Melissa Marquais new album "Coffee In Connecticut," is a treasure of timeless songs written by her very own late Grandfather and Composer, Ernest G. Schweikert and his CoWriter and Lyricist, Frank Reardon.
biab under glass: My blog outside the site is coming along better than I expected. There have been plenty of comments from folks already, some from anonymous users and some from people I know. Others are perhaps biab users.
Biab or Band in A Box has really changed big time, from the earlier days when I first heard of it. That was back in the early 90's. My sax player and I went to see his cousin, also a musician who at the time used biab as a back up band for his own. He was a singer and a keyboard player. His other band member was a trumpet player.
Not too long ago we went to see him perform again, afte...
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...": I just posted a new song called "The Christmas Song" on my profile page. Many people know this now classic ballad was originaly recorded by Nat King Cole. What you may not know is the story behind how it was written. The song was written by Mel Torme, and Bob Wells way back in 1945, here is an account by Mel Torme as to how this song came to be....
"One excessively hot afternoon, I drove out to Bob's house [Robert Wells] in Toluca Lake for a work session. The San Fernando Valley, always at least ten degrees warmer than the rest of the town, blistered in the July sun.... I opened the front...
DARE TO OBEY GOD: EXODUS 20: 1- 17
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
And God spoke all these words:
“I am the Lord your God,
who brought you out of Egypt,
out of the land of slavery.
You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall not make yourself an idol in
the form of anything in heaven above
or on the earth beneath or in the waters
below. You shall not bow down to them
or worship them; for I, the Lord your God,
am a jealous God, punishing the children
for the sin of the fathers to the third and
fourth generation of those who hate Me,
but showing love to a thousand generations