Friday, May 29, 2009

Update on the car

Today was supposed to be the big day. The town was shutting down to see me drive my little car down main street all pristine and shiny. However, the parade has been cancelled.

When the technician decided to actually drive it over to service for a front end allignment, the check engine light came on and the tech noticed the transmission was slipping a little. OUCH.

Guess I will be waiting.......

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day: Dad

Its been around 6 weeks since my Dad passed away. I miss him and yet it still hasnt really hit me that he is really gone. The weeks would go by sometimes when he was alive and we would not talk. Only because we were busy in our own worlds. However, I always had the knowlege that I could call him and we could catch up at any time. It sometimes feels like that, and I think the phone will ring and we will be all square. Its when I realize that it wont, that I start to feel sadness and tears.
We have made arangements to have Dad's cremains buried in his birthplace, along with his Father, Mother and Brother. I feel very glad that we will be able to "bring him home" and have a place to pay our respects as a family.
I feel when we do bury him, it will provide the closure that I need. I carry alot of things within me that are related to my father. If you look at the pics. That first one of me with the fish is something my Dad was very proud of. I was never the fisherman that my Dad was or my Brother is, but I would always go when the 3 of us could be together. I usually didnt catch much fish, but I knew and the other 2 wasnt about the fish, it was about the bonding together. This pic was shot by my Dad, he was so proud of me to catch a fish that was the big one on the boat! :-) The bottom pic is of us with our cameras. Yeah, I was a little bit younger....but certainly a chip off the old block. We both loved snapping pics and did up until the very end. I keep that love alive.
Love ya Dad....Still feel your love daily.

Fit Car. Not Go.

"Oh my, the humanity of it all!!!!!"

No, it isnt quite the tragedy on the proportion of the Hindenburgh and yet it was a sad day for my little white car.

First of all I am fine. Not a scratch on me, but as you can see ...the car took most of the damage.

2 weeks ago, I was taking a nice little drive , just enjoying the scenery in a town I had never been in ( yes, I like to explore the unknown) and just taking in the fresh air and sites. As I drove down the main street of this town, traffic came to a screeching halt. I slammed on my brakes and slid into a big truck. I was paying attention and not tailgating. But.....I ended up getting a ticket for "innattentive driving". Will have to make a court appearance. Geez, first ticket and car accident I have had in close to 25 years. Hopefully the judge will take that into consideration.

Pretty interesting that all this damage was caused going about 15 mph. Of course sliding into a stationary truck right into his trailer hitch ( ummmm I am a little low to the ground!) will do that to a car that has a large amount of plastic. The grand total of damage came to $8200. Ouch.... Thank you insurance!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Gov't Mule

Coming to town on the 13th of July ( Yes I am going!) and releasing a CD on my 29th birthday! ( true about the CD and the date...the other thing....hmmmmm) Here is a nice clip of one of my faves from the mule. Great lyric and of course great guitar work!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah

His most well known song. Beautiful and sad in many ways. Take the time and give it a listen.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

war pigs

Sabbath. In its prime. When Ozzy was scary :-)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Led Zep

As are most rock fans. I love me some Led Zep. This clip comes the remastered DVD " The Song Remains The Same" ( highly recommended...a very nice upgrade from the horrible VHS and early DVD version). Since I've been loving you shows "Pagey" at his best..and well the rest is just pure ZEP.


Monday, May 04, 2009

Jeff Buckley- Forget Her

I am currently into a Jeff Buckley phase. Wonderful singer with a muli-octive range. The guy could sing anything. Son of the late Tim Buckley, who had similar vocal range. Both died at young ages, Jeff of drowning at age 31 and Tim at age 25 of a herion overdose.

The song that I am posting is a B-side from Jeffs Grace CD. Love the lyric and of course the vocal.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Black Crowes. Only A Fool

Love this clip. The last gasp of Mr. Robinson beardless! Always liked this song, has the feel of a old soul song, and the lyric is in that tradition, full of pleading and emotion.

The Video is pure late 90's and the music is a different mix from the CD. Enjoy.