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MUSIC MONDAY Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood – While You See A Chance

I am moving the MUSIC MONDAY to a monthly feature on http://www.thedailyhatch.org. My passion has been in the recent years to emphasize the works of Francis Schaeffer in my apologetic efforts and most of those posts are either on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood – While You See A Chance

Steve Winwood – While You See A Chance

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“Music Monday” The Daylights (Music Group) Part 1

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“Music Monday” Gibson Guitar being persecuted?

Aerosmith – Dream On (performed on Gibson Guitar) Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven Live (HD) (performed on Gibson Guitar) Uploaded on Aug 7, 2009 The footage is from the concert film “The Song Remains the Same”. The concert took place in Madison Square Garden, New York City. © Warner Brothers ____________________ We have a government that has […]

“Music Monday” The most popular posts in the last 30 days about the spiritual quest of Chris Martin of Coldplay that can be found on www.thedailyhatch.org

These are some of the most popular posts in the last 30 days about the spiritual quest of Chris Martin of Coldplay that can be found on http://www.thedailyhatch.org: Chris Martin of Coldplay unknowingly lives out his childhood Christian beliefs (Part 3 of notes from June 23, 2012 Dallas Coldplay Concert, Martin left Christianity because of […]

“Music Monday” The most popular posts on Rock and Rollers and drugs on www.thedailyhatch.org

“Music Monday” B.J.Thomas Christian Testimony

B.J. Thomas – Home Where I Belong ( 1976 ) Uploaded on Sep 27, 2011 B.J. Thomas – Home Where I Belong ( 1976 ) ______________ B.J. Thomas – Testimony (1980) B.J. Thomas – Softly and Tenderly (1982) Related posts: Christian music from the 1970′s and 80′s May 7, 2013 – 2:32 pm Keith Green – Asleep In […]

“Music Monday” Evie

Evie Tornquist – It Only Takes A Spark † Pass It On ( 1976 ) Uploaded on Sep 25, 2011 Evie Tornquist – It Only Takes A Spark † Pass It On ( 1976 ) ____________ Evie Tornquist Karlsson on Billy Graham Crusade singing her hit song Born Again EvieComeOnRingBells.avi EVIE MY TRIBUTE CROUCH Evie – […]

“Music Monday” Petra

I saw Petra in concert in North Little Rock in the 1980’s. Here is the link for the bio. Classic Petra – 2011 – DVD Documentary Uploaded on Sep 17, 2011 The videos published here are for pure enjoyment, these videos are very inferior quality to the quality of the original DVD, please let us bless […]

“Music Monday” Andrae Crouch Part 3

I got to hear Andrae Crouch at the Billy Graham crusade in Memphis in 1978 and also a full concert at Memphis State University in 1981. The concert in 1981 was in front of a crowd of around 800 in a small room and I was on the 3rd row. The Billy Graham crusade was […]

“Music Monday” Andrae Crouch Part 2

I got to hear Andrae Crouch at the Billy Graham crusade in Memphis in 1978 and also a full concert at Memphis State University in 1981. The concert in 1981 was in front of a crowd of around 800 in a small room and I was on the 3rd row. The Billy Graham crusade was […]

“Music Monday” Andrae Crouch Part 1

I got to hear Andrae Crouch at the Billy Graham crusade in Memphis in 1978 and also a full concert at Memphis State University in 1981. The concert in 1981 was in front of a crowd of around 800 in a small room and I was on the 3rd row. The Billy Graham crusade was […]

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MUSIC MONDAY Ringo Starr’s All STARR Band performs in Rogers Arkansas on 9-2-18!!! PART 3

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band – “Hold the Line”

 

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MUSIC MONDAY 1965 full album “The Rolling Stones No. 2”

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MUSIC MONDAY The Rolling Stones 2nd album “12 x 5”

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MUSIC MONDAY Ringo Starr’s All STARR Band performs in Rogers Arkansas on 9-2-18!!! PART 2

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band – “Who Can it be Now”

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MUSIC MONDAY 1965 full album “The Rolling Stones No. 2”

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MUSIC MONDAY Ringo Starr’s All STARR Band performs in Rogers Arkansas on 9-2-18!!! PART 1

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MUSIC MONDAY Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (Official Video)

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Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (Official Video)

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A Sky Full of Stars

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“A Sky Full of Stars”
Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars (Single).png
Single by Coldplay
from the album Ghost Stories
B-side
  • “All Your Friends”
  • “Ghost Story”
  • O (Reprise)
Released 2 May 2014
Format
Studio The Bakery and The Beehive (London, England)
Genre
Length
  • 4:28 (album version)
  • 3:56 (radio edit)
  • 5:38 (extended mix)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Coldplay singles chronology
Midnight
(2014)
A Sky Full of Stars
(2014)
True Love
(2014)
Coldplay albums chronology
Coldplay Live 2012
(2012)
A Sky Full of Stars EP
(2014)
Ghost Stories
(2014)
Ghost Stories track listing
Oceans
(7)
“A Sky Full of Stars”
(8)
O
(9)
Music video

A Sky Full of Stars” is a song by the British rock band Coldplay. It was released in 2014 as the third single from their sixth album, Ghost Stories (2014). The band co-wrote and co-produced the song with Avicii and received production assistance from Paul Epworth, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson. It was recorded at The Bakery and The Beehive in North LondonEngland.

Upon its release, “A Sky Full of Stars” garnered mostly positive reviews from music critics and charted inside the top 10 in over 16 countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States. A music video for the song was directed by Mat Whitecross and was released on 19 June 2014. The single peaked at number one in Italy, Israel, Luxembourg, Portugal, Lebanon, and the Walloon region of Belgium. It also topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. It was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards.

