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Friday, April 02, 2010

Southland in the Springtime

I've loved this song by the Indigo Girls, "Southland in the Springtime." And luckily, I had a big time springtime event in Illinois this week. Yes, Jim Inhofe, where is global warming when you need it? You got it this week. From 30 in the am to nearly 50 is something global warming, dude.

When I was younger (my mid-20's to mid 30's), I spent a lot of time in GA, and in the GA mountains, about the time the Indigo Girls were getting their music out.


Monday, March 29, 2010

In Memory of Nell Smith, My Momma

The first image is of a commoner's medal--the Bronze for teamwork at the 2010 Olympics. She taught all of us, that we win when we compete together in serious competition. I appreciate that spirit.

My momma, Nell Smith died a year ago today. There was a song she wanted played at her funeral, but my siblings had no visible appreciation of old school gospel country songs. I found a video of Carrie Underwood's "How Great Thou Art" that I wish existed a year ago for Momma's funeral. Momma loved that song. She was a winner against the great odds, just didn't receive a great medallion.

So, in honor of my momma, I hope you appreciate Underwood's version of "How Great Thou Art." I'm not a bit religious, but I admire spiritual songs, and great modern inteprets thereof.

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