Captain’s Log 5,598
I think I am in love with Libera. What a testimony to hard work and belief in the process of creative energy. It can move mountains.
From their website………………
The distinctive sound of Libera has travelled the world in the last few years. The group’s albums have topped both mainstream and classical charts in many countries, and their recordings hold their place in top-tens alongside major artists like Bocelli.
The boys who make up the vocal band Libera have been described as “normal” and “ordinary.” However, as their recordings and performances demonstrate, the music they produce is truly extraordinary. With shimmering, mystical chords and ecstatic harmonies, they are unlike any other group you have ever heard. These are truly sounds to lift the soul. Celestial sounds for a new time.
The singers of Libera who are aged seven to sixteen attend many different local schools in South London and come from a variety of backgrounds. Although they are boys and they sing, they do not think of themselves as choirboys, but rather as an alternative kind of boy band.
While the unique sound of Libera may be impossible to pigeonhole, its universal appeal has endeared the group to fans all over the world, particularly in the US, the UK, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan, where their CDs top the mainstream and classical charts and where they pack concert halls appearing in their trademark flowing white robes on imaginatively lit stages.
I am particularly fond of Going Home. It was written by Dvorak in my home state of Iowa as part of his New World Symphony. I am not the only one who is fond of this piece. Neil Armstrong took a recording of the New World Symphony to the moon.
I am not so fond of the book I just finished for the book club.
Reviewed and rated it a 3 on Amazon
The story is very intriguing. Once I actually got to the story it was pretty good. This book is my club’s selection for the month. The last few emails indicate that I’m the only one who actually read it. Six other people gave up completely. I had three starts with this book. It took a tremendous amount of effort to finish it. I know Chabon can do better. There are times when prose must be set aside for the story. He is a master wordsmith, just not the best storyteller this time around.
Even though I didn’t like the book, I was determined to finish it. I get like that sometimes. Especially when I paid for something. If you don’t like something about your meal in a restaurant, they often give you something else or take something off the bill. Not so with a book. You don’t like it……tough for you.
I start writing our “bit” for the variety show and fundraiser for the theatre. Click here to learn more. It’s going to be fun. Sally and I are doing a 10-minute version of Oklahoma. We have the songs picked but no idea what to do with them. She is truly funny and creative, so I am not worried.
It’s Freak Tuesday today. Ugh.