Sunday, 24 June 2012

Rock Choir Guiness Record Attempt

Here is a you tube link of the Glasgow choirs doing their bit for the record.

Hope you enjoy it.    I'm in the middle and I think you'll struggle to see me - let me know if you do.

I'll post more pictures later.


Friday, 22 June 2012

Rock Choir - Guiness World Record Attempt

Well - its the day before and I'm practising the singing and moves like mad.   Much thanks to a Rock Choir leader who agreed to video said moves for those of us who are challenged in the co-ordination stakes.

Will it beat the record?  - after checking Google and I hope this is right the current holders are Sweet Adelines International  who are an organisation of female barbershop music singers based in Tulsa, Oklahoma who in 2009 achieved the record with 6,651 participants - so we need to beat that number.

Our choirs will be heading to the Jimmy Ireland Rugby Stand - High School of Glasgow in Anniesland so I've worked out travel and train times to get there in time for an 11am start.

This is to get us in the right place; to be counted in and have one/two rehearsals in readiness for the UK world record attempt to start at 12.00pm.

I'll let you know how it goes - and now back to practising!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Waverley

Officially summer is here.   Not by virtue of the weather as I fear the week at the end of May might well have been it.  No  - I know that summer has arrived when I see the Waverley Steamer making its way up and down the Firth of Clyde.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Getting to know you...............

Hello everyone,

Blogging for the blogger is a number of things:
  • thoughts written down
  • sharing memories
  • sharing experiences - in my case travels; walks; photographs etc
  • having a rant - always good for the soul
  • setting and sharing goals
  • all manner of communication really
Anyway it got me thinking what do I know about the people who pass through this blog; or come upon it through a search; who read a page and move on.........................

I'm interested in you; why not say something about who you are?

I know - you're thinking what can I say; how much do I say - well to get you started why not tell me:

  • where you're going or have been on holiday
  • if you have children in your life - share the funniest/oddest thing they said to you - you know what that is
  • if you could go back in time - where would that be
  • when did you last shout at the TV/Radio and why
  • something of your choosing.............................
and so a conversation is born.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

The meaning of jubilee

Today I'm at home (well my son's home as I'm house sitting while they are on holiday).   Although the weather is rather poor today I have been struck by the garlands of bunting around celebrating the Queens Jubilee.   It started me thinking about what does jubilee mean?  
Searching google it describes it:

In religious terms

Jubilee a joyful shout or clangour of trumpets, the name of the great semi-centennial festival of the Hebrews. It lasted for a year. During this year the land was to be fallow, and the Israelites were only permitted to gather the spontaneous produce of the fields (Lev. 25:11, 12). All landed property during that year reverted to its original owner (13-34; 27:16-24), and all who were slaves were set free (25:39-54), and all debts were remitted. The return of the jubilee year was proclaimed by a blast of trumpets which sounded throughout the land. There is no record in Scripture of the actual observance of this festival, but there are numerous allusions (Isa. 5:7, 8, 9, 10; 61:1, 2; Ezek. 7:12, 13; Neh. 5:1-19; 2 Chr. 36:21) which place it beyond a doubt that it was observed.

and then a more modern reference which I take to be based on the themes above of property; slavery and debt.

1. It would prevent the accumulation of land on the part of a few to the detriment of the community at large. 2. It would render it impossible for any one to be born to absolute poverty, since every one had his hereditary land. 3. It would preclude those inequalities which are produced by extremes of riches and poverty, and which make one man domineer over another. 4. It would utterly do away with slavery. 5. It would afford a fresh opportunity to those who were reduced by adverse circumstances to begin again their career of industry in the patrimony which they had temporarily forfeited. 6. It would periodically rectify the disorders which crept into the state in the course of time, preclude the division of the people into nobles and plebeians, and preserve the theocracy inviolate.

I've not heard much of the above in all the coverage which is a focus on the celebration of hereditary and birthright.