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and just for the special occasion I sifted through all kinds of blue moons on YouTube to find the one I was looking for......I did this out of my deep love and affection of all the backyard fencers here and because I wanted to hear it again myself, it had been running through my mind ever since I read that there was going to be a blue moon, or second full moon in a month.

here it is boys and girls, Billie Holliday singing Blue Moon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zceWcWDaahg&feature=PlayL...
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Luckydog posts: "here it is boys and girls, Billie Holliday singing Blue Moon."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zceWcWDaahg&feature=PlayL......

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Artie's most favorite Blue Moon song. By the way this song is absolutely beautiful as is the person singing it.

Nanci Griffith , Once in a very blue moon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qXIfK4iJg8


Artie
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Good stuff, LD. I like Billie Holliday and that's a great rendition of the song.

Here's a different singer with a different Blue Moon song. Nanci Griffith and "Once in a very Blue Moon".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qXIfK4iJg8


G.F.
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Gringofool posts: "Here's a different singer with a different Blue Moon song. Nanci Griffith and "Once in a very Blue Moon".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qXIfK4iJg8
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Great minds think alike.

Arturo
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Artie's most favorite Blue Moon song. By the way this song is absolutely beautiful as is the person singing it.

Nanci Griffith , Once in a very blue moon

Artie


Curse you, King Arthur. I was still searching for that song and watching it on YouTube while you posted ahead of me. I need a faster connection.

But that was a coincidence, no?

G.F.
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But that was a coincidence, no? - G.F.


Probably has something to do with the interconnectedness of the Universe.

Have you ever been to the beach and watched a large flock of shorebirds zipping and dipping together in perfect unison and harmony? Same for a large shoal of fish like anchovies or herring that swim together and form a large ball, while never actually touching one another. Ever wonder how they do that?

Those are holographic universe things.

"University of London physicist David Bohm, for example, believes Aspect's findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram."

http://www.earthportals.com/hologram.html

Arturo
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A blue moon means something entirely different among the Smurfs.
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Thanks, LD.

Pretty remarkable song, "Blue Moon." Almost didn't make it out of birth, but survived to become one of the "greats," crossing from genre to genre. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Moon_(song)

Thank you, too, Rodgers and Hart.

For Art and Gringo, I enjoy Nanci Griffith, too, and think she is sadly underappreciated by the listening public, but when it comes right down to it, no lady singer ever delivered any song quite like Lady Day.

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Artie's most favorite Blue Moon song.

Here's my favorite blue moon song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zti99RLyJgY

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<Nanci Griffith , Once in a very blue moon>


One of my favorite Nanci Griffith recordings is her singing "Well..All Right" with The Crickets. It is an old Buddy Holly song and Nanci Griffith was and still is a huge fan of his music. It is part of a CD called Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly) that was made in the mid 1990's. She performs with original Crickets Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis.

The CD is a great tribute to Holly. One of the highlights is a special recording of Peggy Sue Got Married. It features Buddy's original vocal backed by the original Hollies. It was the first time in almost 3 decades that Graham Nash performed with the Hollies. Tony Hicks has a lead guitar that shoots this song full of energy.

Some other memorable tracks inclued Los Lobos doing Midnight Shift, The Band and The Crickets doing the title track, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kevin Montgomery doing Wishing (a song Montgomery's father Bob cowrote with Buddy Holly while they were in high school), The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band doing Maybe Baby, Steve Earl and Marty Stewart doing Crying, Waiting, hoping, and a heartfelt rendition of Learning the Game by Waylon Jennings with some help from Mark Knopfler.

Til his dying day, Jennings frequently thought about his good friend Buddy. Holly produced the first recordings he ever made and greatly encouraged him to believe in himself. Waylon was Holly's base player on that ill fated Winter tour. He was supposed to get on the plane with Holly, but gave up his seat to the Big Bopper. One of life's mystical happenings. His career and life could have been over before it ever really began.

Around the time of the 40th anniversary of the plane crash, VH1 did a great program on Holly and those who were left behind. Jennings talked about someone coming backstage to meet him at one of his later concerts. This young man told him "you were on tour with my daddy". When Waylon asked him who his daddy was the young man said J P Richardson. The Big Bopper's wife was pregnant with this son during the tour. So through a strange act of fate, father and son never got to meet, although Jennings told the man that his daddy often talked about how much he was looking forward to his wife giving birth in the coming months. It was very moving hearing Jennings who became such an enormous star talk about the feeling of loss he still felt many decades after the fact. He said in a real sense Don McLean's line about "the day the music died" was right on the money.

Sorry for the diversion Art, but is seems like this kind of story ties into many of the things you have talked about over the years. When it comes to Buddy Holly, I am always amazed at the sheer volume of great music he made and how innovative he was. It still boggles my mind to realize that he was only 22 when he died. He has had such a profound influence on so many musicians of quite varied styles. Holly's wife was also pregnant during the tour, but sadly she lost the baby in all of her grief.

In the booklet that accompanies the CD, Nanci Griffith says that "Buddy Holly is such a hero of mine. I always wanted to grow up and be a Cricket. Nobody played stratocaster like Buddy or Sunny Curtis. They had just enough West Texas dirt underneath their fingernails. There was something about the way they played that made it special."

FWIW, I picture heaven as a place where I can hear Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke and Elvis performing any time that I want to hear them for hours at a time. All three of them were tremendous talents that our world lost far too soon.


B
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For Art and Gringo, I enjoy Nanci Griffith, too, and think she is sadly underappreciated by the listening public, but when it comes right down to it, no lady singer ever delivered any song quite like Lady Day.
- Cal

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I'm more of an Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Nanci Griffith sort of guy. Never could get into Jazz or the Blues. Too weird for me.



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FWIW, I picture heaven as a place where I can hear Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke and Elvis performing any time that I want to hear them for hours at a time. All three of them were tremendous talents that our world lost far too soon. B Gurdison
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I gave you a nice big fat rec for mentioning Mary Chapin Carpenter in the middle of your post. She is one of my absolute favorites.

If my theories are correct and if Mark Horton's NDE is anywhere near the truth we will be able to experience any event in the history of the Universe simply by focusing our attention on it.

I also think that we will be able to converse (telepathically) with anyone we want to on the other side and I'm pretty sure that includes famous people too. All the stuff that separated us on this side won't exist in the spiritual universe. If you haven't read Mark Horton's NDE you really should because it is incredible.

excerpt from Mark Horton's NDE:
"I was pure intellect, absorbing information and knowledge through "sensors" or means that I have no concept of. From this vantage point, I had to merely think of a place and time and I was there, experiencing everything about the place and time and people present."

http://www.mindspring.com/~scottr/nde/markh.html

Art
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Here's my favorite blue moon song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zti99RLyJgY

--fleg


sounds like flies buzzing around my head LOL
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Well, back to facts, this blue moon is also a tiny partial lunar eclipse.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2009_lunar_eclipse

It'll be cloudy here, so I won't see it in any case.

arrete
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Have you ever been to the beach and watched a large flock of shorebirds zipping and dipping together in perfect unison and harmony?
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Pigeons. I love watching pigeons. If you watch them long enough you realize that either they have incredible vision - unusual in a seed-eating bird - or something else is going on.

arrete
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