Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I am tired this morning, but I not too tired to forget to announce my #BOTBresults. My last installment of the band show-down was totally lopsided, swinging heavily in favor of the Jamaican reggae duo consisted of Vernon Buckley and Gladstone Grant known as The Maytones!
On a scale from 1-10 (the higher the number, the greater your fondness is), how well do you like reggae?
Who is your favorite reggae artist/band?
Sample a taste of The Maytones Greatest hits while you visit me this morning and don’t forget the next round of BOTB will be on February 1st.
I read an interesting article on four ways your body blocks weight loss. I was aware of each point listed and had a general understanding.
This brings me to the point of today’s post, have you ever wondered why it is important to get enough sleep to help with weight loss? Continue reading →
Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! The weekend will be here soon and that being said, it will be a long holiday weekend for many in the good ole USA. If you’re one such lucky person, like DH, then you will have Martin Luther King, Jr. day off from work.
Ever since man’s fall in the Garden of Eden, hatred is a seed that soon became encoded in our DNA. The Bible retells of the first murder. One brother killing the other because he was jealous. So, the spiral of discontent for others tinkled down the line to form new forms of hatred, one having contempt for the color of a person’s skin.
Racism is something I can’t my wrap my brain. Unfortunately, liberals put a huge importance on skin color and keep racial friction alive in our society even today. We are all equal in God’s eye – black, white, yellow, brown. It doesn’t matter, we are all precious in His sight and Dr. King knew this as well when he voiced his famous speech.
I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, “We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream… ~Martin Luther King, Jr 1963
The song, Black and White, was penned in 1954 by David I. Arkin and Earl Robinson and inspired by the US Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education that outlawed racial segregation of public schools.
Interestingly, the original lyrics opened with this verse, in reference to the court: “Their robes were black, Their heads were white, The schoolhouse doors were closed so tight, Nine judges all set down their names, To end the years and years of shame.”
According to one source, Pete Seeger was the original artist to record this song in 1956. Personally, I just couldn’t get into it at all and I’d say this is why none us are familiar with Mr. Seeger’s version. If you’re like me, then you grew up listening to Black & White by Three Dog Night.
To make #BOTB challenge pits two lesser known artists to me. The Maytones against Gregory Isaacs. I
The Maytones, 1971
Gregory Isaacs, 1980
Let’s come together despite the skin we wear and build a better tomorrow where our children and grand-children can honestly say, racism is a thing of the past.
Visit STMcCP to get the 411 on how Battle of the Bands works, but those who know what to do then it’s time to play along with the other members!
You can count along with me or check back in a week to see, who wins Isaacs or The Maytones. Oh yes, one more thing….I’m reaching out for prayers. Please remember DH (Robin) when you talk to the man above because his job will end on January 30th. Electrical Engineering positions are scarce in Knoxville, but we heard of a local company that may be hiring and he plans to reach out to them. Ask God to open another door, preferably in town, when this one closes. Thanks so much. Until we meet again, have bandtastic day!