Thursday, July 31, 2008

He ain't heavy, he's my brother


  1. Dunno about south of the border but up here we grown em bigger then Texas - and they are very plump and heavy especially after a pea meal breakfast.

    Nice Kareeokee touch (words)

  2. Yep, we too come in all colors, shapes and sizes. I think McDonald's and Long John Silvers has a lot to do with some of that. I'm not sure if I've ever heard the term "pea meal" but for some reason that's ok with me. :) Then again, if it causes plumpness and heaviness, it sounds like it goes right along with my "see food" diet.

  3. I think I'll ignore the fat talk since I'm hungry and wanting an ice cream sundae. LOL

    I loved the video, Joel. I remember the story about Father Flanagan's Boys Town that song is based on and have always loved the song. It really has so much meaning and it's been a long time since I heard it.

    We're not lone rangers on this journey. Instead, we walk with brothers and sisters who sometimes need our help and we need to remember that.

    Also, we need to remember when we experience difficulties and get discouraged, we have brothers and sisters who will help us over the rough spots.

  4. What a cool song... I don't totally know where it came from (except the 70's?)Not only "groovy" but very meaningful and wise

  5. Aida,

    I had never heard the story behind the song. Interesting. I just looked it up and found this link that tells a lot of the story.

    I've been familiar with the song for most of my life, but it's only more recently that I really listened to all the verses, and it's taken on new meaning.


    This recording of the song, by The Hollies, is from 1969. I actually have only heard one other version of it - by Neil Diamond - but apparently many others have recorded it. The link above lists them.

  6. Joel, thanks for posting the link. It really is a beautiful story.