Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Revue on Bob Seger!

Yes it has been a very long time since I did  a revue on a singer. Yes I have been doing albums but not about them. So I decided to do one on Bob Seger. I like his music very much.

Bob Seger born on May 6th, 1945 in Dearborn Michigan. He was raised by his mom and dad and has a brother named George.  At age six they moved to Ann Arbor Michigan. Then at age ten his father walked out on them and his dad moved to California. Left his mom to raise both of them.

Bob did attend school and he did graduate high school. While in high school he was on the track and field team.

He is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and a pianist. He does write songs for other artist. Bob Seger was inspired by Little Richard, Elvis and James Brown. He recorded songs that dealt with blue-collar worker theme. 

In 1961 Bob had a three piece band called Decibels. Bob was on the guitar, piano, keyboards and lead vocals. Peter Stanger was on guitar. H.B. Hunter was on Drums.

Here is a list of the other bands Bob Seger was in-
The Town Criers
Doug Brown and The Omens
Last Heard
The Bob Seger System
Then he went Solo
The Silver Bullet Band in 1973

In 1973 Bob went back to Detroit to form the Silver Bullet Band. Then in 1974 with The Silver Bullet Band they released the album Seven. In 1975 they released Beautiful Loser. In 1976 they released Live Bullet this album had Turn The Page on it. In 1978 Bob co-wrote Heartache Tonight for the Eagles and this single went to number one.

In 1980 he released Against The Wind, 1981 he released Nine Tonight. This had three albums. This album sold over five million copies. In 1983 the song Old Time Rock and Roll was in the movie Risky Business starring Tom Cruise. In 1984 he wrote and recorded Understanding for the film soundtrack Teachers. In 1986 he wrote and recorded Living Indide My Heart for the film and soundtrack About Last Night starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore.

In 2001 the song Old Time Rock and Roll was named one of the songs of the century. In 2004 Bob Seger was Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2009 he released what we thought might be his last album called Early Seger Vol 1. In 2010 he was on one of Kid Rocks album Born Free. He on it along with Sheryl Crow, Zack Brown Band, Martina McBride and many others. In 2011 he does have a new album coming out or it may already be out called Downtown Train.

He does have to tour dates for in November. I can't believe it he has been singing since 1961 to the present and he is still going strong. Yes there are some songs that I do not like but most of his music is really good. If you are really a true fan you have his albums. Unless like for me my ex sold all my albums. So now I have to try to get them back some how.

I would really like to hear what you have to say about my revue. I am like always going to leave you with a video. Thank you for taking your time and reading this.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Back To School!

I can't believe it is this time of the year already. It seems like we didn't even have a summer again. I don't know if it is me or not but it just seems like the summer's are going really fast these days and the winter's are just hanging around a lot longer.

I am just so happy that I don't have to buy school supplies for all three of my kids anymore. I do have my youngest daughter to get it for. She is going to be starting her first year of college next month. She can't wait to start her classes. She is still living with my boyfriend and I but she is going to a Technical College. She knows what she wants to major in for her degree. I am so proud of her.

She had a really hard time in high school but she did graduate back in June. It was really nice to see my youngest to graduate but sad at the same time.

My boyfriend and I also have his son going back to school he is going to be a freshman in high school. He is looking forward to going to high school but he also had a hard time last year in school. He starts school next week. Last week I took him and his mom to the high school to get his class schedule. He has a busy schedule and I pray he will make sure all his work is turned in this year.

Yesterday was my day off of work and I spent it doing back to school shopping. So much for me relaxing and getting the house cleaned. I went school shopping for two kids and I couldn't believe how much I spent when I got to the checkout. I know one thing I did good was bought a whole box of spiral notebooks. Kids go through them so fast with writing notes and drawing instead of using it for there school work. I also can't believe that the kids in high school need a scientific calculator for math classes. When never could use a calculator in high school. The calculators are not cheap either.  This is the time it is cheaper then later paying regular price.

I know one other thing is when the kids get into the higher grades they need less supplies. I remember when my kids were in grade school and I spent twice as much for school supplies.

I hope everyone is done with there back to school shopping. I know I just can't wait until the kids are back in school so I don't hear I am bored anymore from the kids. I would like to hear your comments about this.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sorry I Haven't Written On Here!

