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Who’s up for a Vietnamese Flash Mob singing Hine Mah Tov? (Psalm 133)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:35am 4/19/2015 at 11:35am
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I mentioned in a post last night that when Anatoly (Nathan) Sharansky arrived in Israel in 1986, the crowd sang Hene Mah Tov, the lyrics of which start with Psalm 133:

I.הִנֵּה מַה טוֹב = Hine mah tov
Behold how good

וּמַה נָּעִים = uMah-Nayim
and how pleasing

שֶׁבֶת אָחִים גַּם יַחַד = shevet achim...

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RIP Lesley Sue Goldstein (Gore)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:30pm 2/16/2015 at 7:30pm
Lesley Gore

Lesley Sue Goldstein, better known as Lesley Gore, was featured for a week in our Video of the Day series in December.

She’s best known for “It’s My Party” but that was just a part, and not even the best, of her music.

Fox News reports:

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in...

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Hallelujah! The Ultimate Christmas Flash Mob Video

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 5:40pm 12/24/2014 at 5:40pm
Christmas Flash Mob

Christmas flash mobs have become very popular over the last few years but so far none have matched the outstanding effort put forth by the Opera Company of Philadelphia in 2010.

The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah is a staple of Christmas music for good reason but when singers from multiple groups...

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RIP Joe Cocker

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 22, 2014 at 4:08pm 12/22/2014 at 4:08pm
Joe Cocker

He died today.

The BBC reports:

Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 70, his agent has confirmed.

The Sheffield born singer-songwriter had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where...

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Six Iranians arrested after dancing to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ on video (updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:50pm 5/21/2014 at 2:50pm
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Six young Iranians were arrested earlier this week after a video was posted online in which they were featured dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy.”

From CNN:

Apparently, dancing...

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hallelujah

Hallelujah Priest Wedding Video screencap
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:30am 4/20/2014 at 8:30am
Hallelujah Priest Wedding Video screencap

WE JOIN TOGETHER HERE TODAY,
TO HELP TWO PEOPLE ON THEIR WAY,
AS LEAH AND CHRIS START THEIR LIFE TOGETHER,
AND NOW WE’VE REACHED THEIR SPECIAL DATE,
WE’VE COME TO HELP THEM CELEBR...

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Did the internet eat your brain?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 7:00am 7/6/2013 at 7:00am

If you are reading this on a Saturday over a holiday weekend then the video below from Legal Insurrection reader and sometimes commenter Bill Dyszel probably applies to you.

You may remember Bill from these classics previously featured here:

 
 
 

Rivers of Babylon

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00am 6/24/2013 at 7:00am

Longtime readers know that Boney M and I go way back.

For some reason I couldn’t get this song out of my head last night.

The words are from Psalms 137:1:

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Which continues:

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let...

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Take the long way home — RIP George Jones

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:42pm 4/26/2013 at 10:42pm

I took the long way home all afternoon into evening.

Thanks to the other contributors for helping out.

I heard the news that George Jones died:

 
 
 

RIP – Richie Havens

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 22, 2013 at 5:11pm 4/22/2013 at 5:11pm

I previously have written how I saw Richie Havens live at My Father’s Place when I was in high school, at the time we ran several of his songs as Videos of the Day in late January 2012:

I saw Richie Havens at My Father’s Place (Facebook) in Roslyn, NY. Memorable.

It...

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RIP Van Cliburn

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 5:30pm 2/27/2013 at 5:30pm

Van Cliburn died today at age 78.

The name lives on with the piano competition named after him.

RIP, tall Texan:

Renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn died Wednesday morning at the age of 78 after a battle with bone cancer, publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone told The Associated Press.

Falcone announced in...

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R.I.P. Dave Brubeck

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 3:06pm 12/5/2012 at 3:06pm

One of the greats. I have so many of his albums … in vinyl.

He died today at age 91.

There are far too many great songs to embed them all, so here are two:

 
 
 

Most watched music video ever — Gangnam Style

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2:27pm 11/25/2012 at 2:27pm

Even more than Rebecca Black’s Friday and Anne’s Chick-fil-A guys.

PSY’s Gangnam Style becomes most watched YouTube video of all time with 805 million views:

South Korean rapper PSY’s Gangnam Style has become YouTube’s most...

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At this moment, what we need most is another star-studded pro-Obama music video

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 26, 2012 at 1:46pm 10/26/2012 at 1:46pm

Just what the Obama campaign needed to reestablish its seriousness after as series of unserious campaign themes, like Big Bird, Binders and Bayonets.

A new music star-studded video to the theme FORWARD.

What I find most interesting is that there is a delusion to the video which cannot be overstated. These people act...

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A reader’s special tribute to Bruce Springsteen

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:04pm 10/18/2012 at 9:04pm

Bruce Springsteen is all in for Obama again:

If any doubt remained about how central the state of Ohio is to President Obama’s reelection campaign, the sight of Bruce Springsteen and former President Clinton on stage at Cuyahoga Community College on Thursday made it clear….

Springsteen, who sang solo...

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The Iveys – In The Dark

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 8, 2012 at 6:27pm 10/8/2012 at 6:27pm

We have featured The Iveys before to a very good reader reaction.

The band members are the cousins of LI reader, photographer (also, here, here) and West Texas correspondent Danelle, who also happens to be one of the first to email me whenever I get a national media reference, usually in real time.

Danelle’s children and...

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Hal David, RIP

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 2:15pm 9/2/2012 at 2:15pm

Lyrical genius behind the Burt Bacharach legend, died yesterday:

Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early ’70s, including “Walk On By,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and the Oscar-winning “Raindrops Keep...

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