If you remember a while back, we did a segment here on SDMcKinley.com called Friday Fun Links. Fun links have evolved into Friday Fun Trifecta, where I will feature one thing of each – music, book and visual arts. Welcome to Friday Fun Trifecta #9, in appreciation for artwork.
Last week sadly, there was no Friday Fun post, so this one comes a day early. I had come down with a bit of a viral cold, nothing too serious. Thank God. I’m still in a bit of recovery mode with little twinges here and there along with slight lethargy. The cold came in sort of a blessing in disguise, since I strangely felt like sleeping and finally got some good rest in this past weekend.
Such a joy it is to hear the music that Adele and her crew put together with Set Fire to the Rain. I absolutely love a nice concert / live performance and this one is more than great, if not better than the original recording, performed at the Royal Albert Hall. The fact that the live performance is so great, it says something in itself about the talent behind the song.
On a slightly unrelated note, I greatly favored Rolling in the Deep as her first hit as well. I’m not a big hits person, but when it’s good, it’s good. Right? The Rolling in the Deep song came at a time in my life that was rocky, ( and so was the music industry ) to say the least and this music helped me through. Thank you for that, Adele. I remember wiring up a lantern battery to my DC radio, so I could listen without municipal power and it worked a charm. Such bitter-sweet memories that I wish to never repeat. Never again.
“Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars.”
― Robert E. Howard, The Complete Chronicles of Conan[ Quote Source: GoodReads.com ]
This is not a political blog, it’s about art, but I would like to say one thing about the new president of USA, Mr. Joe Biden: you have won your place in office, sir, and I salute and support you. I hope, send good vibes and prayers that in attempt to fix issues, worse problems will not be created in the process. I support your efforts to make the USA a better place to live in. Of course, all these words I have written before this, in this paragraph are up for interpretation. It’s obvious that we should never really be without problems, that we will never, ever “fix” all of them. What is actually “better”? How would one define a “worse” problem than you had to begin with? It’s apparent that overall, things are in a sensitive state, no matter how you look at it. All I can say is, “Use your best judgement” on behalf of the country and the other parts of the world that we affect greatly.
Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.