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Old Vs. New

Recently I got out my old 7inch reel to reel tape deck and after a while I got it to working
and have been listening to it off and on for a month or so now. I like the look and feel of it and the sound is great but I have noticed a few inconveniences of using it versus playing a CD or MP3 on the computer.

Right away I noticed a couple of things about the old technology that is not as convenient
as the CD’s or MP3’s. You can’t just hit one button to advance or go back a song or to
replay a song over. You have to put it on fast rewind or fast forward and then stop it to
see where you are and then go through the process over until you happen to stop it in the right place for you. Plus when the side of the tape is over you have to turn it over and
re-thread it and connect it to the take up reel.

Nat King Cole Trio

Although I love everything that Nat King Cole does this one I feel is truly exceptional.   I have listened to this one a couple times this morning already.

Enjoy! ! !

Music: Puddles Pity Party

Story Behind the Song

From an email list I am on.

STORY   BEHIND   THE SONG

Several songs that might have been hits have been discarded during the actual
recording sessions because the artist changed their mine about the tunes after
starting to record them.
Such was almost the case for Elvis Presley’s 1960 hit “Are You Lonesome
Tonight?”
Elvis reportedly recorded the song with the lights out in the studio – at his
request!
According to recording engineer Bill Porter – there was only an acoustic guitar,
a bass, the Jordanaires, and Elvis on that session and the Jordanaires made a
mistake on the end – by going to the wrong chord. After barely getting started
on the second take – Elvis stopped the session and told producer Steve Sholes to
throw the song out because he couldn’t do it justice.  Sholes thought the song
was a hit and talked Elvis into re-recording just the ending of the song – then
told Porter to splice the tape and add the re-recorded ending to the rest of the
song.
Porter spliced the tape and Presley’s RCA Victor single “Are You Lonesome
Tonight” came on the country charts December 12th, 1960 and peaked at number 22.
It was Presley’s 30th charted country song and was on the charts for six weeks.

Why

Why is it that when going to the grocery store there is no signs for toilet paper?    It is called according to their signs “Bath Tissue”   .  .  .  when is the last time you tried to wash with a roll of toilet paper – or to dry off with a roll of it.

Why is it that the thugs who are rioting and creating havoc are looked upon by the main stream media as the “innocents” while the person who is just holding his event is said to have the “hate speech”.    Why is it so hard to blame the thugs not the innocent parties.  Of course the media for the most part are also thugs no longer content with just reporting the news.

Why is it that the American people have insisted on cars being safer yet they are pushing things like a “smart” car when could be totaled by a head on with a chip monk.. 

Why is it we need a license to fish but not to vote?   Yes Liberalism has lost it’s collective minds.

Why is prayer and Christian talk banned from schools but not books and talk on Atheism?

Why is it that radical Muslims find it easy to blow themselves, or their wives and children  up with suicide vests.   Looks to me like insanity is contagious.

Why is it that years ago we would set all of our clocks by either the atomic clock or the local radio station  but now we just accept the correct time to be whatever is displayed on our cable tv box?

Why is the entertainment industries total lack of morality accepted and even put on a pedestal  to be idolized by all?   I am losing all interest in movies and television as they are constantly trying to cram their brand of morality down my throat. 

Why is it instead of supporting our candidate we as a society (thanks to the main stream media) are intent of stopping other candidates?

What I miss About A Traditional Church

Saying (singing) the Doxology

Lyrics ~ Thomas Ken, 1637 – 1711

Music ~ Louis Bourgeois, c.1510 – c.1561

in the Grenevan Psalter, 1551

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Amen.

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Saying the Lords Prayer

(traditional)

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

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Saying the Apostles Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty

Maker of Heaven and earth

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

Born of the virgin Mary

Suffered under Pontious Pilate

Was crucified, dead and buried

He descended into the place of the dead

The third day He rose again

From the dead

He descended into Heaven

And sits at the right hand

Of God the Father Almighty

From there He shall come

To judge the living and the dead

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Singing the old hymns I grew up with – In the Garden, The Old Rugged Cross, What A Friend We Have In Jesus and many many more

It seems that almost all churches have contemporary music (services) anymore.  I realize that this brings in a much younger crowd to the church which isn’t bad in itself.  I could get used to the guitars and drums in the service except that they are way too loud and that drowns out the voices trying to sing the song.

I kinda like churches with Pews instead of the folding style chairs we have now.

I liked the days when folks weren’t in a rush to leave and get home but instead took time to talk to each other and make sure to talk to any newcomers. 

Although this isn’t a biggie I liked it when the minister wore a formal robe instead of wearing street clothes. 

The church I grew up in had a “Choir” and not a “Worship Team”.  With a choir it is easier to feel kinds of spiritual or reverent instead of having the rock n roll feeling that is not relaxing. 

There is a lot more but I will fill in the gaps later.

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