Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem = Latin for "Grant Us Peace". Thanks go to Mimi Lenox for being the main person behind the Blogblast for Peace initiative.

And for good measure, here are seven of my favorite songs of peace (in no particular order; please click the titles to read their lyrics):-


Anonymous said...

trivia tidbit here: What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding was written by Nick Lowe, not Elvis Costello although he had the big UK hit with it.

Worth mentioning since the lyrics fit Costello perfectly and he quite possibly the best rock lyricist since Lennon/McCartney.

(you can tell when I'm bored at work when I've got time to point out this kind of stuff)

MaR said...

Beautiful globe and great songs!
My peace globe is posted too :)

Lee Ann aka Dixie said...

Beautiful Peace Globe and an excellent list of songs. I believe I used a couple of the same ones on my post. I'm up!


Durward Discussion said...

There are several "Peace" songs up for my contribution to the theme.

Carolina Cats said...

No one said it better than Mr Lennon.

Beautiful globe and thank you for reminding us of these other songs.

Love Finny & Buddy

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

all i am sayin ... iz giv peace a chance.
yer frend--jh

Annelisa said...

Great choice of songs, YTSL, and very nice globe flying... I'm going to have to listen to some of these songs again!

Kimo and Sabi said...

Peace be wif yous!

Anonymous said...

Ah, excellent peace globe and choices of songs! Love them all!

Make Love Not War :-P

Anonymous said...

may peace be with you today and always

Molly said...

Yes, "the answer my friend is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind."


Anonymous said...

"Imagine" is one of my favorite songs of all time. I get choked up every time I listen to the lyrics. (You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...)


Dayngr said...

I love that you added these songs in your post. I titled today's post as "All We Are Saying" referencing Lenon's song. Stop by if time permits.

The Rock Chick said...

One of my favorite peace songs is "Imagine"!

Beautiful globe!! Peace!

Jessica The Rock CHick

YTSL said...

Hi Glenn --

Tee hee hee and it's cool to be able to know this kind of trivia and share it! Re the Elvis Costello reference I made: He introduced me to the song and is the only singer of it I've heard. So... :)

Hi Mar and dixiechick --

Thanks and will go check out your peace globes when time permits. (Not immediately though as it's getting close to my bedtime over here as I write!)

Hi Jamie --

Seems like there are a lot of like-minded folks about (and/or a few popular peace songs)... ;)

Hi finny and buddy --

Yeah, John Lennon sure did give us quite a few musical gems. Another of his songs that's a big favorite of mine is "Woman".

Hi jh (jeter of jeter and mickey?) --

Exactly! :)

Hi annelisa --

Thanks and yeah, writing about the songs -- and reading their lyrics -- did make me want to listen to them once again too. :)

Hi kimo & sabi --

...and also with you. :)

Hi captain lifecruiser --

Thanks much! :)

Hi mousey --

Thanks, appreciate the sentiments. :)

Hi mjd --

Peace back.

Hi Alejna --

"...I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one." :)

Hi dayngr --

It was the least I could do -- i.e., point to the existence of voices and writers of lyrics that already say so much of what I want to say, and wish I could write as eloquently.

Hi Jessica the Rock Chick --

Imagine that... ;b

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Grant Us Peace "All You Need Is Love"

Akelamalu said...

Peace to you, great globe.

TorAa said...

Thank you for your entry. It's really great so many bloggers do it for peace. My post do expose The Nobel Peace Center - year around for peace.

Who else became known for: Blowing in the Wind? May be the version best known?

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

May the warmth and spirit of this Peace Globe Day bring us all peace. You’re globe is beautiful.

From WTIT: the most peaceful Tape Radio Station ever…

Anndi said...

Lovely globe. Wonderful songs.

"It begins with me."

May you find peace

Mimi Lenox said...

Oh! A musical tribute to peace. I love it. Some of my favorites as well.

Thank you for participating in your first BlogBlast for Peace! Wonderful post.

Travis Cody said...

I came by from Mimi's. Happy Peace Globe Day.

Peace to you!

YTSL said...

Hi Bond --

Reckon that some empathy and understanding would be good too... :b

Hi Akelamalu --

Thanks and peace back!

Hi TorAa --

From the Wikipedia entry for "Blowin' in the Wind":-

It has been covered by hundreds of artists. A few of the better-known acts who have done so are folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary (who actually released their version — which lacks the harmonica solos after each verse — a few months before Dylan's), country guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins, folk chanteuse Judy Collins, soul singer Sam Cooke, blues belter Etta James, Neil Young (with air raid sound effects), Marlene Dietrich, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder (whose version became a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966), John Fogerty, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and was performed by Jenny in the award-winning movie Forrest Gump (sung by Joan Baez), and was lampooned in Me, Myself And Irene. Most recently, in 2005 Dolly Parton recorded the song with the bluegrass trio Nickel Creek.

Hi "bud weiser, wtit" --

I hope so too!

Hi aandi --


Hi Travis --

Hope you and everyone else who visited plus participated in this endeavor had a happy Peace Globe day. :)

krystyna said...

Peace be always with you!

YTSL said...

Hi Krystyna --

And also with you. :)

And to everyone who's visited and left comments: Thanks again! :)