Put that song on repeat.

Dwane Thomas’ Tip of the Week – December 9, 2017

If you are anything like me, and I know I am, sometimes you want to listen to a song over and over again.  I do this often when I am up late answering emails.  Sometimes a catchy, upbeat song will keep me going when I am tired.  I like to listen to an old favorite over and over.

YouTube is a great place to find music.  But, if you want to listen to a song multiple times, it’s not so great.  Unless it is.  There is a trick.

For example, I am up late right now.  And, I am listening to an old favorite.  I am listening to One Headlight by the Wallflowers.  Here is the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzyfcys1aLM

Now, watch closely.  If I insert the word REPEAT right before the “.com”, I can listen to the song all night long.  Here is what it looks like: https://www.youtuberepeat.com/watch?v=Zzyfcys1aLM.  Of course, the link is just going to take you over to listenonrepeat.com, but… personally, I like starting on YouTube.

Yeah.  I know.  You guys think I am over here listening to Latin chants.  But, no.  It’s late.  Those guys would put me to sleep.

I am classics teacher.  To stay awake at night, I rely almost exclusively on the classics.  Lynyrd Skynyrd,  Credence Clearwater Revival,  Aerosmith,  Guns-N-Roses, The Eagles, Z.Z. Top and (brace yourself, Aunt Vicki…) Tom Petty.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know the objections.  Put your hands down.

Now go listen to your favorite song all day tomorrow.

I hope you have a very happy Sunday!



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After Greek 1?

I received this question:

Hey Mr Dwane, I know this is an early question but what will we do next (school) year for greek? Will we run through Machen’s book again? Is there a second Machen book? Would you consider starting a class that just went straight through the New Testament? It would be cool if we could do that, maybe start somewhere in the Gospels. At the same time it’d be cool we could start one of Paul’s letters and rotate because I’ve always wanted to read those in the original language. Just wondering. Thanks!

Here is my reply:

Currently, this is the plan.  We will get through New Testament Greek for Beginners by J. Gresham Machen.  Hopefully, we will read the book through this year.  Then, next year, we will tackle one of the gospels together.  After that, who knows?

I do plan to teach the book again next year.  Subscribers are welcome to repeat if they like.  I would.  I have read the book a half dozen times, and I still need it.  But, perhaps that is because I am old.