Tag Archives: Music

Feeling nostalgic for Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield singing Misty Mountains Cold with Dwarves of Durin video, June 28, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1306)

As we get closer to the 10th Anniversary [Oct. 22, 2010] of Richard Armitage being announced to portray Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey”, I’m feeling nostalgic for the simple melody of “Misty Mountains Cold” sung by him … Continue reading

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4th of July!  Values we hold dear, July 04, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1073)

When I was a little girl, the 4th of July in the U.S. was a day for parades, picnics, and fireworks (safely).  We celebrated joyously!  Our family would go sit on the lawn of the company where my father worked … Continue reading

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Why?  Tears in Syria,   April 6, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1054)

I have no eloquent words to express my heartbreak about the deaths of Syrian children and families from a vicious and unconscionable Sarin gas chemical attack Tuesday morning that killed dozens of people just trying to live their lives–just like … Continue reading

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Stirring my senses and calming my soul, February 21, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1046)

I am drawn to the color blue—as I mentioned in a previous post.  Mostly a dark indigo blue, but also lighter blues and in blues combination feel soothing to me. And the other day, I ran across a beautiful Van Gogh painting … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the U.S. Administration Ban Affecting Refugees and Immigrants Entering the U.S. this Weekend,     January 29, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1035)

I truly believe that if you plant the seed of helping others when a person is young—by participating in fundraisers like “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” that benefited children around the world, which was popular when I was a kid, … Continue reading

Posted in Compassion, Courage, Freedom, Goodwill, Government Policy, Honor, Human Rights, Music, poem, Political, Positivity, Power, Protest, Refugees, Richard Armitage, Social Justice, Society, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

“A New Year’s Eve Rendezvous, 2016” (PG-13, LS; ficlet), December 31, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1024)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2016; all rights reserved)  [story cover, left, created bu Gratiana Lovelace ; original Richard Armitage EsquireUK 2013  image via Fabo] [I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Michael, and Orla … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays to you and yours, December 23, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1019)

First for some razzle dazzle!  I updated a Richard Armitage *Purrrr!* wallpaper that I made in Winter 2015, and put a holiday spin on it!  Enjoy! I’m doing the low key holidays this year–necessitated by my health.  Which I don’t mind … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Christmas, Creativity, Family, Friends, Friendship, Gratiana Lovelace, Health, Holiday, Humor, Illness, Medical, Middle aged, Mobility, Music, My Life, RA Artwork, RelAxation, Richard Armitage, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Veteran’s Day Remembrances and a Musical Tribute,  November 11, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #998)

At the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 the Great War—later to be known as World War I—the armistice was signed to end the fighting amongst the various nations.  It was a solemn date … Continue reading

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Love and other ballads for a Saturday afternoon,  November 05, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post#995)

I love to listen to baritone to tenor male voices singing or speaking.  My favorite male singer is Josh Groban.  But I am also quite fond of male singers Lionel Richie and Andrea Bocelli.  And today I feel like some music.   … Continue reading

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Pure Imagination:  Remembering Gene Wilder in Video, August 30, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #960)

The theatrical artist and funny man lovingly known to generations as Gene Wilder (right) has passed beyond our living realm to firmly stay fixed in our hearts and memories forever. I grew up with Gene Wilder’s films.  Some of his … Continue reading

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Soothing Sunday:  Richard Armitage as Chop dancing with Anna Friel as Greta in UATSC gif, July 10, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #936)

Yesterday on Twitter, I shared the talented British actors Richard Armitage as Chop gif dancing with Anna Friel as Greta in Urban and the Shed Crew (UATSC) below.  Thanks to Ultra Veloce for making the gif!  And the more I … Continue reading

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Tears in Heaven:  For all who were killed or injured this week, July 08, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #935)

First, a moment of silence in honor of the U.S. citizens and police officers who were killed or injured this week—and for those around the world: “Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven (lyrics)”, a video by Stefani Berto   I … Continue reading

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May peace, love, harmony, and respect abide in and with each of us this July 4th Independence Day,  July 04, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #932)

Today, we celebrate the founding of our United States of America on July 4th, 1776—with our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, 240 years ago today.  The beginning lines of the Declaration of Independence (image above, and link to history … Continue reading

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In Memoriam–Heaven couldn’t wait:  RIP Prince, April 23, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #902)

The losses to the entertainment industry keep coming:  David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Alan Rickman, George Kennedy, Garry Shandling, Patty Duke, and others. Prince in “When Doves Cry” video, Cap by Grati And now his purpleness, the purple one, The Artist … Continue reading

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Happy Easter Selfie from Richard Armitage via Twitter,  March 27, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #891)

Happy Easter from a noisy night cruise in Berlin…bad singing! @RebeccaGausnell pic.twitter.com/1zxynOUlVz — Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) March 26, 2016 So what do we think the talented British actor Richard Armitage now filming EPIX produced “Berlin Station” in Berlin, Germany is … Continue reading

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Wanting Something More: More or Less, January 08, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #857)

I’m always in awe of people who have a pithy way of social media sharing their lives in small clumps/posts/tweets, etc. I am interested in reading/seeing about their new entertainment center layout, or their recent baked confection, quotes they like, … Continue reading

Posted in Downton Abbey, Health, Interview, John Standring, Love and Relationships, Multi-Character RA, Music, My Life, Observations about life, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Romance, Society, Something About Love, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 15 (PG-13, S): Unforgettable, January 06, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #856)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved) [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with: Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 13 (PG-13, S): Wedding Day, December 30, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #851)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved) [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with: Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

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My 30th Anniversary of Quitting Smoking, December 29, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #850)

Today is the 30th anniversary of my quitting smoking. It kind of crept up on me. And I had quit what some might view as the hard way–cold turkey. I was visiting family for the holidays and decided that it … Continue reading

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Tuesday Musings: My Richard Armitage Play List “Wish You Were Here” video, etc., September 15, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #806)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage is a man who has launched thousands of hopes and dreams–including mine. So thank you, Richard, for brightening my and others lives with your storytelling, your dedication to your art, and your compassionate … Continue reading

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WCW: Richard Armitage’s Other Worldly Selfie–With Beard, June 17, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #768)

Two thoughts sprang to mind when I saw the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s recent BW other worldly looking selfie (right): 1) Shroud of Turin photo negative. But that was a dead end thought wise. However, the curves and straight … Continue reading

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“Sir Guy’s Atonement” (Book 3), Ch. 33 (PG-13, D): Tears in Heaven, May 25, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #753)

[An Original Historical Fiction Fan adaptation of the characters from the BBC’s Robin Hood; & a Sequel to “Sir Guy’s Dilemma”(Book 2) by Gratiana Lovelace] (All Rights Reserved; No copyright infringement intended) [From time to time, I will illustrate my … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Look Back, Look Back at Smouldering Thorin, and Looking Ahead for Richard Armitage, April 26, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #736)

Look back, look back at talented British actor Richard Armitage as the smouldering Thorin Oakenshield in this really lovely Ann Boudreau (Thanks!) Thorin and Key to Erebor wallpaper: To think that for four long years–starting when Richard Armitage was announced … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! April 04-05, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #727)

Original image courtesy of MS Office Clip Art.   “Mr Mister – Kyrie Eleison” in a video by hetead   and   “Mozart/Süssmayr: Requiem KV 626 (02/14) – Kyrie eleison” in a video by gabriella280659

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 45 (PG): Chopin Nocturnes Interlude, April 07, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #544)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 45 (PG):  Chopin Nocturnes Interlude, April 07, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #544) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South and its  … Continue reading

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