Showing posts from April 6, 2011

I Don't Mean to Alarm Anyone...but

About 10 years ago I was touring (as the sound/light tech) with the band Laredo. We had a weekend gig at the race track at Talladega during the April NASCAR race. Yes, I was a fish out of water...but it was an interesting weekend.

Our hosts had put us up in this Baptist Church camp (you never knew where hosts were going to place you). Really all we were doing was sleeping there so it wasn't that bad. This was a camp, in Alabama, so I had come to terms with the fact I *probably* didn't want to look under the mattresses (damn cockroaches). However, that wasn't the only creepy visitor we had in our cabin.

After a long day at the track, we returned to the camp. We had to be back early the next day, so we were going to take our showers before we went to bed. The first girls went back to shower and I patiently waited my turn. After a while, my friend Leah came out and asked Laura and I to take a look at something for her. Leah, didn't have her contacts in and thought she saw…

Today's Lesson: A Microblog

This isn't much, but it is a lesson I learned a couple months ago. Tonight I just couldn't get it off my mind. Maybe it is because I was reminded of the person who made me learn the lesson. I don't know. It isn't all warm and fuzzy, but I think I'm better for learning it.

Sometimes you just have to let go and see what happens. When nothing you can do will change the situation, why keep setting yourself up to get hurt? Let go. Walk away. Let things run their course. Yeah, you may not get what you want, but it isn't always about you.

Okay folks, it is time to get ready for work.

Song of the Moment: Everything to Me

Everything to Me, Liz Phair:

I am going to warn you upfront. This makes *no* sense at all. Really it doesn't. Typically, if I find a song I just have to play on repeat there is a blatantly obvious reason. The lyrics typically say it all. One look at the words predictably "speak to" what ever is going on in my life. Whether it is my lack luster self esteem, my family, my friends or some guy (which based on most of my past choices this song would be perfect for...but not so much right now).

I blame Pandora. They put Liz Phair's Why Can't I on my Sister Hazel channel...which led me to learn and sing said song (I'm always looking for "new" songs and it was catchy and in my range). I decided perhaps I could learn more of her songs (since again her range is kind of perfect for me). I made a Liz Phair station and added it to my quick mix. Everything to Me came on today and I was suddenly in love with it. …