Composition[edit]

“A Sky Full of Stars” marks the band’s first dance track, being outlined as an EDM track with houseinfluences.[1][2][4] A piano-centric song which is written in the key of G♭ major, the track opens as a piano ballad, with progressive house-influenced electronic music that plays out in between verses. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com, the song follows a chord progression of E♭m7– Bmaj9 –G♭–B♭m(♭6) with a tempo of 125 beats per minute,[5] and the vocals span from A♭3 to G♭5. The track has been described as “[falling] in line with the synth-heavy soundscapes of ‘Midnight‘, but with more danceable flavor”.[6] The song’s repeating chord sequence and varied melody was inspired by the work of American pop singer Katy Perry and Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991).[7]

Recording[edit]

Swedish record producer Avicii was invited by the band to produce “A Sky Full of Stars”.

“A Sky Full of Stars” was recorded during the sessions for the band’s sixth studio album, at their purpose-built studios The Bakery and The Beehive in North LondonEngland. The studios were both originally constructed for work on their two previous studio albums, 2008’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friendsand 2011’s Mylo Xyloto.

Swedish record producer Avicii was invited by the band to collaborate on “A Sky Full of Stars”. In addition to producing the track, he was also asked by lead singer Chris Martin to play and record the piano parts. However, Martin later stated in a BBC Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe that he felt that he had “cheated” on the band by asking Avicii to play the piano instead of playing it himself.[8]

Release[edit]

On 2 May 2014, “A Sky Full of Stars” was released early through Ghost Stories on the iTunes Store worldwide,[9] and on Spotify.[10] On 5 May 2014, the single was released on Google Play store in Australia. On 26 June, Coldplay announced the A Sky Full of Stars EP. It would feature the radio edit of the song, as well as the three bonus tracks from the deluxe version of Ghost Stories: “All Your Friends”, the title track “Ghost Story” and “O (Reprise)”, sold by Target. The extended play was available worldwide, with the exception of the United States, as the deluxe version of the album was only available in the U.S. The EP was released on 29 June 2014.[11]

Packaging[edit]

The single art for “A Sky Full of Stars” was etched by UK-based, Czech etching artist Mila Fürstová.[9][12] The artwork continues the motif of artworks in the Ghost Stories album cycle, which feature a scene occurring in a larger, enclosed body. Multiple figures such as angels with wings like of the Ghost Stories artwork, buildings such as a church, and objects such as a maze and a chair, also alluding to those in the Ghost Stories artwork, are depicted encased in a three-dimensional star chart. The artwork is reminiscent of Fürstová’s earlier work, Other Skies, which also features various figures, buildings and objects imposed onto a star map.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

“A Sky Full of Stars” was met with positive reception upon its release. Carl Williott of Idolator gave the track a positive review, stating: “Quite honestly it sounds more like a Zedd or Avicii offering than a Coldplay one, and it’s certainly the loudest and most joyful cut we’ve heard from the album so far”.[14]Melinda Newman of HitFix had similar thoughts, calling the song “the most commercial and dance-y track so far” from the album.[15] Chris De Ville of Stereogum gave “A Sky Full of Stars” an overwhelmingly positive comment, stating that the song is “the most energetic and classically Coldplay song we’ve heard from the album so far”.[16] Chris Martins of Spin magazine also commented relatively positively, writing that “The big-tent EDM offering is pretty satisfying in all of the ways that those things are”.[1]

Consequence of Sound‘s wrote the song “starts off as a heartfelt piano ballad before flourishes of pounding electronics take over the chorus” and noted that it “falls in line with the synth-heavy soundscapes of ‘Midnight’, but with more danceable flavor.”[17] Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 named the track his ‘Hottest Record’ for 29 April 2014.[18] However, a negative review came from Carolyn Menyes of Music Times who criticized the song for “lack[ing] a personality or heart, something that the best Coldplay songs are chock full of.”[19] Josh Modell of The A.V. Club panned it as a “blatantly pandering, album-interrupting, mood-f*cking-up [track] which is destined to be a hit and also instantly dated.”[20]

Chart performance[edit]

Within 24 hours of its iTunes release, the track had sold 121,690 units worldwide,[21] peaking at number one in 86 countries on the iTunes Store Charts.[citation needed] As of July 2014, the song reached the Top 10 of nearly every country it charted in, including the bands’ homeland country, the United Kingdom where it reached number 9 on UK Singles Chart.[22] The single enjoyed massive commercial success in Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, the song reached number two on the ARIA Charts,[23] their highest-charting single since 2008’s “Viva La Vida“,[24] and became one of their three highest-charting singles in the country.[25] In New Zealand, the song reached number two on New Zealand Singles Chart,[26] becoming the band’s highest-charting single to date and their fifth top-ten single in the country.[27]

On the issue dated 21 May 2014, the song reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their third top 10 hit and first since their number-one single “Viva la Vida” in 2008.[28] It also became their first number-one single on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. “A Sky Full of Stars” was the band’s second number one on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart.[29] The song has sold over a million digital copies in the U.S. as of November 2014.[30]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was directed by Mat Whitecross and the shooting took place on King Street in the inner Sydney suburb of Newtown, on 17 June 2014.[31] It was released on 19 June 2014.

At the beginning of the video, Coldplay‘s lead singer, Chris Martin, walks through Sydney’s streets dressed as a one-man band, singing the first verse of the song. Then he reaches the other members of the band (also dressed as one-man bands) and, together, they play the instrumental refrain. Martin is then seen walking through the street, without the other members, while he sings the second verse. At the end of the video the band reunites in a square, singing and playing the final part of the song with a crowd of fans. While Martin is singing the final part, many paper-made stars are blown into the square.

An alternate music video leaked onto the internet in late 2014.[32] No further information was given about it. However, snippets from the alternate video can be seen in the first video,[33] playing on the TVs in a shop’s showcase, proving the former video is a scrapped version.

Live performances[edit]

View of the stage at Wembley Stadium, as Coldplay perform “A Sky Full of Stars” during a concert on their A Head Full of Dreams Tour.

