Thursday, October 12, 2006

Arkansas Blues and Festival Sampler

This is a sampler of some of the acts that was at the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival which took place October 5 - 7, 2006. I worked the main stage and carried equipment on/off for some of these acts. Great times! Pictures to follow....

Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival Sampler:

1. Tuff Enuff - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
2. Wrap It Up - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
3. Powerful Stuff (O.S.T.) - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
4. Harder Knock - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
5. Got To Get Out - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
6. Painted On - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
7. Stagger Lee - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
8. I Can Tell - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
9. My Babe - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
10. She's Tough - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
11. Stand Back - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
12. Feeling My Way Around - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
13. One More Chance - Michael Burks
14. All Your Affection Is Gone - Michael Burks
15. I Smell Smoke - Michael Burks
16. Got A Way With Women - Michael Burks
17. Make It Rain - Michael Burks
18. Beggin' Business - Michael Burks
19. Hit The Ground Running - Michael Burks
20. Let The Door Knob Hit You - Michael Burks
21. Miss Mercy - Michael Burks
22. Thank God For Fools - Michael Burks
23. Mean Old Lady - Michael Burks
24. Willing To Crawl - Michael Burks
25. Take A Little Walk With Me - Robert Lockwood, Jr.
26. Mean Black Spider - Robert Lockwood, Jr.
27. Love In Vain - Robert Jr. Lockwood
28. Little Queen Of Spades - Robert Jr. Lockwood
29. Icicles In My Meatloaf - Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
30. Golden Rule - Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
31. Pet Cream Man - Lil' Ed And The Blue Imperials
32. Travellin' Life - Lil'

If you get a chance check out some of the music above. If you are a Rhapsody subscriber you can listen to all of these people. The full list of acts and the web site is located at I will be back next year!!!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

T-Bone Shuffle

T-Bone Shuffle:

1. They Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday's Just As Bad) - T-Bone Walker
2. Stormy Monday Blues - T-Bone Walker
3. The Hustle Is On - T-Bone Walker
4. Papa Ain't Salty - T-Bone Walker
5. Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
6. Railroad Station Blues - T-Bone Walker
7. Blues Is A Woman - T-Bone Walker
8. Why My Baby - T-bone Walker
9. Lollie Lou - T-Bone Walker
10. Party Girl - T-Bone Walker
11. Description Blues - T-Bone Walker
12. Party Girl - T-bone Walker
13. Long Distance Blues - T-Bone Walker
14. Stormy Monday Blues - T-Bone Walker
15. Everyday I Have The Blues - T-Bone Walker
16. Love Is Just A Gamble - T-Bone Walker
17. Bobby Sox Blues - T-Bone Walker
18. T-Bone Jumps Again - T-Bone Walker
19. Midnight Blues - T-Bone Walker
20. Long Skirt Baby Blues - T-Bone Walker
21. T-Bone Blues - T-Bone Walker
22. Alimony Blues - T-Bone Walker
23. T-Bone Shuffle - T-Bone Walker
24. Bobby Sox Baby - T- Bone Walker
25. I'll Always Be In Love With You - T-Bone Walker

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New Features of Mobile Facebook

Ok, I knew that I could post and send messages via my phone on Facebook, but I realized tonight that when I have responded to notices on my phone that people posted on my wall that I was sending messages to their inbox to them instead of back to their wall. I now know how to post back to their wall. Go figure!

Time for a New Post

It is hard to believe but the summer has ended. My last post talked about spinning into Summer... that has come and gone. Wow! I have not posted anything in a LONG time! Well, now I find out that Facebook allows for Blogs so it sparks me to once again start up posting blogs on my site. Go figure!

This time we will see if I can post more often than once every couple of months. My goal is to post at least once a month. I think that sounds familar from what I posted back in May. Well, it was a very busy summer!

We moved into our new house as I mentioned in the post from May. We just received new furniture today and things are slowly coming together. We have had fun with rain storms with gutters overflowing and some water in the basement, but we are enjoying Topeka lot. I never thought I would say that, but it is true. It helps that many of our friends live in Topeka which also means that instead of working on our house we are out having fun.

More later as I plan to update this at least once a month. It might not be anything more than a update of songs I am listening to on a certain day from Rhapsody. If you do not have Rhapsody, check it out! I use Rhapsody to-go all the time!

Ok, enough for tonight. Later....

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Spin into Summer

I seem to be spinning as we enter the summer months and have partially moved to Topeka. It is interesting and crazy times as we prepare our Lawrence house for the closing on June 8. We had a lot of fun in the Lawrence house over the last four years... hard to believe. I can still remember many parties and good times in that house. It will definitely be worth it to remember that house and take it in my memories and pictures for the future.

Along with the new house also comes more work to be done around the house. So far the motivation factor has not been there and so boxes are not being unboxed, flower bed has weeds, the usual. I can tell you that it is much better to not have to commute an hour (total) each day. Instead it takes me about five minutes to get to work. Carrie drops me off on her way to work and picks me up on the way home. Granted getting use to not having a car and not being able to go out at lunch to run errands is taking a little getting use to... but not having to drive back and forth to Lawrence is great!

It is almost June and the summer will be half-over before we know it. I was remembering the other day how last year in June we drove to New Mexico and what a great time it was there. If you ever have the chance to go to New Mexico ... jump on it and go! Great and beautiful place!

