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Something big could happen

Jon Henry and other artists, good luck tonight!
Jon Henry and other artists, good luck tonight!

Chronicle of Östersunds Posten, February 21 2015

http://www.op.se/noje/musik/louis-herrey-nagot-stort-kan-handa

One Saturday for precise thirty-one years ago, the audience begins to flow into the Liseberg Hall in Gothenburg. While doing to all artists ready. All except me and Richard. We are still stuck in the long checkout line at the Domus, the Avenue.

Twenty minutes earlier, the impulsive but bright realization struck us: what if we win the whole party! How do we do then? SVT has certainly prepared the Champagne for the winners, but ... we're abstainers.

Each with a ginger ale bottle in hand, we begin to move forward. "Sorry ... can we penetrate us before?"

Marveled gaze meets us.

"The fact is that we will sing in a little while," explains Richard.

"Yes ... Melodifestivalen!" I add, and clears his throat me apologetically.

Talk about stress. But it had been all week. It started with the original costumes. They felt completely wrong. Too much glitz and ostentation. Could not we just run with something simpler, cleaner style? White pants and pastel colored shirts maybe? But the shoes then? We could take some Peter Pan boots and spray them with gold paint. But it will be really neat? Hmmm ... they will have to do anyway. And by the way, it will probably not many in the audience will pay attention to the shoes anyway.

The choreography we also have to simplify. It could barely sing to that aerobics session. We will remove most Spins. We jump less. And all flapping his arms, we cut down to a minimum. However, we should probably keep the little armsnurren the beginning of the chorus. Who knows, someone might think it looks great?

We will return to Lisebergshallen of breath and ginger ale bottles in hand. It only takes a moment to change. Then we are ready behind the curtain. Ready to conquer the world. And when we're dancing on the scene in time to the rocking intro and Per starts singing "Lightning and thunder ...", then I know: now it will happen something big.

Today I am forty-eight years. Very wonderful has happened over the years, but I still remember with clarity the transformative joy of age of seventeen sing a popular song of the world's best songs - a song I already knew would survive us all. Certainly there are more important things in life than the Eurovision Song Contest, but I'd be lying if I did not acknowledge me humble and grateful for the opportunity that was given me and my brothers.

Therefore, I'm pleased with the people who get this opportunity. Tonight, for example, there will be several debutants at Östersund Arena Stage, including the region's own Jon Henrik Fjällgren. I hope he shows - as I and the brothers tried to do - devotion and love for his melody. Do I know him fairly, he does it. And who knows when it might happen something big.

Footnote:

In my eight year old daughter, there is another recipe for success in Mello. You have to look nice and cute in television, "as you were when you sang Diggiloo Diggiley, Dad."

"What?" I protest. "Is not I still pretty?"

"Oh yes!" She says, and pauses. "It seems to me mom, anyway!"


Guest Columnist: Luois Herrey

https://herrey.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/nagot-stort-kan-handa/

Breaking records, sharing faith: 1,000 gather for live Nativity in Provo

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What Happens When You gather world-class musicians, YouTube celebrities, 2,000 people dressed as angels, a donkey, two sheep and a camel? The Guinness World Record for the Largest Live Nativity Scene, plus an epic YouTube music video, and a free download of MP3 What Will rapidly've become a Christmas classic.

Radiant is pleased to serve as the sponsor and creative partner to this amazing, unprecedented collaboration between Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, The Piano Guys, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Several Other notable YouTube personalities, including Shay Carl, Alex Boye, Cute Girl Hairstyles , Devin Supertramp, Stuart Edge, Kid History, Studio C, The Gardiner Sisters, and others. The project came together in record time with help from the heavens-as well as a heavenly host of earthly angels who worked around the clock to bring the creative vision to life.

http://www.radiant.org/news/2014/12/12/radiant-presents-angels-we-have-heard-on-high

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616785/Breaking-records-sharing-faith-1000-gather-for-live-Nativity-in-Provo.html?pg=all

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24 / 7 Music Stream - Christmas 11-25 December - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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For anyone who likes Christmas music .. Now comes the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to flow freely 24 hours per day 11-25 December from all their popular, famous and award-winning recordings.

