Tired and Peaceful

Anyone who questions why sitting around all day could possibly tire one out has never sat around all day with a loved one in the hospital. But I suspect that pretty much everyone reading this knows exactly what I’m talking about…and if you don’t, you will, someday. It’s like, inevitable. Emergency rooms and hospitals fascinate… Continue reading Tired and Peaceful

Fort Stockton High School Band (1968-1969)

This is the third in a series of four posts spotlighting music from the Fort Stockton (Texas) “Pride of Pantherland” High School band. [Jump to: 1966-1967 | 1967-1968 | 1969-1970] These posts will span the school years from 1966-67 through 1969-70, corresponding to the time yours truly (and MLB) spent in the band. I’m doing this as… Continue reading Fort Stockton High School Band (1968-1969)

NYE 2014

Well, this is certainly not how we planned to spend New Year’s Eve. I’m sitting at the computer, hammering out one last inane post while listening to the sounds of The Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy and of Debbie making chili in the kitchen. There’s nothing wrong with any of those things – in fact,… Continue reading NYE 2014

The Happy Together 2013 Tour: An Irreverent Review

The Happy Together Tour 2013 (hereinafter referred to as “THTT13”) bopped into Midland’s Wagner-Noël Performing Arts Center last Wednesday evening. This was one of only three stops in Texas for the show, the others being Austin (of course) and Stafford (say wha?…if you have to google Stafford to find out where it is, don’t feel… Continue reading The Happy Together 2013 Tour: An Irreverent Review

Elizabeth Cooks…musically speaking, that is

If you don’t listen to the Outlaw Country channel on Sirius XM*, you are likely not familiar with Elizabeth Cook, who hosts a daily program called Apron Strings**. Like most of the on-air “personalities” on that channel, she’s also a professional musician, and an intriguing one at that. I think of her as Carrie Underwood’s… Continue reading Elizabeth Cooks…musically speaking, that is