— Matthew 28 (NIV)
— Matthew 28 (NIV)
— Matthew 27:62-66 (NIV)
This post by Caitlin reminds me of something I said in the Discussion Group on MuseScore.com
If I may add a few more verses:
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
—Romans 3:23 (NIV)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
—Romans 6:23 (NIV).
Also, 1 Corinthians 15:1-23.
Over the next few days, I will be posting the Easter story. Watch for it!
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.
— 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 (NIV)
Now, for the comics:
If one of the underlying motives of Earth Hour is to conserve resources, why do we waste so much ink making the posters black?
If you haven’t already done so, please read the backstory.
I got another “attack” of the “Predicament” back in January, and it was sparked by stumbling upon Solarblade’s reviews on Oku Hanako’s singles and albums. He recommended many songs, all of which I probably listened to. I don’t agree with his takes on some of the songs, though, and that’s probably because I actually like her piano ballads; Solarblade seems to be more of the pop type.
Later on, I found Oku Hanako’s JpopAsia page and discography, giving me more songs to look up. Of course, the only official discography is on her official website, but that’s in Japanese and doesn’t include her really early indies works (most of which can be found on her album vol.best ). I found that the only comprehensive discography is at the fan site 奥華子さんの歌詞を掲載するサイト (okuhanako.net), which also includes the lyrics for almost all her songs.
As a result, I ended up increasing my song count from 14 to 36, and then to 47 about four weeks later. Heh heh….
Recall that I had the condition that for every Oku Hanako song I get, I would get one of Peter Cetera. I changed it. Instead of one-for-one, the condition is now that Oku Hanako’s songs cannot outnumber Peter Cetera’s solo works, partly because I started running out of his songs and partly because Oku Hanako had become a welcomed artist in my music library.
Perhaps part of the initial appeal was that her songs reminded me of those by some of my favourite artists: Peter Cetera, Phil Collins, Side A, Jim Brickman, Jose Mari Chan, Les Horribles Cernettes, and a few others.
Guess what? March 20 is Oku Hanako’s birthday! This playlist is just in time!
Since you most likely don’t understand Japanese, my recommendation for the best listening experience is to listen for the subtleties: the layering, the quiet notes, etc. The music students should know what I mean. Just don’t strain yourself in doing so. Also, it helps if your surroundings are quiet and you have good speakers/headphones, especially with the slow songs.
In short, just immerse yourself in the song.
Garnet (Hikigatari) / ガーネット (弾き語り) (2006)
Garnet is the theme song for the movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. It is what most Westerners who listen to her start with. Actually, even for the Japanese: Garnet is the song that got her famous!
There’s also an arranged version with strings and drums, but I think the added flourish is a bit distracting.
By the way, Hikigatari means that it’s just her and her piano; it means “singing to one’s own accompaniment“.