Welcome 2017 from Linda Michel White…
To all of my family & friends..
May your 2017 be all that you dream…
Happy New Year All…
Showing Gratitude for those whose services I rely on…
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Photos By Jamesfc
My friend Jim Caldwell gave me
permission to use some of his incredible
photographs for my blog…
Jim arranges photography tours all over
the world teaching others how to shoot some
of the most gorgeous scenes you’ll ever see.
He’s even done some work for National Geographic…
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I’d like to dedicate this video
to all of my special friends on this page…
Anders Eriksson, Jim Caldwell,
Dave Clark (Microdac)
& Leslie Butler
whose help and inspiration
made my garden blog possible.
Since we all have very busy schedules,
I have a very simple & sincere way
to convey my appreciation to my friends.
Please click on video:
Music by Leslie Butler
Photography by Microdac
aka: My good friend Dave Clark
I’d like to share this with all of my friends
who have ever encouraged me because
my garden blog has become my passion…
Thank you all from the very bottom of my heart…
Playing For Change Explained
Mark Johnson – Creator
May we all learn to find peace in our world.
To find it we must first learn to look for it.
This performance demonstrates what happens when some of the top street musicians from Playing For Change met & performed for the first time… This song was recorded & filmed live in New Orleans… It features Grandpa Elliot & Clarence Bekker on vocals… Thousands of people witnessed first hand the soul & conviction of these two men who help us all believe that a change is going to come…
May we be reminded every day
to give all street artists respect…
These are not bums, but the messengers
of what life is really all about…
Just sharin’ the good vibes…
Dedicated to all of you who
are praying for change…
Grandpa Elliott Small, born Elliot Small in 1945, also known as Uncle Remus, is a street-musician in New Orleans, Louisiana. He plays the harmonica, sings, and is a street icon in New Orleans. He has been featured on Playing for Change in several episodes. His debut song with Playing for Change was “Stand by Me”. He has also been on The Tonight Show and The Colbert Report. He has been a street icon on Royal Street in the French Quarter and Jackson Square in New Orleans since moving from New York City back to his place of birth in the 60’s. He performed to a crowd of more than 40,000 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, on June 30, 2009, playing the “Star Spangled Banner” on harmonica and singing “God Bless America.” His debut solo album, Sugar Sweet, was released November 3, 2009.
Grandpa Elliott has been playing on the streets of New Orleans since he was six years old and it is time for his music and passion to meet the masses. Playing For Change recorded his album, Sugar Sweet, throughout the 2009 Playing For Change Band North American Tour. It all started one evening at a barbecue when he began tapping his foot, slapping his hand against his knee and singing, “Your lips is so dog gone sweet to me, baby I’m afraid, if you kissed the ocean it would turn to lemonade…” I remember thinking we could not get to a studio fast enough!
I love this man with all my heart for his soul, sweet voice and power of conviction. He performs each song as if it was his last and puts every ounce of his giant heart into every note. Check out the album, support a great performer, and let’s teach the world that some of the best music we have ever heard comes from the streets!!! From the people, for the people…
From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.Music is the international language of the soul, it’s something that reaches us individually, has a different meaning for each of us, but binds us together as one.
Thank you for looking.I hope you enjoyed my garden of many seeds.Now please turn the page because there’s much more I would like to share with you.
Warm regards ’til next time…
Let’s make it an awesome year from
my little corner of the world to yours…
Linda Michel White
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