Happy Thanksgiving

I can’t think of a better day to debut my new blog than Thanksgiving.  Think about it.  This blog is a miracle of gifts that we often take for granted. First, there is the music. Can you imagine life without it? Second, there’s the technology. You have tools like the Internet, webpage developing/hosting services, and social media like Facebook that facilitate communication. And finally, and most importantly family and friends with which to share everything.

A little bit of thanksgiving trivia:

  • Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob, and cranberries were not foods present on the first Thanksgiving’s feast table.
  • Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, an American magazine editor, persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She is also the author of the popular nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
  • Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.

One thing I am very thankful for is my relationship with Jesus. That’s why I selected for today’s music a song by Big Daddy Weave called Friend Like You. I think he sounds a little bit like the Dave Matthews Band. Please comment to let me know your thoughts.

 

I woke up this morning
And looked out my window
I could see the sun shining down on me
It reminded me of You
And of all that You do
And of all the love that You’ve shown to me

Your mercy oh Lord is new every morning
Your wisdom is waiting for me to ask
Though I might stumble
Though I lose my step now
Your grace is gonna cover what I lack

Thank You Lord
Oh thank You Lord
I am so thankful for a friend like You

Jesus Your love is better than life to me
Your goodness is always by my side
And why you love me is hard for me to see
But I love you Lord cause You’ve been so good to me

Though I may never be a scholar with a fancy degree
One thing I know for sure is that I love You
And You love me Lord

Up next:  Before there was Christmas

Welcome to Brad’s Music Room

Greetings fellow music lover. Welcome to Brad’s Music Room.  You may be wondering: “what is Brad’s Music Room and how is it different than all the other music blogs out there”?  There are a lot of blogs related to current events, specific genres, or targeted audiences like musicians.  Just Google “blogs about music” to see what I mean. I will be taking a different, more topical approach and provide a dash of trivia about each song I select. I love researching different topics related to music and this blog will give me an outlet to share my findings. It is solely for entertainment purposes but perhaps you’ll learn a few things along the way.  Please register your email address so you’ll be notified when I leave new posts. I hope you’ll participate as an active subscriber, providing lots of comments and checking back often.

The Taxman Cometh

Well it’s April 15 again. Time to file those dreaded income tax returns. If you are one of those procrastinators who is still working on your tax return, here is a little inspiration.

Taxman — George Harrison and Eric Clapton (live) – YouTube.

Music with a dash of trivia