(August 1998, Uruguay) In a misplaced moment of inspiration, Paolo Esperanza, bass-trombonist with the Symphonica Maya de Uruguay, decided to make his own contribution to the cannon shots fired during a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at an outdoor children’s concert. In complete disregard of common sense, he dropped a …Read More »
— Author unknown While watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the church even bothered to ask the …Read More »
EDITOR’S NOTE: I personally love this story, because I am a bass singer in my church choir and I am sooo jealous of this man’s talent. At Carnegie Hall, gospel singer Wintley Phipps delivers perhaps the most powerful rendition of Amazing Grace ever recorded. He is the President of the …Read More »
-- By David G. Stratman From his book "We Can Change the World" ÔÇ¿It was December 25, 1914, only 5 months into World War I. German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with "the enemy" along two-thirds of the Western Front (a crime punishable by death in times of war). German troops held Christmas trees up out of the trenches with signs, "Merry Christmas."Read More »
I was a surgeon in the United States Army during the Civil War. After the battle of Gettysburg, there were hundreds of wounded soldiers in my hospital. Many were wounded so severely that a leg or an arm, or sometimes both, needed to be amputated.
One of these was a boy who had been in the service for only 3 months. Since he was too young to be a soldier, he had enlisted as a drummer. When my assistants came to give him chloroform before the amputation, he turned his head and refused it. When they told him that it was the doctor's orders, he said, "Send the doctor to me."Read More »
Back in the 50's there was a well known radio host/comedian/song writer in Hollywood named Stuart Hamblin* who was noted for his drinking,womanizing, partying, etc.
One of his bigger hits at the time was "I won't go hunting with you Jake, but I'll go chasing women."
One day, along came a young preacher holding a tent revival. Hamblin had him on his radio show presumably to poke fun at him.
In order to gather more material for his show, Hamblin showed up at one of the revival meetings.Read More »
These may be some of the best links you’ll ever find… just click artist and a list of songs will pop up… including lyrics. 1) Elvis Presley <http://www.lyricstube.net/video.php?artist=Elvis+Presley&artistid=16241> 2) Roy Orbison <http://www.lyricstube.net/video.php?artist=Roy+Orbison&artistid=12664> 3) Beatles <http://www.lyricstube.net/video.php?artist=Beatles&artistid=16282> 4) Abba <http://www.lyricstube.net/video.php?artist=ABBA&artistid=16240> 5) Bee Gees <http://www.lyricstube.net/video.php?artist=Bee+Gees&artistid=16294> 6) Michael Jackson <http://www.lyricstube.net/video.php?artist=Michael+Jackson&artistid=10179> 7) John …Read More »
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A little house with three bedrooms and one car on the street,
A mower that you had to push to make the grass look neat.
In the kitchen on the wall we only had one phone,
And no need for recording things, someone was always home.