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…

Howdy to Another Monday

Howdy to Another Monday

Happy happy Monday! Looking like another beautiful Monday here in San Antonio. After such a gorgeous weekend, it was awfully hard to want to go to work this morning. Of course I’ll have to post later about my shenanigans this weekend, but that will have to wait for now. Because, right now is my Musical Monday feature! I have been working on trying to come up with a calendar for this blog so that I can stay focused and not go so long between posts. Last week my post was…

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….

At Thirteen: I was Reading in Church and She Was #6 on the Charts

At Thirteen: I was Reading in Church and She Was #6 on the Charts

And to think I felt nervous standing up at the lectern in church reading to two hundred or so parishioners a couple of readings?!? Its marbles compared to what she accomplished at 13! “Who is she?” You may ask.  Well I am referring to the- Tanya Tucker, hailing from the great state of Texas. What an artist. At 13, she passed on the opportunity to record “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” in order to record “Delta Dawn.” I think this gamble worked out in her favor in the…

Walking on the Fightin’ Side of Me

Walking on the Fightin’ Side of Me

This year I participated in a scholarship committee for an Aggie organization I am apart of here in San Antonio. Anyhow, this committee consists of 15 or so Aggies, classes spanning from 2012 (me :)) all the way back to class of 1958. That a 54 year spread. Pretty impressive at that. When we were conducting interviews a few weeks back, it was our job to ask questions to get to know these candidates a bit more beyond what grades, test scores and a résumé will tell you. These questions…

I think I am in Love….with a new band!

I think I am in Love….with a new band!

Ok in no way, shape, or form, would you call them a new band. But oh they are new to me! How ever did I live my life without knowing of them???? A pure shame my 23 years of life have been up until now. Yes overstatement of the day I am sure, but I’m being serious when I say I L-O-V-E this band. And this said band is………………Drum-roll, ladies and gents………………….. The Mavericks See I told you they weren’t really a new band, but humor me, please. This whole…

Blue Ain’t the Word for the Way I Feel

Blue Ain’t the Word for the Way I Feel

Another weekend is in the books for 2013. We sure are getting awfully close to some important holidays, aren’t we? This post is for Grandpa… and well any other person out there who enjoys and appreciates good, honest music. I would say specifically country music but the artist I am featuring is known for some great crossover tunes. A long time ago, Grandpa told me that Ray Price was his favorite singer. Naturally since then, he’s been one of mine too. Such an honest voice. His songs are magic to…

Making Mends.. Sorry Dad

Making Mends.. Sorry Dad

Good morning Friday! You look so good. You really should come around quicker ever week, you know? But seriously. I am beyond excited that the week is over. My sister is coming to town and a great weekend is promised. Well, well, well. Back to making mends. It seems I have gravely upset my father. You see last Thursday when I posted my Top 7 Old Country Songs I thought long and hard on my picks. I tried to pick different songs so that I would have a great variety…

Top 7 Old Country Songs**

Top 7 Old Country Songs**

** that will be sung at my family’s Christmas Christmas really is right around the corner! Scary, huh? This Monday I had a meeting about our Christmas charity event. Yes, Halloween is over and now it’s onto Christmas. It is seriously the first week of November! Let me enjoy the fall weather first before I think about snowmen, elves, Santa Claus, and nativities! But that got me thinking about how much I love getting together for Christmas with my family, well actually any holiday or reason in general! When the…