Monday, April 11, 2011

Hi again

Anyone else getting tired of winter? Around here it has been a roller coaster the past few days; we get a half foot of snow, then it turns sunny for a day, then it snows again, then it is sunny, until you don't know what the weather is like until you look outside, and if you wait a couple of hours, you better look again, because it may have changed. (Damn, that was an awfully long sentence, with too many commas.)
I was finally able to hobble to the gym today and do some work on the machines; I still can't use a treadmill because of the pain in my left leg, and I don't dare use the free weights. Still trying to get the strength up in my bad shoulder so it will be ready when spring finally comes.

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Saw this little item the other day; if the reviews on it turn out well, I may have to look into one, especially for that price. Check out some of the stuff you can do with infra-red.

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Have you seen the people that the Stupid Party (Republicans) have been coming up with? I think Tamara pretty much sums it up better than I could express it.

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I see the feds are still battling about the national debt. There is no way they are going to come up with a good solution; you cannot pay off something when the money out is more than the money coming in, and anyone who thinks just raising taxes will solve it is an idiot. The government has raised taxes in the past, and it never works, because they do the same thing that some families do; when they start making more money, they just start spending more, so it doesn't help them relieve the debts at all. Both parties will do their song-and-dance, make a lot of noise, and not solve a damn thing. I have a bad feeling that the charade will go on until the camel's back breaks, and then we will have an economic crash that will make the Great Depression look like a party. I hope I'm wrong.

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A bunch of oldies in this batch.

"Waltzing Matilda" by Slim Dusty
"Society's Child" by Janis Ian
"Lovely to See You" by The Moody Blues
"Maggie May" by Rod Stewart
"Lazy Bones" by Leon Redbone
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
"Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith
"Lady Willpower" by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
"California Nights" by Lesley Gore
"All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix

Anyone around in the sixties should remember this group.




A lot of her songs were "bubble-gum"; this was one of her best.




What can you say about this version? It speaks for itself.







7 comments:

Kenny said...

Good choice of music. Yes I am tired of winter. Healing can take so long sometimes. I hope and pray that you continue to heal.

meleah rebeccah said...

I'm so DONE with crappy weather. But at the same time - the nice days seem to put my allergies into overdrive!

My favorite on this list is
"Maggie May" by Rod Stewart!

James Higham said...

You all Democrats out your way?

BobG said...

Kenny: thanks for the good wishes

Meleah: my wife has allergies also, and they are just starting up

James: most of the state is conservative (especially the LDS people), and tends to vote Republican. There are areas that have a lot of Democrats, however.

thesouthtexaspistolero said...

Good stuff. "Maggie May" is on my wife's list of songs she'd never care to hear again, but it's my favorite from him.

IMO, Hendrix's version of "All Along The Watchtower" is the definitive one; I seem to recall Dylan himself thinking the same thing. I would love it if the radio played more of JH's songs than that, "Purple Haze" and "Fire," though.

...there's a red house over yonder, Lord, that's where my baby stays...."

MauserMedic said...

To express the boundless joy and positivism that is me, I'll say this: we are headed for s**tstorm of massive proportions, and nobody at the top has the balls or the intelligence to do anything about it (when one relies on Keynes to get out of fiscal trouble, it is clear that ideology trumps reality). I'm stockpiling and mending fences with the extended family, cause things are going to get lean for most of us.

terri said...

Definitely ready for summer here!

Maggie May is one that brings back good memories!