In case you do not see her post, Cee is taking a break for a few weeks so she won’t be posting any questions for the weekly Share Your World. I have decided to leave my fate in the hands of the readers. I will answer four questions from you the reader and use that as my Share Your World post for this week. Depending on the response I may continue it each week until Cee returns with her questions for all of us. By all means I am not trying to replace Cee, she does a great job with the questions and I look forward to her return.
So here is your chance dear reader, submit your questions and I will pick four questions from all that are submitted. I will then post my answers Thursday. Submit as many questions as you want, the more questions than the more variety to pick the four to answer. You can submit your questions via the comments. Now If I don’t get any questions than I will have to resort to plan B, which I have not figured out yet.
I look forward to your questions, I hope you have some fun with them.
I must thank Petite Magique for giving me the Best Moment Award
I have no clue what this award is, but for anyone to take the time to recognize what I have done I appreciate them for it.
Like all awards I must thank the one who bestowed it upon me, so thank you very much Petite Magique for the award, for taking the time to read what I write and comment. I appreciate very much that you do stop by my blog. You have such great poetry and wonderful pictures that I am in awe when I read your posts.
This is the part I hate the awarding it to others, I think all the people I follow and read are great in their own ways and I don’t like leaving people out or giving it to people who don’t want to participate. I apologize if I give it to someone who does not want to participate.
Once Upon the Wings of a Dragonfly-this person is kind enough to listen to my show and offer advice on ways to improve for which I am ever grateful.
Fat Bottom Girl Said What-her son is moving away for the summer, I can relate in a very small way as my son will be heading to college in a few months.
Wrestling Life-more great poetry.
The rules, in case anyone is interested, are as follows:
- Winners re-post this completely, with their acceptance speech. That could be written down or video recorded.
- Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW list of people, blogs worthy of the award, and winners. Notify them the great news.
- What makes a good acceptance speech?
- Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way.
- Humour. Keep us entertained and smiling.
- Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives.
- Get an idea from the great acceptance speech, compiled in MomentMatters.com/speech
- Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award
Today is Armed Forces Day in the United States, it is a day to honor all those who serve in one of the fives branches of the military. It is a day to recognize those who sacrifice a tremendous amount to protect the United States. This is not a day to make judgements about wars and should the US be involved or not, because these men and women do not make that decision, they do as they are told. I live in a very heavy military area, I see many of these men and women every day and I see the sacrifices their families make when they are deployed. I can not thank them enough for all they do.
Most countries around the world have a day to honor their military personnel, I would ask my readers from abroad to find out when yours is, and thank someone in the military for the service they do for your country.
I was at a fundraising event this morning and one of the bands playing was Vets in Tune. The four guys who make up the band are all military vets and all are disabled in some way, but that did not stop them from putting on a great show. They did a great BB King cover and cover version of Prince’s “Purple Rain”
This week on Front Range Radio I am featuring the music of Megan Burtt. She first started playing instruments when she was six “experimenting with melodies and rhythms on her grandmothers piano.” She won a song writing competition at the age of 16. She first performed when she was 17 at a coffee shop where she had a two-hour set and had to play every song she knew to fill the time. There was no turning back after that. Life threw her a curveball after she moved to Mississippi to learn the blues. Megan went through a life threatening illness. She moved back to Colorado, with the illness behind her she stepped out to record her first full length CD “It Ain’t Love” that was released in 2010.
I asked Megan what she feels when she is performing; she loves performing live Megan said, she loves connecting with people live in front of her, and there is nothing like the energy one gets between the audience and the band. It is her preferred method of performing. Megan pointed out that being an independent musician there is so much to do to run a small business that performing live is what reminds her that she can spend 80 hours on a computer and have it be ok because she will get to perform a great show at some point.
Her CD is a good one, Vintage Guitar Magazine in June of 2010, described the CD as “Dark Pop with a heady country tinge and rhythmically charged under layer” The CD has some good guitar riffs, great vocals, and lots of emotion. Don’t believe me, just check out the opening notes for the song “Pay it Now” in the video below
Or the opening riff in “Habit”, which I think is a great video. A behind the scene, if you will, day in the life of Megan and her band The Cure for Love
Megan is currently working on a follow-up CD, that should be released later this year. In the meantime you can download “It Ain’t Love” from iTunes. To learn more about Megan visit her website http://www.meganburtt.com Please tune in Sunday night at 6:00pm Mountain Time to Front Range Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/frontrangeradio to hear songs from the CD and part of the interview I did with this talented artist.
I sit here at my computer with nothing to say
So many ideas and thoughts run through the brain
Yet now they wont come out, they wont show their face
Why have they disappeared, or were they ever really there?
Have I fooled myself into thinking I have such great prose to share
When in reality I have nothing but ramblings of a mad man.
Thoughts on peace, on music, or on life fill my head during the daylight
The sun sets, the ideas disappear much like the last rays of light.
So here I sit at my computer again with nothing to say.
Today started a week and a half of various graduation activities for my two sons ending with a party the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. One is graduating from 8th grade the other high school.
Nine months ago this week seemed so distant. 18 years ago and 13 years ago these events seemed impossible. The time is gone.
Time the one thing man can not get back. We can get our honor back, our reputation, dignity, but time is the one thing we can never get back. All of the would of, should of, and could of are just that.
I have four years left with my youngest and less than three months with my oldest before they go away to college. There is still so much I would love to do with them but time is the enemy.
I hope everyone took time today, May 14th, to celebrate National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Yes there is a National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Hallmark is slipping because I didn’t see any cards that I could buy and send to all of my friends. No mattress stores had National Dance Like A Chicken sales today nor did any furniture stores that I saw. What a shame. No commercials from car dealers with a guy dressed up as a chicken either.
I celebrated today by having home-made chicken quesidalla. I guess I really was not supposed to eat chickens today being as it is a national day for them. Sure I probably should have played the Chicken Dance song that seems to get played at every wedding, but I hate that song and I really hate the dance too. No I think I will fear for my life listening to Ghost Chickens in the Sky
While you still have time hurry out and hoist a beer or chicken leg in honor of Dance Like a Chicken Day.