Musical Monday - 4/26/10

What's on Dad's iPod - Part 4

It's been a crazy fast month, hasn't it? Well, to slow things down a little bit let's take a trip back to 1964 where a young group of guys recorded one of the best songs my humble opinion :) The Animals did not write The House of the Rising Sun, but they do have the most popular and recognizable version of it. The lead singer claimed that it was originally written in the 16th century, but the oldest known recording was in 1933. It's like many old folk songs, passed down generation to generation and was almost lost had it not been for a Alan Lomax, who was the curator of the Archive of American Folk Song for the Library of Congress. So let's thank Alan Lomax for keeping this song in our history and The Animals for making such a great version of the song that transcends time and genres.

The Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Musical Monday - 4/19/10

What's on Dad's iPod 3

You can't go wrong with good ol' Neil Diamond. A lot of people don't care of him, but I have to say that I'll listen to him anytime he's on. Probably his most famous song, 'Sweet Caroline', was released in 1969 and still to this day is played at many sporting events. I don't know why it is played at sporting events, but that's pretty awesome that a 40 year old song is still played regularly. In 1970, Elvis Presley covered 'Sweet Caroline' and everybody loved it so he kept it in his set list for many years. Please enjoy this classic tune and have a great Monday!

My Sweet New Monitor

Look what I got the other day! Work generously gave me a 23" Sony monitor. It's great...I can multitask like crazy now...don't know if that's a good or bad thing. :-)

Musical Monday - 4/12/10

What's On Dad's iPod: Part Duex

What can you say about Roy Orbison? I love listening to pretty much all of Roy's songs, but one of my true favorites and his most famous song is 'Pretty Woman'. Roy's voice is so entrancing; I get lost every time I listen to this song. I have to say that my favorite performance of Roy's is one from 1988, Black and White Night. I've seen this performance on PBS a few times and I can't pass it up whenever I see it on. Heather and I bought my dad the DVD and CD of 'Black and White Night' for Christmas one year and it's a great package deal.

And without further a due...

'Pretty Woman' by Roy Orbison


Heather and I have some news for everyone.
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Garden Update

Look how big our plants from seed are now. They are really taking off and I'm stoked about getting our garden setup this weekend!

Musical Monday - 4/5/10

Well hello April! This year is just flying by, isn't it? So I decided to start a little series in April entitled, "What's Playing On Dad's iPod?" This month we will dive into my dad's iPod and see what he's listening to.

Today's selection is a great doo wop oldie from Gene Chandler. 'Duke of Earl' is a classic tune that will get you tapping your foot, almost uncontrollably. This song makes me think about when I was younger and dad, mom, my cousins, Addie and Amy, and I would go fishing we would all be in my dad's 1966 Chevy Nova (my first car by the way) and we would be jamming to all the classic oldies. We all loved hearing this song and we would all sing the backup singers parts. Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl... Memories...

Now on with the show.