Saturday, 26 July 2008

No easy fixes - but we can try

One thing that is deeply ingrained into me, which I can't explain, is the desire to reach out to those who are in pain or distress. It has been there from quite an early age - part of my make up, I suppose.

Last weekend, I heard this song, for the first time, sung by a woman with a beautiful voice, at a lunch party, and fell in love with it straight away. It shows how out of touch with contemporary culture I am that I was unaware it was a big hit for Coldplay in 2005; but came home and immediately found it on YouTube, then also found my daughter had it in her collection.

The words spoke directly to me as part of what I want to do. There aren't any easy fixes for people who are in pain, but that doesn't stop us wanting to try.

The song also made me feel sad, because of someone I know of, who is suffering as the result of a terrible injustice. I guess this post is dedicated to that person.

On the other hand, it's also the case that I've only recently discovered how to put links to YouTube videos on a blog, and I'm looking for an excuse to play with my new toy!


grace said...

hey...i need a tutorial on putting YouTube on blogger!! for real.

Iain said...
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Iain said...

Hi, Grace,

It's quite easy.

Go to the YouTube page with the video you want to insert.

On the little blue box top-right-ish that has the description, there's a box at the bottom titled "Embed", which some gobbledegook in it that starts (object width= ...) and ends with (/object).

(it actually has angle brackets rather than round brackets, but blogger won't accept this in a comment here as it thinks it's HTML!)

You select all of that gobbledegook (that's a technical term!) by double-clicking with the mouse. Including the angle brackets, which are required for what you're about to do.

Then when composing your blog post, you select "Edit HTML", and then do "paste" (Ctrl+V) with the cursor at the point in the post where you want the video to appear. The gobbledegook appears in the HTML, and when you view the blog, there is your video link!


Pomoprophet said...

lovely song indeed. Thanks.