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Jan 3

The Song of Songs

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, January 3, 2014 in Entertainment, Open Thread, Social

No, this isn’t Biblical. Not even close.

A few days ago, the entire family was warbling to the songs on the radio. We do that. Anyway, a discussion about the best songs ever written began. So did my headache, but I don’t think it was in relation to the topic. Quite a few classics were mentioned, some so great as to almost obscure the artists’ discography. The question asked by Hubby was, if you were able to claim one song written in the past 50 years as the only one you would ever write because you could never do better, what would it be?

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Several were mentioned:

  • Dust in the Wind, by Kansas
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen
  • Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today, by George Jones
  • Wheel in the Sky, by Journey
  • American Pie, by Don McLean

So, my friends, which song would you pick as your definitive, ultimate, can’t-top-this-ever song? :D

Jul 26

Ice Picks at the Ready

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, July 26, 2013 in Open Thread, Social

There is nothing I hate more than having an accidental earworm.

NOTHING!!!

Ok, that may or may not be an exaggeration. But it does come close.

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It’s like being Chekov in The Wrath of KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!

So, what it your worst earworm ever? Go ahead and post links in the comments, but remember you may get moderated if you post more than two.

And Rebecca Black counts :D

Hat Tip: My friend David.

Jul 30

Saturday Groove

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Music, Randomness

Once again, I got nuthin’. But it’s Saturday, and since I’m cleaning, I will have some music playing. So, I thought I would share my awesome taste in music with y’all :D

Now, for something with more pep:

And finally, winding down after a long day of laundry and scrubbing toilets:

And yes, I’m drinking coffee in a cup with a saucer, and my pinky is out!!

Have a great Saturday :)

Apr 17

Citizen Soldier

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Everyday Hero, Music, War

(Guest post by LC Draco)

As a soldier who has been Reserve, National Guard and Active….this video (yeah, it’s a bit old) still makes my eyes mist a bit. It used to be (Pre 9-11) that the Guard and Reserves were considered second class soldiers. I know, because when I went from Active Duty to a short stint in the Guard, I had the same opinion. We all used to hear stories of Reservists and the Guard guys taking beer chests and coolers to their two week AT (Annual Training). And hell, they only met one weekend a month!! How can you be ready for combat with THAT limited time?

But I can assure you that mentality WILL never be like that again. Some Guard and Reserve units have deployed more than most Active units. I have personally trained Guard and Reservists on going on their third, fourth and fifth deployments. (I also deployed as a Reservist, so I have seen the look we get from Active soldiers! Little did they know I still had more Active and combat time than they did!!)

But to the video….and BTW, 3 Doors Down did this video for FREE!!! They did not ask for ANY money from the National Guard!!! TRUE PATRIOTS!!!

(I personally love the Blackhawk coming in with an Apache package support!! Been there, done that!!! And it IS a rush!!)

“Hope and pray that you never need me,
but rest assured I will not let you down….
I walk beside you, but you may not see me….
The strongest among you may not wear a crown!”

Bonus points if you can name the left shoulder patches in the first scenes without Google!! HINT- it is NOT New Mexico! And I trained this unit! :D

Mar 13

There Are Signs Everywhere

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Everyday Hero, Music, terrorism, War

Yesterday, I was taking the kids out for dinner, and Eldest brought up a group whose music she and her brother enjoy. I was tickled by the band’s name, Five Finger Death Punch, and we were talking about the origins of the name, and the movies where we had heard the term. She came home, and pulled up YouTube for a bit, to listen to it. As I sat there, listening to it, I started thinking of those far away from us, doing a job some Americans are too bitter to do. And my heart hurt.

This morning I find a YouTube link in my email. Same group, same song, and my heart broke all over again:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBMT3OMEPwk

Thanks to LC Draco.

Jan 4

Gerry Rafferty, RIP

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in Entertainment, Music

We lost one of the greatest singer/ songwriters today. Gerry Rafferty died at the age of 63 after a long illness. He will be missed. My absolute favorite of his:

And who can forget this one:

I think I’ll go cry in my beer.

Thanks to JohnD.

Nov 26

Weekend Open Thread

Posted by ArmedGeek on Friday, November 26, 2010 in Open Thread

Time for healing the Orange and the Maroon…

And for something completely different…

Update [ArmedGeek]:

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Aug 20

Soothing the Savage Breast

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, August 20, 2010 in Open Thread

Can I pick an awesome post title, or what? I was sitting here listening to Vivaldi’s La Quattro Stagioni, and it came to me. Kinda goes with the blog theme, in an artistic way. Anyway, I started thinking of all the music out there that has the power to make us feel calm, loved, and just downright groovy. What is your favorite song? Favorite type of music? Favorite band? And no, Light My Love Pump by Spinal Tap doesn’t count ;)

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.  ~Ludwig van Beethoven

Jul 31

Show them to me

Posted by ArmedGeek on Saturday, July 31, 2010 in Entertainment, Teh Funny


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May 26

This place could use a little more Johnny Cash

Posted by ArmedGeek on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Entertainment

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