Twelve Things Tuesday: 05/05/2015

Twelve Things Tuesday: 05/05/2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here in San Antonio, it’s not the prettiest of days to celebrate, but I’m sure people will find a way! But to the list: ONE: Since this will be the third week, that something A&M will not only be included on this list, but at the top, I guess it needs to be made into a tradition! But really, this deserves to be at the top because of how amazing and important it is to highlight. For the 39th year, the Corps of Cadets at Texas…

@ the Moment: Playlist Update

@ the Moment: Playlist Update

Back in February, I did my first musical-related post in quite sometime. I concluded that post with one of my Spotify playlists called “@ the Moment”. I keep this playlist towards the top of my list of playlists. More often than not, it’s where I throw new songs that I really have been loving, old songs that I hadn’t heard in a long time but need more of in my life and then random ones I stumble across while browsing through Spotify that I can’t imagine my day without! It’s…

Song Request Please

Song Request Please

Do you sometimes randomly start thinking about a song, then listen to it several times in a row? And later in day do you hear it on the radio? Oh my goodness, this has been happening to me so often! I can understand this happening with newer music, but the kinds of songs that usually pop in my head randomly are the country gold kind of oldies. Most recently, this was the case with “From a Jack to a King”. Yesterday, on my way to work the catchy little chorus started rolling off the…

Dear Mr. Johnson & Park,

Dear Mr. Johnson & Park,

First off, THANK YOU for coming to San Antonio! But really, ever since I left good ole College Station, there has been a void in my life. And that void would be live Texas Country music. Sure, there are some shows, but not near the amount as compared to College Station. It’s really almost a tragedy. A bit of an exaggeration, but live Texas Country, is usually an inexpensive form of entertainment that involves beer and a dance floor. If that’s not a perfect night out, I don’t know what…

A Voodoo Queen and Old Country Music

A Voodoo Queen and Old Country Music

This might be the most crazy, old country song I have ever heard. This is not my first time hearing this interesting tune, but I’m not lying or over-exaggerating when I say that it has come on at least four times this week. Ever since I happened to play it when I was looking for a Bobby Bare song, it has come up several times. But I guess that’s how it always happens. Down in Lou´siana where the black trees grow, lives a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau. She got…

Sing, Dance, Drink to Waylon

Sing, Dance, Drink to Waylon

Musical Monday…oh wait never mind. How about we call this Tuned-up Tuesday? I totally meant to get to this post last night before or after my softball game, but obviously either real work or entertainment got in the way. Whoops! But here the deal, Waylon Jennings is the man. Yesterday in the car, I was tuned into 104.9 FM, which is the same as 680 AM just on the FM side of things, and I realized just how often a Waylon Jennings song comes on. It’s easy to forget just…

Gruene Hall on a Sunday Evening

Gruene Hall on a Sunday Evening

Let’s get one thing straight, I will dance to anything. Country, swing, tejano, hip pop. Two-step, three-step, half-step, waltz. I’ll do the boots scoot and boogie, I’ll wobble, shoot I’ll even throw in a little cha-cha slide. I don’t hide this love for dancing at all just read a few other posts from this blog! But there is something undoubtedly pretty special about dancing on an old wooden floor to a live band on a Sunday evening. And you know what? That is just what I got to do Sunday…

You Can’t Go Wrong With George

You Can’t Go Wrong With George

Monday is not over! And this week’s Musical Monday is here :) And who can’t go wrong with good ole George Strait? On my way home from my softball game tonight I was flipping through both the AM & FM stations and then I happened upon this gem: If you know anything about me, I’m a sucker for a dancehall. If you see me not dancing, you best come over and ask me for a dance if you want to get some points from me! Just this weekend, Grandma and…

Kindergarten 101: Naptime & Reading Logs

Kindergarten 101: Naptime & Reading Logs

Crap! It’s the second to last day of July. Where the heck has my summer gone?!? While in college I remember realizing how fast semesters would fly by. Then later after I graduated and realized this only got worse. While in elementary, middle and high school, I wanted the time to fly by so fast. I wanted it to be summer again or I wanted to hurry up and be older. Now I realize that there is no slowing it down. However, yesterday afternoon I felt like a kindergartner again!…

Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

Another day older…. true. Deeper in debt…. fortunately false! Thankfully the headline is not hinting at my current misfortune but indeed one of my favorite songs. Tennessee Ernie Ford’s 1955 hit “Sixteen Tons” has been one of my favorite oldies since I first heard it. It has a catchy tune and great lyrics. When you get down to the words line by line, they are oddly applicable to many modern situations at hand today, which is why I believe this song to still be so popular to cover amongst artists….