A very sad obituary to have read today: Christian songwriter Kurt Kaiser passed away yesterday. He was 83 years old. His song, “Pass It On,” is iconic in contemporary Christian music. An accompaniment track I did for the song years ago has been viewed over 800,000 times on my YouTube channel alone, and I have found it in numerous other places, pilfered and posted on various international video channels. He probably didn’t mind any more than I did because the important thing was the song was globally loved and sung. May his soul rest in peace and may his family find comfort in having lived with a gifted, modern evangelist whose reach and influence will only be truly known in the hereafter.
Please feel free to sing along to my accompaniment track in Kurt’s honor:
Yaaaaaay!!! My final project for my early childhood “get a clue” class was on an annoying behavior of students. This was mine. If it doesn’t play automatically, see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQYrTwoakCo
Daisy, the pregnant dog I’ve been fostering had her puppies a few days ago. Thought I counted eight, but I stand corrected now at nine! Sparky’s not sure about the squeaky little thingees under the deck, though…….
Had done a remake of the video background for Joseph Martin’s choral anthem, “Pieta” after I was a lot better with MovieMaker, but for some reason didn’t upload it to my youtube page until somebody inquired about it just last week. So I’ve now uploaded the newer vid.
I highly recommend this choral piece, and if you are interested in the ordering information, it is as follows: “Pieta” by Joseph M. Martin, (c)2005 Malcolm Music, available through Harold Flammer Music (Shawnee Press, Inc.), catalogue No. A-7914, arranged SATB with piano and flute. When I used the piece last, it was in conjunction with another lovely Martin piece entitled “For God So Loved the World” published the same year, catalogue No. A-7961.
I finished uploading the videos I took from the music conference and made a separate page here on the blog to organize them, the “Music Conference” tab up top there. I’m waiting on info for the last two songs I didn’t have copies of and will update when I get my hands on it.
In the meantime, lots of great music aside, this is how I will best remember the weekend.
This is one of my favourite soups, and I made it for dinner on Friday night. Since I filmed the making of spaghetti sauce, I kept the camera out and filmed this one, too. One might say I’m camcording my daily activities like there’s no tomorrow because I don’t have enough on my plate right now – pardon the food pun.
PS – If you don’t wet the bread crumbs first, the meatballs will expand in the water, so make them as tiny as you can – even smaller than I show in the vid.
Was making spaghetti sauce Friday morning and decided to film it for my second cooking video!