Dolly's never really been on my radar. I mean, I know who she is obviously, but I've never paid attention to her music (I know that on the off-chance someone reads this, they might just think that's a sin, but I'm ok with that!).
But doing some research for an assembly on "Faith" I stumbled upon Dolly Parton's collaboration with Galantis:
"Ruin My Life" - Zara Larsson **
It's interesting what you hear when you first listen to a song, when you don't know what it's called, and you just find yourself singing along to the radio in the car...
That's what happened with this one, and it was one of those "accidental worship" moments, when all of a sudden I'm belting out:
"I want you to rule my life, you to rule my life, you to rule my life, yeah..."
And now that I know they're not the right words, I still can't help but here them...
** Another "Potty-mouth" warning here... Along with the "Scantily-Clad-Lady" warning
**Potty-mouth warning, for the easily offended
That said, this is well worth a watch!
The wife and I have watched right through "Orange is the New Black," and it's cracking telly, with its raw, honest, political observations of serious and comedic value, alongside a cracking soundtrack which I have playing on loop at the moment.
This scene from the third season is one of my all-time stand-out "God moments" from television. It's beautiful, and says everything I need to regularly be reminded of. In it, Cindy is trying to convert to Judaism, and trying to convince the Rabbi that it's about more than just the better meals that Kosher prisoners get with real vegetables:
Shared by Marc
An Act of Kindness - Bastille
This wasn't on my radar at all until last year when I was looking for a piece of music to go behind an Easter chalk drawing... A petition to the Hive-Mind of Facebook brought this song to my attention.
(It was the perfect piece, as long as I removed the bridge about feeling guilty...)
Here's the video I edited together:
Crazy Fool - Jack Savoretti
If youve read my post "Black Dog" this week, then you might have just smiled a little. That's ok. I forgive you.
This song was playing in Wilko (other shops are available) when I called in on my snowy walk and I Shazamed it so I would remember.
This is part of the "Rediscovering God" step.
Listen and read the lyrics below. Let yourself ask the questions Jack asks of God... Maybe, if you're brave enough, you could spend some time in silence listening for a reply...
Shared by Hannah:
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
And here's what Hannah has to say about the song:
Van Morrison and Cliff Richard - Whenever God shines his light
And here's what Paul's got to say:
There'll (hopefully) be plenty of us contributing on this page as time goes on...