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Well – the new year is here at long last! With it, it brings me to some little items of high importance…
I will be travelling to Brisbane in March to spend a week relaxing and see this amazing duo from Ireland in concert – this trip will complete the trifecta of capital cities on the east coast of Australia.
I still have a few little things to sort out for this trip – going to visit Sea World on the Gold Coast and do one of their amazing Animal Adventures…. I have not chosen which one as yet as they are all amazing! Then I have to book my flights – will be flying with Jetgo Australia again.
I had the honour of meeting Patsy Toop and David Baird, the members of The Long And Short of It, while I was in Tamworth. I purchased a copy of their album, You Made Me Stronger and what an album it is!
Songs I really enjoy is Fifty Bucks And A Case of Beer and Latter Day Cowboy – Latter Day Cowboy is a song that I really relate to as it’s the story of a boy who became a truckie.
Now he don’t wear spurs that go jingle
He don’t spend his nights around the fire
It’s diesel oil that his horses require
He is a latter day cowboy
Dressed as a truck drivin’ man
Driving his wheels and his dreams to shine
There’s a lot to like about this duo – Patsy is the Long and David is the Short…. but their musical talent doesn’t stop with their albums. No sir – their live performances are as awesome as their album performances. I had a moment to listen at Tamworth and they rocked their concert – would highly recommend seeing these guys if you can!
Well – it has been a long time coming but this amazing musical, starring partially sighted NZ singing sensation, Bevan Gardiner, is on it’s way back to Australia. Will keep you updated with tour dates – I do know Thursday March 17, 2016 will be Dubbo’s turn to see this musical masterpiece. See this website for more info: Take Me Home – The Music and Life of John Denver – DRTCC
An introduction to this amazing musical insight into the life of a man taken way too soon:
Tonight, I just want to share the positives from today! I am looking forward to sharing more of these as days go on!
1. I love the thought of being able to travel – travelling is a positive thing for me!
2. Having the ability to type how I feel is awesome – it’s one step on the road to recovery
3. The road to recovery will be slow – I plan on looking forward, not looking back
4. People may look at me weird – but I am me and the me I am will not change
5. I have learnt that music is a good relaxant – I listen to my iPod as soon as I arrive home from work to unwind from the fast-paced environment of work!
With that, I will close out this post with one of my all-time favourite Garth Brooks songs:
Tonight, I wish to share a newly found song from one of America’s most understated bands, Confederate Railroad. Confederate Railroad are a country rock/southern rock band from Chattanooga, TN, USA. Current members of CRR are Danny Shirley, Bobby Randall, Rusty Hendrix, Mark Du Fresne and Wayne Secrest.
I have decided to do a second post in this series today – this time, I have chosen Rita MacNeil and Anne Murray doing one of my favourite songs from Rita, Flying On Your Own. I dedicate this to all of the amazing ladies who follow my blog (Lydia, Pascale, FreeByrd, Linda and Heidi)
This time, I am featuring the late great Rita MacNeil and the Men of The Deeps Coal Miner’s Choir doing Rita’s big hit, Working Man – I also wish to dedicate it to the LeBrasseurs (Pascale, her husband, Jon and their daughter, Emily)