The Song Journal

Miscellaneous news and writing by Bob Franke, mostly about songs as a portable art form, and the process of creating them and enabling them to do their work in the world.

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from Bob Franke began his career as a singer-songwriter in 1965 while a student at the University of Michigan. Upon graduation in 1969 with an A.B. in English Literature, he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has since made New England his home. Bob has appeared in concert at coffeehouses, colleges, festivals, bars, streets, homes and churches in 33 states, four Canadian provinces and England.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Hanukkah

I managed to get this little video of "Sometimes A Little Light Can Be Enough" up on YouTube:

I actually got the words together two years ago and found a melody last year. Lost a little video recording I made at that point (somehow the file got corrupted), and was delighted to find this year that the melody had not deserted me (a good sign). The thing I love about this song at this point is that it has helped me re-connect with old friends. It's put together with love for my Jewish friends and family.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just came across this site while listening to Long Roads, Short Visits in iTunes. I've long been a fan of yours, and the title of this post (I'm Jewish) got my attention.

And the song kept it. Not for the season, obviously, 180° out of phase. But I lost my wife a year and a half ago, and I find a little light can be very warming. "When death has come to someone whom you can't help loving still / Their absence is a presence that confronts you in the chill, ... Sometimes a little light can be enough".

Evidently you've stopped posting to this blog. Alas.

6:36 PM  

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