Monday, August 24, 2015

Music Monday - "Rain" by The Beatles (1966)

I have always thought that "Rain" by the Beatles is one of the band's great underrated songs.  This was originally released in 1966 as a B-side to "Paperback Writer."  It was inspired by the strong rains the Beatles saw in Melbourne, Australia, when they were on tour.   This song was on the great Hey Jude album (maybe my all time favorite record album).  Here to listen and enjoy - whether it is rainy or sunny where you are:

Love the Beatles? What are your favorites of their songs? Any other Beatles songs that you consider underrated?  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.

Book Spotlight and Giveaway - Riding by Cassia Cassitas

Book Description for Riding:

Amidst real events and landscapes, men and women like us wander the cities we inhabit, rehearsing happier lives in the pages of this motivational narrative. From each one, destiny took a part to make them perfect.

When he is born, Andre propels his mother's life in a new direction. His father, an executive who organizes Olympic competitions around the world and doesn't know when to come back home, strives to make him a worldly citizen. Cycling, his life acquires purpose: becoming an Olympic para-athlete.

Together with his friends, he experiences disappointments and new beginnings. A doctor that builds robots, the daughter of a lonely teenager, and a retired athlete teach André how to overcome his limits and live his dream.

Set in Curitiba with breaks in Los Angeles, Seoul, Johannesburg and Soweto, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London, the narrative ends in 2012, in Rio de Janeiro. 

As a tribute to all those who choose to sign the next episodes of their lives, this book is about overcoming one’s self amid achievements, obstacles, love and heroism, written behind the scenes of life. 

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Author's Bio: 

In my mind, words came in strides. They aligned themselves in arguments that were ready for combat after rebelling themselves - and that was just inkling. Where was my certainty to support the new image? And where were my emotions, with their brushes to bring color to life?"

Born in the interior of the state of ParanĂ¡, Cassia Cassitas accumulated various degrees throughout her career in Information Technology. The author of three novels, her texts convey ideas accumulated amidst the smell of coffee plantations, shoe factories, and the technology of the 20th century. These texts deal with life-altering episodes, in a path lit by a harmonious blend of memories and imagination. 

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