“A Sky Full of Stars” was first played in closed-audience performances. The band, when performing the song before the release of the “A Sky Full of Stars” single, would routinely ask the audience not to record their performance of the song, in an attempt to prevent the song from leaking ahead of its release. Despite their intentions, the song was leaked after their performance of the song during the opening night of their Ghost Stories Promotional Tour at E-Werk in CologneGermany on 25 April 2014.[34] The song was premiered live on the 29 April 2014 airing of BBC Two music television show Later… with Jools Holland.[35] The band then performed the song on Saturday Night Live on 3 May 2014. The band also performed the song on The Graham Norton Show, in the UK, on 30 May 2014.[36]

The song was also played during the 3-Point Shootout of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game weekend.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris MartinJonny BucklandGuy Berryman, and Will Champion, except “A Sky Full of Stars” (co-written with Avicii).

Digital download – EP[37]
No. Title Length
1. “A Sky Full of Stars” (Radio Edit) 3:56
2. “All Your Friends” 3:32
3. “Ghost Story” 4:17
4. O (Reprise) 1:37
Total length: 13:22

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Ghost Stories liner notes.[39]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[112] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[113] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[114] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[115] 3× Platinum 240,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[116] Platinum 90,000^
France (SNEP)[117] Gold 75,000*
Germany (BVMI)[118] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[119] 5× Platinum 150,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[120] Platinum 60,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[121] Gold 15,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[122] 2× Platinum 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[123] Platinum 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[124] Platinum 352,000[125]
United States (RIAA)[126] 2× Platinum 2,000,000[30]
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[127] Platinum 2,600,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[128] Platinum 8,000,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Belgium[129] 2 May 2014 Digital download Warner
Canada[130]
France[131]
Germany[132]
Ireland[133] Parlophone
Luxembourg[134] Warner
Netherlands[135]
New Zealand[136]
Spain[137]
Switzerland[138]
United Kingdom[139] Parlophone
United States[140] Atlantic
Italy[141] 8 May 2014 Contemporary hit radio Warner
United States[142][143] 27 May 2014 Adult album alternative radio Atlantic
5 June 2014 Contemporary hit radio
Germany[144] 20 June 2014 Compact disc Warner
United States[145] 14 July 2014 Digital download (Hardwell remix) FFRR
Japan 4 September 2014 Digital download Parlophone

External links[edit]

 

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MUSIC MONDAY Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend (Official Video)

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Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend (Official Video)

UPDATE 12/7 | After reaching out to Avicii’s team, we’ve confirmed that Avicii’s involvement on “A Hymn For The Weekend” was “very minor.” The label copy reads, “Tim Bergling – additional programming on Hymn For The Weekend.”

Coldplay’s recent work has seen them continually bridge the gap between pop and dance music. Their last hit single “A Sky Full of Stars” saw them collaborate with Avicii, and the lead track “A Hymn For The Weekend” off of their newly released album, A Head Full of Dreams, sees them reunite with the Swedish superstar DJ.

Featuring Beyoncé as a featured vocalist, this track already boasts three of the most popular musicians in the world and its billing as the “Hottest Record In The World” debuting on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 Show should come as no surprise to anybody.

Originally billed as a party track, bassist Guy Perryman told Annie Mac the story of just how they were able to solicit Beyoncé’s contribution.

Chris was wanting to write a sort of party song. The words were ‘Drinks on me, drinks on me.’ And we said to him, ‘You can’t say that. You can’t get away with that.’ Then the whole story of the song changed and then he asked Beyoncé to sing on it, and she very kindly said she would.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039qlk2/player

We’ve reached out to Avicii’s team to confirm his part in the project, but at the time of publishing, have not yet heard back.

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MUSIC MONDAY This is for all the Lonely People, in Tahoe

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This is for all the Lonely People, in Tahoe

Lonely People

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This is another moving vid clip from our friends at “Igniter media”
Did you know that Dan Peek of the Group “America” went on to record Christian music after America? America is back singing their songs and sometimes comes here to Tahoe, we as a Church should all go to it and turn the concert into an outreach to the lost. Pray about, I’m game if you are… Hey Dan Peek next time your in Tahoe stop by and worship with us at Tahoe Community Church…we may even let you lead worship…LOL… He also rewrote “this is for all the Lonely people” into a more Christ Centered song…..Here is the rewrite

Here are the Christian lyrics to Lonely People.
©Dan Peek All rights reserved

This is for all the lonely people
Thinkin’ that life has passed them by
Don’t give up until you drink from the silver cup
And give your heart to Jesus Christ

This is for all the single people
Thinkin’ that love has left them dry
Don’t give up until you drink from the silver cup
And give your heart to Jesus Christ

Well, He’s on his way
He’s coming back someday
He’s coming back to take us home

This is for all the lonely people
Thinkin’ that life has passed them by
Don’t give up until you drink from the silver cup
He’ll never take you down or He’ll never give you up
But you’ll never know until you try
Dan Peek Testimony….thank you God for yet another redeemed sinner bought on calvary.

 

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MUSIC MONDAY AVICII ft Coldplay – Alive (New Song 2018)

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AVICII ft Coldplay – Alive (New Song 2018)

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Avicii

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Avicii
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Avicii in 2014
Background information
Birth name Tim Bergling
Also known as
  • Tim Berg
  • Tim Lidén
  • Tom Hangs[1]
  • Timberman
Born 8 September 1989
StockholmSweden
Died 20 April 2018 (aged 28)
MuscatOman
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • DJ
  • remixer
  • record producer
Instruments
Years active 2006–2018
Labels

[2]

Associated acts
Website avicii.com

Tim Bergling (Swedish pronunciation: [tɪm ²bærjlɪŋ]; 8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018),[3] better known by his stage name Avicii (/əˈvi/ə-VEE-cheeSwedish: [aˈvɪtɕɪ]; stylized as ΛVICII and ◢ ◤), was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer.[4]

