Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - UPDATE

I was rather pleased with the photo I chose for my latest installment of Wordless Wednesday. I took the picture in a hurry and didn't have time to zoom in. The result is a rather distant view of the aircraft as it made it's approach to the Cumberland airport.

Here is a close up of the 'Nine O Nine', a B-17-G heavy bomber.

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, April 27, 2009

What a Face

Jackson had his first encounter with spaghetti the other day. You can see the results for yourself.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Sort Of

Photographed this along PA. Route 522 last summer. Apparantly the owner of this barn/shed has issues.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One of Life's Little Dreams Finally Comes True

I've loved these guys for 30 years...YEAH I'M OLD...wanna make something of it? Anyway, now I'm gonna finally see them in concert and I'm taking Goody Two Shoes and Skippy along. We're actually killing two birds with one stone. We wanted to go out and see the boy and since Cheap Trick is playing in Nashville, we figured why not?

Speaking of Skippy, here he is from a few years back. Who says I never raised the boy right?

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. There's a couple of bands opening up for Cheap Trick...some guys called Def Leppard and Poison.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Remaking the Classics...part 2

My wife, aka Goody Two Shoes, saw my earlier post about remaking classic songs and wondered why I didn't include Elvis' Don't Be Cruel, and Cheap Trick's remake? Okay, fair enough, so here we go. Personally, I like Cheap Trick's version, but all you ladies will scream for Elvis.

And if my cousin...the Elvis fan sees this...don't shoot the messenger!

My Little Buddy

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Remaking the Classics

Should the classics be remade? I wonder about this whenever I hear an old song remade. I've heard some and been okay with them. And I've heard some and just cringed. I nearly wrecked the car once when I heard Norma Zimmer (of the Lawrence Welk Show) come over the radio singing the Beatles 'Yesterday.' And then there are other remakes end up sounding better than the original. Below I leave you two examples that I think are better than the original. I also give you one that I'm not so sure of, even though I like the remake.

Here's the original by Patsy Cline

And the remake by LeAnn Rimes.

I don't think LeAnn does that bad. How 'bout you? I love Patsy's music, and she single handidly opened a lot of doors for future generations of country music's brightest female performers. But I think you gotta give a slight edge to LeAnn.

Here's another example. Sammi Smith singing Kris Kristofferson's Help Me Make it Through the night.

And here's Martina McBride, with an intro from Kris himself.

This one's a slam dunk in favor of Martina. She just sings it with so much more heart and soul. But that's my opinion. What's yours?

Lastly.... Here's one from the Fab Four.

I've always loved the Beatles and this song. And until the day I die I will always regard them as being the greatest Rock 'n Roll band in the world! Better then the Stones, the Who, the Dead, the Eagles, Skynyrd, INXS, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, N'SYNC(if those clowns can be called a band) and even these guys (who I love)...

...Here's Cheap Trick with a Rockin' remake of Day Tripper. Check out Rick Nielson's guitar!

Oh, and here's a little added treat.

Here's Gretchen Wilson & Alice in Chains taking a classic and turning up the voltage! Check out who comes out to play with them!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Lil' Buddy Crawls

Nine months old now and the fun is just beginning.

His mother is gonna need track shoes to keep up with him once he really get the hang of things. Wait 'til he starts walking.

Here's a shot of him getting a bath. I couldn't resist.