President Ronald Regan coined the term to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was America running 1981, and the choir is arguably America's most famous and most popular running, with no competition.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617128/Mormon-Tabernacle-Choir-to-stream-Christmas-music-Dec-11-25.html

http://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/listen-to-music?lang=eng

Nashville Tribute - members of the Church of Jesus Christ glorifies Jesus Christ by country

Redeemer_Nashville_Tribute_CDWe have previously here at ML written about Nashville tribute, Country Music, Country band consisting of different members of the Church. The first album was released, the album Joseph: A Nashville Tribute To The Prophet (2005) Now the band has also released an album titled Redeemer: A Nashville Tribute to Jesus Christ. Unfortunately not this album available on Youtube yet, but once the first album.

http://nashvilletributeband.com/

http://deseretbook.com/Redeemer-Nashville-Tribute-Jesus-Christ-Band/i/5126632

Update: Read about the known SDH guest artists who will be featured on the latest album; Alex Boyle, David Archuleta, Diamond Rio, Katherine Nelson, Nathan Pacheco, SHeDAISY etc. DesNews.141103.Big names Contribute to Nashville tribute band's new "Redeemer 'album

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The scientific way to happiness

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There are friends in October, late October in addition. For those of you who, like me, suffer from seasonal depression, it means that the bottom is reached about sometime in November, get an artificial boost in December's Christmas celebrations, and do not begin to drop until the forward spring. In March this year, when the sun finally broke through with its rays and scattered the bottomless darkness that I lived in the past few months I began to feel happiness, a happiness förvånandsvärd. For I had managed to forget how lucky you can feel. My mother was the same so just like the position.

With some distant sense of humor, I note that my teachers in comparative literature also manage to pinpoint the right author for the season. I have just completed a block of the great modernist and deppisten (melankolikern) Charles Baudelaire. Spleen - boredom is a new word that I learned of the module. The icing on the cake, I am currently plowing through Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. This morning when I went to work and I felt the darkness and wind, so I felt the time period for the reading of the book, well illustrated by the autumn as reality. Yes, you remember the cold beaten, windy moors of Wuthering Heigths?

It is in times like these that we must do what we can to boost our enthusiasm, while accepting that we have in our lives when we may feel low. Last night my youngest daughter said to me that I had to wake her before I went to work. She said she did not want to wake up and I was not there and she wanted to say she loved me. So this morning I woke up next to a small warm bundle that is not going to school today because it is autumn holiday. She could have slept in peace and quiet, but I know how my doll want it that way before I went so I nudged her gently, hugged and kissed her and told her how much I loved her. "I love you mother"Said the daughter happily, kissed and hugged me and burrade down in bed again. It's that kind of moments that warms your heart rest of the day.

Church News wrote an article about a speech by Hank Smith, seminar instructor in the Church and author. The title of the article is The Surprising Science Behind "Supremely Happy" People that is, Da surprising science behind "extremely happy" people. The article is interesting although I have heard much of it before. But it is worth repeating. As for depression so established that 50% is about heritage, 10% of the life circumstances and 40% of how people manage their lives. A little carelessly expressed, we have thus 40% chance to improve our chances for happiness. Personally, I feel quite hesitant to 10%.

When I have gone through great difficulties in my life that has not been perceived as some 10%, rather 110%. When I had a son who I thought would die, so I lived a period in a bubble of sadness and despair. At the same time it was also a period when I really felt God's presence in my life. With age, so you also get distance to what is happening in one's life. When you have gone through difficulties and trials for testing and survived, you realize in the end that the worst was perhaps not what actually happened, but what I feared would happen.

Who would, for example, believe that a skinny little baby with a large hernia of the stomach that threw up everything he was fed, would survive? Who thought that he, as the doctors at the hospital joked that he would come to play chess - could actually do it? That was before the doctors thought he would be able to engage in some physical activities. In the end, the doctors said that he could play football. Today is my son Love almost 14 years and plays chess and football. A couple of weeks ago, he became the fifth best Swedish in his age group at the National Championships. You know perhaps that with age you get more distance. It looks like a dark hell without end can actually be any good in the end.

To return to the article, which you can read in full by clicking on the link at the bottom, so be listed among other ten things that happy people do. Thus 10 things that one can do to influence those 40% that you yourself can control:

1) Happy people surround themselves with other happy people. Joy is contagious. People tend to become four times as lucky in the future if they are surrounded by happy people.

2) Happy people are trying to be happy. When happy people do not feel happy, so they grow a happy thought, smiling in the table.

3) Happy people spend more money on other than they spend on themselves. The donor experience as scientists call the "High Helpers"Ie, to get high to help.

4) Happy people have deep conversations. To sit down and talk about what makes a person work out is a good help to feel the joy of life.

5) Happy people use laughter as medicine. A common honest laughter create positive neurontransmittorer. One study found that children laugh about 300 times a day and adults 15 times per day.

6) Happy people use music as a force. Researchers have found out that music can represent the same worrying reduction created by massage therapy.

7) Happy people are exercising and eating healthy food. Eating unilaterally may contribute to depression.

8) Happy people take the time to disconnect (unplug) and go out. Absolute time and space can bring down the depression and anxiety.

9) Happy people get enough sleep. When people have a lack of sleep, so they may feel a loss of clarity, they may feel bad at ease and are bad at judging.

10) Happy people are spiritual.

We can not always control what happens in our lives, but we can control how we respond to what happens in our lives.

Read more in the article:

https://www.lds.org/church/news/the-surprising-science-behind-supremely-happy-people?lang=eng&cid=facebook-shared

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