Bergling was ranked third on DJ Mag in 2012 and 2013[5][6] and has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award, once for his work on “Sunshine” with David Guetta in 2012[7] and once for his song “Levels” in 2013. Some of his most famous songs are “I Could Be the One” with Nicky Romero, “Wake Me Up“, “You Make Me“, “X You“, “Hey Brother“, “Addicted to You“, “The Days“, “The Nights“, “Levels“, “Waiting for Love“, “Without You” and “Lonely Together“. He released his debut studio album, True, in 2013. It received generally positive reviews from music critics, peaked within the top ten in more than fifteen countries and topped the Australian, Swedish, Danish and US charts.[8][9][10][11] In 2015, Bergling released his second studio album, Stories. On 10 August 2017, Avicii released an EP titled “Avīci (01)“.[12] He died on 20 April 2018 in Oman.[13]

Early life

Bergling was born in StockholmSweden, to Klas Bergling and actress Anki Lidén.[14] In May 2007, Avicii signed on with the Dejfitts Plays label.[14] Then, in 2010, Bergling released the hit song “Seek Bromance“, which reached the top 20 in several countries, including Belgium,[15] France,[16] the Netherlands,[17] United Kingdom,[18] and Sweden.[19] He also remixed Nadia Ali‘s classic single “Rapture” for her album Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Onyx Edition. In October 2010, Bergling signed with the European A&R team with EMI Music Publishing.[20]

Career

Early career

Bergling was a member of the Laidback Luke Forums, where he refined his craft and, at times, demonstrated his distinct deep house style.[citation needed]

By 2009 to 2010, Bergling was a prolific producer and was releasing music incredibly quickly. His remixes during this period were “Sound of Now,” “Muja,” “Ryu,” and “Even.”

Bergling explained that the name Avicii means “the lowest level of Buddhist hell” (Avīci) and he chose the moniker because his real name was already used upon creating his MySpace page.[21][22]

2011–12: “Levels” and international breakthrough

Avicii wordmark, 2008–[23]

In 2011, Bergling released “Levels“, which launched him into the mainstream. The song was produced by Tim Bergling and contains a vocal sample from the 1962 gospel-inspired “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James.[24] The same vocal sample was used first by Pretty Lights in his 2006 song “Finally Moving”.[25] This sample was also used by Drum and Bass producer Logistics on “Call Me Back”[26] and by Flo Rida in his single “Good Feeling“, which was produced by DJ Prak and Cirkut.[27] “Levels” reached the top ten in Austria,[28] Belgium,[29] BosniaCroatiaDenmark,[30] Finland,[31] Germany,[32]GreeceIreland,[33] Italy,[34] the Netherlands,[35] Slovenia and the United Kingdom,[36] whilst topping the charts in Hungary,[37] Norway[38] and Sweden.[39]

In 2012, his collaboration track “Sunshine” with David Guetta was nominated for a Grammy award under the category for Best Dance Recording.[7] His track “Fade into Darkness” was sampled by Leona Lewis on her single “Collide“. The sampling was not accredited and led to controversy as Bergling attempted to block the single’s release. However, the matter was resolved outside of court with representatives stating “that Leona Lewis and Avicii will work together on the forthcoming single of Collide”.[40]

On 23 March 2012, Bergling’s unsigned single “Last Dance” was previewed on Pete Tong’s show on BBC Radio 1.[41] The song was later released on 27 August 2012. At Ultra Music Festival 2012 in Miami, he premiered two tracks, “Girl Gone Wild” (Avicii’s UMF Remix) with Madonna[42] and “Superlove” with Lenny Kravitz.[43] Avicii’s UMF Remix of “Girl Gone Wild” was released on 20 April 2012, and “Superlove” with Kravitz was released on 29 May 2012. After reaching two million followers on Facebook, Bergling released a new song titled “Two Million”. It was put out as a free download on his official Soundcloud page. On 27 April 2012, Bergling released “Silhouettes“. The song featured vocals from Salem Al Fakir and peaked at number 5 on the UK Dance charts[44] and number 4 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.[45]

Bergling was a featured performer on 4 August 2012 at Lollapalooza festival in Chicago’s Grant Park. On 12 August 2012, he released “Dancing in My Head” (Avicii’s ‘Been Cursed’ Mix) on Beatport.[46] The track features vocals from Eric Turner. A radio edit of the track, titled “Dancing in My Head” (Tom Hangs Mix) was released on 14 August 2012 on iTunes, and a remix EP was later released on 30 October 2012 featuring remixes from Charlie Bernardo and Michael Woods. On 26 September 2012, Bergling made history by being the first DJ to headline the world-famous Radio City Music Hallin New York City.[47] He performed two sold out shows on 26 and 27 September. He was supported by Matt Goldman and Cazzette at the two shows. At his Radio City Music Hall shows, he played a preview of his new track with Mike Posner titled “Stay with You”.

On 29 December 2012, Bergling premiered many new songs at Lights All Night, Dallas Convention Center, some of which made it into his first album, True. These unreleased songs included “I’ll Be Gone” and “Let It Go”.[48] The instrumental of “Let It Go” was mixed with the a capella of “Addicted to You” to become “Addicted to You (Avicii by Avicii)”.

On 29 December 2012, Bergling released “I Could Be the One” with Nicky Romero.[49] After first being debuted at his shows almost a year earlier, the track finally got released via Bergling’s record label LE7ELS. The new vocal version was released along with an instrumental version, a radio edit, and remixes from Audrio and Didrick. On 9 January 2013, Bergling launched the Avicii X You project, a partnership with Ericsson[50] designed to create the world’s first “crowdsourced” hit song. The project enabled fans to send in basslines, effects, melodies, rhythms and vocals to Bergling as sound files over the Internet.[51] The song features sequences from Kian Sang (melody), Naxsy (bassline), Martin Kupilas (beat), ВАНЯ ХАКСИ (break), Jonathan Madray, Mateusz Kolata, and Christian Westphalen (effects). Bergling acted as executive producer and created the finished song officially titled X You, which was released on 26 February 2013. On 30 January 2013, Bergling released “Three Million” featuring Negin to celebrate three million fans on his Facebook page.[52]

Bergling was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording with “Levels” at the 2013 Grammy Awards.[53] He was nominated alongside Calvin Harris and Ne-YoSkrillexSwedish House Mafia and John Martin, and Al Walser. The award show took place on 10 February 2013. From late February to early March 2013, Bergling toured Australia as one of the headline acts in the Future Music Festival alongside The Prodigy and The Stone Roses.[54]In late February 2013, Bergling made his first South American tour, with concerts in VenezuelaArgentinaColombiaBrazil and Chile.[55]

2013: True

Avicii at Inox Festival, 2011.

