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Friday, February 10, 2012

Amazing Grace

When one is enduring long-term suffering, the weight can, at times seem unbearable.  Days can be long and dreary and hope a long-forgotten dream. But it doesn't have to be like that every minute of every day.  It is possible, in the face of adversity to dig down deep within yourself and find something you didn't know was there. Something that can pull you up and above the pain of living and bring you into a place of perfect contentment.





Today I have chosen to post the song "Amazing Grace" as performed by me and Hubby.  It is by grace, I believe, that we are able to find ease in the midst of hardship. I admit to being a tad bit nervous about posting this song because today I'm doing the vocals. So be nice!!

Some of you have heard my niece sing before and we sound very much alike, but my voice is a bit deeper or more bluesy than hers. I'm doing vocals, drums and percussion. The Hubby is on guitar, bass and everything else you hear.

So take a minute and think about those things that can bring you contentment today and try to put aside whatever is weighing you down.

Have a great weekend everyone.

60 comments:

  1. Beautiful job. I love this song and you did it perfectly. The pictures were very inspirational and up-lifting. I was kind of dreading returning to work today, but now I'm psyched. Thanks for posting this.

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  2. this was beautiful, Annzie, beautiful song and touching voices.
    It is true that by appreciating small moments of love and being thankful for them, instead of focusing on the darkness around us, you can create a source of energy within you to later on fight against that very same darkness. Enjoying the moments you had and still have instead of focusing on the ones you won't have....

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    1. Lately, I've had to dig pretty deep to find it and some days I don't. But not giving up is the key thing I think.

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    1. Thank you, you savage Scotsman! I was worried about this post because it's my voice and I hoped it was okay. I feel better now.

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  4. Wow Anne, I'm not going to lie but when I originally seen this I assumed it would be a very quiet, soppy, vocally driven rendition so I was shocked and surprised when this whole thing actually blew me away! When it comes to guitar your husband really rocks, the drumming is great and your vocals are so damn good. If there's something I'm not keen on posted to here I will be honest but I really can't fault it. Love the upbeat, bluesy kind of vibe to it, I'd probably take your vocals over Aretha Franklin's any day (though I've always thought she was maybe a little overrated anyways!)

    Seriously did love it though, hope things with your husband are going good too.

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    1. Hubby is hanging in there. He's composing a new piece at the moment and it's a big orchestral number. I can't wait for him to give the sheet music to me so I have some idea of what I'm in for!

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  5. What's to be nervous about? You sound great! I for one, think you have a lovely voice! Not many people are blessed with the ability to sing and sound good doing it! Be grateful that you have that gift!

    I love your closing statement! That too, is a gift! The ability to set aside the difficulties and be grateful for the joys in life is not an easy thing to do.

    What a great post today! Brought a smile to my face. And it made me realize that there is more to life than just hard times. We all struggle and sometimes it consumes us....but not this day! I honestly think that, because of this post, I am going to have a great day!

    Thank you and have a great weekend!

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    1. That's why I posted it. I'm having rough times and so are so many people on Blogger. I wanted to do something positive and make people happy before the weekend. I'm glad you liked it!

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    2. I just had to come back in listen again! You are too cool! Even when facing tough times, you are still thinking of others. There are a lot of us bloggers who have it rough. So glad you were thinking of us!

      You really have made my day! Thanks again!

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    3. Weren't we just talking on twitter? Christ, I've gotta stop drinking. I've got my grenade launcher strapped on and it's ready to do business!!

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  6. Omg, you SING! I'm not just saying that. You're amazing! Very talented.

    And you're so right about finding something to bring up your spirits and enjoy. It's important to do even during the worst times.

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    1. If it wasn't for music, I'd probably close the windows and turn on the gas!

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  7. One of my favorite songs, one I use on occasion to sing myself to sleep with (odd I know but sometimes I have to distract myself to fall asleep). Beautiful rendition, lovely voice and great guitar work, great start to the day. Maybe I'll just play that everyday.

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    1. That's not so odd, it's like counting sheep except with a melody.

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  8. WOW I imagined it for a second as the sappy kind too, but then I knew it was you, so that wouldn't come due and was not disappointed. Wonderful voice, you can really sing. No reason to be nervous what so ever! Cute pic of the kitty too, the cat likes that.

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    1. You know me, right? Me do something sappy? Never! That's my kitty Toki. I took her in off the streets and she was so tiny I had to bottle feed her to keep her alive.

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    2. Not as intimidating as the troll but far more cute..haha Looks like she's living it up too.

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    3. She is. She's still very tiny. She's a mini-cat!!

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  9. That's a fecking lovely voice Anne, great vocals, husky but smooth and another great rendition of the song....

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    1. The husky part comes from hanging out in billiard halls whilst drinking whiskey and smoking cigars!

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  10. Awsome, is it ok to be in love with you now??? Great voice.

