself, in Leaves of Grass