Songs I’ve Lived – Floor Jansen – Alone (Cover)

Yes, this is another post in the “Songs I’ve Lived” series. And that’s because I definitely know this feeling deeply, personally, and repeatedly. The version most people know is by Heart and is great in its own way. It’s very energetic and very 1980s. This version with Floor Jansen is slowed way down, has no electric guitars or drums, and uses only Floor’s voice and a piano (played by a member of her first band who has a Knighthood and operates his own recording studio) to reach in and push so many emotional buttons…

As I said in an earlier post, sometimes I’ll explain the backstory with people, places, and history. Sometimes I won’t. A few of my friends will probably know the details on this one. But I’m not going to give details here or now.

Click, listen, and drink it all in.

Just Good Music – Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

One of my cool memories from my time in trucking is the time I was approaching the Alabama border and this song came on the satellite radio 😎 And sealing in the awesomeness was seeing the road sign that said Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama right as the chorus came on 😉

Songs I’ve Lived – The Rolling Stones – Mixed Emotions

So, I’ve decided to start a few series of music & song related posts. This one is for songs that have fit parts of my life entirely too well during times in my life over the years 😎

Now, I might go into deeper details of exactly WHY and HOW a particular song fits in. You might just have to use your imagination 😁 That said, I’ll try to explain it 😉

In this case, I’ve been a Rolling Stones fan for quite a few decades. This one fits in a few ways. My brother has been a Rolling Stones fan for my entire life. I’ve been a fan since I can remember. We’ve been to five of their concerts together. The Steel Wheels album was released in August of 1989 and I had it on CD in high school and I always thought this was an awesome song.

Now, that last paragraph is entirely true. But that’s not the whole story. Go through the lyrics and you’ll see there’s a deeper meaning. As in relationships between a couple of people.

Yes, it goes that deep and much deeper. No, I’m not going to fill in those gaps.

But it’s definitely a song I’ve lived more than once!

Pinnacle Peak

My V-Star 650 Classic at the Pinnacle Peak shooting range

Ya know, there’s things I miss about San Diego and Vegas. But there are things I love about Utah. We get snow here, but not usually enough to be a real problem. We have incredibly beautiful scenery. There’s a bunch of public land and a few outdoor shooting ranges like the one at Pinnacle Peak where this pic was taken. And I get to take Ember shooting and fishing among other things 😊
Stay tuned for lots of other fun stuff 😎

Adventure Riding

My V-Star 650 Classic out on the Wedge Overlook back in 2012

Back in 2012 when I moved up here from Las Vegas, I decided to take a ride on some dirt roads my motorcycle was definitely NOT made to travel. This pic is from the Wedge Overlook on the San Rafael Swell. Click here to see the Wedge Overlook on Google Maps 😉

This was an especially fun ride because I nearly crashed several times. Please understand that I had no cell service and nobody knew where I was or what I was doing LOL! Good times 😎

Hazy Shade of Winter Today

Today reminded me of one of my favourite 80s songs. It’s a cover of a Simon and Garfunkel song called Hazy Shade of Winter by The Bangles.

As you can see, the terms hazy, drab, gloomy, icy, and snowy all describe the weather and overall feel of the weather in central Utah today.

Now, for those not familiar with the song, I invite you to click above and see what a difference a song makes 😉 This is what I think of anytime the weather turns like this and it always brightens my day 😎

The Cockpit of an SR-71 Blackbird is Pretty Cool!!!

It’s been quite a few years now (IIRC about 15 or so) since I stumbled into the opportunity to have a seat in the cockpit of an actual SR-71 Blackbird. I’d gone to the airshow at March Field in SoCal with my friend Adrienne. We went to the March Field Air Museum first before going to the Air Reserve Base across the field.

Now, I knew the museum had an SR-71 Blackbird. I didn’t expect to see a ladder with a sign saying it was $5.00 to sit in the cockpit! Still near the top of the fastest times I’ve had my wallet out and near the top of the best $5 I’ve spent LOL!

Good times 😎👍

New Camera!

Let’s face it – Most people aren’t too into point and shoot digital cameras these days. It seems like everyone only uses the camera that’s built into pretty much every cellphone these days.

I have a couple of Samsung tablets (the cameras aren’t great, but they’re there) and an iPhone 8+ (which has decent cameras). So why did I get a separate camera?

First off, this camera was on clearance for about $25. There are plenty of times when I’m taking pics that expose the camera to a distinct risk of damage/destruction/loss. I’d much rather deal with the loss of $25 than losing something much more expensive.

Secondly, this new camera has 32GB of storage, a good long-life rechargeable battery, a tripod mounting socket, and importantly a five power zoom.

I think it’ll be fun and interesting to see the differences between images from my phone, tablets, and this new camera.