Welcome to 2017!

Well – the new year is here at long last! With it, it brings me to some little items of high importance…

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Bring on Saturday March 18, 2017!

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.

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Jimmy Buffett – My Top 3 Songs

Jimmy Buffett is a legend when it comes to true music of the 1970’s…. I am going to share my top 3!

  1. Margaritaville:
    Jimmy had a way of making story songs from what he saw in life – this was one of those songs!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGNpjDmiHvc
  2. Come Monday:
    Come Monday has always been a favourite of mine – it resonates with me as Monday is one of my favourite days…. NOT!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGw_hrlaOY
  3. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes:
    Changes in Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes is one song I love as it sums up my life!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7JpxavO9NE

This is my top 3 – are you a JB fan? What songs do you like???

Country Music Review: You Made Me Stronger – The Long and Short of It

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!

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You Made Me Stronger – The Long And Short Of It
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Patsy Toop and David Baird – The Long And Short of It

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.

Chorus:
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!

Rating: 5/5

In closing this blog, here is the film clip for Latter Day Cowboy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i5M6aDOS2w

Take Me Home – The Life and Music of John Denver

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

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An introduction to this amazing musical insight into the life of a man taken way too soon:

Five Positives – 29/10/15

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:

A song with meaning – A Dream or Two by Charlie Landsborough

Tonight, I want to share a song with some meaning….. one of my favourites! It’s called A Dream or Two and it was written and performed by Charlie Landsborough. Here are the lyrics!

Charlie Landsborough live in concert, Dubbo RSL Club, Dubbo, NSW, Australia 19/5/2013
Charlie Landsborough live in concert, Dubbo RSL Club, Dubbo, NSW, Australia 19/5/2013

If ever you’re alone
And life becomes a stone around your neck
And hard times beckon you
In your heart
Always carry a dream or two

Don’t let the shadows creep
Into the hope that keeps all fears at bay
And luck will favour you
In your heart
Always carry a dream or two

Chorus:
A dream is a magic boat
That keeps your soul afloat
A dream’s a prayer the angels wrote
And only those with loving hearts can see
So open up your heart and dream with me

I’d gladly throw away
The gifts that yesterday has given me
If only I could be with you
In my heart
I still carry a dream or two

Chorus:
A dream is a magic boat
That keeps your soul afloat
A dream’s a prayer the angels wrote
And only those with loving hearts can see
So open up your heart and dream with me

I’d gladly throw away
The gifts that yesterday has given me
If only I could be with you
In my heart
I still carry a dream or two

In my heart
I still carry a dream of you