Happy 77th Birthday to Bob Dylan: The Voice of a Generation and Beyond

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“A poem is a naked person… Some people say that I am a poet.”

 

“A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

 

“All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.”

 

“Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.”

 

“Democracy don’t rule the world, You’d better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that’s better left unsaid.”

 

“Don’t matter how much money you got, there’s only two kinds of people: there’s saved people and there’s lost people.”

 

“I am against nature. I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.”

 

“I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.”

“I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there’s some kind of change.”

 

“How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”

 

“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

 

“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.”

Today Would Mark the 77th Birthday of John Lennon – Let us remember him through his words

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“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” – Henry David Thoreau

Today marks what would have been the 77th birthday celebration for one of the most inspirational poets of the 20th Century, John Lennon. A man who led a revolt, a revolt for peace around the world. Tolerance and acceptance are sometimes the most simple yet most difficult things to achieve. John believed in both. He united children, adults, enemies and families and taught us to love one and other through selfless actions and generosity.

John didn’t believe in religious differences, race or ethnic differences or social barriers. He believe in the goals of respect, equality and peace.

Deep down inside, once you shed the fame and celebrity status was a simple man who created a vision with his music that so many of us try to adhere to each and every day.

He only asked one thing of all of us and that is to look inside ourselves for the truth.

John once said “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” Think about that for a moment. We all share a common goal in life and that is happiness. Some find happiness in material wealth while others find it in the comfort of being surrounded by loved ones. He broke the barriers of difference and promoted individual thought coated with the bond of true love.

John transcended reality and fantasy and made it one. He wanted us to believe in everything and the magic it has to offer.

Here are just a few of the most inspirational words he was able to share during his living years:

“Everything is clearer when you’re in love.”

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”

“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.”

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.”

“It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.”

“Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.”

“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”

“The more I see the less I know for sure.”

“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”

From all the musicians, poets, mothers, fathers, children and dreamers, Thank you John for inspiring all of us with the poetry of love.

 

 

Nashville Singer/Songwriter Sean McConnell to Perform Off His New Album at the Charleston Pour House on September 24th

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What:? Sean McConnell Performing Live

When:? Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Where:? Charleston Pour House

Cost:? $10.00 in advance / $12.00 at the door – Ticket Information

 

Nashville singer-songwriter Sean McConnell will release an acoustic version of his acclaimed self-titled album titled?Undone?available through Rounder Records on September 8th. The set includes one new song, a duet with Lori McKenna titled “Nothing on You” that debuted on?Rolling Stone Country?and video on?The Bluegrass Situation.

Sean McConnell performs at Charleston Pour House on Sunday, September 24th

Stream “Nothing on You

Stream album?Undone

About Sean McConnell:

With an impressive mix of mainstream heavyweights, pop stars and Americana stalwarts cutting his songs, his 2016 Rounder Records eponymous debut found Sean McConnell “come into his own,” says?No Depression. “The type of country artist we all want more of on the radio… a skilled songwriter turned performer.”

When asked why it deserved an acoustic revisit, McConnell doesn’t hesitate. “The main reason is I’ve just always known I wanted to have an acoustic version of these songs ready for people to hear,” he says. “It’s the kind of collection that really calls for it. I could hear it in my head the whole time, that this record had a second life in a different soundscape.”

Sean McConnell performs at The Heights Theater on Saturday 8/12. Would you be interested to preview the show? Photos and interviews available.

Buzz for Sean McConnell (2016)

Rolling Stone Country?video post

No Depression review

The Bluegrass Situation feature

Nashville Lifestyles?Magazine feature

All Music album premiere