On this blog, a companion to "ArtSoPotent," I will write about the connection between visual art and other art forms, including cinema, dancing, poetry, and specifically music. This space will also serve to display images of my commercial work: Calligraphy, Collage, Note Cards, Hand-painted boxes, Handmade books,and other mixed-media works.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Week in Musical Gratitude #1

  • This past week I am grateful for these songs that I listened to: 

 "To Be Loved "/ Jackie Wilson / I listened to this on YouTube while searching for OldiesButGoodies.
"Only Sixteen "/ Sam Cooke / Also on YT
"Children, Go Where I Send Thee" / Mary Chapin Carpenter / The most beautiful version yet, given me by a friend.  Thank you, friend.
"I Want to Know What Love Is"/ Foreigner / Best music video ever made. 80's music rocks.
"I Want to Know What Love Is" / Leela James version / Recommended by my dautee.  Thank you, dautee.
 "Everytime You Go Away" / Paul Young / Great 80's tune, really good and good-looking singer.

  • I am grateful for feeling better after the holidays.  I was not feeling so cheerful this year due to emotional weights.  Something lifted.
  • I am grateful to have found so many long-lost friends on Facebook.  Why didn't I do this sooner?  
  • I am grateful for all my ideas for new projects.
  • I am grateful for my health, wealth (my definition of it, y'all), wisdom and wit.
  • I am grateful to all of you who took the time to read this.  My unknown friends, may you also be blessed with health, wealth, wisdom and wit.   


V said...

I found Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" on YouTube, also while searching for golden oldies. Love it!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Hi Georgette - I too feel the weight of the holidays lifted and am thrilled to be moving forward with what I want to do. Music is a perfect vehicle for emotions - we can feel it down in our bones.

Georgette Jones said...


"You Send Me" is such a wonderful song by Sam. Actually, I love mostly everything he's done. He left us much too soon.

Georgette Jones said...

Hi,Leslie - I think the high expectations are part of what causes the burden we sometimes feel during the holidays.

Yes, music feeds our emotions and spirit. Hail to music!