In March 2013, Bergling announced and premiered many new tracks from his new album True, which would later be set to be released in September, during his Main Stage set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. The new tracks were experimental in nature. For example, Bergling brought out a stomping band to play through the new bluegrass-tinged song “Wake Me Up”.[56] Many of these new songs, however, received mixed critical reviews after the concert.[57]

On 11 April 2013, Bergling released his new album promo mix on SoundCloud. It contained some songs from True and some of his non-album singles.[58] It also contained some of his ID’s such as “Black and Blue” and “Enough is Enough (Don’t Give Up On Us)”.

The EBU and SVT announced on 15 April that Bergling, along with ex-ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, had composed the anthem for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The song was performed for the first time in the Final on 18 May.[59]

On 14 June 2013, the world premiere of Bergling’s new single, “Wake Me Up“, was previewed by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, featuring vocals from Aloe Blacc.[60] The song was later released on iTunes and radio on 25 June 2013. It is the first single from Bergling’s album True, which was released on 16 September 2013. “Wake Me Up” was number 1 on the Spotify Global Chart and Bergling was at 2 in most streamed artist worldwide.[61]“Wake Me Up” later went on to set a then record of 14 weeks as the number one hit on Billboards Dance/Electronic Songs list.[62] The Official Charts Company announced on 21 July that “Wake Me Up” had become the UK’s fastest selling single of 2013 after overtaking Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines“, having sold 267,000 copies in its first week on sale in the UK.[63] “Wake Me Up” subsequently became a major hit, topping the charts in over 20 countries including Australia,[64] Germany,[65] Ireland,[66] Italy, Sweden,[67] the Netherlands,[68] and New Zealand.[69]

On 19 October 2013, the DJ Mag 2013 Top 100 DJs List was announced, with Bergling ranking number 3 on the list. Hardwell became the new World No.1 displacing Armin Van Buuren.[70] On 28 October 2013, Bergling released the single “Hey Brother” with vocals by Dan Tyminski. On 10 November, Bergling won his first award “Best Electronic” at the MTV EMA’s.[71]

On 24 November 2013 he won the American Music Award for favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist.[72]

In December 2013, Bergling released his fourth single off the album, “Addicted To You”, which reached number 1 in Australia[citation needed], with vocals from Audra Mae, who also sings on Shame on Me and Long Road to Hell, both tracks on the album.[73] Bergling also released the single, “Lay Me Down” featuring vocals from Adam Lambert and guitar from Nile Rodgers.[74] On 29 December 2013, Bergling debuted his new track “Dreaming of Me”, featuring vocals from Audra Mae, via episode 19 of his LE7ELS podcast.[75] It is unknown whether it will be released in the future.

In January 2014, the French hit music radio station NRJ released a new web radio station called “NRJ AVICII”, which plays songs only by Bergling.[citation needed]

On 8 March 2014, Bergling’s Instagram account confirmed a collaboration with Madonna. The extent of the collaboration is unknown.[76] On 21 March 2014, Bergling released a remixed edition of his album True titled True: Avicii By Avicii containing remixes by himself of all the tracks, excluding “Heart Upon My Sleeve” for unknown reasons. The promotion of this album was supposed to begin at the 2014 Ultra Music Festival, but Bergling announced he had been hospitalised on 28 March, and was unable to play his closing set at the festival.[77] On 28 March 2014, FIFA and Sony Music Entertainmentannounced that Bergling would be collaborating with Carlos SantanaWyclef Jean and Alexandre Pires for the official FIFA World Cup Anthem titled “Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)”. The anthem was performed at the FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony on 13 July 2014.[78]

In 2014, following the FIFA World Cup, Bergling released his single “Lay Me Down“.[79] He also produced and collaborated with Chris Martin from Coldplay, co-writing and co-producing the track “A Sky Full of Stars” from the band’s sixth studio album Ghost Stories, released on 19 May 2014. He also played and recorded the piano parts on the track. “A Sky Full of Stars” was released on 3 May as the second single from Ghost Stories.[80] “Lovers on the Sun“, a track Bergling co-produced with David Guetta, was released on 30 June 2014.[81] He has also worked with Wyclef Jean on a single titled “Divine Sorrow” off his upcoming album Clefication.[82]

2014–15: Stories and major collaborations

In July 2014, Bergling told Rolling Stone that he had worked on 70 songs for his next album Stories, which would include collaborations with Jon Bon JoviSerj Tankian of System of a DownChris MartinWyclef Jean and Matisyahu.[83] Describing the album, Bergling said: “It’s going to be a lot more song-oriented.”[84]

During his tour for True, he also performed his upcoming single “No Pleasing A Woman” with vocals from Billie Joe Armstrong of American rock band Green Day. It has a similar instrumental to “Wake Me Up” albeit different chord progressions, along with “No Pleasing A Woman.” Bergling also performed other upcoming songs like “In Love With Your Ghost” with Daniel “Danne” Adams-Ray, “Love To Fall” with Tom Odell and “Million Miles” with LP which is the demo version of “Trouble”, a song from “Stories” with vocals from Wayne Hector.[85]

“Lose Myself”, a collaboration between Bergling and Chinese singer Wang Leehom, was released on 1 September 2014.[86] On 8 September 2014, his 25th birthday, Bergling decided to cancel all of his remaining performances of 2014 due to health concerns.[87] The following day, he announced through Denim & Supply that he would release his new single “The Days” later in 2014; a video was also featured with a preview of the track.[88] “The Days” is a collaboration between Bergling and Robbie Williams, and was released on 3 October 2014 via PRMD. On 16 September 2014, it was announced through EA Sports that Bergling was debuting a brand new track called “The Nights” exclusively on FIFA 15.[89] On 17 November 2014, it was officially announced that the track is to be released as a part of an EP together with “The Days”.[90]

