Sunday, December 23, 2007

Radio Show, 23 December 2007, WUSB

Bob Longman Sun 12:30-2:30 pm 23 December 2007
WUSB 90.1 FM,
N=new to WUSB L=Local (Long Island) I=instrumental

Gabriel's Message -- Jars of Clay -- Christmas Songs -- N
(Santa's Off on a) Sleigh Ride -- the Blenders -- When It Snows
Jingle Bell Jamboree -- Keb Mo
We Three Kings -- Mario Lanza -- Christmas W. Mario
First Noel/Mary Mary -- Sarah McLachlan -- Wintersong
Secret Santa -- GrooveBarbers -- Glory -- N
Please Come Home for Christmas -- James O'Malley -- -- L
Christmas Cookies -- Martha Trachtenberg -- -- L
The Season of Hope -- Tim Dillon -- -- N, L
In the Bleak Midwinter -- Dan Fogelberg
Lulazje, Jezuniu -- Diane Zeigler
Ave Maria -- YoYoMa, Bobby McFerrin
O Holy Night -- Luciano Pavarotti
Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella -- Kathleen Battle
Le Sommeil De L'Enfant Jesus -- the Edlos
Let's Do the Elf Dance -- Sufjan Stevens
Silent Night -- If Thousands, Haley Bonar
If You Were Born Today -- Low
Ice -- Shelleyan Orphan
And On That Day -- Phil Keaggy
It's Christmas Time -- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Last Month of the Year -- Fairfield Four
White Christmas -- the Ravens
Coventry Carol / Carol of the Bells -- Bob Westcott -- Christmas -- L, N, I
River -- Joni Mitchell -- Blue
Little Road to Bethlehem -- Shawn Colvin
Dealramh Go Deo -- Clannad
White Christmas -- Bing Crosby
Merry Christmas Darling -- the Carpenters
Nothing But A Child -- Steve Earle
O Come O Come Emmanuel -- Bob Westcott -- Christmas -- L, N, I
The Christmas Song (1946, strings added) -- Nat King Cole

Santa walks on the wild side with the Blenders. (Did Lou Reed hear this?)
McLachlan really tries something here, and it comes of well.
If O'Malley doesn't get to you with this one, your tear ducts must've been removed.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New pages on Spirithome

On, I've been able to start adding new pages that would be a help to anyone trying to understand each of the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23, as well as several other matters of Christian character. The new pages (so far) are :


There's more to come, eventually, as well as more changes in the main page on spiritual fruit. And each of these pages will be added to along the way, in the same fashion as with the rest of the site : a bit here, a bit there, always evolving. Give the newbies a try!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Bobby's Believe-it-or-not

Found this while researching the fruits of the Spirit for the Spirithome site's new pages on each fruit. I'm not linking to it. Ever. It was first page Google searching for "self-control fruit spirit":

Self-Control/ Fruit of the Spirit Lip Gloss

52348-SW Regular price: $2.99. Sale price: $2.49

(You should see what comes up under "Gifts of the Spirit"...)

RIP Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg passed away, age 56, after a long bout with cancer.

The "Same Auld Lang Syne" (considered a holiday classic) will be more sad this season.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Bonds of Bury St. Edmunds area -- genealogy

I'm starting to "migrate" my genealogical stuff over to this blog, in hopes that someone may have further leads to check out. The most important section is on the Bonds of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolkshire, England. The earliest pieces are below. Any further information would surely be appreciated. My own ancestors are in bold. In my entire chain of Bond-age, by the way, there is no James Bond, no Barry Bonds, no Municipal Bonds. But the list is shaken, not stirred.


Jonas Bond (b. ca. 1562-68, Woolpit, England; d. 30 Jul 1601, Bury St. Edmunds)
sister-in-law : Hester Woode (see below)
wife : Rose Woode (m. 23 Jun 1588, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England; d. 05 Aug 1602, Bury St. Edmonds)

Bury St. Edmunds is in western Suffolk. Woolpit is several miles east of BStE, barely south of the current A14 road, a bit less than halfway to Stowmarket, just west of Haughley. Jonas married Rose in 1588 in Rattlesden, her hometown, several miles south of Woolpit, not particularly noted for anything. They apparently lived in Rattlesden parish until the fall of 1590, when they moved to BStE. There was no record of a previous marriage for either Jonas or Rose; it would likely have been noted if it were otherwise.

