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Greetings!! It's wonderful to listen to all of these wonderful postings. It's also nice to see some newcomers. I hope everyone's having a good week.
I have a few midweek offerings for your listening enjoyment. I was blown away when I recently heard this recording of K.D. Lang's performance of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah at the Juno Awards in Winnipeg in 2005.
Loc: Sheffield UK
........love Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, also lovin' the 'Lezzer' version, .....nice ...gonna check out Inlandings post, I'm intrigued xxx
..........ps, can you believe I got blindo last Friday night, fell asleep (passed out) at the dining table, resting on me' arm, not been able to play piano, or owt, slowly getting better, so keeping fingers and toes crossed
Loc: Central Texas
Another one of my all time favorite country singers, Glenn Campbell. Sadly, this is his last song. Brought me to tears.
"Battling Alzheimer's disease, country star Glen Campbell has released his final song and video, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You." Recorded last year, the poignant song is a tribute to his family, and the powerful video chronicles his career, life, and recent struggles with the illness. (C) 2014 Big Machine Records, LLC."
Started my piano journey June 2014 at age 54. My digital piano: Casio Privia PX-850. Working on "Alfred's Adult All-In-One Course" Book 1 XXXV
Here's something a little different. Some centuries ago, Leonardo Da Vinci designed a new kind of keyboard instrument. But unlike a piano which strikes the strings with hammers, or a harpsichord which plucks them with a plectrum, his idea was a mechanism where the keys would press spinning disks to the strings that would bow them like a violin. As far as we know, he never actually build one of his instruments, and the design was a curiosity tucked away in one of his notebooks. Until a few years ago a polish engineer who happened to be an excellent pianist took the designs and built one. This is the debut performance of the instrument:
Nord Stage 2 HA88 Roland RD800