Many have been asking where to get your Electric Green Send Me Backstage T-Shirts.
Look for me August 26th from 1-2:30 with Zombie John's at Countryside Campgrounds in Mogadore. They will have plenty for you to check out and enjoy from the Massimo Line-up and all your powersport needs... Countryside Campgrounds is amazing. Come sign up for Hardy/Lainey Wilson and Dylan Marlowe Tickets at the Covelli Center and show off your future country concert tickets to get your Send Me Backstage T-shirts.... Here's just some of the fun goin' on... Let's Go!!!
I love a really good tomato and it's that season. So here is a great guide on how to pick out the BEST tomatoes possible!
Look At The Tomato PIE!! - (My brother made this)
Over the past number of years Sam Hunt has written, recorded and produced some big songs. He was - at first especially - highly influential with other artist in Nashville as they watched his big early successes. It soon seemed that everyone had to have their own "Sam Hunt Sounding Song." It soon became very apparent that sound and style works for Sam and not other established stars who have their own identity, sound and style. And that trend with them wore off pretty quick and they resumed regular programming - mercifully. I mean you are who you are. And being fair, Hunt himself has evolved as an artist, and his sound has adjusted as well. Full disclosure, Sam Hunt's music has hit and missed with me over the years, but I don't think that makes me unique. Hunt can be a very polarizing artist. But I have really liked some songs too. I loved Water Under The Bridge the single before this, and I like this as well. Hunt is an original for sure, and his style works well for him. So grab a coffee and earbuds and check out - Outskirts!
Box Office Results - Barbie - 33 Million - (4 Weeks)
#2 – Oppenheimer - (18) #3 TMNT - (16)
#4 MEG 2 - 13 Million
New This Week - Strays (Rated R) / Blue Beatle / Back On The Strip
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - Will be available digitally on August 29th
Barbie - In 4 weeks - its domestic total to $526.3 million. Globally it has made $1.2 billion.
Margot Robbie - Is going to make about 50 Million for Barbie
Soon! - The live-action remake of The Little Mermaid will be available on Disney Plus starting on September 6th.
This Weekend – Check out my Country Music Memory Lane (link)
Also - My 50 Favorites Over 40+ Years This Week #19 (Link)
Plus - My Sunday Morning Song (Link)
If you were fortunate enough to see Morgan Wallen in concert in Ohio this past weekend, you may have been shocked to discover a big change in the country music superstar's appearance. Morgan Wallen has ditched his signature mullet hairstyle and is now sporting a buzzcut. He was seen onstage in Columbus on Friday in a red ball cap, to the conternation of those in the audience as well as on the internet. Fans have mixed emotions about this new look of his, and personally I can't say I'm for it. I have long hair and disapprove of most any haircut, but from what we have seen this is much more than just a trim.
Some have even gone as far as claiming that he is now bald, and that's a bit of an exageration, but honestly not too far off from the reality. He was quoted onstage midway through the performance addressing murmors about his new 'do announcing, "I didn't like my long hair anymore, so I shaved it off." In the past we've seen drastic hair style changes as such indicate instability and personal tribulations, but this doesn't necessarily seem to be the case for the artist behind chart toppers like Last Night, Whiskey Glasses, and Wasted on You.
This comes right after news has broken that Dan Symers from Dan and Shay also hit a barbershop to get a fresh summer cut. The verdict is still up in the air as to whether these have been impulsive decisions or not, but I'd bet many a consideration had come to both of their minds beforehand, especially with the forethought that some of their fans may be disgruntled. At the end of the day whether you're a public figure or not, it's just hair and it will grow back, but i believe we're entitled to express our opinions so long as we are nice about them. With his roots in Tenessee, you would have to imagine that Wallen is no stranger to the summer heat, but as a performer on stage I am sure the shorter hair does makes a difference.
Rejoice!!! The company has announced they will add a location in Ohio - their first here in the state. It'll be along I-70 just outside Dayton. As of now, the closest one to Northeast Ohio is off I-75 in Richmond,KY. The huge convenience stores and gas stations are award winning...including having the cleanest bathrooms in America!!! Ummm...THANK YOU!
I know people that SWEAR by Buc-ee's, so they are pumped for a roadtrip to Dayton! Read the story from Channel 5 here.
All my life, music has held a special place in my heart. When I was in elementary school, we were taught to play the recorder and "Hot Cross Buns" was my jam! We also had a few acoustic guitar lessons, which planted the seed in me to grow into the instrumentalist I am today. In 6th grade I picked up the trumpet and seemed to have a natural ability with it, but after an inability to play the Hawaii 5-0 theme song after only months of practice, I called it quits. That was far from the end of my musical journey, however.
Sometime around 8th grade, I picked up my first bass guitar and amplifier. I practiced often, and received instructional help from my good friends who were guitarists. After some time, I got to the point where I was capable enough to jam with friends and even perform in front of large audiences, and some of my best memories come from those experiences. I've played open mics, talent shows, and many a garage sess. I've had my fair share of failed attempts at creating a band that never got very far, but it was still fun.
As my talent grew, my gigging setup improved as well. I went from a cheap 20-watt amp to a 200-watt Acoustic brand one, and I love thumping on that with my nice Peavey Milestone III bass. I also acquired an acoustic guitar, and an electric guitar that my dad has had for nearly 50 years. As a bassist, I'm nothing exceptional, and that's completely okay by me. I pushed to the point where I can learn to play just about any song I want and that's all I really need. I was voted "Most Musical" by my high school as a senior, though I thought "Best Hair" would have been more accurate with my locks. I can't even read traditional music, but I'll take it either way!
I don't play as much as I used to with my busy life these days, but the therapeutic aspect of laying down some riffs is still invaluable for me. I have been saving my change in a mason jar for years now to get my dream bass, a Gibson Thunderbird, and I'm still far but no less committed to it. Aside from that, I aspire to improve at drumming and the ukelele, and maybe even learn to play that old banjo that lives in my closet. Whether it's an instrument or some other form of artistic expression, I encourage you to find something that makes you as happy as playing the bass does for me.
This weekend (August 12th & 13th) at Hale Farm, they will be having their Civil War reenactment. It is said to be the largest in the state! The participants will re-create the first battle of Petersburg, VA in 1864, and there will be many arts and crafts of the time available as well. Living history exhibits are a great part of the weekend as well.
I remember going to this one year with my parents when I was maybe around ten years old. My dad was big into the history of the time and so we went to watch the battle reenactments and check out some of the toys and other crafts that were common in the 1860s. While I may not have been totally interested in being there at a young age, I am now able to appreciate why it's important to know that part of our history. Here is the article from The Plain Dealer with all of the needed information.
I love caffeine. Energy drinks, soda pop, coffee: it's all great. Working overnights, I've always got something with me to keep my energy up, but there's nothing like that cup of mud in the a.m. Coffee shops are fine, but for me, nothing hits like a gas station Columbian blend with an excessive amount of creamer. By the 9th little cup of French vanilla I'm opening, I have to wonder if anyone's judging me!
Personally, I need an ice cube or two in there so that I don't burn my mouth. I will never understand why so many places serve it at the same temperature as lava; even the kids' temp is hot for me. I want to drink my hot beverage when it is served to me, not an hour later! Because of this, I wish I liked iced coffee, but it's just not for me. I do enjoy a nice iced tea with some raspberry.
What's weird about coffee for me is how directly influenced my consumption of it is based on the time of day. As soon as the clock strikes high noon, it's time for something with carbonation. I do the Dew, Monsters, Nos, and all that unhealthy stuff; on occasion I drink water!