Two Songs

The wizardry of my calendaring program reminds me that it is my friend’s birthday tomorrow. I sent her the performance, “God Danced” by the trio, Hot Soup. It’s a great alternative to celebrate and wish a happy birthday. Just under three minutes. It’s got some funky chicken and blue suede shoes — I know, good, right.

You know how You Tube loads related videos. Well it did, and loaded up a musician that I was not aware of. I was hooked in seconds to this beautiful song by Mary Gauthier, “Mercy Now.” She’s a folk singer and musician from Louisiana. I love her progression through the song — from father, to brother, to everyone, to the world — inviting a bit of mercy among us. It’s six and a half minutes and well worth it.