Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah …. “Pentatonix …. “!!


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~~November 14, 2016~~ 

COHEN’S HALLELUJAH.

I’ve heard this song before.

Events have come together these past days that have brought it to my mind’s forefront.

I’ll never hear it again without the associated memory of Kate McKinnon playing it on Saturday Night Live as the somber way to end the skits about Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency.

Here you have a cover by Pentatonix.

Angelika, my oldest grand-daughter, made me aware of this cover today.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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Nothing about Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” – the original version of the song Cohen recorded for his 1984 album “Various Positions” – leads you to conclude that it would go on to become one of pop music’s most durable compositions.

Not the rinky-dink keyboard tone. Not the singer’s low, dry croak. And certainly not the lyric full of stark biblical imagery.

Yet in the years leading up to Cohen’s death this week at age 82, “Hallelujah” attained the kind of pop-cultural saturation we more commonly associate with songs by the likes of Justin Timberlake, to name one star who quickly mourned Cohen’s passing on social media.

“A spirit and soul beyond compare,” Timberlake tweeted.

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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-leonard-cohen-hallelujah-20161111-story.html

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A cappella group Pentatonix has dropped the music video for its powerful cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which is featured on the vocal quintet’s new album, A Pentatonix Christmas.

Pentatonix chooses a subtle desert scene for the moving delivery of “Hallelujah.” The song is one of 11 tracks on the group’s latest LP, which was released on October 21.

Watch the new video below.

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http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7549991/pentatonix-cover-leonard-cohen-hallelujah-christmas-album

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~~Hallelujah~~

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~~Published on Oct 21, 2016~~

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To start the day …. “After a few days off …. I’m baaaaack …. “!!


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~~October 17, 2016~~ 

 I AM BACK

Welcome autumn!

http://www.pocoyo.com

I was a wonderful week spent up north.

I took Angelika, my oldest grand child with me.

She had her “fall break”, not to be confused with “spring brake”.

This is the first time I heard about this kind of school brake.

We were visiting family and it was quality time for all.

I missed the blogosphere.

I missed all of you!

Now I’m back to the usual grind!!

HortyRex©

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Offline …. “only for a short while …. “!!


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~~October 8, 2016~~ 

NO WORRIES

All is good.

It’s only for a few days.

I’m going away with Angelika, my oldest grand-daughter.

She’s on “fall break” this coming week.

We will be going up north.

I will keep an eye on interesting postings from bloggers I follow but won’t be able to post myself unless it’s something very simple.

No computer access up there.

But I will be back.

HortyRex©

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At the end of the day …. “Jennifer Lopez …. Feel The Light … HOME Movie …. “!!


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~~September 16, 2016~~ 

‘FEEL THE LIGHT’

My oldest grand-daughter, Angelika, started taking vocal lessons recently.

She chose this song to practice with her teacher.

We needed to print the lyrics for her.

This is way I found this beautifully amazing video by Jennifer López.

I liked the movie, loved this song.

Just found the video today.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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Movie Time …. “HOME”!!

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~~Feel The Light~~

(From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Home)

~~Published on Mar 20, 2015~~

Jennifer López

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At the end of the day …. “Shakira …. Try Everything …. “!!


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~~April 10, 2016~~ 

TRY EVERYTHING 

I went to the movies today with Angelika, my oldest grand-daughter.

That’s one of the best ways we have to really bond.

This was the second time that we’ve seen this movie.

She loves it.

I like the song played in the movie and found out Shakira sings it.

Hope you enjoy it.

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To go along with the release of the new animated Disney movie Zootopia, Shakira shared a music video for “Try Everything,” in which she stars.

Shakira voices Gazelle, a singer in the city of Zootopia.

Shakira told People,

“The one thing they took as a suggestion was that she was a little too skinny for me. So I asked them to give her a little — to give her bigger hips.”

The “Try Everything” video alternates between clips of Shakira in the studio and footage from Zootopia, including performance shots of Shakira’s animated character singing in an arena-sized venue – not too far off from the Colombian pop star’s real life.

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

http://www.fuse.tv/2016/03/shakira-zootopia-try-everything-music-video

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~~Try Everything~~

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~~Published on Mar 3, 2016~~

Official Video

Zootopia soundtrack featuring “Try Everything” by Shakira

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At the end of the day …. “In an “Adele” Frame of Mind …. Again”!!


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~December 26, 2015~~ 

MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE

It’s no secret.

I’ve found a new love.

Not really in the real world (my real love is safe and sound).

In my music world!

I first became aware of Adele’s giant musical presence when my oldest grand-daughter, Angelika, was belting out her own version of “Someone Like You“.

It was a matter of time for me to start looking into this amazing voice.

