A Song Called “Going Home” by Kenny G

Kenny G: Best-Selling Artist and a World Record. 

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I just discovered this song a few minutes ago. I wasn’t looking for music, I wasn’t even on YouTube, but it turned up on an unrelated search and, with a title like “Going Home”, you know I would have to check it out! I did, and I loved it. It’s an instrumental piece.  According to Wikipedia (I confirmed this fact by checking two other websites), Kenny G is the “biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all time, with global sales totaling more than 75 million records.”  

Kenny G was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone. Apparently, he held an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds!  How can he hold any note for so long? Circular breathing. I’ll admit, I don’t really know what that means (yet), but it makes more sense than him simply exhaling for that long.

Enjoy this beautiful piece of “smooth jazz”.  I love the tap dancing.



 Comfort ~ Inspiration ~ Ideas

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Another Song Called “Home”

Phillip Phillips, Greg Holden, and “Home” Videos.

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This song, “Home”, is from a few years back. The talented Phillip Phillips, winner of the 11th season of American Idol, made it famous as his coronation song and debut single. The song was co-written by Greg Holden and Drew Pearson, who produced it

A friend recently told me, “This song settles me.”  I agree – it’s a comforting song.

Maybe you’ll enjoy a relaxing listen – click on the links below. 

I am posting two videos for you:

The first one is Phillip Phillips’ official video.   The images of rainy windows and distant mountains, in the video, remind me a bit of road trips to the mountains when I was growing up.   I remember the first time I saw the mountains – it felt like coming home in a way that no other place ever has… but that’s a topic for another post.

BTW: The comedy “Parental guidance” plays this song at the end of the movie.  


The second video features Greg Holden, the co-writer of this song, performing it live. That video was posted on Youtube by Greg Holden himself. The footage shows a great performance by Holden, but the camera is a bit shaky at parts. That’s when I just close my eyes and listen.

I am curious to know: What do you think of Greg Holden’s version? Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion.








A Song Called Home.

“Well, Sometimes Home Is a Person.”

~ Beth Revis, A Million Suns.


Today’s song, “Home”, by the indie band Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, reminded me of the above quote.  It’s a fun song (a bit strange at parts, but maybe there is a story behind falling out of the window?),  with a cute little video featuring the large, exuberant band (Currently at 10 members).  My husband recently heard this song included in a playlist, and thought I might want to share it on my blog. He was right, and it’s really worth a listen.

Sometimes, home is a person.  Enjoy!


 Home, Life, and Living.

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