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Sunday, July 9th open thread: ‘Don’t Let it Get You Down’

July 9, 2017

  open-threadHere is the open thread for Sunday, July 9th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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  Last Thursday I found out that two of my favorite bands from the 1980’s were performing together in Boston next Saturday night and despite tickets having been on sale for awhile now I was able to get three tickets with pretty good seats.

  My wife and I have seen the Violent Femmes two times years ago but we have never seen Echo and the Bunnymen, Andy will be seeing both bands for the first time.

  Here is Echo and the Bunnymen performing “Don’t Let it Get You Down” live from 1997. frui diem

11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2017 8:37 am

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  2. July 9, 2017 1:30 pm

    Some polish music:

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  3. July 9, 2017 1:33 pm

    Another colorful one:

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  4. July 9, 2017 2:43 pm

    Came across this and thought it share-worthy. Living in the moment takes more than effort and awareness!

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    • July 9, 2017 7:06 pm

      That was an interesting video and it shows how self-centered many of us have become. So often we focus on the Ten Commandments and neglect the Beatitudes. We are supposed to help those in need but we often forget this. Here is an interesting link:

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      • July 9, 2017 9:20 pm

        Interesting ‘dot connection’ Steve! I like it. What comes to mind with that link is how all these point to the Lover of our souls Christ Jesus. Also brings to mind the “fruit of the Spirit” (which works in us who believe The Gospel, these qualities) which dovetails w/ the ‘Be~Attitudes!’ (I think!) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
        & “(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.” Ephesians 5:9-10
        Now if that Spirit ruled more in all people’s ‘attitudes’ how different things would be! … one fine day! 🙂

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      • July 10, 2017 5:28 am

        I never thought of them as Be-Attitudes before but I like that! You are right, if more people had the fruit of the Spirit this world would be a much better place!


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