I bought the “21” CD and knew that this was going to be and everlasting musical affair. Like many, I’ve waited for the next production. Not that long ago it appeared in the form of the recently released, totally successful and record braking “25” Album.

There was no disappointment.

The new musical production is simply amazing.

I’m now exploring her first album, “19“.

A friend posted a link to her YouTube video for this song ….

Make You Feel My Love

Today, I dedicate it to the real love in my life.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do.

HortyRex©

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Make You Feel My Love” is a song written by Bob Dylan that appeared on his 1997 album Time Out of Mind.

It was first released commercially by Billy Joel, under the title “To Make You Feel My Love”, before Dylan’s version appeared later that same year. It has since been covered by numerous performers and has proved to be a commercial success for recording artists such as Adele, Garth Brooks, Bryan Ferry and Kelly Clarkson.

Two covers of the song (one by Garth Brooks and one by Trisha Yearwood) were featured on the soundtrack of the 1998 film Hope Floats.

Dylan eventually released the song as a single.

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In 2008, English recording artist Adele recorded “Make You Feel My Love” for her debut studio album 19 (2008). It was released as the album’s fifth and final single on October 27, 2008, both on CD and vinyl, peaking at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The largest sales of her recording, however, came during 2010–2011.

After the song was performed on the seventh series of The X Factor, it re-entered the UK charts at number 24. The song then surged to number four after a second performance. Following a third X Factor performance and heavy use in the Comic Relief 2010 telethon, it spent three more non-consecutive weeks in the UK top 10. In early 2011 the song returned to the top 40 again, at number 34, after it appeared in the 2011 series of Britain’s Got Talent. In all the cover spent a total of 55 weeks on the official UK Top 75, making it the joint 16th longest runner of all time.

Adele’s version features in the soundtrack of the 2010 romantic comedy film When in Rome. Her cover version was also featured in the compilation album for the benefit of those affected by Supertyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines entitled Songs for the Philippines

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~’Make You Feel My Love’~

~Uploaded on Sep 25, 2008~

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~Make You Feel My Love~

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Music video by Adele performing Make You Feel My Love.

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At the end of the day .… “Julian Lennon – Through The Picture Window”!!


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~~September 17, 2015~~ 

Julian Lennon gives fans a look “Through the Picture Window” with new documentary

(This may not be totally current but I just found it.

I admire and enjoy Julian.

I wish him all the best, success and happiness.

HortyRex©)

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Julian Lennon is a musician, photographer and a filmmaker. You can also add cook to that list. Some may not know this, but John Lennon’s son is very good in the kitchen, revealing that if he weren’t a singer or visual artist, he’d likely be a chef.

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He wants to tell the story behind “Everything Changes,” his fifth studio album and the first to hit the U.S. in 15 years. The set comes nearly 30 years after Lennon unveiled his debut, “Vallotte,” which spawned the hit “Too Late for Goodbyes” and earned a young Lennon a best new artist Grammy nomination.

Ever since he’s been in and out of the music industry, exploring his other passions during those long stints in between albums. “I love the writing and recording and performing but all the business stuff in between is not something I care for too much…In regards to all the work I do I very much consider it from an angle of being a true artist,” said Lennon. “And a lot of use of was being made of whose son I was, Beatles…and all of that. And I wanted to push away from that – and I wanted to prove myself –- to myself first and foremost –- that was actually I guess as good as I think I am in the songwriting department and all the work I’m doing.”

But a couple of years ago, the timing for new music just felt right, so Lennon, 50, hit the studio to record the tracks for “Everything Changes.” The songs that made it on the album span many themes –- from romance and introspection to humanitarian concerns. The lead single, “Someday,” features mystical Eastern melodic motifs, as well as a guest appearance by Steven Tyler.

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

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/julian-lennon-gives-fans-a-look-through-the-picture-window-with-new-documentary/

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~Through The Picture Window~

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~Published on Dec 10, 2013~

Trailer for the Julian Lennon feature length documentary, ‘Through The Picture Window‘. Released 11th December 2013. Available on DVD and App.

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Angelika’s Songs …. “Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar”!!


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~~June 21, 2015~~ 

Angelika, is my oldest grand-daughter, you may have seen her here a few times.

She is 10 years old.

She loves music, as much as I do.

She’s been keeping me up to date with some of the new songs that are coming out.

She knew the songs but doesn’t know the performer most of the time. I’ve trying to teach her it’s important to also know who is singing.

Very frequently, we use the “Shazam” app to identify the singer/band.

She’s getting very good with her music.

She has become quite adept at knowing the song she likes and the singer who sings it.

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Several days ago, she came home asking me if I knew about a new song by Taylor Swift called “Bad Blood“.

I didn’t.

We looked it up together and here I’m presenting it to you.

(This girl has quite a way of teaching me!)