I really feel bad about not writing on here. I have so many ideas to put on here but I just don't have a lot of time in a day to write them anymore.

I just started a new job the first of the month and I have such weird hours there. I start anywhere from 7am to 11am and get off anywhere from 4pm to 7pm. Then when I get home it is time to get dinner going unless my boyfriend or my daughter started dinner for me.

Then see how my boyfriends day was at work and see how what my daughter is up too. I want to spend time with them when I get home. To me my family comes first then my blog comes second. That is why I haven't been putting much on here this month. Last week my boyfriend surprised me and he took me out for dinner. It was a day that neither one of us wanted to cook dinner and we just wanted to go out. My daughter was up north by her brother. So It was just the two of us at home. It was really nice to go out for dinner and not have to worry about cleaning everything up from dinner.

I just don't want anyone to think I forgot about posting anything on here. I am going to try to get an album revue on here this week. There is one that I have wanted to write about for awhile and I plan on getting it done. I just wanted to let you know what has been going on for me that I haven't posted anything. I am really sorry.

Friday, August 19, 2011

This Happened At My Work Yesterday!

I had no idea this was going to happen at work yesterday. When one of the guys told me this was going on I was about to laugh. There was one girl and four guys.

Yes this is what you would see at a baseball game. I never thought I would see this at my job. I asked the  guy that was walking in front of them if he was going to cook them later and he said yes.

They had to walk around inside the store and outside the store from 10am to 2pm. People were coming to take pictures of them. One of the guys mom came to take pictures and I asked him to send the picture to my email so I could write this.

One little girl was screaming when her mom took her to close to them. I thought that was really sad because she didn't know what was going on. The little girl only looked like she was two year old.

I just couldn't believe the people that came to checkout say that the reason they came in the store was to see them. I was so shocked. One guy waited until they came off a break to see them and get a picture. I will tell you one thing the store made money with the people that came to see them.

When they went to go outside they had to bend in half to get out the doors. I was laughing so hard when I seen that. People were giving them hugs along with the pictures. It was so neat to watch them. They had a lot of fun doing that too.

I just wonder what is going to happen next at work!♥

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Revue on Randy Owen's Book Born Country!

If you are a fan of the group Alabama this is a book for you to read. Randy goes into very good detail about how he grew up and how him and two of his cousins started their band. I am going to tell you some of the book to give you and idea of how the book is. I really enjoyed this book a lot.

He was born December 13, 1949 in Alabama. His parents owned a cotton farm. Randy is the oldest of three kids. He has two younger sister's. While growing up he had a very christian life style.

His dad played the guitar and his mom played the piano. So he did have the music growing up and that is all he wanted to be is an entertainer. He never thought he would be a lead singer of a band he just wanted to be in the band playing his guitar. His parents would go around to different churches and play the christian music. They went in about a hundred miles radios.  When Randy got his guitar and his dad showed him some cords on it then Randy started to play with his parents.

Randy did get his schooling but didn't graduate with his class. He did graduate high school a year later. Randy is a very family oriented man. His dad had gotten sick and Randy figured his dad needed him more than him going to school. So he was helping his dad pick the cotton in the field instead of going to school. His junior high school principal found out and asked him why he is not in school. Randy did try to go back but the principal at the high school would not let him back in school. Then the junior high school principal called the high school and Randy was let back in school. He graduated high school and went to college and got a B.A. in English and a minor in Spanish.

The first name of the band was called Young Country then was called Wildcountry. The band was basically in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They played in a bar called the Bowery. This was a regular for them and they played anything that the crowd wanted to hear from Rock to Country music. They played here all year round and while Randy was in college. They started here in 1973 and Randy was writing music and playing that there too. The only day they had off at the Bowery was Sunday's.

In 1975 Randy and his wife got married. His wife grew up all over her father was in the Army. So she went to school all over the world. But one day her mom and some other ladies said that there was a band playing at the bar. And his wife wanted to go and here the band. That is how they met.

In 1980 three record labels called them. The labels are RCA, Capitol and Columbia. They chose RCA and they stayed with them the whole time they were singing and going on tour. Things really started looking really good for the band. This is the time they changed the name to Alabama. Randy, Teddy, Jeff and Mark really made a name for themselves and fast. Now everything was moving so fast for them.