Work is still challenging and fun. It keeps me thinking each day I am there on my feet and constantly challenges me for the better. I am interested to see where our new director (who is great BTW) takes us with his vision and business sense. I know it will be great places...

Well, I wanted to post something on here before May ended. My goal is to try and post at least once a month... possibly more if something is bothering me... I have not had a chance to listen to much music lately, but I will start posting my music blogs again soon.

Outta here...

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Opera on a Thursday

We attended a opera at Washburn University ( last week and it was very enjoyable. This led me to listen to some opera some this week. Here is what I am listening to today....

Opera on a Thursday:

1. Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - Air on the G-String - J.S. Bach
2. Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 - Molto allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3. Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 - Allegro con brio - Ludwig van Beethoven
4. Dôme épais le jasmin à la rose s'assemble - Leo Delibes
5. Apollo et Hyacinthus - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
6. Bastien und Bastienne - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
7. Mitridate, re di Ponto - Allgro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
8. Mitridate, re di Ponto - Andante grazioso - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
9. Mitridate, re di Ponto - Presto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
10. Lucio Silla - Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
11. Lucio Silla - Molto allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
12. La finta giardiniera - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
13. Il re pastore - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
14. Idomeneo - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
15. Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serial - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
16. Der Schaupieldirektor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
17. Marriage of Figaro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
18. Don Giovanni - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
19. Cosi fan tutte - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
20. Magic Flute - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
21. La clemenza di Tito - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I remember when I was little my Mom use to take me to operas because she enjoyed them. I never did find a liking for attending them and usually ended up falling asleep. Well, that might all have been because they were in Italian. I had no clue what they were saying and it put me to sleep. I understand today a lot of opera's have video screens displaying the translated text to English. This would help a lot and I am willing to give opera another try.... all thanks to the first opera put on at Washburn University.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Things Out of our Control

As we progress through life and our every day tasks we come across many different things that we have absolutely no control over. A couple of items come to mind right now.

We are trying to sell our house. We think it is a hot item on the market and we had a lot of traffic from people when it first went on the market over a month ago. Now the traffic has dwindled to one or two people a week... if that! We have a limited ability to get people into look at our house, but ultimately it is up to advertising and word-of-mouth to get them in our house. To get a offer on our house that is a completely different story. So far the planets and stars have not lined up for us to get that offer on our house. Will it come eventually? Sure! Will it come soon.... we do not know nor do we have control over that fact.

The Kansas City Royals had a horrible season last year... one of the worst in MLB history. While they have not started off bad this year they did lose a game against New York yesterday afternoon that they should not have let slip away. Just as I pull for the Royals I also pull for Kansas basketball, Washburn sports and anything else that is relevant to a sport I follow or a event I am dedicated to. Do I have control over the outcome of the Royals or whether Kansas wins the National Championship? Of course not! No matter how I feel that wearing my "lucky" shirt or doing the same routine will help MY team advance to the ultimate goal of a title... You and I both know it does no good but make me feel good when they do succeed. Again, completely out of my control no matter how hard I cheer... no matter what I wear... or how distraught I am with the team... no changes.

The last item that while I feel I have control over I ultimately do not have control. That is major decisions at work. Purchases, leave time and other related items. These may be simply for employees that work for me or for ISS. I am certainly not in a vacuum and I do feel I should check with others before making decisions. It simply feels like making decisions at work requires many hoopes to jump through instead of simply making the decision. Instead of taking a day or two to make a decision it takes weeks or even months to make a decision. I am all for gathering the facts and basing the decision off of those facts... This can be frustrating not only for the person waiting on the decision, but also for me who has to relay the information to who ever asked for that process.

The joys of selling a house, cheering for a sporting team and being in a work environment. It can be a lot of fun for all areas and it can also be frustrating.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

We may be too old for this

Late night. Loud music, smoky bar, inappropriate dancing with friends. An uncontrollable urge for pancakes at 3am. We were saved from feeding our faces by sleepy Javier.
So, yeah, we've pretty much done nothing all day today.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Birthday musico!

John totally surprised me with an early birthday present. I have an Ipod! We have had fun playing with it, creating playlists, etc. I think I picked out a case. The OtterBox. Very carrie-proof, scratch-drop resistant. And waterproof, which means we can use it this summer at the lake or on the boat without worries. Or in a year or two out by our future pool!
I should be doing laundry or something but I am picking out some songs to download...

I Turn My Camera On - Spoon
The Way We Get By - Spoon
Forca - Nelly Furtado
Jolene - Ray Lamontagne

We are going to Laughing Matters tonight with a group of friends and looking forward to it. Next time, we are going to get 4 tables and invite more people. Good time.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Cool Funk for a Friday

What I am listening to on a Friday afternoon after lunch. Using Rhapsody as my player...

Cool Funk for a Friday:

1. Trouble - Ray Lamontagne
2. Ain't Life Grand - Widespread Panic
3. King Without a Crown - Matisyahu
4. Is This Love - Bob Marley
5. Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
6. Such Great Heights (LP Version #2) - Postal Service
7. Inside Of Love - Nada Surf
8. This One's For You - Ed Harcourt
9. Pink Moon - Nick Drake
10. Lover, You Should've Come Over - Jeff Buckley
11. Please Forgive Me - David Gray
12. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
13. The One I Love - David Gray
14. Unbelievable - Craig David
15. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - John Legend
16. Home - Marc Broussard

Peace out!


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