The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6021   Message #125200
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Oct-99 - 12:51 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Various Lighthouse Gospel Songs
Subject: RE: LYRICS HELP: The Lighthouse
Vixen asked me a lighthouse question, so I did some research. I thought you might like to see what I came up with. I posted it here to check my links, but then I decided I might as well leave it up.
-Joe Offer-

Hi, Vic - I'll bet the photo you're talking about is the one by Jean Guichard of the La Jument light, taken in December, 1989. It's off the coast of Brittany. A look at a map of France will show you how treacherous the Brittany coast can be. It sticks way out there into the ocean, with nothing to protect it. Click here for a page of Guichard photos - you'll get enlarged versions if you click on the pictures. Click here for a virtual tour of Brittany. If you click here, you'll get another interesting photo, but you have to wait a moment for the entire thing to load so you get the full effect.
A search of the Digital Tradition for Lighthouse turns up only nine songs, but you can find a few more at Cowpie, including the wonderful Ready for the Storm, by Dougie MacLean. Finally, this is the gospel lighthouse song that I like best - click here (but you won't go far).
How's that for a musical, photographic lighthouse tour? Hope you enjoyed it.
-Joe Offer-
(I sure hope all the links work - I have no edit button for personal messages)