Sunday, September 22, 2013

Anta Adhimun/Ordinary Days

Last year, a very talented friend at my church wrote and performed this song for Ordinary Time (with Paul and Luis accompanying her to great effect). She played it again today and I thought I'd repost this version from last year. I love this song, she does such a great job.

She wrote it starting with a traditional Arabic hymn, "Anta Adhimun" as the chorus, and then added in her own verses about extraordinary "ordinary" daily things. She also includes a few lines in Spanish.

Around this song, then, we constructed this slide show, with photos and movies from every day life here in the States, and in Morocco and in Latin America. Thanks, Kate, for sharing!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Strange Brand of Bragging....

Beady by paynehollow
Beady, a photo by paynehollow on Flickr.

So, last year, the band my kids are in (Beadyhad their first official album produced - Youngest Days... and that was exciting.

This year, one of the songs from their album is being used as part of an independent movie soundtrack. It sounds like a relatively small scale movie, but it has Shirley "Momma Partridge" Jones in the cast, which makes it pretty big in my eyes. That movie opens THIS (September 13th) weekend in limited theaters around the US.

The movie is called, "
A Strange Brand of Happy, and is self described as a "faith-friendly romantic comedy..." Looking at the trailer, it looks pretty fun and hopefully won't be too preachy (in that negative "preachy" way).

It's opening in Louisville and around the nation in theaters this Friday and we'll be there. Another neat thing, for us in this area, is that the soundtrack for the movie is populated with many local bands besides Beady. Way to go sonaBlast! Records!

Done bragging for now.