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A Fmous Egyptian Singer Faces Trial for ‘Provocative’ Nile Remarks

Posted by addisethiopia on November 15, 2017

A famous Egyptian singer faces trial for “spreading provocative publicity” after she suggested that drinking from the River Nile could make someone ill.

A lawsuit was filed after video emerged showing Sherine Abdel Wahab being asked at a concert last year to sing Mashrebtesh Men Nilha (Have You Drunk From The Nile?)

She responded by saying “drinking from the Nile will get me schistosomiasis” – a disease commonly known as bilharzia.

“Drink Evian, it’s better,” she added.

On Tuesday, the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate announced that it banned the 37 year old from performing over her “unjustified mockery of our dear Egypt”.

The union said it had opened an investigation and would not grant Abdel Wahab the necessary permits until she appeared before officials to answer questions.

Abdel Wahab later apologised for her “foolish joke” at the concert, which she said took place in the United Arab Emirates more than a year ago.

“My beloved country Egypt and sons of my country Egypt, I apologise to you with all my heart for any pain I may have caused you,” she added.

But on Wednesday, state newspaper al-Ahram reported that Abdel Wahab would face trial on 23 December at a Cairo misdemeanours court on the charge of “spreading provocative publicity”. A lawsuit accused her of insulting the Egyptian state and undermining efforts to produce tourism, it said.

State television would also no longer play her songs, according to al-Ahram.


My Note: Actually, Egyptians should listen to her, and better beginn storing enough Evian water, perhaps, beneath the Pyramids, as they won’t be able to drink from the Ethiopian Nile soon.

[Isaiah 19:5-8]

The waters of the river will dry up,

and the riverbed will be parched and dry.

The canals will stink;

the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.

The reeds and rushes will wither,

also the plants along the Nile,

at the mouth of the river.

Every sown field along the Nile

will become parched, will blow away and be no more.

The fishermen will groan and lament,

all who cast hooks into the Nile;

those who throw nets on the water

will pine away.


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R.I.P Glen Campbell

Posted by addisethiopia on August 9, 2017

I specially enjoy listening to his beautiful music in Autumn.

Glen Campbell, Superstar Entertainer of 1960s and ’70s, Dead at 81

Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer who had such hits as “Rhinestone Cowboy” and spanned country, pop, television and movies, has died. He was 81.

Campbell’s publicist Sandy Brokaw says the singer died Tuesday morning in Nashville. No cause was immediately given. Campbell announced in June 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and that it was in its early stages at that time.

Campbell was one of the biggest stars of the late 1960s and 1970s. He sold more than 45 million records, had 12 gold albums and 75 chart hits. He co-starred with John Wayne in the 1969 movie “True Grit” and had a weekly audience of some 50 million people for the “Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS from 1969 to 1972.


Glen Campbell, in Memoriam

The inimitable singer Glen Campbell passed away yesterday after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.  He was diagnosed in late 2010, but with the tireless care of his wife Kim, he continued to perform and even filmed a fifteen-month farewell tour that followed the pernicious advance of the disease.  As with many sufferers of Alzheimer’s, his knowledge and facility with music lasted longer than his memories of people, places, or things.  Even after the lyrics to the songs he had sung thousands of times were lost to him, he could still play them.  He could still read the lyrics on a teleprompter.  The man was perhaps the finest guitarist of his time, a fact unknown to his millions of fans who loved his voice and songs.

Before Campbell became a star in his own right, he had sung and played guitar on the records of countless other groups and soloists the 1960s and ’70s: The Beach Boys, Sagittarius, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, etc.  It is a long list of greats.  What many people do not know is that he did not read music but had an auditory eidetic memory.  He would and could hear a song once and know every word, note, and chord.  In studio sessions, when every other musician was reading the music for the first time, he was listening.  After one pass, he would know the song and what he was to do with it.  His vocal range went from a Russian bass C to a Pavarotti D in a natural voice, no falsetto.  He was a very rare talent. 

His first real hit was “Gentle on My Mind” in 1967.  He began performing around Los Angeles with a four-man country band.  After that came a long string of hits, many of them written by Jimmy Webb.  Many of them remain standards to this day.  Beginning in 1969, he toured the country and later the world, now with full orchestras.  From 1969 to 1972, he starred in his own television variety program, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.  Guests on the show ranged from Ray Charles to Tony Bennett.  He first performed at Carnegie Hall in March 1973.  (Buck Owens was the first country singer to perform there in 1966.)  He co-starred with John Wayne in the film True Grit, for which Wayne won an Academy Award.  He worked several times a year in Las Vegas to sellout crowds and continued to perform concerts up until the Alzheimer’s forced him to stop. 

Much of today’s music is without melody or coherent lyrics.  Young people seem not to know the meaning of the word “melody.”  Campbell’s songs were all melodious.  His voice and his brilliance on the guitar were unparalleled.  Roy Clark, a gifted guitarist in his own right, once said when a fan said, “You’re the best guitarist…,” Clark replied, “No, that would be Glen Campbell.”  They worked together often; Clark knew what he was talking about.  For those who worked with him and for him, working with lesser musicians would always be something of a chore by comparison.

Glen will be missed, but his music will live on and may yet be discovered by the youth of a new generation, who find they like memorable melodies and songs that are stories. Rest in Peace, Glen Campbell.



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Dancing On The Shore

Posted by addisethiopia on January 27, 2017



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Drunk On Your Love

Posted by addisethiopia on October 9, 2016

The second she walked through the door, I caught a buzz

One taste from your lips knocked me out just like a drug

The rest of the night’s kind of blurry

Now the sun’s peeking through the shades

I can’t help but laugh cause I kind of like feeling this way

I woke up, up still drunk, drunk

On your love, love, on your love, love

Now I know why-y I’m feeling so high, high

Cause I’m still drunk, drunk on your love, on your love

It’s not in the whiskey, tequila or the wine

It’s all about the touch and the fire in your eyes

It gets me fumbling always stumbling through a haze

I got plenty to do just laying here with you all day

I woke up, up still drunk, drunk

On your love, love, on your love, love

Now I know why-y I’m feeling so high, high

Cause I’m still drunk, drunk on your love, on your love

Wish I could bottle you up and drink you in all day long

Every day singing this song

I woke up, up still drunk, drunk

On your love, love, on your love, love

Now I know why-y I’m feeling so high, high

Cause I’m still drunk, drunk on your love, on your love

(Woke up still drunk on your love)

On your love, on your love

On your love

On your love, on your love

On your love, get drunk on your love, yeah

I’m so drunk


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You’re My Music

Posted by addisethiopia on September 6, 2016

Oh, woh

Aww baby, yeah

Listen now

I see you first thing in the morning

I love the way you shine when the sun is rising

and every day all I wanna do is hear your voice

It’s like you strike a Chord in my heart babe

and even when it stops you still sustain

you’re the best melody in my life

‘Cause every time I think of you I know

that you inspire me in every song

when I’m touchin you it takes me home

Oh oh oh oh oh

let’s make music, you’re my music

Let’s slow it down, take it one note at a time,

’cause I will never ever stop till you’re satisfied

just open up and sing it to me loud and clear, ohh

this is real, no need to pretend

and I hope this will never end

’cause you’re the only melody in my life

‘Cause every time I think of you I know

that you inspire me in every song

when I’m touchin you it takes me home

Oh oh oh oh oh

let’s make music, you’re my music

I said, let’s make music, you’re my music

I don’t want to re-write you

girl you’re perfect that you are

I could say you’re a star, but

you are so far beyond

this u-ni-verse

and when we create this music we make

just keep it on, keep it on replay


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