A lovely, lovely song to wish our military friends a Merry Christmas

You know what the number one song in Britain is this Christmas?  “Wherever You Are” a beautiful choral song, with lyrics based upon a poem drawn from letters between British service men and their wives, sung by those wives:

By the way, if you buy the song, not only will you have beautiful music to call your own, but you will also help support two military charities.

(Just FYI, America’s top pop songs this Christmas are not quite so inspirational, unless you really like Rihanna.)

Hat tip:  Gateway Pundit

The dangers of rock and roll music — or why we at the Bookworm Room like Madison Rising

A couple of weeks ago, I brought to your attention a rock group called Madison Rising.  It has the distinction of playing classic guitar rock, with conservative, pro-American lyrics.  (Sadly, my 14 year old daughter still prefers LMFAO, but there’s only so much one can do as a mother.)

A conservative cartoonist caught one of Madison Rising’s concerts, and came out with this great cartoon, which manages to capture, in very few words, the generational divide between old hipsters and (thank God) some of the new ones:

That’s right.  Kid’s today:

P.S.  Did I mention that Dave Bray, the lead singer looks a lot like Keanu Reeves?  That may not mean anything to you, but it certainly does to me.

I knew I liked the guy

Regular readers now that I have a fatal weakness for ABBA.  I can’t help it.  Sometime back in the 70s, during my formative years, they left an imprint on my brain, and I just get fizzy happy when I hear their bouncy music and beautiful harmonies.  It turns out that I’m not alone.  John McCain also likes ABBA! Indeed, except for the Merle Haggard song on his list, which I don’t know, he’s compiled as his top ten list a bunch of songs I can live with too.

In contrast to the McCain song list, with the exception of Sinatra’s “Easy to Love,” I don’t like Obama’s songs.  I don’t hold that against him though, since I’ve always been out of touch with my generation when it comes to music — and Obama is my generation, being one month (give or take) younger than I am.

I leave you with McCain’s No. 3 favorite song, which also serves as a good song for moderate Democrats who have been leaning to Obama and who need a little push in another direction:

Hat tip:  Paragraph Farmer

More music from the 1980s

It seems I’m not the only one who looks back on the early 1980s as a good era musically.  So, for fun, here are a few other songs.

First, Philip Bailey and Phil Collins with 1985′s Easy Lover:

Second, Stevie Wonder’s I Just Called to Say I Love You from 1984:

Third, and last, in this trip to the past, 1984′s Sea of Love, which was the Honeydrippers’ remix of the original 1959 song: