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Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire….. Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.


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Instrumental – Pat Metheny “And I Love Her”

Patrick BrucePatMetheny (/məˈθni/ mə-THEE-nee; born August 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and composer.

He is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion.[1] Metheny has three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards[2] and is the only person to win Grammys in ten different categories. He is the brother of jazz flugelhornist and journalist Mike Metheny.

*source: wikipedia


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Rock Ballad of The Week: Pearl Jam “Just Breathe”

Yes I understand
That every life must end
As we sit alone
I know someday we must go

Yeah I’m a lucky man
To count on both hands
The ones I love
Some folks just have one
Yeah others they got none

Stay with me
Let’s just breathe

Practised on our sins
Never gonna let me win
Under everything
Just another human being

I don’t want to hurt
There’s so much in this world
To make me believe

Stay with me
All I see

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
What if I did and I’m a fool you see
No one knows this more than me
‘Cause I come clean

I wonder everyday
As I look upon your face
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
What if I did and I’m a fool you see
No one knows this more than me
I come clean

Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
Hold me ’till I die
Meet you on the other side

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Written by Eddie Vedder • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

Just Breathe” is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. “Just Breathe” was released on October 31, 2009 as the second single from the band’s ninth studio album, Backspacer (2009). The single was released as a double A-side along with the song “Got Some”. The song was triggered by a chord from “Tuolumne”, an instrumental from Eddie Vedder‘s soundtrack for the 2007 film Into the Wild It peaked at number five on the Billboard Rock chart and number six on the Billboard Alternative chart, which makes it the band’s highest-charting follow-up single since “Wishlist” in 1998.

On January 22, 2014, “Just Breathe” was certified platinum in digital sales by the RIAA It is the band’s first platinum-certified song.

The song has been featured in several TV shows and movies including Castle, One Tree Hill, Brothers & Sisters, Life as We Know It, The Blacklist, Grey’s Anatomy, The Night Shift and iZombie in addition to the documentaries Buck and Gleason.

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band’s line-up has comprised Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The band’s fifth member is drummer Matt Cameron (also of Soundgarden), who has been with the band since 1998. Boom Gaspar (piano) has also been a session/touring member with the band since 2002. Drummers Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons are former members of the band.

Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament’s previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991. One of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s, over the course of the band’s career, its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices, including refusing to make proper music videos or give interviews, and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having “spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame.

*source: wikipedia


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Friday Inspiration: Unstoppable

My hand in God’s

With Him leading the way

Nothing can stand in the way

All is possible

Because God is unstoppable

photo credit: Youtube

music: Elevation Worship “Unstoppable God”

 

 

 


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Instrumental – Joe Satriani “Always With Me, Always With You”


Joseph Satriani (born July 15, 1956) is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick; he then went on to have a successful solo music career. He is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time.


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Rock Ballad of The Week: Ten “You’re In My Heart”

I’ve come to know the magic in your eyes,
I’ve come to know the way it feels when a love is real,
You taught me not to hide behind disguise
To let my heart reveal in time, the belief inside
That as long we are together
I’ll be on your side forever
Beside you all the way, to love you come what may
Now until the twelfth of never
You will guide my life’s endeavours
You’re everything I need, you put the strength in me.

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul,
When we’re apart, it’s strong enough to hold
I never doubt or question why
You are my life, the truth it never lies
This love will never die

To paint with all the colours of your smile
To sail the ocean in your eyes is a paradise
Along the road we chose to walk in time
We’ve created other lives, from yours and mine
Hidden in the way I held you
Hidden in the way we kissed
A spark became an ember that waited to exist
I could never live to tell you
All that I have left to say,
For every moment I’m beside you
Takes my breath away

You’re in my heart, your in my soul
You give me hope and shelter from the cold
For when we laugh and when we cry,
It’s in those eyes, this love will never die

Ten (also typeset as TEN or ten) is a British melodic hard rock band which was formed in 1995. Up until June 2015, the band has released twelve studio albums, four compilation albums, four EPs, a double live album, six music videos and three lyric videos, with the last one being “The Dragon And Saint George”, from their latest EP release The Dragon And Saint George. In March 2016, the band announced that they have returned to Frontiers for a multi-album deal, starting with the release of their thirteenth studio album entitled Gothica and a reissue of their back catalogue in box-set format entitled “Opera Omnia”.

*source: wikipedia


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Instrumental: Vinnie Moore “As Time Slips By”


Vincent “Vinnie” Moore (born April 14, 1964) is an American guitarist and a member of the English hard rock band UFO. Moore is one of the most influential and important guitarists to emerge from the virtuoso boom in the mid to late eighties.

source: Wikipedia 

photo credit: Alchetron 


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Rock Ballad of the Week: The Outfield “Alone With You”

I see your face across a crowded room
I hear you say that you’ll be leaving soon
I know it’s late but all that I can do
Is close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you

I’d like to talk to you so much but I don’t know your name
I bet there’s not a man in here that doesn’t feel the same
As you’re walking out the door there’s nothing I can do
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you

Yeah it’s once in my life
Wish that I wasn’t alone with myself
I feel like a child
Seems that I can’t think of anyone else

The night is over an’ I guess you’re gone
I try and tell myself forget it and just carry on
But as I walk these lonely streets with nothing else to do
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you

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SONGWRITERS
JOHN FREDRICK SPINKS

The Outfield were an English rock band based in London, England. The band achieved success in the mid-1980s and are best remembered for their hit single, “Your Love“. The band’s lineup consisted of guitarist John Spinks, vocalist and bassist Tony Lewis, and drummer Alan Jackman.

They had an unusual experience for a British band in that they enjoyed commercial success in the U.S., but never in their homeland. The band began recording during the mid-1980s, and released their first album, Play Deep, in 1985 through Columbia Records. The album reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200 list and then reached triple platinum in the United States. The band’s singleYour Love” reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and it became their signature song. The band continued to record and tour through the 1980s and then into the early 1990s. While subsequent albums Bangin’ (1987) and Voices of Babylon (1989) saw some chart successes, the group’s popularity waned.

Drummer Alan Jackman left and, now as a duo, they recorded Diamond Days in 1991. After the disappointing response to their 1992 album Rockeye, which represented a shift towards progressive rock and arena rock, the group essentially disbanded in the 90s. They resumed touring in 1998, and thereafter released two live albums via their website, along with a new studio album, Any Time Now in 2006.  In 2011, the band released their final album, Replay, with original drummer Alan Jackman re-joining the band. Spinks died in 2014 after which the group officially disbanded.

*source: wikipedia