Thursday, March 8, 2012

Top of the Heap!

I am so excited to put up this post : ) AND, I learned something! This week we are sticking to the topic of music and the wonderful connection that we have with it. So here's what it's all about...

Orinoco Flow preformed by the Celtic Women always gives me the chills. I find it to be soothing and powerful all at the same time. I always see a sunset over open water in my minds eye. I can feel the energy of the instruments and the women's voices, as they seamlessly twist together in harmony. It's a really beautiful song, and I am excited to share it with all of you! ~ F

ALSO, turns out that Orinoco Flow refers to the Orinoco River in South America.

Google Satellite image of The Orinoco River

Let me sail, let me sail, let the Orinoco flow Let me reach, let me beach on the shores of Tripoli. Let me sail, let me sail, let me crash upon your shore. Let me reach, let me beach far beyond the Yellow Sea. Sail away...






I found this amazing picture online. It looks exactly like how the song makes me feel. Check out the artwork at The David Kantey Art Gallery if you get a chance. It's Beautious! 

The video is mesmerizing. The Celtic Women really do the song justice. Check out the Orinoco River on National Geographic...




I saw II Volo on American Idol last year and I was instantly captivated by their music. Although they sing in Italian and I don't know exactly what they are saying, I feel their emotions in their songs.  Each of their voices is unique and amazing. What powerful tenor voices and they are so young! I put them on top for sure! Whenever I watch them sing I break out in a wide smile because they look like they are having such fun. ~ L (I have to add that, seriously, these guys are amazing! ~ F) 

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  1. Nice song - it has a very uplifting feel to it. I went to the art gallery site and love the abstracts there, also!

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    1. Hi Amy! Always so nice to hear from you : ) I thought that gallery was absolutely fabulous! ~ F

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  2. I feel exactly like you when I listen to Orinoco Flow – and I see the same pictures in my mind – I thought it was just me! Really nice post, thank you.

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    1. I love that song, and the artist really captured the image in my mind with that painting- I love that it looks similar to the google satellite snap shot ~ F

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  3. Amazing post and beautiful song! I love the connection we have with music too... I honestly couldn't imagine a world without music :)

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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    1. We are interviewing Samantha Hale this Friday. She is the author of Sparkle's Song, which is a children's picture book about music. I will be posting a video that she helped create about the connection between people and music- it's really interesting to hear what others have to say about it. Thanks for coming by! ~ F

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    2. Oops! Forgot to mention that we reviewed Sparkle's Song on Margo's Musings if you want to check it out!

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  4. I love that group...and saw them on AI last year, too...

    Lovely lovely post...

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    1. Hi Patty! I'm so jealous! It must have been awesome to see them : ) Always great to hear from you! ~ F

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    1. I could listen to Celtic Woman all day! ~ F

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  6. Hi Elisa! Both groups are really amazing, I practically fell out of my chair when Lizzy played the American Idol clip of II Volo- they look like their having such a fab time and their voices are just spectacular, you don't even have to know what they are saying, it could be about anything, but probably love... what else could sound like that! Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  7. That's a really nice picture! And the lyrics flow like seawater. Thanks for sharing these!

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    1. I love Orinoco's Flow- but I have to say, II Volo is incredible! ~ F

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  8. Those boys are absolutely terrific!

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  9. Auggghhhh! I love them! What voices, what smiles. Just beautiful.
    I love the pics of that river. Can you imagine standing there and observing it for real? I wouldn't want to leave. Inspiring.

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    1. Yeah, Donna! I couldn't agree with you more. They are so impressive. I would love to stand at the river and observe it for real. It would be amazing! :)

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