Thursday, April 8, 2021

Rufus Wainwright - Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk - Late Night Concert Anew


To follow up on Rufus LIVE at The NY Winery -
He sang "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" during his early show in yesterday's post so here it is! :)
Below are a few pictures from his late show last night...same old wild and fun Rufus...anything goes!  :)


With his sister, Lucy, and his father, Lauden who sang a Happy Birthday song to his girlfriend, Susan.

It was a fun virtual concert by Rufus and I'm glad I'm a supporter and big fan of his and thrilled I got to see him LIVE at UCONN several years ago. Nice to see him again in a setting he's comfortable with...perfect, really. 
Thank you, Rufus...till we meet again! :)











Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah (Live At The Fillmore) and Rufus Anew


~ Rufus Wainwright Then and Now ~
This is how I was introduced to Rufus Wainwright. I fell in love with his voice and this song. I watched this video over and over. Something happened not long after. I found that he was coming to UCONN  (University of Connecticut one hour from my house) so how could I not get tickets to see him? I got tickets and we did go to see him. It was thrilling!
The Jorgensen Theater at UCONN

And this is Rufus during last night's LIVE virtual concert at NY Winery in NYC. Quite a difference with all that facial hair, but he hasn't skipped a beat with his voice! He sounds exactly the same as 8 years ago.
He was singing "Hallelujah" as his curtain call!
Before that, he saved his most popular song and my personal favorite, "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk!" :) The crowd (people there because it was somewhat sparse) went crazy...you'd have to know his songs to be excited, but I was...the last 2 songs really made the concert and the night!

His hands are amazing - he plays with his eyes closed most of the time! :) Very talented.

He introduced a guest, Joan W. I apologize, he didn't pronounce her last name well enough for me to write it down, but it sounded like (Waston?)
He's very good with the guitar, too, and sang several songs playing at the mike.


This was so worth paying $35 for...he performed for 90 minutes but that was show #1.  The price includes tonight's late show with newer material...can't beat that! Can't wait! It was special to see and hear him sing again after all these years. 
Thank you, Rufus, see you tonight!

















  

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday

 



A collection of images on Easter 
to celebrate in your special way.




Happy Easter








Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Princess Sassy Pants

 It's a Princess Sassy Pants Kind of Day!


 She is so Wise...



Thank you to the Princess for her wise words...
and we love Pup, too! 












Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Today's "Quick Pics" - (Tuesday)

 


Some pics that I would post on FB
if I were posting there regularly...now here.
I love this....
I am a cat lover so you will see images
of cats and other animals here.
What?







Monday, March 29, 2021

Caroline Myss and Andrew Harvey: A Mystical Spring


I have loved listening to Caroline Myss for years...decades! I have many books and CD series' and have been taking her webinars. (sigh) But I have been noticing some differences that I'm not too happy with lately. 
First, her webinars are very repetitious. She tells the same stories that I can tell myself easily! :) Although we have a lot in common, meaning that I agree with much of what she teaches, nothing is fresh and new anymore. 
I also notice that she's bashing Christianity and is taking us into Buddhism which she admitted was where "she is" right now, even though she keeps with some of her Catholic traditions and just released her book on PRAYERS.
I started to dislike that during every webinar she tells us that we're all going to die. Well, we all know that so why does she keep repeating it? 
Now she is doing a few series this Spring - hers is the last and 3rd, and this guy, Andrew Harvey...I don't know what to think. What's he wearing? I love his bejeweled rings...but the feeling I got was that a lot of these authors and supposedly spiritual and mystical thinkers and practitioners are riding the bandwagon necessary to make a living...with our continuous support and money! He sits there looking like some kind of saint and then looking at Caroline while he's talking, she wants to jump back in and it was obvious to me that she does better when she's alone.
 Have you ever noticed that people who offer this spiritual/mystical stuff are very competitive? Now I am seeing things differently. Why am I reading Caroline's prayers? Or anyone's prayers when I can write, recite, and think my own prayers? Why should I seek enlightenment from all of these spiritual writers/thinkers? How do I know that their beliefs are words of truth. Their truth, yes, but THE truth? No one knows. 
My final thought - I'm disappointed and am not taking any of her Spring webinars. They're time consuming, and she is still repeating the same stuff she has already taught. I'm going to speak to my God in my own time and place and way. My soul knows my truth. I know when something "rings true" and what doesn't. I listen to my self now. My intuition will never take me in the wrong direction. I don't need any of these people telling me what to think and believe. Where's the proof? What I will do is continue to buy books that interest and call to me. Maybe in the future I'll be more selective and listen to a webinar now and then, but am not going to be the faithful follower anymore. I need to follow my own heart and soul. It'll keep me on the right path to God that all of us are seeking. Maybe all paths will lead to the same place...God, but I know now that it's my journey and I like what I believe and I like some tradition in my spiritual life. 
That's all...look at this video where Caroline is introducing us to this man...shaking my head, I know he's not someone I'm interested in following. She's unfortunately starting to impose her Buddhist friends on us. That's okay, but it's not for me. I am tired of her telling us that this life is an illusion! That line I have heard enough of way back when - now she's adopted this thinking. 
Disappointed Nancy...out...for this time.

Happy Monday - a few changes due to Facebook


I'll be posting things here that I would have posted on my FB page, but I am getting away from FB as people are so different that it's impossible to speak my truth all the time without offending some friends, so I'm half-way shutting it down. I'll be choosy with things I do post there. So, my blog may look a bit different, but not too different. And I like that I can post here and share to my FB pages. All is well.

 

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