I.הִנֵּה מַה טוֹב = Hine mah tov
Behold how good
וּמַה נָּעִים = uMah-Nayim
and how pleasing
שֶׁבֶת אָחִים גַּם יַחַד = shevet achim...
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...
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...
He died today.
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...
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.”
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...
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:
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.
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let...
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:
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:
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...
One of the greats. I have so many of his albums … in vinyl.
There are far too many great songs to embed them all, so here are two:
South Korean rapper PSY’s Gangnam Style has become YouTube’s most...
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...
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...
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...
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...