Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Re: October Mixtape

Sadly, I just could get myself together enough for a mixtape this month. So, there will be no October tape.

HOWEVER! I'm already working on November's and it's shaping up to be pretty damn great. It'll be out on Monday, November 1, and I'm going to try my hardest to keep up a regular mixtape schedule (First of every month).

Thank you for your patience (or indifference)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cover Me Mondays: Statesboro Blues

If you're a fan of Blues music or the Allman Brothers, you know this song. Well, I happen to live in Statesboro, GA. I can see the William McTell walking trail from my back door. I live in the birthplace of Statesboro Blues. Some days, I have the Statesboro Blues. So as a tribute to our fair town, here's the original version, plus the Allman Brothers version you're bound to know, along with a few others. Enjoy.

Blind Willie McTell, 1928

Taj Mahal, 1968

The Allman Brothers Band, 1971

Bonus Bluegrass Version!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Free Font Friday: Halloween Edition

It has been quite a while since I've done a 'Font Friday' and with Halloween only a little more than a week away, I thought I'd do a spooky-themed version! Here are 6 completely free and spooky fonts!

Jack Lantern

Dirty Ames

Dead Secretary

And because it's by favorite show, and quite a good font for Halloween, I give you......

All of the above fonts are from DaFont.com.
Have a happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Humpday Listday: Excited For Fall

Here are 9 things that make me excited for fall. This list may seem like it's a bit late, but the first item on the list should clarify why it doesn't feel like fall here yet.

1. Cooler weather. It's still getting into the mid 80's here in good ol' Statesboro. I'd like for that to stop soon.
2. Going to the Fair and eating pancakes 'n' sausage, deep fried Twinkies, and cotton candy 'till I barf. (Heads up, the fair is in town this week, so this is probably happening tonight.)
3. Making a new wreath for our front door that borrows heavily from this very pretty one.
4. Young Frankenstein and Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween. It's a tradition.
5. V For Vendetta on November 5th. It's also a tradition. But this one has "V" cookies.
7. Breaking out the scarves that have been imprisoned in my closet and/or bottom dresser drawer for 9 months.
8. Thanksgiving with the fam. Mostly for my grandma's famously delicious Pumpkin Roll.
9. *whispering in a bad English accent* Harrrrry Potterrrrrrrrr! Is there a geek alive that isn't excited about Deathly Hallows?? Probably not.

Is it fall yet where you live?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cover Me Mondays: You Can Call Me Al

I must confess: I heart Paul Simon. I heart You Can Call Me Al even harder. It's in my top 10 favorite songs of all time. (Maybe that's a list I should put to paper sometime...)

Original, Paul Simon, 1986
The video also features a highly amusing Chevy Chase.

Jens Lekman, live, 2007

Noah and the Whale, 2008

Which is your favorite?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cover Me Mondays: Almost Grown

I'm still having trouble blogging regularly. Please be patient.

Here's another Cover Me Monday... on Tuesday. It would seem that I'm all about the 50's music lately.....

Original, Chuck Berry, 1959:

Chuck Berry with Keith Richards, 1986:

Cover, David Bowie, 1979:

PS... Do you know how many people have covered Johnny B. Goode? Wow.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cover Me Monday: Earth Angel

The Hubs and I got back late last night from St. Simons for our first anniversary, so I'm still trying to get myself together from being out of town. I have a few pictures of stuff from the weekend that I'll share tonight or tomorrow.... including the best ever anniversary gift from Chris' parents.

For now, I'm just going to jump right back into blogging, starting with what I missed yesterday....

Cover Me Monday....on Tuesday!

I've been obsessed with Death Cab For Cutie's version of Earth Angel since I heard it a few weeks ago. It just makes me happy. It also makes me think of Back to the Future, but that's neither here nor there....

Original, The Penguins, 1954:

Death Cab for Cutie, 2005

BONUS COVER: From Back to the Future, featuring Marty McFly, 1985/1955

Happy Tuesday.