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Elvis Presley Quote on Values

Tuesday , 16, June 2020 Comments Off on Elvis Presley Quote on Values

Earlier today I was taking an online course titled, “Decision Making and Problem Solving” that is offered by my employer. It has the usual points this type of course would contain, but also includes points that we, as emergency managers making decisions that affect hundreds to thousands of people impacted by disaster, would also have […]

Today is June 21, 2018; the official first day of Summer 2018 (even though we hit 100 summer-like degrees already here in Austin, Texas back on June 2nd). And Summer, aside from beaches, road trips, and summer-themed drinks, is made up in large part of music. Songs that we associate with getting rid of the […]

Music of My Life – China Grove

Saturday , 31, March 2018 Comments Off on Music of My Life – China Grove

On the same Saturday a couple of weeks ago that I visited The Alamo and the River Walk in San Antonio, I also took the opportunity to visit a place that has been on my “bucket list” since 1973 when I first heard about it through the hit song of the same name, “China Grove”, […]

Best Buy announced recently that they would stop selling music CDs in all of its stores by July of this year, while Target is considering moving to a consignment only deal for any music CDs it sells. The news has a lot of people asking if music CDs will be no more. When I heard […]

Fifty-four years ago today The Beatles had their first number one hit in the United States with “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and the British Invasion was underway. I was 8 ½ years old at the time and since we didn’t have iTunes or Spotify in those Dark Ages, we had to settle for […]

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper “Hold On Tight” Music Video

Friday , 7, August 2015 Comments Off on “Rowdy” Roddy Piper “Hold On Tight” Music Video

On last Monday night’s WWE RAW show and Thursday night’s WWE Smackdown show, they played this song with a video montage tribute of clips from the career of the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. It fit perfectly with his pro wrestling career. When I went searching for the song I came upon the original music video, […]

Welcome Summer Solstice – In The Summertime

Sunday , 21, June 2015 Comments Off on Welcome Summer Solstice – In The Summertime

Happy Summer Solstice. Here’s Mungo Jerry and their only hit song in the U.S. from 1970, In The Summertime.

It’s difficult to believe it has been 30 years since “Easy Lover” was released. That’s half my lifetime ago! But it’s still one of the songs on my “Favorites” playlist to this day. Back when it was first released I was already a fan of Genesis, the band Phil Collins was a member of, and […]

Cold, Celtic Thunder, Fantastic Four & Jogging

Saturday , 31, January 2015 Comments Off on Cold, Celtic Thunder, Fantastic Four & Jogging

I’m finally beginning to feel human again, after a week of whatever this cold/flu illness was that I had. I’ve still got a bit of cough and congestion and I’m still feeling very tired, but at least I don’t have all those things magnified along with the aches, fever and headache I went through most […]

Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley

Thursday , 8, January 2015 Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley

Today would have been the 80th birthday of Elvis Aaron Presley, had he not passed away on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. My mother was a huge fan of everything Elvis, so from an early age I grew up with his presence in my life in the form of his music in […]