Bravo to Calexora for issuing a challenge to Richard Armitage to play his cello on the telethon. Wouldn't we all love to see that! Then Servetus decided to raise funds on her blog by matching our comments with dollars, and RAFrenzy followed suit! What a generous group of people!
I don't really have anything to offer here except that the title Rise Up Christchurch has reminded me of some very upbeat and/or inspiring songs. Almost anything can make me think of a song, so please excuse me, but here I go again...
Rise Up / by The Parachute Club (1983)
This next song is also very inspiring for anyone, but especially for those who have experienced a tragedy. The Rankin Family's version is my favourite but here they sing on a special television program starring Anne Murray singing also with Rita Macneil and The Men of the Deeps and many more special guests. It reminds me of those who suffered from the recent Japanese tsunami.
I hope I will have a chance to watch the telethon at some point this weekend.
Sorry about this rushed post, but my daughter is visiting us for her birthday and we're opening up the cottage this Victoria Day weekend, so I just popped by the house to pick up something. Have a great weekend everyone!
Thank you to RA Central for the video of Sir Ian McKellan's interview on the Rise Up Christchurch telethon where he introduces the dwarves in their new costumes. Richard Armitage Central dot com also has made available stills from the video which is where I snaffled this one:
|I never would have recognized him, but for the hands!|
Here he is holding up a copy of The Hobbit autographed by the cast which was one of the auction items for the Fund Raising appeal.