Have I mentioned that I love, love, love Country Music ?
If you did not read the Becky Hobbs Post, this post might not make much sense. But then again, when have any of my posts made much sense ? It ended with a question: Does anyone know who Duane Sciacqua plays with now?
Here are some hints:
If you would turn around, we might be able to identify you.
Yes, that's Duane on the right pointing to us, but who's on the left ?
And there you are on the JumboTron...
Love that smile and the giggle in your wiggle.
That's Kelley on the left and Randy on the right, but who's in the midde?
Well, I think there is a Blogging Chicks Carnival today. To find out for sure, check it out HERE. If there isn't, I'll just have my own little carnival and call it "Sing Along with Swampy." Actually, I was asked once to sing back up...they asked me to back way up from the microphone.
Cerealously, turn back the hands of time to the 1960's. Picture a young couple walking home together from the shopping center in a small Oklahoma town. The young man tries to impress the young lady who is a talented musician and is already composing songs.
He says, "You know the Beatles will never make it."
That might explain the first autographed CD cover, "To my first flame...The Beatles Rock." Yes, that CD is to theHansMan from theBeckaroo.
Have you ever heard,"Angels Among Us" by Alabama?"This song was written by Becky and Mr. Don Goodman. Whether you believe in angels or not, this song has found its place in the hearts of many, mine for sure ! The verse with the childrens' voices always gives me goose bumps. If you have not READ THIS STORY, about what that song did, it is well worth your time to read it now. Becky's has also written songs recorded by Conway Twitty, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Helen Reddy, John Anderson...just to name a few.
This is where the Youtube Screens would appear, but since I still don't know how to embed them, just click on the links above.
I have listened to Becky's music 'ever since' marrying the HansMans. Because the stories she tells with her words and music are about life in Oklahoma, life in general, the Viet Nam War (Time Stands Still), dancin' with strangers, Paris France, the Cherokee People, Johnny Cash, and on and on, I have continued to listen and love it for thirteen years. Stevie Nicks has a Becky Hobbs' sound and no one can burn up those keys like Becky. Her music is a combination of Honky Tonk, Rock-a-Billy, Western Swing, Beautiful Ballads, and just Good 'Ole Toe Tappin' Down Home Country.
I had the pleasure to meet Becky last summer at The Inn at Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. (the only skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) She was dressed to the nines and I was in my pajamas. What an impression I must have made on my husband's 'old flame.'
Moving along to present day. Yup, that's Becky at our house poundin' those keys and makin' music like this place has never heard.
Just one quick Boogey Woogey tune before heading out to listen to ...
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ---Red Auerbach
"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But a musician paints pictures on silence." ---Leopold Stukowski
"I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hour, to show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with the light of love." ---Becky Hobbs
In keeping with yesterday's theme, differences in the male and the female brain, here are the words to a song that pretty well sums up the "male-brain-thing." I heard it on NPR many years ago performed by the Chenille Sisters.
Blowin' in the Wind
(a female perspective) - with apologies to Mr. Dylan
How many roads must a man drive down
Before he admits he is lost ?
Why when a man becomes married is he
Unable to find his own socks?
How many times will it take 'til he knows
He's seen the Three Stooges enough?
The answer my friend, I cannot comprehend
The answer I cannot comprehend.
How many shows can a man surf through
Before the remote burns out ?
Why does he think that an intimate gift
Is a Dust Buster Plus for the house?
How many sounds can a man's body make
Before he sleeps on the couch?
The answer my friend is take two aspirin
The answer is take two aspirin.
Why when we go for a romantic drive
Do we wind up at Home Depot again?
How many nights will he leave the seat up
So I land on cold porcelain?
How men really feel is a mystery to me
And probably a mystery to them.
The answer girlfriend is driving me to gin
The answer is driving me to gin.
TheHansMan is still in Stage ONE.
He didn't grow up...he just stood around a got big. And, obviously, he didn't ask for directions, either, or he wouldn't have ended up in this tree.
Now, go back and instead of just reading the words to that song, SING it. You'll smile for awhile, I promise, even if you are a guy.
Anyone up to writing a fourth verse? Or perhaps, you guys might want to compose your own song.
If you don't remember the "tune," here's a LISTEN.