Song Tribute | Stand By Me


Stand By Me | Ben E. King

The theme song for the 1986 Rob Reiner film “Stand By Me” with River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman & Jerry O’Connell. Based on the short story by Stephen King. The song “Stand By Me” was originally released in 1961 but became a hit again in 1986.

This song and film introduced me to the young actor River Phoenix. It gives me the chills to see him in relation to this song and film. He grew into a fine actor but then he was so sensitive and died too young . Locked in time . Forever Young . If you want to see the younger River Phoenix in the adaptation of the Stephen King novel ‘Stand By Me’ . I highly recommend it . A story unlike anything you are familiar with in relation to hearing the author’s name of Stephen King. He is usually horror or close to it as one can be. In ‘Stand By Me’ his writing is sensitive and about the growing up of young teenagers looking for adventure and finding more out than they surely wanted to find. All of the young performances were excellent including of course that of River Phoenix. – j.kiley ’17


Goodbye My Friend | James Blunt

Remembering John Lennon 💔

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John Lennon – Instant Karma (We All Shine On)

Today, Thursday 8th December 2016, is the unfortunate Anniversary of John Lennon’s Assassination. It happened around 10:50 p.m. (EST) on 8 December 1980, as John Lennon and Yoko Ono returned to their New York apartment in the Dakota. Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times in the archway of the building. Lennon was taken to the emergency room of the nearby Roosevelt Hospital. John Lennon was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:00 p.m. (EST). Earlier that evening, Lennon had autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman.

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I decided to simultaneously post on ‘Off the Rails – Track 451’, and ‘the secret keeper’, on the 8th of December, to show a solidarity for John Lennon as the Artist, Writer, Song Writer, Poet, Philosopher, and the remarkable Being we were blessed to experience in our life times and all who will continue to remember him. maggie-the-cat-paw-print1Last year, 2015, John would have been 75. I wonder what John Lennon would have gone on to create if Chapman had never been born.

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John Lennon 1980


John Lennon – Stand By Me

Simultaneously posting on ‘Off the Rails – Track 451’ on 8th December 2016