On 17 November 2014, Wyclef Jean released a track titled “Divine Sorrow” featuring Avicii.[91]

On 2 March 2015, Bergling performed live at Australia’s Future Music Festival his upcoming single “Heaven”, a collaboration with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on vocals. However, the vocals were later resung by singer Simon Aldred from Cherry Ghost; Chris Martin will receive writing credits on “Heaven”.[92] A lot of songs were leaked into the internet via Bergling’s UMF set 2015.[93] These songs include “Heaven”, “Waiting For Love,” and some of his ID’s “For A Better Day”, “City Lights”, “Can’t Catch Me”, “True Believer”, “What Would I Change It To”, “Can’t Love You Again” (previously leaked on the internet under the name “Don’t Call”) and “Attack”.[93][94]

On 25 April 2015, Bergling announced on episode 35 of his LE7ELS podcast that he would be playing some of his unreleased songs on his show. He also previewed his bootleg of Kings of Tomorrow’s song “Finally” and one of his old songs that he did with ASH, titled “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”.[95]

On 6 May 2015, Bergling released his rework of Nina Simone‘s version of “Feeling Good“,[96] composed in 1964 by the English songwriters Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse. On 8 May 2015, Bergling previewed his song “I’ll Be Gone” via episode 422 of Tiësto’s Club Life Podcast[97] which has a very similar instrumental to Liar Liar (Avicii by Avicii) albeit different vocals and chord progressions. It was leaked into the internet between 2013–2014 via the name “Stars” and is yet to be released. It also shares a similar drop to one of Bergling’s ID’s “Black and Blue”.[98] On 22 May 2015, Bergling premiered another single from Stories, “Waiting for Love“. The track was co-produced by fellow DJ and producer Martin Garrix, and featured vocals from Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost.[99] On 25 May 2015, Bergling previewed three old tracks on episode 36 of his LE7ELS podcast: “Tracks of My Tears”, “Sorry Mr. Atari” and “Time to Get lll”,[100] all of which are songs that Bergling had made years ago. “Tracks of My Tears” is the original version of Bergling’s “All You Need is Love”. On 27 May 2015, it was confirmed by a Swedish newspaper through an interview with Bergling that his sophomore album Stories would be released in fall 2015.[101]

On 3 July 2015, Bergling previewed two tracks from his album Stories on episode 37 of his LE7ELS podcast: “Broken Arrows” featuring Zac Brown Band and “Can’t Catch Me” featuring Wyclef Jean and Matisyahu.[102] He also played a full version of his track “Heaven” and also revealed that he was doing another track with Chris Martin on vocals called “True Believer”. Later, Bergling also revealed that he is also singing on that track.[103][104] On 18 July 2015, it was announced by Bergling that he had finally finished production on Stories after 2 years of work.[105]

A couple of weeks later, on 4 August 2015, it was announced that the final singles before the release of Stories would be “For a Better Day” featuring American singer Alex Ebert and “Pure Grinding” featuring vocals from Kristoffer Fogelmark and Earl St. Clair.[106] On 27 August, Bergling released a teaser video on Instagram with the song “Pure Grinding” playing. The tracks “For a Better Day” and “Pure Grinding” were released the following day through Spotify and iTunes.[107] On 26 September, Bergling announced “Stories – Megamix” on Spotify.[108]

Stories was released on 2 October 2015 alongside 3 promotional singles: “Broken Arrows” with Zac Brown, “Ten More Days” with Zak Abel and “Gonna Love Ya” with Sandro Cavazza.[109]

2016: Touring retirement

On 15 January 2016, Bergling released his remix of Morten’s “Beautiful Heartbeat”.[110] Coca-Cola had partnered with Bergling for a global campaign anthem “Taste the Feeling” featuring Conrad Sewell.[111] The song was released on 19 January. On 25 January, Bergling teamed up again with Coldplay to co-produce the band’s single “Hymn for the Weekend“, which was released as the second single from their album A Head Full of Dreams.[112] In 2016, according to a report by Inc magazine, Avicii was the 6th fastest growing company in Europe, with a revenue of €7.7 million in 2014.[113][114][115]

On 19 March 2016, Bergling performed live at Ultra Music Festival and premiered new IDs such as “Without You (feat. Sandro Cavazza)”, “We Burn (Faster Than Light)”, and a collaboration with Australian pop star Sia (which he first played in Dubai).[116] On 29 March, Bergling announced on Facebook that he would be retiring from performing live and touring in 2016.[117]

On 7 April 2016, Bergling announced that he’s working on a third studio album.[118]

On 3 June 2016, Bergling released his collaboration with Otto Knows titled “Back Where I Belong”. It’s the second collaboration with the two producers after “Itrack”, back in 2011.[119]

On 15 July 2016, Bergling released a remix of his own song, ‘Feeling Good’. The remix was titled “Feeling Good (Avicii By Avicii)”.[120] This track was only released on Bergling’s official YouTube channel. However, on 1 August, it appears to have been pulled with the YouTube video being made private.

On 28 August 2016, Bergling performed his final live performance in Ibiza, before retiring from touring citing health concerns. His initial announcement was made on his website in April.[121]

On 22 December 2016, a representative of Avicii Music AB had announced that Avicii had parted ways with long time manager Ash Pournouri and At Night Management along with Ash’s record label PRMD. The representative also announced that Avicii had signed on to Universal Music Sweden and is expected to release his third studio album in 2017.[122]

2017–18: Avīci (01) and True Stories

In June 2017, British singer Rita Ora debuted a semi-acoustic version of “Lonely Together” at a private event at Annabel’s in London.[123] “Lonely Together” was later the second single from Avīci (01)

From 13 July to 2 August, Avicii shared one-minute snippets on Instagram, captioned “New music coming very very (very) soon!”, with track titles as hashtags.[124][125]

Avicii uploaded teasers of each track from the EP online upon release.[126][127][128]

On 10 August 2017, Bergling released the six-track EP Avīci (01).[12] Avicii has said of the release: “I’m really excited to be back with music once again. It has been a long time since I released anything and a long time since I was this excited over new music! My focus on this first EP of the album was to get a mix of new and old songs: some that fans have been asking about and waiting for mixed with brand new songs that they have never been heard before!”

