Posted in Education, Inspiration

Teachers make a difference

How about you?

Each work day I’m surrounded by teachers. Well, actually by teachers squared, for they teach teachers. I am inspired by them daily. And Taylor Mali has exactly the right words to describe the art of being a teacher.

Watch and be inspired!

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Posted in Music

Meghan Trainor

My life is filled with music. The credits on my cell phone are mostly spent on Spotify, and though I don’t sing in the shower, I do so in the vehicle. Hell, my car won’t even drive when there’s no music playing!

Lately this lady has caught my ear: Meghan Trainor,

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a 22 years old American singer-songwriter and record producer, who wrote, recorded, performed and produced three independently-released albums between ages 15 and 17! She must have music in her blood.

I chose these three songs:

Like I’m gonna lose you, for there is much truth in her words.

The merry Better when I’m dancing

And this one, because I love the text:

It’s all about the bass

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two
But I can shake it, shake it
Like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places

I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop
We know that shit ain’t real
C’mon now, make it stop
If you got beauty building, just raise ’em up
‘Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top

Yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold tonight.”
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

I’m bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that
No I’m just playing. I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell ya
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Because you know
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble

Meghan, go ahead and make more songs, you have my blessing. 😉



My other posts about music

Posted in Border hopping, Music

Bear Festival

Tonight there was a music festival here in Cannonville: the Bear Festival. About twenty musicians performed country and blue grass songs, while they played their violins, guitars and sang. There was even a Celtic drum!

The folks of Cannonville also provided much needed soul food: hotdogs and hamburgers 😉  And they were excellent.

Here’s a short film I shot of a song, I have uploaded it to YouTube:

and a couple of photos, so you can taste the atmosphere.

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Posted in Humour, Movies

Eleven – for the fiftieth time

My life is a roller coaster at the moment, sweeping me along on a wild and fascinating busy ride. And it’s hard to stand still and breathe when you’re whooping full speed through the bends and bumps.

So I wanted to share this video, that never ever lets me down when I need to relax. In fact, it always cheers me UP. Towards the eleventh floor. And believe me, when you have seen this, the word eleven will never be the same again.

Watch. You will NOT regret it, I solemnly promise. And though I have shared this same video two years ago, I hope you will like to see it again.

Posted in Music

Sara Bareilles – Brave

New song by Sara Bareilles

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you
Say what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I want to see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I want to see you be brave
I just want to see you
I want to see you be brave
Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is
Say what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I want to see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I want to see you be brave
And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?
Say what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I want to see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I want to see you be brave
I just want to see you
I want to see you be brave
I want to see you


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Posted in Movies, Music, News, Photo, Six Word Saturday

Doe Maar in Concert

My Saturday in six words:

DOE MAAR. GO AHEAD. NO MORE.

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Doe Maar was a Dutch ska band with punk and reggae influences. Their career ran from 1978 to 1984 and they were one of the most successful pop bands in Dutch history. Doe Maar translates as Go Ahead or Just do it.

Yesterday they had their last reunion ever, playing at Tilburg in the Netherlands. And what a show it was! They played for hours. They played all of their hits – which were a LOT. And we all sang and danced along.

Watch and listen to Belle Hélène:

Is Dit Alles (Is this everything?):

Both singers are 64 years old!

Doe Maar – you are, were and will always be terrific.

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