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Friday, 9 March 2018

Make the world better


On Wednesday we saw the magnificent Lee Fields and the Expressions. He rocked the house full of twenty somethings (and us centenarians). I love that his career began in 1969 and continued successfully for a few decades, and then in 2006 a resurgence began and now he's huge again around the world, with a strung of successful albums and a global tour (Auckland  he's heading your way so don't miss him! Not to forget London Field Day this year. Only in Oz until the 12th).










I came across him via the Bliss N Eso song, Friend Like You, where his voice just blew me away. So I tracked him down and fell in love. Musically speaking, that is. Awed in the presence of greatness.






During the show he mentioned how he saw a lot of things in the world today, but he still had hope. Then he launched into his song Make the World Better. It's simple but it's true. We can make make the world better, and we do it by working together. We can't give up. We just have to act. Find your like minded people and start the change that's needed. When you watch the news and feel down, don't give up. Start the movement. One action can change the world.




As always, it starts with you, and it starts today.


Crappy photos courtesy of my hideous iPhone. Have I mentioned I really want a Samsung?

Linking with #LovingLifeLinky because I was filled with such hope and joy that night about life and our place in the world. I know that seems silly but it was presumably similar to the uplifting of the soul that gospel music has on believers.


32 comments:

  1. You're right, amazing voice. Strong but simple words too. Thanks for sharing this with #HighlightsofHappy. oh and the photos are pretty good actually!

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  2. Wow, and you got a chance to catch his show? Totally awesome. He almost reminds me of James Brown, the way he looks & his voice. Thanks so very much for sharing! He totally ROCKS!

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  3. ...Lydia, I must say that Lee Fields hadn't hit my radar screen until now. He sure sounds like James Brown! Wikipedia says that Fields' nickname is 'Little J.B.' for Little James Brown. Thanks for sharing and please stop back again.

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  4. So awesome to see him in concert!

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  5. Glad you had a nice time. You got some great photos!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/03/springtime-at-sarah-p-duke-gardens.html

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  6. Lydia,

    Lee Fields is a new discovery for me or at least I think. I am going to have to double check him on YouTube. I'm not very good with artists' by name unless it's some one I'm very familiar with and even then I have to question myself. Anywho, great to listen to him and it's fabulous having you on the dance floor with the 4M gang, my friend. Have a colorific week. :)

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  7. Yes it does and Lee Fields is amazing. So glad that you liked the show.

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  8. WOW that must have been amazing to watch! I'm glad you got to go.

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  9. Some sizzling reds around those lights. Thanks for linking to Ruby Tuesday Too!

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  10. I think the photos turned out pretty good. I hear great things about the Google Pixel 2. #nothingtopromote

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    1. Will investigate. I just look at the photos on all the Samsung’s around me and they’re so much clearer and can zoom in much better (and rhey’re The person next to me)

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  11. I don't think I've heard of him so thanks for sharing going to his show. I'll give a listen. Awesome that he's still doing shows.

    Peabea from Pictorial Tuesday

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  12. I'd never heard of him before. I'm enjoying the YouTube links - really like his voice! Thanks for bringing him to my attention! What a fun night out! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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  13. Love the music Lydia. Thanks for introducing me to his awesome singing style. PS - I highly recommend getting a Samsung for the camera ;) #TeamLovinLife

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  14. Thanks for sharing the links. I'm a new fan! I love his music.

    (A happy Samsung user here! Pretty much all the photos that you see on my posts since last year have been taken with my S6. The only Apple product we have around here is my son's MacBook which he needs for school.)

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  15. Thanks for sharing his music and cool you got to see him.
    I agree, we just need to start making our world better.

    http://michellesmusingsandmerriment.blogspot.com/2018/03/mondays-music-moves-mecolor-me-with.html

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  16. I would love to get out more and see good live music. What a great voice and an even better song. #TeamlovinLife

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  17. OOh sounds great! Perfect for the Lovin Life Linky #teamlovinlife Did you see my AMAZING photos on my blog today taken by my AMAZING brand new Samsung? (Sorry) xo

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    1. Hehehe! I did! I hate this phone so much.last night everyone around me got much better pictures - it’s like they’re rubbing it in my face

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  18. That song is such a fabulous one for bringing in optimism even when things don't feel so optimistic. I thought your photos were actually ok #showswhatiknow #Teamlovinlife

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  19. That looks like an awesome time! Have you looked into the Google Pixel at all? I have one and the camera is amazing :)

    Have a great week!

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  20. Huge Blis N Eso fan, will definitely check out Lee Fields and his band.

    SSG xxx

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  21. He has an amazing vocie! Thanks for sharing! Have a happy weekend!

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  22. I like his voice and that Old School sound!

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  23. Hi Lydia,
    I have never heard of Lee Fields but wow, he has a really good voice!
    I enjoyed his music and his philosophy. Love what he talked about at the show. And I'm right there with you on your commentary. Yes, we can make the world a better place. You're right: find like-minded folks and start the movement. The US is flooding with movements right now and they're fabulous. I'm definitely part of the wave...

    Thanks for introducing me to Lee Fields. I wasn't familiar with him from back in the 70s, when he started. I think it's very cool that he is having a resurgence and appealing to 20-somethings. For sure a man of his age and where he's been has much to impart with his words and songs.

    Good to have you as part of the 4M Gang. I've been doing Monday's Music Moves Me for a while now and really like it. It's a good bunch of folks.
    Hope you'll stop by my place, if you haven't yet (I haven't been back to my post to respond to comments yet but will this weekend). When you come over, my 4M post is on the color Silver. It will be the 2nd post down at this point so scroll through the Battle of the Bands one --- but of course, if you want to take a few minutes and check out my recent battle and cast a vote, feel free and please do!

    Have a good weekend Lydia.

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  24. I'm with Marie - he totally reminds me of James Brown! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  25. Looks like a really great concert, and also great that you came away feeling empowered and hopeful! Music is a powerful thing ✊️🎶x
    #GlobalBlogging

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  26. I loved Make The World - I loved the horns, the percussion and, yes, I agree, there is a bit of James Brown in there mixed in with the horns of - Blood Sweat and Tears? What a subway vibe (I grew up in New York City) made me get up and dance. Totally enjoyed. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  27. I must admit he isn't someone I've come across before, will have to have a listen. Looks like a great concert! Thanks for sharing and linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, hope to see you again soon!

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  28. WOW! If he doesn't remind me of James Brown... Great gig, performer & the percussion is awesome. Sure made me bounce in my chair I'll tell with some clappin' goin' on too! Thanks for sharing & joining us.

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