Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Well, I am tired from work, I am working fervently to finish my NaNoWriMo novel, and tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Rather than doing a full fledged blog post, then, I thought I would leave you with a few videos.

First up is a live performance of "Kings and Queens" by Aerosmith. The song addresses the struggles of humanity throughout time, from the Dark Age (references to Vikings) to the French Revolution (references to guillotines).

Next up is "John Barleycorn" performed by Traffic. "John Barleycorn" is actually an English folksong dating back to at least the 16th century. As many of you might know, the album upon which Traffic's version appeared was titled John Barleycorn Must Die.

Last up is "The Highwayman" by Loreena McKennitt. The song is essentially the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes set to music. First published in 1906, it was Noyes' first big success.

To all of my readers in the United States a happy Thanksgiving, ant to the rest of you a happy Thursday!


Holte Ender said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jim Marquis said...

Definitely one of my favorite Aerosmith tunes. Hope you're having a good holiday!