Fresh Music Thursday – Beatles Edition

It’s Fresh Music Thursday! This was formerly on the Honey Heart Photography blog, but now it has a new home.

This is a weekly/semi-weekly series highlighting music that is sometimes new, old, popular, unheard of – whatever it is, it’s gotta be cool – it’s gotta bring a fresh breeze into my life. Hopefully it does for you too.

So I’m feeling a Beatles theme this week – and there’s plenty to choose from.

The following is a great version of “Maybe I’m Amazed” – originally written and performed by Paul McCartney. This is a really beautiful arrangement by Dave Grohl (of the Foo Fighters) & Norah Jones.

Steven Tyler does a great rendition of a medley of side 2 of Abbey Road. Check it out.

No Doubt does an incredible cover of “Hello, Goodbye”

“Yesterday” on the Ed Sullivan Show – classic.

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – an amazing lyric, an amazing song.

 

May you all have a great Thursday!

 

Our Vinyl Lives

Right now I’m listening to a great album –  The Beatles’ ‘Abby Road’ (ranked the 14th greatest album of all time according to Rolling Stone, fyi).  And yes, it’s the actual vinyl album I’m listening to, thanks to the gift of my good friend Ben.

The music we make is imperfect. And like a vinyl record, that’s what makes it great.

Every album will develop flaws, scratches, scars.  Every person who walks this flawed earth will get scratches and broken from time to time as well.

Thankfully there is a God who uses people despite their stratches and scars. We don’t have to be perfect to accept redemption. We don’t have to be spotless to make a difference. We can come to God with our flaws, and our creator wants to listen. 

Thankfully there is a God who sees us and heals us and longs to enable us to make beautiful music with our lives.

So let’s not run away from the scars and scratches in our lives. Let’s not bury them under the mask of perfection.

Let’s give them to God, let him heal, and reach people with the music of our lives – scracthes and all. 

Only in our Creator can we make the music we were created to make. 

Only in our Creator are our scratches turned from a bad thing into a good thing.  

It’s through our scars we can empathize. It’s through our scratches we can love – if we let ourselves.

Thankfully there is a kind God who loves the imperfect analog music of our vinyl lives.