I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not yet

I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not yet

 

 

 [PS22 CHORUS KIDS]

PS22 Chorus kids always like to employ good grammar, but even better is when they employ the GREAT Andy Grammer to sing along with them!! Check out this performance of Andy’s theme song to FIVE FEET APART that moved him to tears….

The Webby Award-winning PS22 Chorus was formed in the year 2000. We are an ever-changing group of 5th graders from a public elementary school in Staten Island, New York. PS22 is NOT a “school for the arts,” and the chorus is not a magnet program. PS22 Chorus just features ordinary children achieving extraordinary accomplishments — musically and otherwise.

 

Source : Andy Grammer

Lyrics

Lyrics

I will fight
I will fight for you
I always do until my heart
Is black and blueAnd I will stay
I will stay with you
We’ll make it to the other side
Like lovers doI’ll reach my hands out in the dark
And wait for yours to interlock
I’ll wait for you
I’ll wait for you’Cause I’m not givin’ up
I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not yet
Even when I’m down to my last breath
Even when they say there’s nothin’ left
So don’t give up on
I’m not givin’ up
I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not me
Even when nobody else believes
I’m not goin’ down that easily
So don’t give up on meAnd I will hold
I’ll hold onto you
No matter what this world’ll throw
It won’t shake me looseI’ll reach my hands out in the dark
And wait for yours to interlock
I’ll wait for you
I’ll wait for you’Cause I’m not givin’ up
I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not yet
Even when I’m down to my last breath
Even when they say there’s nothin’ left
So don’t give up on
I’m not givin’ up
I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up, no, not me
Even when nobody else believes
I’m not goin’ down that easily
So don’t give up on meSo don’t give up on me

Source: Musixmatch

Wood, concrete, steel and light

Wood, concrete, steel and light

In coffee shops all over the world, the same set of design elements keep popping up. What is happening? This week, Quartz News looks at the global look that’s part Starbucks, part Silicon Valley, and very “Brooklyn.” If you’re in cities like Mumbai, São Paulo, Seoul, Paris, London, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos—anywhere, really—you might notice something: coffee shops are starting to look the same. Distinctive design elements—Edison bulbs, reclaimed wood, potted plants, exposed brick—are popping up in coffee shops everywhere. It isn’t just the design of these spaces that are becoming increasingly uniform. The expectation of enjoying beautiful, artfully-decorated, high-quality coffee has spread to places as far-flung as Auckland, New Zealand, and Atyrau, Kazakhstan. (To understand this, just follow #latteart on Instagram.) While it’s debatable where this look originated, it has come to be associated with one place: Brooklyn, New York.

Look up #13 – Live now

Look up #13 – Live now

[LabofOrnithology]

This FeederWatch cam is located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Perched on the edge of both Sapsucker Woods and its 10-acre pond, these feeders attract both forest species like chickadees and woodpeckers as well as some species that prefer open environments near water like Red-winged Blackbirds.

Watch LIVE at  All About Birds  for news, updates, and more information about the pond and its surroundings.

The world of birds at your fingertips HERE

Every Sunday

Every Sunday

[Great big story]

“Every Sunday, for the past 24 years, Marjorie Eliot and Rudel Drears open the doors of their Harlem apartment to anyone in the mood for jazz. Initially beginning the apartment sessions as a way to honor her son’s passing, Marjorie’s concerts soon gained popularity and began attracting visitors from all corners of the world. Today, Marjorie’s matinees have become iconic, continuing to restore, renew and unite people all through the magic of music”.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Go through the door

Enter the security code

Take the elevator to the third floor

Make your way into a packed apartment

Try to find a seat

Like no other

Open the doors to their apartment

People come and listen to jazz music

If you’re not on time finding a seat can be a little tricky

It’s jam packed

My brother passed away

To honor him with concerts on Sundays

It’s just a healing feeling

That’s pretty cool

Something they won’t forget

We feel renewed

Putting out good energy

Are you changing at Jamaica?

Are you changing at Jamaica?

[Jet Blue]

Changing trains at Jamaica Station is a rush-hour ritual for millions of Long Island Railroad commuters. Watch as JetBlue surprises a few of them with a different kind of change. Ready for your own Jamaica moment? Book now at JetBlue.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Good morning from Jamaica
• Are you changing at Jamaica
• In Jamaica it’s 85 degrees
• How long was your commute
• You’re on the beach, relax
• Feel the warmth
• A train ticket
• No joking matter now, serious now
• How would you like to trade in this train ticket for a plane ticket
• We’re sending you to Jamaica
• Take care

 

Dancing with myself

Dancing with myself

[coach]

Dancing with myself (Billy Idol)

On the floor of Tokyo

Or down in London town to go, go

With the record selection

And the mirror’s reflection

I’m dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself

Well there’s nothing to lose

And there’s nothing to prove

I’ll be dancing with myself

 

They call it dance. I call it life.

They call it dance. I call it life.

  [Teen Vogue]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • You leave home at a very very young age
  • To pursue to becoming professional ballerinas
  • It was a stepping stone in the right direction towards becoming a part of a company
  • New York City Ballet was the dream company
  • So I’m now officially a part of the New York City Ballet
  • I honestly couldn’t be more honored
  • You take class at 10.30
  • Have rehearsal until 7 o’clock
  • When there is performance, you have a show at 7.30
  • I have to work on who I am on stage
  • What makes someone stand out, what makes someone unique
  • Everyone is unique in their own way
  • There are so many people I look up to
  • In five years my goal is to be a better dancer, to be a better artist

 

 

 

 

What you need to wear a hat, is the desire

What you need to wear a hat, is the desire

  [The Hat Shop]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • It used to house hat factories in the early 20th century
  • At the turn of the last century there were 100.000 female milliners
  • I come from this long line of independent women
  • I broke off my engagement,  I walked out my job
  • A cocktail hat
  • For women who are petite
  • Wear it to a nightclub
  • You can wear it with jeans and a t-shirt, it’s no big deal
  • The higher the hat, the cooler the hat
  • This is one of our best sellers because it’s so classic
  • Fashion goes out of style, but style never goes out of fashion
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