Thursday, November 3, 2011

SECOND REVOLUTION

Most of you "know" my husband Skipp. His 'birth' name is Babe Laurin. You see, he was adopted at three months old, and actually was raised with his full biological brother. They were a year a part in age and number five (5) and six (6), of 12 children. Can you even imagine? After a long and frustrating search over 20 years ago we found his biological family in 1990. There was a big reunion down in Virginia. His Mom, Helen, passed away six months before we found them. We went to her grave.

His Dad shared that there was trouble in their marriage for a time and so he and his older brother were given up for adoption. His parents later found their way back together and had six more kids!!His Dad also said that they tried to find him and his brother but all the adoption records were sealed. Skipp found out his birth name - "Babe Laurin", which he felt is a better 'stage name' than 'Stanley Schwartz'!! :-) You agree?


He is an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist and music producer. His original song below is fitting for the times. He wrote it in 1997. And so, without further ado, I give you "Babe Laurin, singing "Second Revolution". "YAY"!!





I can't seem to undo the second video.  Good Lord  :-)








oops, got a third one too,  what?   :-)





uh oh!!

30 comments:

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Dearest Gail,

You express the fullness of Life... all its fire, its very dance, its inner most secrets in revelation. You are so deeply appreciated for BEING you and for all you share of yourself so openly and lovingly.

And YES, A Second Revolution... CHEERS ... Love and APPLAUSE to Skipp.

Much love,
Rose Marie

Diana said...

Oh I am confused Gail! Is this actually your husband singing? Either way I love the song, oh how appropriate for the times!! And a wonderful voice to boot.
My husband was adopted too by his actual aunt. another weird story!!
Love Di ♥

Gail said...

ROSEMARIE - thank you so much for sharing in this video expression project that Skipp performed. I so love your being part of it. You enhance every word with your feedback.

DIANA - yes, Skipp is my husband :-) And that is him performing his original song. Cool huh? And wow, Jake was adopted as well. It is a small world.

Love to you both
Gail
peace.....

Teacher's Pet said...

Hi Gail....Thank you for bearing with me today! And, for your e-mail response to me.
I love your hubby's voice...very talented. Like Di., I wasn't sure if the singer was your hubby or not...sooo, what does one do...?? (Well, what does Jackie always resort to??) Google, of course!!)
I "Googled" him earlier today....:)) and saw that it was your husband. The tune/melody is very haunting...one that stays with me. I congratulate him on his song writing....and his performance.
Thank you for sharing the story of his adoption and subsequent finding of his family.
Hugs to you, Gail.
Jackie

Gail said...

HI JACKIE - phew, got it all straightened out huh? :-) I am going to see what google says too. who knew? wow :-) thanks ever so much for your appreciation of his talents.
Love Gail
peace.....

Birdie said...

Gail, another story that touched my heart. It's amazing. And your husband is truly very talented. Wow. I love the song and his deep voice really goes so well with the topic and I loved the clip ... and yes, it does apply still today ... thank you Gail for sharing! Much love to you & your talented hubby :-)

Wanda..... said...

Impressive song and singing, Gail. Skipp has a nice voice. I think you both enjoy singing, right or am I wrong?

SE'LAH... said...

What a touching post. thanks for sharing.

p.s. you can't have too much of your babe...no worries.

one love.

Gail said...

HI BIRDIE - thanks so much for listening to Skipp's song and for all your kind words - it means so much.

HI WANDA - thank you so much. I truly love his voice - :-) and yes, we are quite musical here.

HI Se'Lah - so nice to see you here and I am glad you enjoyed the song


Love to you all
Gail
peace...../.

Whitemist said...

i saw this when you first posted, but mis read (ah the eyes) and was confused! some how i thought i have heard this song before.
The reunion must have been great!

Anne said...

Such an impressive song. Did Skipp write it? He has a great voice.

Gail said...

HI ANNE -- yes, yup - it is one of his original songs - he has quite a few. So glad you enjoyed it.

HI JOEY - nope, this is the songs first debut. glad you liked it - :-)

Love to you both
Gail
peace......

Madeleines Photos and Blog said...

Great job!
Love original music.

Gail said...

HI MADELINE -
thanks so much for watching the video and your kind words. :-)

Love Gail
peace.....

Shen said...

LOL on the repeats

the song is very good - scary with all the minor chords, and intense lyrics. thanks for sharing it with us (and sharing and sharing and sharing - haha)

Wonderingsoul said...

I've had you on my mind Gail and so I came here to let you know... and am so pleased to hear the talented Skipp! Wow!
Thank you for sharing so much of your life and your loves.

I love Skipp's attitude in this song!

x

Gail said...

@WONDERINGSOUL - so good to see you here :-) and I so love that you enjoyed Skipp's song. I am so glad we are blogger friends and way more! :-)

@SHEN - and so good to see you out and about - and you know your music chords well :-) So glad you liked it and it is too funny how I could not control how many times the video appeared. :-)

Love to you both
Gail
peace......

Theanne and Baron said...

Bravo Skipp...excellent music/lyrics for the times. And it will come, the "Second Revolution"...perhaps in my time!

Hi Gail your husband is multitalented...WOW!

Appreciated your visit to my post today...a bench photo would be really great!

Cinner said...

Gail, I love it, that Skipp is a Babe, got some swagger happening...seriously he is a great singer, I so love the message with the powerful images. Amazing the stories we read of adoption and finding families. thanks for sharing. love you too. Cin

Gail said...

HI CINNER - SO GLAD YOU CAME BY AND THAT YOU LIKE THE VIDEO , COOL HUH?

HI THEANNE: SO NICE TO HAVE YOU COME BY. I WILL GET A PICTURE OF THAT BENCH :-)

LOVE TO YOU BOTH
GAIL
PEACE.....

Just Be Real said...

Gail, how cool is that. Skipps a treat! What a special gift he has. I am so glad you shared him with us this special way. Thank you for all you do. Blessings.

Gail said...

HI JBR - so glad you came by and enjoyed the song :-)
Love to you always
Gail
peace.....

Teacher's Pet said...

Hi Gail...I'm checking back in with you to see how you and Skipp are doing. I hope that all is well with you both.
Smiles....and wishes for a beautiful Thanksgiving for you.
Love,
Jackie

Gail said...

HI JACKIE - and thanks :-) I went over to your place and commented there.

Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Toyin O. said...

What a great song and video, thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

TOYIN - thanks SO much
love gail
peace.....

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Skipp "Babe Laurin" is a very good singer :-)

Take care and have a nice day :-)

Thanks for your recent comment on *My Blog

Gail said...

HI RON "Old Geezer" so glad u came by and than you liked the song :-) see ya soon
Love Gail
peace.....

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Wishing you and yours a most Blessed Thanksgiving... much much love on to you dear dear Gail.

Gail said...

ROSEMARIE -- "Thank you" so much and a Happy, bountiful, blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family too,.
Love Gail
peace.....