‘Hallelujah’ Cover …. “Sam Tsui, Alex G and Casey Breves …. another soothing rendition …. “!!


~~November 17, 2016~~ 


For some unknown reason, covers of this song keep ‘popping up’ in my feed.

Some are artists that I’m familiar with, others note.

This song has attained a new meaning in my personal musical library.

It reminds me of so much …

Hope you enjoy this one too!



Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships.



Alex, Casey, and I wanted to get together to pay our respects to the iconic songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, who passed away  – and also to show our commitment to maintaining an inclusive and diverse country by raising money for the ACLU, an organization that fights for immigrants’ rights, free speech, criminal law reform and social justice.

Hope you enjoy the song – sending you all our love and best wishes!




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(Leonard Cohen Tribute)

~~Published on Nov 14, 2016~~

Sam Tsui, Alex G, and Casey Breves


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How the “Donald” makes America look … “from an outside vantage point”!!


~~August 20, 2015~~ 


There’s a saying in Spanish:

“Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres”.

Literally translated: “Tell me who you hang with and I’ll tell you who you are”.


Paul Thomas is a novelist, scriptwriter, journalist and sports biographer. Thomas has also worked as an editor, public relations executive and a consultant.

He is a prolific writer who has written numerous novels, select sports biographies and a collection of short stories. As a celebrated crime writer, Thomas is known for the comedic and satiric qualities of his books as well as an ability to depict crisp realism. Paul Thomas is based in Wellington.

Thomas, Paul (1951- ) is a novelist, scriptwriter, journalist and sports biographer.

Thomas was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire. He was educated at the University of Auckland. Before turning to writing full-time Thomas worked as a journalist, editor, public relations executive and a consultant.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”





I have a vague recollection, when I was much younger, about something related to the “Ugly American“.

“Ugly American is a pejorative term used to refer to perceptions of loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior of American citizens mainly abroad, but also at home. Although the term is usually associated with or applied to travelers and tourists, it also applies to US corporate businesses in the international arena.”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”



It seems to me that people are busy with their daily lives and daily routine. Sometimes I wonder if they have their heads in the sand or are simply enjoying this idiotic, sophomoric and ridiculous spectacle currently happening in the political arena.

Seems to me that many have limited views. Some don’t even consider the effects caused outside the USA.



It is possible … that America is becoming the laughing stock of the rest of the world with all this going on.

Not a good thought.


The GOP and Trump will try to dismiss this as ravings of a “foreigner” who doesn’t know anything about ‘Merica… but I think he’s got Trump, the GOP and what people around the world think … pegged

… not our finest moment ….


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Google Doodle for today …. Langston Hughes 113th birthday!!


~~February 1, 2015~~ 

Google has marked what would have been the 113th birthday of pioneering African-American jazz poet and social activist, Langston Mercer Hughes with a Doodle on its homepage.

The animated sequence shows a caricature of Hughes at his typewriter as lines from his poem “I Dream a World” appear.


James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.

He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that “the negro was in vogue”, which was later paraphrased as “when Harlem was in vogue”.


~Ancestry and childhood~

Both of Hughes’ paternal great-grandmothers were African-American and both of his paternal great-grandfathers were white slave owners of Kentucky. According to Hughes, one of these men was Sam Clay, a Scottish-American whiskey distiller of Henry County and supposedly a relative of Henry Clay, and the other was Silas Cushenberry a Jewish-American slave trader of Clark County. Hughes’s maternal grandmother Mary Patterson was of African-American, French, English and Native American descent. One of the first women to attend Oberlin College, she first married Lewis Sheridan Leary, also of mixed race. Lewis Sheridan Leary subsequently joined John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859 and died from his wounds.

In 1869 the widow Mary Patterson Leary married again, into the elite, politically active Langston family. Her second husband was Charles Henry Langston, of African-American, Native American, and Euro-American ancestry. He and his younger brother John Mercer Langston worked for the abolitionist cause and helped lead the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society in 1858. Charles Langston later moved to Kansas, where he was active as an educator and activist for voting and rights for African Americans. Charles and Mary’s daughter Caroline was the mother of Langston Hughes.



On May 22, 1967, Hughes died from complications after abdominal surgery, related to prostate cancer, at the age of 65. His ashes are interred beneath a floor medallion in the middle of the foyer in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. It is the entrance to an auditorium named for him. The design on the floor is an African cosmogram entitled Rivers.

The title is taken from his poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers“. Within the center of the cosmogram is the line: “My soul has grown deep like the rivers“.

“As it appears in … full read”



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~Langston Hughes’ 113th Birthday~

Google Doodle

~Published on Jan 31, 2015~

Langston Hughes’ 113th Birthday,Google Doodle



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