Friday, April 17, 2009

Oh my goodness. More Susan Boyle, more goosebumps...

Evidently a track -- a cover of the blues standard Cry Me a River -- from a charity CD recorded ten years ago went virtually unnoticed {only 1000 copies were pressed}, but with Ms. Boyle's amazing audition for Britain's Got Talent last week, some kind soul with a preternaturally long memory located it and uploaded it to YouTube. Get ready. It's gorgeous.

And this one I *can* embed. :)

Love to all,

Mad {madly!}

Monday, April 13, 2009

Earth Angel, Earth Angel . . .

Every once in a while, we mere mortals here on Earth are blessed with a moment of sheer grace and inspiration. Coming in the form of something very unexpected, we are taken aback and made to lift our heads from the daily grind. It is meant to make us come to attention. To remove our blinders and take note of something special.

Mere mortals sometimes need these wake-up calls.

Susan Boyle, a recent contestant from Britain’s Got Talent, is serving {consciously, or unconsciously, it makes no difference} as one of these Earth Angels. From the moment she stepped onto the stage, she surprised with her quirky charm and her spunky self-deprecation. Unemployed, and of an age clearly not conducive to new beginnings in most viewers’ eyes, she was an unapologetic underdog. But from the moment she opened her mouth to sing, the meaning behind her appearance was clear. Even her choice of song seems to be no coincidence.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did {and thank you, Jen, for passing it along to me! XOXO!}.

YouTube has disabled embedding for this show, so just click here to go to the video: Be sure to click on the "More Info" selection for the lovely lyrics to "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables.

Love to all,

Mad {madly}