The day they were suppose to go and sign with the company Randy got a phone call that his dad had past away. Randy couldn't drive back home so Teddy took them home. All Randy wanted was his dad to see how he made it with his music and he wanted to take his dad flying. There was so much that Randy wanted to do with his dad once he made it in the music business but was never able to do it. Randy never had time to grieve for his dad. He had to leave to start the tour for Alabama. So Randy wasn't really in the mood to go on tour but he did  it for the band. The band was doing 280 dates a year.

No one in the band ever did drugs or drank alcohol. In 1994 Randy was rushed to the hospital. He was awaken by a jet flying over the house very low. His wife woke up and said that Randy looked really pale and his heart was racing really fast. His wife called a friend of hers and she was a nurse. Her friend told her to get Randy to the ER really fast. It sounded like he was having a heart attack. Thank the lord it wasn't that he was having an attack of exhaustion both mental and physical. He just had to take it easy for awhile. They also think it could something to with the fact that Randy never got to grieve for his dad. 

Alabama always had a way to give back to people for helping them make it so big. Alabama gave back with charities. Like June Jam, Celebrity Softball, Golf Tournaments, Helping the Farmer's, St. Jude Children's Research. Along with St. Jude's the have a radiothon to raise money for the kids. There is over 280 radio station's that take one or two days to play music and play conversation with the kids and there families. They have raised over 500 million dollars in on year for the kids for research for the different illnesses. Alabama also received and award for all the help that they have done for the kids. Randy also goes and talks with the kids and the families at the hospital.

Their Farewell Tour was for forty cities in 2003 but ended up being a two year tour. They had gotten such and enormous response during the tour that they added another forty shows for 2004. They remember people coming to their very first shows wearing Lynyrd Skynryd t-shirts. This was really different for them. They just thought at this point in there lives they wanted to leave while on top. They didn't want to be starting to hit bottom when they left. During this tour Randy had gotten sick again. Everything started to spin on him. He had gone to the doctor and no doctor could find out what was wrong with him. It was Vertigo that is light headedness or dizziness. But he made it through the tour.

The band had a lot of awards like Entertainer of the Year, Group of the Year, Country Music Hall of Fame, Star on the Walk of Fame, Entertainer of the Decade and sold over 73 million albums and countless miles on the road away from the family. They also have over forty number one hit songs.

Randy was also friends with Dale Earnhardt. He was suppose to go and see him race the day Dale died. But his son had a basketball tournament and he went to go and see his son. Randy and his wife also went to Dale's house for New Year's Eve and having a great time there. Randy is also a Packer fan.  

I am leaving you with Alabama's very first video when they were called Wildcountry. This also has Randy's son in it. The song is called Tar Top. I thought this was just the right video to put on here it is their very first video and song. I hope to hear what you thing of this revue.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My Revue on Bob Seger Stranger in Town Album!

I remember getting this album and my parents had a fit. They didn't like it because he had long hair. I told them it is the music that I really like I didn't care what he looked like.

I really like all of his music it don't matter what song it is he has great music. I am going to keep this short today so I am getting started with the songs.

Here is what I think of each of the songs-

Hollywood Nights- This is a great song one of my favorites. The music in the song is so awesome and his voice to go along with it can't compare to anything else.

Still The Same- This is a ballad but is a great song by him.

Old Time Rock and Roll- This is a great song but yes way over played when it came out. But I still like to listen to it once in awhile.

Till It Shines- This is a good song. I do like it but wouldn't listen to it all the time.

Feels Like a Number- The beginning of the song with the music is awesome. This is a really good song I do like this one.

Ain't Got No Money- I really like the beat of this music. But the lyrics I don't care for on this song.

We've Got Tonight- This is a ballad but it is an awesome song. I can listen to this one all the time. Kenny Rogers did a remake of this song too.

Brave Strangers- I like the music in this song. I makes you want to get up and dance to it.

The Famous Final Scene- I like the music in the beginning. This is a ballad but a really good song and I really like this song a lot.

I know this is a short revue today but I am still going to leave you with a video. I would like to hear what you think of this album!♥

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Revue on John Mellencamp Album American Fool!

