Glen Campbell: 1936-2017

merican music legend Glen Campbell has passed away from complications associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 81.

In his over 50-year career as singer and guitarist, including learning to play the bagpipe for on-stage performances, Glen Campbell provided an almost endless compilation of memorable moments.

The 1969 collaboration – during the massively destructive Vietnam War – with fellow American music legend Stevie Wonder in performing the Bob Dylan classic “Blowing in the Wind” still resonates today after 48 years. Glen Campbell in 1969 at age 33 was in his prime physical condition.

The message of songwriter and Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, delivered with utmost passion by Glen Campbell and Stevie Wonder in the following performance, is a message which remains always relevant no matter the artist. True artists through their works reach places beyond space and time … beyond life and death on Earth.

Glen Campbell was a true artist.

(Thank you to Bluebird Guitar at YouTube)

Heed World’s Call For Peace.

“Conversation Peace” by Stevie Wonder (Released in 1995)

Staring right at 2000 A.D.
As if mankind’s atrocities to man has no history
But just a glance at life in 2000 B.C.
We find traces of man’s inhumanity to man
There’s no mystery

All for one… one for all
There’s no way we’ll reach our greatest heights, unless we heed the call
Me for you… you for me
There’s no chance of world salvation, unless the conversation’s peace

We can’t pause, watch and say “no this can’t be”
When there’s a plan by any means to have cleansing of one’s ethnicity
And we shouldn’t act as if we don’t hear nor see
Like in the holocaust of Jews, and a hundred and fifty million blacks during slavery

All for one… one for all
There’s no way we’ll reach our greatest heights, unless we heed the call
Me for you… you for me
There’s no chance of world salvation, unless the conversation’s peace

When publicly or privately convened
May love, positivity and life’s preservation be the basic theme
And should you put your trust in some prophet in life
Give him trust but your faith must stay with the one
Who gave the ultimate sacrifice

All for one… one for all
There’s no way we’ll reach our greatest heights
Unless we heed the call
Me for you… you for me
There’s no chance of world salvation
Unless the conversation’s peace

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(Thank you to Hazel Grace at YouTube)

War, Peace, 2016 And Bob Dylan.

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Masters of War

Come you masters of war – you that build the big guns
You that build the death planes – you that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls – you that hide behind desks
I just want you to know I can see through your masks

You that never done nothin’ but build to destroy
You play with my world like it’s your little toy
You put a gun in my hand and you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther when the fast bullets fly

Like Judas of old you lie and deceive
A world war can be won – you want me to believe
But I see through your eyes and I see through your brain
Like I see through the water that runs down my drain

You fasten all the triggers for the others to fire
Then you sit back and watch when the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion while the young people’s blood
Flows out of their bodies and is buried in the mud

You’ve thrown the worst fear that can ever be hurled
Fear to bring children into the world
For threatening my baby unborn and unnamed
You ain’t worth the blood that runs in your veins

How much do I know to talk out of turn
You might say that I’m young, you might say I’m unlearned
But there’s one thing I know though I’m younger than you
That even Jesus would never forgive what you do

Let me ask you one question: Is your money that good?
Will it buy you forgiveness? Do you think that it could?
I think you will find when your death takes its toll
All the money you made will never buy back your soul

And I hope that you die, and your death’ll come soon
I will follow your casket by the pale afternoon
And I’ll watch while you’re lowered down to your deathbed
And I’ll stand o’er your grave ’til I’m sure that you’re dead

(Thank you to Craig Sherrick at YouTube)