In an interview with Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, Bergling stated that the EP is one of three parts of his third studio album.[129]

On 11 September 2017, Avicii announced a documentary entitled Avicii: True Stories. The documentary chronicles the artist’s retirement from tour, and features interviews from his colleagues David GuettaTiëstoWyclef JeanNile Rodgers and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

Death

On 20 April 2018, Avicii’s publicist Ebba Lindqvist announced that he had died that day at the age of 28 in MuscatOman. No cause of death was given.[130][13]

Influences

Daft Punk (left) and Swedish House Mafia (right) were both influences on Avicii.

Bergling’s influences included Daft PunkSwedish House Mafia (Sebastian IngrossoSteve AngelloAxwell) and Eric Prydz.[131]

Bergling described his earliest entree to electronic music as “listening to a lot of Daft Punk, way before I knew what house music was.”[132]

Avicii is named in the song “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” by American singer and songwriter Mike Posner. Posner recounts the event when he went to an Avicii show in Ibiza and got a mystery pill from someone,[133] with the starting lyrics “I took a pill in Ibiza / To show Avicii I was cool”. The song was made in the week they wrote a song together in Sweden called “Stay with You”. Posner released an acoustic version of the unreleased “Stay with You” on the Target Deluxe Version of his album At Night, Alone.

Philanthropy

Since achieving widespread commercial success, Bergling began working with his manager and executive producer Ash Pournouri to start House for Hunger[134] in 2011, a charity dedicated to alleviating global hunger. The pair wanted to showcase the giving spirit fostered by the house music community. Bergling explained, “You have to give something back. I am so fortunate to be in the position where I can actually do that. I feel lucky every day when I wake up and am able to do what I love and make a living.” In addition to donating $1 million to Feeding America, a charity founded by John van Hengel, House for Hunger has helped fund the efforts of The Feed Foundation, started by Laura Bush,[135] allowing it to distribute over 2 million school meals throughout Africa.[136]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Director Note Ref.
2017 Avicii: True Stories Himself Levan Tsikurishvili Documentary [137]

Discography

Studio albums

Concert tours

Awards and nominations

See also

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MUSIC MONDAY Avicii – True Believer (Lyric Video)

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Avicii – True Believer (Lyric Video)

  • Avicii revealed that he made hundreds of versions of his track with Chris Martin, and the Coldplay frontman was still not satisfied. “Chris is one of the most artistic people I’ve ever met. And a perfectionist,” the Swedish DJ told the Sunday Times. “We did like, 600 versions of the song and still he’s asking me to tweak the vocals.”
  • Avicii and Chris Martin previously collaborated on the 2014 Coldplay single “A Sky Full Of Stars.”

 

FRANCIS SCHAEFFER ANALYZES ART AND CULTURE Part 232 Letters to Burt Reynolds (Feature on artist Louise Despont )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deLUKWp1d7E

Lynda Hollenbeck of the Saline Courier conducted an interview with Burt Reynolds in Benton, Arkansas during the filming of “White Lightning” in 1972 and it was republished in the September 7, 2018 edition of the newspaper. Here is an excerpt:

As fate would have it, I met a man named Bill Waits from Little Rock who had appeared as an extra for several scenes in the film. He introduced to members of the crew and eventually to Arthur Wilde, who handled publicity for the production…While Wilde couldn’t arrange a formal interview, he suggested that I hang around and spot a time when Reynolds was relaxing between scenes. The moment finally arrived when the crew took a lunch break…My courage in tow, I walked up to Reynolds, stated my name and purpose and almost fainted when he smiled and said he’d be delighted to talk to me while he ate lunch. He said, “While it probably won’t be an Oscar contender, it’s a film that doesn’t put the south down. It’s strictly southern—the bad guys are southern, the good guys are southern, they aren’t any Yankees at all! all the cast members are southern people, so there aren’t faked accents.”

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I was real sad to read about the passing of Burt Reynolds. I grew up watching his movies and I attended a 2 hour show in Little Rock when he told his life story back in the mid 1990’s and I read his autobiography in 2015.
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Burt Reynolds grew up and went to the high school where my pastor Adrian Rogers led the team to a state title as quarterback (while Burt was in the 7th grade.) Burt actually told a friend of mine that Adrian Rogers was a hero to him. Another good friend of  his was the pastor Jess Moody.
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Jess Moody, a pastor, tells a joke about Burt Reynolds. Burt wanted to hunt, but they could only go to one land. The landowner doesn’t like Jess, but when he got there he was excited to see him and asked him to kill his mule since it was ill. He plays a trick on Burt and tells him it went bad and kills the mule in front of him. Burt kills two of his cows and they run. (This joke can be seen on You Tube as told by Moody.)
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I actually wrote three letters to Burt and here is the first one below.

Pablo Picasso: Midnight in Paris

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Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) and Marical e Fonzo Bo (Picasso) in ‘Midnight in Paris’.

(In the movie MIDNIGHT IN PARIS you have the may character Gil Pender very interested in Picasso’s mistress Adriana,  played by Marion Cotillard. PICTURED ABOVE.)

Francis Schaeffer pictured below:

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January 1, 2016

Burt Reynolds, c/o G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 345 Hudson Street, New York, NY, 10014,

Dear Burt,

I really enjoyed your book BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME and in it I took special notice of this from the first chapter:

The FSU football coach, Tom Nugent, called me into his office.

