Thursday, December 22, 2016

Flea Market Finds

Whenever someone becomes famous, enterprising types come out of the woodwork to hawk various and sundry items once owned or used by the now well-known person.

Provenance, it's called.  Just watch any episode of Antiques Roadshow, and you'll likely hear appraisers tell owners that their item is worth 'such and such' but if its provenance can be verified, the amount will be much more.

So when I saw this video, I wondered if it will someday end up on a Barrett-Jackson, Sotheby's, Christie's, or Ebay listing:

I guess it would be quite the step up from BHO's Chrysler 300.

...Or Bubba's El Camino with vintage DNA-encrusted astroturf bedliner.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Throwback Tuesday

Well, back to 2007 anyway...


One for Peter, two for Paul

Three for Him who made us all...

I heard A-Soalin' for the first time this season on my drive home tonight:

May God abundantly bless you and yours this Christmas season!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Proud much?

On these pages, I've made no secret that I'm a fan of the lyrics of the drummer of a certain American rock-n-roll band.  And lately, I've been listening to the deluxe edition of said drummer's latest solo effort, which include a song titled Too Much Pride:

Common as dirt; as old as sin
The road to ruin, again and again
Oh, how many dreams have bloomed and died
Too much pride

How many heavens are hopelessly lost?
How many tender loves has vanity cost?
Lord, help the soul that can't be satisfied
Too much pride

You don't have to be right all the time
You can't go on with all of these axes to grind

Henley apparently referenced the person who is now President-elect during the introduction of the song on a TV show last year.  For myself, I'm going to use it as a personal reminder if at any time I find myself thinking "I deserve this" or "I didn't deserve that" (when bad stuff happens).  After all, I'm not the center of the universe.

Speaking of which, in 2007, the same referenced drummer (together with Messrs. Frey and Smith), wrote these lyrics:

Oh, love, I'll always be beside you
Wherever you may roam
Someday, with all the stars to guide you
You will find your way back home
This is not the center of the universe
That's alright with me

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sticks and Stones

I noted recently that I'd acquired Henley's latest solo CD, Cass County.  Here's one of the songs from the CD, performed live at ACL:

23 years after Walkaway Joe.  On the CD, Yearwood sings harmony only, but in this performance, it's an actual duet.