children :
--------- Oliver Bond (bapt. 04 May 1589, Rattlesden; d. after 1625). Children :
  1. ------ John,
  2. ------ Rose,
  3. ------ Elizabeth,
  4. ------ Agnes,
  5. ------ Alice,
  6. ------ Grace,
  7. ------ Thomas,
  8. ------ Oliver.
--------- John Bond "the Elder" (bapt. 24 May 1590, Rattlesden)
--------- John Bond "the Younger" (bapt. 26 Dec 1591, Bury St. Edmunds; d. 01 Jan 1656/7) m. 28 Jun 1612 to Lydia T(r)ixtott or Tiptatt. Children :
  • ------ Thomas,
  • ------ Rose,
  • ------ Fortune,
  • ------ Joseph,
  • ------ William,
  • ------ John,
  • ------ Matthew,
  • ------ Elizabeth.
--------- Bartholomew Bond (b. ate 1592, BStE; heir ; d. after 1616)
--------- William Bond (bapt. 08 Sep 1595, BStE; d. after 1602)
--------- Thomas Bond (b. 08 Sep 1597, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England) heir, 'youngest son'
--------- Elizabeth Bond (b. 17 Jan 1599)
-- m.#1. Samuel Palmer (d. 1623).
-- m.#2. 08 Feb 1625 to Deacon Ephraim Child in Nayland, Suffolk, Eng.. Moved with Child to Watertown MA in 1630. Nayland was in Child's neighborhood, between Sudbury (south border Suffolk) and Colchester (north Essex). Son Jeremiah (b. 1641-45) m. Elizabeth Esterbrook.
poss. ---- Margaret Bond (b. 10 Dec 1600). Parents not listed.

George Woode (b. ca. 1536, poss. Frome, Somerset, Eng; d. 28 Jun 1608, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England)
wife : Katherine Buttall; b. 1540, poss. in Rattlesden; m. 27 Oct 1560, Rattlesden.
Children :
--------- Rose Woode (bapt. 25 Oct 1562, Rattlesden) m. Jonas Bond. (more above)
--------- George Woode (bapt. 02 Jul 1564; d. 25 Feb 1585)
--------- John Woode (bapt. 20 Jan 1566)
--------- Anne Woode (bapt. 21 Sep 1567)
--------- Abraham Woode (bapt. 21 Aug 1569, d. 11 Oct 1648). M#1. 27 May 1593 to Amy Amner (b. ca. 1572, d. 11 Mar 1618) in Rattlesden. Children :
  1. --------- Anne (bapt. 19 Mar 1593),
  2. --------- John (bapt. 22 Jun 1595),
  3. --------- Margaret (bapt. 06 Aug 1598);
  4. --------- George (bapt. 02 Nov 1600; children : George (m. Mary Borley), Anne, John, and Elizabeth;
  5. --------- Rose (bapt. 26 Jun 1603),
  6. --------- Hester (bapt. 26 Jan 1606),
  7. --------- Dorothy (bapt. 07 May 1609),
  8. --------- Rachel (bapt. 03 Jun 1612; d. 04 Jan 1612).
  • M#2 : Margaret Smyth 27 Oct 1618. Daughter : Edith (bapt. 18 Apr 1620).
--------- Eleazar Woode (bapt. 19 Aug 1571; d. 21 Nov 1587)
--------- Elizabeth Woode (bapt. 20 Sept 1573)
--------- Dorothy Woode (bapt. 18 Sep 1575)
--------- Suzan Woode (bapt. 01 Sep 1577, d. 19 Aug 1579, Rattlesden) (spelling is correct)
--------- Hester Woode (bapt. 19 Mar 1580; no children) Parents not listed in Rattlesden baptismal records. The George Woode connection is indicated by Hester's living with Rose and Jonas, and that Hester is called a sister-in-law in Jonas Bond's will.

possible relative : John Woode (m. Martha Hyon 12 Oct 1572, Rattlesden); child : Mary Woode (m. William Stephens ca. 1600, Haughley)

Abraham's son George appears to be the last one to stay a long time in Rattlesden; the last non-funeral record of the Woode family is his daughter Elizabeth's birth in 1636 and his son George's wedding. Abraham's son George is listed in the Rattlesden record transcription as the son of "Abraham & Anne", which is incorrect, prob. carried over from surrounding records.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Radio Show, 09 December 2007, WUSB FM

Bob Longman Sun 12:30-2:30 pm 09 December 2007

Little Road to Bethlehem -- Shawn Colvin -- Xmas
O Little Town of Bethlehem -- Bruce Cockburn -- Xmas
Back Home Again -- Andy Falco -- Sentenced to Life w the Blues -- N
White Christmas -- Bing Crosby -- Xmas
Your Good Thing (Is About to End) -- Lou Rawls
Sons of Light -- Jeff Johnson
The Trumpet Child -- Over the Rhine -- The Trumpet Child -- N
O Holy Night -- Luciano Pavarotti -- Xmas
Divine Presence -- Iona UK
Coventry Carol/Carol of the Bells -- Bob Westcott-- Christmas -- N, Xmas
Kitty Kat -- Cathy Kreger
??? -- Dee Harris
??? -- Tim Dillon -- Xmas
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring -- Bob Westcott -- Christmas -- N, Xmas
Walk Among the Stones -- Kate Campbell
More (acappella mix) -- Charlotte Doreen Small -- More -- N
More -- Charlotte Doreen Small -- More -- N
Shadow of Doubt -- Tinsley Ellis --- Moment of Truth -- N
River -- Carolyn Cruso -- Xmas
Gone Gone Gone -- Plant & Krauss -- Raising Sand -- N
Mary Had A Baby -- the Acoustix -- Xmas
the Thunderer -- Dion DiMucci -- Son of Skip James -- N
Jackie -- New York Voices -- A Day Like This -- N
The Bed Song -- Ellis Paul -- Dragonfly Races -- N
The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas -- Ellis Paul -- Xmas
A Cradle In Bethlehem -- Nat King Cole -- Xmas
Christmas Must Be Tonight -- the Band -- Xmas
O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion -- Take 6/Stevie Wonder -- Xmas

