May 26th, 2007

Bruce, Caroline

Random Music Thoughts

Recently a friend tipped me off to a music download site where you pay 9 cents per song. I have no problems paying for my music, but the problem has always been that these sites aren't overly accessible. This particular site is, accept for the payment process, which requires you to enter one of those annoying codes. However, because you create an account and establish a balance, you don't have to go through the graphic problem very often.

So, lately on the radio I've been hearing the songs by Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington, two of the contestants from last year's American Idol. I loved Kellie from the beginning and was disappointed to see her voted off. Now though, I've heard two of her songs on the radio, and she's got an album out. Bucky was one of those people that I don't really remember all that much, but I like the song that is currently being played on the radio. The two songs that I've downloaded though are the Kellie Pickler song I Wonder, and Bucky Covington's song A Different World. I've mentioned in past entries that I really like songs that tell a story, or have some kind of message. I never really listened to either of these songs completely. I mean, I listened to them on the radio, but I never really paid full attention to the words. Kellie's song is a song that she's singing to her mom who left her when she was little. She's wondering what her mom would say to her if they ever met again, and if she'd even recognize her. One line that I really think is sad though is where she says "Cuz I look in the mirror and all I see Are your brown eyes looking back at me. They're the only thing you ever gave to me at all." Later in the song she says "Forgiveness is such a simple word but it's so hard to do when you've been hurt." Bucky's song is more about what life used to be like before people started getting worried about kids getting hurt, not being allowed to participate on sports teams, things like that. I really like both these songs, not just because of the words, but because of the meaning. If you ever have the chance to listen to either of these I'd highly recommend them. If people aren't able to get them, I could probably find the words and post them if people are interested..

And, yet another random thing that just popped into my head. Does anyone remember the song Dear Mister Jesus? It was sung by a girl who was five years old, and it talked about child abuse. I have it as an MP3 file and I've always thought it was neat.

Anyway, I've got dishes to wash, and I'm thinking about making potato salad today so I'm going to go away for now but I just wanted to write a little bit about a few of these songs. Later everyone.
Bruce, Caroline

My Saturday

Well, I ended up not making potato salad. After posting my other entry I did go and do the dishes, or rather, the dishwasher did most of the dishes, and I did a couple of things by hand. Then I decided that I was going to do my laundry because I want the next two days to be completely lazy days. Tomorrow I plan to sit around all day cuddling with Taz and Cally and doing whatever else I want to do, and Monday I've been invited to a little party-type thing with food on the grill and all kinds of other good stuff. Once I finished the laundry I went to hang out in the lounge for a while and people started talking about this delivery place that apparently has good pizza. I decided that it sounded like something worth checking out so I called. The guy that answered knew the address of this building very well, and was more than willing to go over some of the food choices since I'd never ordered from there before. I ended up getting an order of deep fried mushrooms, and some lasagna and garlic bread. Now I'll have enough food for tomorrow too so I don't have to even do much cooking accept for warming up the mushrooms and lasagna in the oven. I don't want to use the microwave to heat the mushrooms, and the lasagna is in a metal container and I really don't feel like starting any fires, so it'll be the oven. I'm really picky about my lasagna. Normally I like a thicker consistency where it holds together really well. This was definitely not a thicker sauce, but I was happy to notice that there weren't any big chunks of tomato or onion or anything, and the tomato sauce wasn't overpowering. So, all in all it was a really good meal, albeit a rather late one since I didn't get to eat until about 9:00. Now I'm just sort of letting the food settle before I go to bed.

While doing my laundry this afternoon I started reading Crisis by Robin Cook. I know that at least one of you has read Marker, (or at least I think so), and Crisis is the sequel to that one. I've gotten both books from Audible, and they're read by George Gordell. I'm not particularly fond of his voice, but once I start getting into the book I don't really hear him anymore. That doesn't happen often, but I'm definitely glad when it does. So now I'm hooked on yet another book. I'll probably spend tons of time reading it tomorrow, but I need to watch four and a half episodes of The Young and the Restless first. I know, I'm a hopeless soap junkie. SMILE!

Anyway, I think I'm going to post this and get ready to go to bed. The bed is calling to me, and so is my Book Port. Later everyone.