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  11. That's fanfuckingtastic...sorry for swearing but it just that great.

    On a side note your voice sounds like you are just a wee young thing :)

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  12. Wow Annie. YOU can SING. Not even joking when I say that I'm very stunned at your vocal ability. Your voice could tame a thousand battles. Or something.

    But seriously girl, SING MORE.

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  13. You really can sing. It's not just shouting then! :)

    Well done, lovely one. Sending as many good wishes as I can fit in this text box.

    Be strong.

    Steve.

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    1. It's you sleepyhead!! You're avi isn't on here and I missed the name. Sweet dreams dahlink xxx

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    2. I don't know where it went, but hopefully I've got my eye back on you again now.

      If not, then somebody stole it!

      My dreams are always sweet, dahlink, filled with images best described using words like; sun, sea, sand, music, champagne, illicit, pert, moist, flexible, submissive, and grab your ankles I'm going in dry.

      There is no hope for me.

      Chin chin. xxx

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    3. I wouldn't have you any other way dear!! You are the sun to my moon and I, your morning glory miss you terribly. We have so much to catch up on. I'm assuming you Boffers and Colgers are still tearing around Soho like a bunch of drunken Lords!!

      I'll see you in my dreams xxx

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    4. You can depend on it, dahlink. Me behave?

      The only behaviour I am familiar with is missbehaviour.

      Missin' kissin' yer. xxx

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  14. You have a beautiful voice. You really do. Hubbys pretty talented too. As for what can pull me up when I'm at the lowest, well it's music actually. So thank you :)

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    1. Music does it for me too. Without it I don't know where I'd be today. I may have checked out years ago without it. I hope your having a better day today!!

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    2. I probably would have checked out. I know without Jessie, music, and vidya games I'd be dead or in jail (or died in jail). I don't know why but I haven't really been able to pick myself up lately. It's like I'm trying to just prop myself up with a stick that keeps breaking.

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  15. Beautiful, a very bluesy rendition!!!

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  16. No nerves necessary, you got some pipes! One of the harder songs to sing too. Bravo. And bravo to you for putting it out there.

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  17. Wow! You have a great voice! And your druming skills are excellent! I love your version of this song!

    And I will take a moment today to think of the things that have been bothering/weighingdown me!

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    1. I posted this in part because I was thinking about you and Mark. You've both had a bit of a hard time last week!

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    2. Me? Or am I being egotistical?

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  18. Ah Anne.. beautiful version. Though, I think I'm a little biased. Your singing voice sounds very similar to that of one of the best friends I've ever had.. I miss her and that may have made this sound that much more amazing. All the same, you're very talented, and the hubby really gave this song some spice. Wonderful listen!

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    1. Thank you D4. You say that you miss her in a way that implies that she is no longer with us. I hope that is not the case and if so, I'm sorry for your loss.

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  19. That was amazing!! I really love the classical version of Amazing Grace, the one with the trumpets and violins. So when I heard the guitars during the intro I was like "Oh man! A remix? What a disappointment." But then I let it play until I heard your voice and changed my opinion. It was a lot better than I expected. You really sing very well and it fits the music quite nicely.

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    1. There are so many great versions of this song. I know, the opening is a bit deceptive, but Hubby did the arrangement and he likes to surprise people after about 4 measures in. I love the classical version as well. I'm a huge fan of horns and strings.

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  20. Oh my gosh! What a great voice you have Anne! Thank you for sharing your gift of song with us and talk about perfect timing - girl, you nailed it!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. awe such a cute kitty. your singing voice is superb! :)

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  22. Too bad your name is Anne, because I would have liked to have said, "That was AMAZING, Grace!" You took a very good song and made it AMAZING, Anne!

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  23. Bloody amazing job on making Amazing Grace an enjoyable song again.

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  24. Wow, the two of you are quite talented. I'm very impressed by this.

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    visit my blog too...

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    kisses!!!

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    1. Thank you Dina. I'm on my way over to visit your blog now!

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  26. WOW I didn't realize you sang that when I listened to it yesterday! You extremely talented.

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  27. Ps 23 plays a reminder to me when I heard your song but I will be honest it would sound better with your voice and just the guitar in the background to acent you. Your voice is very touching alone but the music to honestly is not needed.

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    1. I wasn't real pleased with my drums on this one myself. We do this song and without all the extras and I like those versions better.

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  28. Because of your voice, which is suited for blues as everyone else has said, I don't know why, but the electric guitar doesn't fit in.

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    1. My Hubby is the guitar player and this song is to be played at his funeral at his request, so the guitar stays.

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  29. Great version of a great song...
    I actually like the guitar, you hear so many stripped down versions of Amazing Grace that it adds something to it...especially the solo in the middle

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  30. WAUW!!! FANTASTIC! You have an amazing voice, Anne!

    I just realised, I AM a sad and talentless twat, just like I always suspected! Rock on, sister! :)

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