“What’s Miami giving you?” he said.

“A lot, coach,” I said.

“Can they give you this?” he asked, pointing to a chart on the wall showing a seven-to-one ratio of women to men on campus. The number was so high because FSU had been a girls’ school until only a few years before. He let that sink in for a while and then he pulled down a blackboard and drew a chalk figure 7 and then a 1. He pointed to the 7 and said, “This represents the girls. Then he pointed to the 1 and said, “This is you. Think about that!”

I thought about it. And about the fact that if I went to FSU, Peanut and I would still be together.

“Coach,” I said, “I think I know where I can get a hell of an education.”

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It is obvious throughout your book that you have tried to get as much sex  as you can during your life. In fact, at one  point you mention  that Rev Jess Moody would look  out over  the congregation  many times and  see you with a different  lady every week. With this in mind I want  to recommend (your friend) Woody Allen’s movie MIDNIGHT IN PARIS to you  because I think you would find Picasso’s character in the story very intriguing, and I wanted to compare Picasso to King Solomon and to you in this letter since they both tried to get sexual satisfaction by the sheer volume of their sexual conquests.  According to the Bible Solomon actually slept with  over 1000 women ( Eccl 2:8, I Kings 11:3).

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The Woody Allen movie Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Painting of King Solomon below

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Woody Allen made it known that his pessimistic view on life started at a young age when he learned about man’s mortality. But in the Bible Solomon’s first book was the SONG OF SOLOMON which was written in his early 20’s and is very upbeat. The Book of PROVERBS was written probably when he was in the middle of his life. Finally,  the Book of ECCLESIASTES was written at the end of his life and is extremely pessimistic!

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Concerning the Book of Ecclesiastes Francis Schaeffer noted: 

Solomon was searching for a meaning in the midst of the details of life. His struggle was to find the meaning of life. Not just plans in life. Anybody can find plans in life. A child can fill up his time with plans of building tomorrow’s sand castle when today’s has been washed away. There is  a difference between finding plans in life and purpose in life. Humanism since the Renaissance and onward has never found it and it has never found it. Modern man has not found it and it has always got worse and darker in a very real way.

Ecclesiastes is the only pessimistic book in the Bible and that is because of the place where Solomon limits himself. He limits himself to the question of human life, life under the sun between birth and death and the answers this would give.

Ecclesiastes 2:4-11

I enlarged my works: I built houses for myself, I planted vineyards for myself; I made gardens and parks for myself and I planted in them all kinds of fruit trees; I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate a forest of growing trees. I bought male and female slaves and I had homeborn slaves. Also I possessed flocks and herds larger than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. Also, I collected for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces. I provided for myself MALE AND  FEMALE SINGERS AND THE PLEASURES OF MEN–MANY CONCUBINES.

Then I became great and increased more than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also stood by me. 10 All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure…

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If one would flee to alcohol, then surely one may choose sexual pursuits to flee to. Solomon looks in this area too.

Ecclesiastes 7:25-28

25 I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness. 26 And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.

27 “Behold, I have discovered this,” says the Preacher, “adding one thing to another to find an explanation, 28 I have looked for other answers but have found none. I found one man in a thousand that I could respect, but not one woman. (Good News Translation on verse 28)

One can understand both Solomon’s expertness in this field and his bitterness.

(Jennifer Billingsley sits on the dock with Burt Reynolds in a scene from the United Artist)

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I Kings 11:1-3 (New American Standard Bible) 

11 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the sons of Israel, “You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods.” Solomon held fast to these in love. He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

An expert but also the reason for his bitterness. Certainly there have been many men over the centuries who have daydreamed of Solomon’s wealth in this area [of women], but at the end it was sorry, not only sorry but nothing and less than nothing. The simple fact is that one can not know woman in the real sense by pursuing 1000 women. It is not possible. Woman is not found this way. All that is left in this setting if one were to pursue the meaning of life in this direction is this most bitter word found in Ecclesiastes 7:28, “I have looked for other answers but have found none. I FOUND ONE MAN IN A THOUSAND THAT I COULD RESPECT, BUT NOT ONE WOMAN.” (Good News Translation on verse 28) He was searching in the wrong way. He was searching for the answer to life in the limited circle of that which is beautiful in itself but not an answer finally in sexual life. More than that he finally tried to find it in variety and HE DIDN’T EVEN TOUCH ONE WOMAN AT THE END.

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BURT, may I be bold enough to ask you this same question? Through your whole life you have bedded many women but have you even touched one women the way that God designed man to do?

In the Book of Ecclesiastes Solomon looked into  learning (1:16-18), laughter, ladies, luxuries,  and liquor (2:1-3, 8, 10, 11), and labor (2:4-6, 18-20) and he concluded that his search UNDER THE SUN was just a striving after the wind!!Then in last few words in the Book of Ecclesiastes he looks above the sun and brings God back into the picture: “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.”
I have enclosed a gospel tract called HAPPY HOUR and I hope you have time to read it.
Sincerely,
Everette Hatcher, cell ph 501-920-5733, everettehatcher@gmail.com, P.O.Box 23416, Little Rock, AR 72221,

Louise Despont Draws Deep | ART21 “New York Close Up”

Featured artist is Louise Despont

Louise Despont

Louise Despont was born in 1983 in New York; she lives and works in New York and in Bali, Indonesia. Since discovering the potential of working with pencil and architectural stencils on paper, Despont has adopted an intuitive process in which she allows her drawings to develop as she creates them, resulting in an almost devotional object comprised of dense colors and shapes.

Preferring to draw on ledger paper with preexisting lines, Despont sees a parallel between the mathematical accounting the paper was designed to organize and the way that her practice is an accounting of her time spent. Even when Despont creates large-scale installations—such as for her 2016 solo exhibition at the Drawing Center, New York—her practice remains personally labor intensive. Having collected images for many years, Despont complements her broad visual references with her interest in energy and spirituality.

Links:
Artist’s website
@louisedespont on Instagram

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