Monday, January 11, 2010

My Playlist

I've wondered, since creating it, what might my play list says about me. I realize that it is an unusual combination so let me explain,

"Drive" by Alan Jackson: The message in this song is important to me. It's about creating memories with our children while they are growing up that they can draw on later in life when they need them. He also sings of the way his father made him feel & his desire to give that to his own children.

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley: OK, so anyone who knows me well knows that I am an Elvis fan. I love this song because it takes me back to days of my dad listening to his old records & my sister & I taking turns standing on his feet & dancing in the living room.

"A Little Less Conversation" also by Elvis Presley: This songs speaks to my personality. I'd like to sing it to all the "shovel leaners" out there. I am quite aware that Elvis is singing about something completely different, but the message is important, "Quit talking & get to work!"

"Crying In The Rain" by The Everly Brothers: This was my first "favorite" song. I pretty much grew up on Elvis, the Beatles & the Everly Brothers, they were my dad's favorites. I can't really say why it was my favorite, I guess I just liked the tune.

"Dream"also by The Everly Brothers: I love this song because of the idea that your mind can take you somewhere for awhile to remember someone or something that you miss.

"The Devil Came Down To Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band: First of all let me apologize for the cursing in this song, I should have implemented some kind of warning in case there were children present (hope that hasn't happened). To me "Joe City" people are kinda brassy & I think we're not afraid to get in the devil's face & say, "nice try, now get outa here!" This is my Joe City version of this song,
The devil came down to Joe City, he was lookin' for a soul to steal. He was in a bind cause he was way behind & he was lookin' to make a deal, when he saw a young man dribblin' a ball down the court & shootin' it HOT. The devil jumped on a concrete block & said "Boy let me tell ya what, now you may not know it but I'm basketball player too & if you'd care to take dare I'll make a bet with you. Now you shoot a pretty good 3 point son but give the devil his due, I'll bet a rim of gold against your soul cause I think I'm better than you." The boy said, "My names' Justin & it might be a sin, but I'll take your bet & your gonna regret cause I'm the best that's ever been!"
"Pocket Full Of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield: I started this Blog to write about the Life & Times of this town that I love to call home. This song describes Joe City to me. "do what you want but your never gonna break me, sticks & stones are never gonna ever shake me...take me away, a sweet escape..." The world is not in your face here. Life here is about family & faith, friends, neighbors & growing a garden. I love this town & the people in it. I'm proud of it's pioneer heritage & the spirit that they left us. Joseph City is my "Pocket Full of Sunshine".

Friday, January 8, 2010

More fun Christmas Sing-a-long memories.

You can pick your nose...

You can pick your friends...

But you can't pick your friend's nose.

A Good Old Fashioned Christmas Sing-a-long.

Twas the fourth night before
& into my house,

all the carolers were coming, none were as quiet as a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that
Suzy Snowflake
soon would be there,
I don't have a kerchief, but Annelie & Niclaas each had a cap,
and we were all settling in to hear
Steven's RAP!
A few years ago Auntie Julie aka "Suzy Snowflake", decided that my parlor would be a perfect place to have an old fashioned Christmas Sing-a-long. That first year was magical, after singing for awhile, we looked out the window & snow had started to fall. It was as if our caroling had "brought" Christmas. We agreed that we needed to make this a new tradition. Anyone with talent at the piano takes a turn or two or three, & the rest of us sing & play the bells. Steven always brings his ukelele which is a real treat. This year Steven & Alicia played several rousing, impromptu duets that were real crowd pleasers! Auntie Julie teaching Lacy the art of playing the bells.
Thanks Julie for starting this tradition.
It has created some great memories for all of us & just adds that much more to
"Christmas Time".