Yesterday I was going through so many albums to figure out which one to write about. So I have not wrote about John Mellencamp at all yet so I decided to write about this album. Yes this is before he changed his last name. This is an awesome album by him.

I remember when this album came out and I went to get it. I really like this album a lot. I was listening to it and my dad told me to turn it off. He didn't like the music at all. So when I would listen to the album I had the volume down real low so it would not bother him.

Here is what I think of each song on the album-

Hurt So Good- This is one of my favorites on this album. I know it has been over played but a great song. Just the beat of the music makes me want to dance.

Jack & Diane- This is another great song on the album and another of my favorites. The beginning with just the music is so good. It also tells you about a relationship. Listen to the drums that is great.

Hand To Hold On To- This is a really good song. I really like this song a lot. He has a way with his songs to get you to really like them.

Danger List-  This one I really don't care for. I don't know why but I don't.

Can You Take It- This is another one I really don't care for.

Thundering Hearts- This song is not bad I do like it. It is really different not like an other kind you would hear. The music is great.

China Girl- I really like this song. The music is great on this song and it is a little slower almost like a ballad.

Close Enough- I love the beginning of this song it is really different. This is a really good song I do like it.

Weakest Moments- This is a ballad song. Not to bad of a song but not one of his best on the album.

American Fool- The title track of the album is a great song. I really like this one.

I don't know what is is about him. I just love his music it is great music by him. I don't know if is something about his voice or the music that I really like or if it is a combination of both. He has a lot of great music out there. I would really like to hear what you think about his album so please leave your comments. I am leaving you with a video.

Monday, August 8, 2011

My First Grandchild's Baby Shower!

Saturday was the baby shower for my first grandchild. We didn't know if it was going to still go on. As of Thursday when my son called me I found out my granddaughter is due any day now.

My youngest daughter, my ex's youngest daughter, my boyfriend and I left Friday after I got off of work to go up north for the baby shower. As we were going around Milwaukee we got stuck in an hour of traffic. Come to find out that there was a seven car accident by the zoo. A three hour trip took us about four to four in half hours. I had a seven year old and a eighteen year old in the back seat. But we finally made it.

Then Saturday was the baby shower and I was able to see some of my family. I was able to see my older daughter, my mom, my younger sister, my boyfriends mom, my oldest niece and her daughter and a friend of the family that is like a sister to me and her daughter. It was really nice. This was the first time my boyfriends mom got to meet my family and it is the first time she met my kids.

My son's girlfriend was doing really good. You could see in her face that she was very uncomfortable. That is because the baby has dropped and she is crowning already. She made it through the baby shower and everything was really nice. There was three games that we played and the food was really good that she had. As you can tell by the picture she really got a lot of gifts.There was a lot of Winnie the Pooh things because that is what the baby's room is going to be. My mom had gotten a really pretty Winnie the Pooh lamp for the room.

Everyone had a really good time. When it was over my mom, my boyfriends mom and I went outside to wait for my boyfriend to come there and we really had a good time just talking. The seven year old told me when my boyfriend got there to have him go inside and get her. So I told him what she said to me.

My youngest daughter stayed up north because she wants to be there when the baby is born. But after the baby shower my boyfriend, my ex's youngest daughter and I came home. It took about and hour just to say good bye to everyone.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I Finally Found A Job!

Yes I can't believe it after looking for a year I finally found a job. On Friday I had gotten a phone call for an interview on Saturday. I went to the interview and I got hired on the spot. This was so shocking and I was so happy. Monday I had orientation and today was my first day.

Today it was so boring going over all paper work and watching videos. I was so bored I almost fell asleep. This is for a grocery store cashiering and I have done cashiering since I was sixteen years old. So I do know what to do. But you have to go through all of this for the job. I have more paper work and videos tomorrow. I just can't wait to actually be working on the register so I don't fall asleep. But I shouldn't complain since I do have a job now.

But one thing is my boyfriend will not know what to do with himself while I am at work. He has to pick me up after work. But he will be coming home while I am still at work. He will be lonely until he picks me up. He will just have to get use to it so I can help him with the bills. I love him so much for his patients with me looking for a job this last year. He is such a sweet man and I love him with all my heart.