HortyRex©

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Taylor Swift gathered over a dozen famous female friends – including Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Ellie Goulding and Lena Dunham, to name a few – to star in her riveting Bad Blood music video.

Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood‘ Video Is the Anti-Avengers
It zanily explodes conventions around gender and action movies.

The video lives up to its advertising, offering a hodgepodge of tropes from spy, superhero, and sci-fi movies featuring a bevy of famous women — plus Kendrick Lamar, rapping newly penned verses for the remix — toting bazookas, nunchaku, and in one case, a throwing star disguised as a compact.

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

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/05/taylor-swifts-bad-blood-is-exploding-what-exactly/393527/

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Taylor Swift reveals new song ‘Bad Blood’ draws on feud with female singer

Taylor Swift’s new song is about a feud with an unnamed female singer, the US pop star has revealed.
Ex-boyfriends are a regular source of inspiration for the 24-year old, but “Bad Blood” centers on a mystery peer she is “straight-up enemies with”.

“For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not,” Swift told Rolling Stone.

“She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’”

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/taylor-swift-reveals-new-song-bad-blood-draws-on-feud-with-female-singer-9721217.html

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~~Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar~~

~~Published on May 17, 2015~~

Taylor Swift as Catastrophe
Selena Gomez as Arsyn
Karlie Kloss as Knockout
Kendrick Lamar as Welvin Da Great
Martha Hunt as HomeSlice
Jessica Alba as Domino
Serayah as Dilemma
Lena Dunham as Lucky Fiori
Hailee Steinfeld as The Trinity
Ellie Goulding as Destructa X
GiGi Hadid as Slay-Z
Hayley Williams as The Crimson Curse
Zendaya as Cut-Throat
Lily Aldridge as Frostbyte
Ellen Pompeo as Luna
Mariska Hargitay as Justice
Cara Delevingne as Mother Chucker
Cindy Crawford as Headmistress

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Wells Fargo Ad …. “Why learn sign language?”


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~~June 12, 2015~~ 

Sweet Wells Fargo Ad Features Lesbian Couple Learning Sign Language For Their Daughter

“In this heartwarming parenting ad from Wells Fargo, a lesbian couple prepares for motherhood together in the sweetest way.

The commercial shows two moms-to-be learning American Sign Language before they adopt a little girl who is deaf.

Key phrases they study include, “What did you learn in school today?”

“I’m so proud of you” and of course, “mom.”

According to CNN Money, this commercial makes Wells Fargo the first American bank to showcase a LGBT relationship in a national ad campaign.

More tissues, please.”

By Caroline Bologna

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/28/wells-fargo-lesbian-couple-asl_n_7163254.html

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~~Wells Fargo Commercial: Learning Sign Language~~

~~Published on Apr 23, 2015~~

A couple learns a new language to welcome a new addition to their family.

See how Wells Fargo is always there to help you prepare financially for life’s biggest moments.

We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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Angelika’s Songs …. “Pentatonix: Daft Punk”!!


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~~May 12, 2015~~ 

Pentatonix Covers Daft Punk Hits in Stunning A Cappella Medley

Pentatonix, the a cappella group that recently brought us a beautiful rendering of Beyonce’s greatest hits, has set its sights on the French electronic duo Daft Punk.

In a little over four minutes, Pentatonix’ new medley covers an impressive array of Daft Punk hits, including “Get Lucky,” Celebrate,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “One More Time.”

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Angelika, is my oldest grand-daughter, you may have seen her here a few times. She just turned 10 years old this month.

She loves music, as much as I do. She’s been keeping me up to date with some of the new songs that are coming out. She knows the songs but doesn’t know the performer most of the time. I’ve trying to teach her it’s important to also know who is singing. Very frequently, we use the “Shazam” app to identify the singer/band.

Last night, we were looking at a YouTube video by Pentatonix that she had found on her own. Her music teacher at school showed the class another one of their videos. And we went searching!

As we were browsing and trolling through YouTube, we found this one. Both of us were enthralled by the presentation, the colors, the talent.

It’s awesome to share music with Angelika.

HortyRex©

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The five singers of Pentatonix — Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola — have won the third season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” and have released several medley covers of popular songs since.

This latest single, titled simply “Daft Punk,” coincides with the release of their new album, PTX, Vol. 2.

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

http://mashable.com/2013/11/05/pentatonix-daft-punk/

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

http://ptxvol3.ptxofficial.com/

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~~Daft Punk~~

Pentatonix

~~Published on Nov 4, 2013~~

Pentatonix (often abbreviated as PTX) is an American a cappella group of five vocalists originating from Arlington, Texas. Their work, which is mostly in the pop music style, consists of covers of existing songs, sometimes in the form of medleys, along with some original material. Their music is defined by their own arrangement style, a strong presence of low bass vocals, and a diverse range of vocal percussion.

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