Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page postings, quotes, observations, etc.
That is "cute" as in cuteness, as in adorable.
But it is, even so you understand, not without some reluctance that I use the "C" word. For though these young YouTube gals are decidedly darling (and a given one could perhaps use a little more polish to her sound), their voices are (for the girls' ages) surprisingly astute and surpassing wonderful in their different strengths each has; in fact, the last singer -- "Rosie" doing Suzanne Vega's "Luka" -- is so terrific (she seems to have vibrato built right into her voice), it just about floored me when I first heard her (it's a real shame though the YouTube audio isn't louder and better on that one than it is.) The other two videos are "covers" of "Edelweiss" -- with Amber and Anna respectively; and two more of "Hey Soul Sister" -- with Dena Chang and Sarah. For more information, click on the particular YouTube screen and it will take you directly to the URL that specific video is originally on.
There are as well other well-sung music on video by other youthful artists like these and that might fairly have been added here (including more renditions of these same songs.) But as a rule, I try to avoid posting too many videos at once; so that these five will have to do for that reason.
Last of note, the YT volume on the first video needs to be much reduced in order to remove some distortion. The rest, certainly the last, can easily be set to or left at max.
An old school friend, after an at first unforeseen delay, e-mailed me saying:
"[M]y computer has been down, got it fixed, but I will call soon, now that I have you # talk to you soon!"
To which I replied:
"Roger that. I look forward to hearing from you; though do be aware and advised that I am being stalked by Count Dracula."
(Though actually, as some of you know, old ghoulish is considerably worse than Count Dracula -- but you get the idea.)
In truth we trust and in truth only.
Normally, I don't like the idea of posting the same music twice, yet in the case of this audio improved version (from what we had last time) of Lara Fabian singing "Adagio" I'm prepared to make an exception. My guess is she is lip-syncing from the same track; despite this redundancy, it's a treat to see her live expressions, including, at the end, the amiable manner she receives the applause.
Since it is not likely it would even occur to many to think of doing so; it is worth mentioning that talking down (albeit politely) to a spirit person is sometimes a good way to deal with them (should the occasion and need arise.) And as long as you are gracious, reasonable and your cause is just, don't be afraid to lecture or berate them; including even the most august, other worldly, religious-like, intimidating, and persistent kinds; for all of us are ultimately answerable and accountable to right judgment and truth: they as well as ourselves; both regular and spirit persons alike. For instance, you might say something like "What on earth do you think you're doing?" or "Move out on this crazy scheme already, and go somewhere else (why dont you?)"
You probably already know the one by Isaac Hayes. But have you heard this version of the "Shaft" theme before?
["Sammy Davis Jr. Sings The Theme From Shaft"]
"He has to believe in the demonistic, Mr. Sherman."
I wish he didn't to be honest with you.
"He gets to be interesting too."
Well, I would have slew the dragon. In fact he'd be dead right now, if you hadn't helped him!
"'Valencia!' -- Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, 1926 -- Franklyn Baur, Tenor -- Music of Jose Padilla -- Lyrics by Emilienne Boyer & Jacques Charles."
Later Note. Also, for inquiring minds who don't already know, Paul Whiteman's most famous recording of all is, of course, "Whispering."
In case some of you, like me, were curious exactly what that song playing in the background was in the YouTube video "James Brown gives you dancing lessons," after much searching I found it! The title is "If you donīt give a doggone about it." (For future reference, "thing" in soul music is, of course and I should've known, spelled "thang.")
["James Brown - If you donīt give a doggone about it (Best Song )"]
One can like a story and the characters in a story very much, even profoundly and deeply, without necessarily making that story and its characters their religion or the basis of their own religion.
If you don't care about being honest and rational, give up any and all hope of solving larger and serious problems, and be prepared instead to resign yourself to the life of a slave.
Nothing is more harmful or fatal to religion than its own image (and confusing that image with the religion itself.)
It's not that people don't want to live anymore; only they find it unbearable to live with or under the suzerainty of (or as vassal to) the criminal dead (i.e. spirit people.)