Colvin has a delightfully light touch; it's originally from Holiday Songs and Lullabyes.
Small's song is about surviving the World Trade Center attack. She really cuts loose here.
Plant (of Led Zeppelin) knows how to do '50s rock really well (no surprise there), and he's having a blast on this one with Alison Krauss. The recent Zep reunion show in Britain was by all accounts a smashing success, and the band was tighter and more spirited than they were in the years just before their drummer John Bonham died and they broke up. (It's reported that Bonham's son did superb drumming in the show.)
Paul is not just a good songwriter; he's pretty good as a storyteller, too.
O Thou is from the Soulful Messiah project (as in Handel), and it brought out the best in both acts.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Radio Show of November 25 2007, WUSB

Bob Longman, Sun 12:30-2:30 pm 25 November 2007
WUSB 90.1 FM, Long Island NY and coastal CT

song -- performer -- album -- notes (N = new to station)

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine -- Jimmie Rodgers
One Gift -- Michael McDonald/James Ingram -- -- Xmas
Good Man Down -- Brooks Willams
Watching Eternity -- Charlie Peacock
Angel -- the Well -- Drop In the Bucket -- N
The Rooms My Mother Made -- Carrie Newcomer
I Got the Dirt on You -- Toby Walker
Snowfall -- m-pact - the Carol Commission -- Xmas
Everything -- Rose Reiter -- real -- N
The River Flows -- Iona UK
Patrick's Fire -- Jeff Johnson
William's Vision -- Kate Campbell
If I Should Fall Behind -- Dion DiMucci
the Hammer -- Red Prysock
Tears Come Rolling Down -- Colin Linden -- Easin' Back to Tennessee -- N
Gone Gone Gone -- Robert Plant/Alison Krauss -- Raising Sand -- N
A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere -- Peter Case -- Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John -- N
And On That Day -- Phil Keaggy -- true believer -- Xmas
Sunset -- Cosmos -- Aiming For the Stars -- 'N'
Knock Knock II - How Many Psychiatrists (Does It Take) -- PDQ Bach
When She's Dancing -- Viktor Krauss -- II -- N
Sinner's Prayer -- Rod Picott -- Summerbirds -- N
I'll Never Turn Back No More -- Take 6 -- Feels Good
You Can Make It - Do It -- Take 6 -- Feels Good
Plena Con Sabor -- Spanish Harlem Orchestra

This is the first I've heard from Reiter, and this new album says there's more to come.
Prysock laid down much honkin' rockin' sax, released in the 50s/60s.
Keaggy's fine Christmas classic from a dreadful rest-of-album. (Commercial radio : Yo! Why aren't you playing it???)
Latvia's acappella band Cosmos has several really sweet tracks, including this one.

Radio Show of November 18 2007, WUSB

Bob Longman Sun 12:30-2:30 pm 18 November 2007
WUSB 90.1 FM, Long Island NY and coastal CT

song -- performer -- album -- notes (N = new to station)

Good Man Down -- Brooks Williams -- North From Statesboro
Hide and Seek -- the Well -- Drop In the Bucket -- N
Can't Find My Way Home -- the Well -- Drop In the Bucket -- N
Can't Find My Way Home -- Blind Faith
Someone -- Jan Krist
the Thunderer -- Dion -- Son of Skip James -- N
Shadow of Doubt -- Tinsley Ellis -- Moment of Truth -- N
Sinner's Prayer -- Rod Picott -- Summerbirds -- N
I Could Have Been Your Best Friend -- Viktor Krauss w. Lyle Lovett -- II -- N
Stuck In a Moment -- U2
Your Long Journey -- Plant & Krauss -- Raising Sand -- N
Divine Presence -- Iona UK -- Journey Into the Morn
Dear Diary -- Moody Blues -- Threshold of a Dream
For My Lady (b-side mix) -- Moody Blues -- Seventh Sojourn
Love Hurts -- Everly Brothers
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (concert ver.) -- Four Freshmen
Still Here -- Cosmos -- Aiming For the Stars -- N
All My People -- Hope Nunnery -- Wilderness Lounge
Listen Closely -- Paul Clark/Phil Keaggy
Prayer Song -- Danny Flowers -- Tools For the Soul -- N
Trouble Soon Be Over -- Colin Linden -- Easin' Back to Tennessee -- N
When I Die -- Marie Knight
Chamego (Betty's Bossa) -- Jack Donohue -- N
Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog) -- Iron and Wine -- the Shepherd's Dog -- N
The Sky Is Crying -- Etta James -- Blues to the Bone
Por Amarte Asi -- Vocal Sampling -- De Vacaciones

The Well is a local group that includes one of my faves, Martha Trachtenberg, and her husband Tom Griffith. This one's an especially poignant track, from their upcoming release. The Freshmen did this almost-acapella version while touring with Stan Kenton. Chamego gets around -- it also turns up on the new album by the New York Voices.