Posts Tagged ‘ Music ’

A Note.

I feel that part of my healing process will have to be posting here.  This is what I hope to be the 1st of many notes to my dad.  Please stick with me while I let some of this out.  It might have some language in it that you may not find pleasing.  That is the least of my concern.  I have to open the taps on this mental pressure before I either snap, or start breaking things.  So, with that said…

I fucking miss you like hell. My head hurts and heart aches more everyday since you are gone.  I want to tell you thank you for teaching me about zen, life, music, movies.  I want to thank you for giving me the blueprint on how to be a man, father and husband and friend.

I realize I still have a lot to learn, and even more important a lot to put into practice.  I hope I am making you proud.

I am doing what I thought you would do.  Lose myself in the music.  Invariably there is a song that plays that triggers a memory of you.  I can deal with the memories, what I can’t deal with is the fact that we can’t make any more.

Everyone around me has been amazingly supportive.  The people I thought wouldn’t be overly concerned with my well being are the ones that are making it a little easier during this time.

I can’t think of anything else to say at the moment.  I hope this helps me.

Thanks for reading. Like I said, I hope this helps.

– James

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Music Played While Writing This Post:

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood

Ozzy Osbourne – Gets Me Through

Rory Gallagher – As The Crow Flies

Cry…

So,  I stumbled into the Quicktime Trailers site at Apple.com and came upon this little gem.

Then, while watching it, I started to cry.  I was crying because I realized that I was so caught up in the video that I picked up my phone and went to call my Dad to tell him about it, and that he needed to see it as soon as possible.

He would have been first in line to see this movie.  3 of his favorite musicians in the same place talking about what they love.  Talking about what he loved on a level that most can’t comprehend.  My father was the only musician I know that didn’t regularly play an instrument.  I am sorry that he won’t be able to see this.  I am sure I will watch it over and over again, as they are 3 of my favorite musicians too.  He taught me about Jimmy and Led Zeppelin, He taught me about The Edge and U2, and I gave him Jack White and the White Stripes, and The Raconteurs.

That’s usually the way it went. He gave me his lifetime of music, and I, sometimes, got to add to his playlist.

Foo Fighters, Metallica, Black Label Society… The list of music he introduced me too is vastly larger than what I gave him, and I will always, ALWAYS, be greatful for that!

I hope that I get to impart the intense love of music to Caitlyn as she grows up. There is hope, she was dancing to Jungle Love by Morris Day and The Time last night.  Her PuhPuh would be proud!  I even got her to say, “Who’s Stella is this?” 🙂

That’s all for now. Enjoy the clip.

It’s Been Awhile…

It’s been a little over a month since my last blog.  I haven’t had much to say.  I still don’t have a focused topic for y’all.  Yeah I said y’all, what you gonna do about it?

I have been in the Geek Squad now for about a month or so, I lost track do to the fact that I am only in the store 3 days a week.  I am loving it. The fact that I work with some cool people, and we are busy a lot makes the time fly by.  It’s very very low pressure.

We are past the 3 month mark of my fathers passing.  I am still having bad days here and there. I find the hardest time to pass is in the car to and from work. That and when there is some strange ass shit going down, or if I hear some good music or hear a good joke. Those were the times that I would call him and tell him about it.

I have been to the movies 2 times in the past week, I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Star Trek.  Wolverine was complete Poo, and anyone who reads this blog knows I can go on and make a explitive filled post on how angry that movie made me.  Star Trek, however, was fantastic. This summer is chock full of stuff to see, Star Trek, Angels and Demons, Transformers 2. I am going to be a busy boy.

Recently added to the iPod are the Complete “You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore” by Frank Zappa, and 21st Century Breakdown by Green Day.  Old and New excellent music.  Frank Live can not be beat, and Green Day’s new album sounds like it will be just as good if not better than American Idiot!  Mark my words.

Caitlyn turned 3 this past Saturday.  Time sure does fly by.  She is turning out to be a great kid.  Defiant, but then again she does come by that naturally.

Caitlyn, 1 Day Old

Caitlyn, 1 Day Old

Caitlyn, 3 Years Old

Caitlyn, 3 Years Old

I am a very, very lucky man to have a great wife and amazing daughter!

Good Night All!

-James

Music Video Monday!

A little mellow Dream Theater action on this snowy Monday morning!

James

Jaymz’ Music Video Tuesday!

My Favorite BLS Song for you all to enjoy!

James

One Mo Day

One of the joys of a road trip is filling the iPod with music. So. Today I will pull all the music off this device and refill it. It make the trip much easier when you have your own music to listen to.

We are heading to PA for my Grandfathers birthday. This is also my first time back to PA in almost 2 years. Working full time in retail can put a hamper on taking weekends off.

Bonus part of the weekend it being able to watch the Steelers in the Super Bowl in Pittsburgh.

Let’s hope the weather cooperates while we are on the road.

Later!

I Was All Rah Rah And Junk.

Time for a tuesday blog.

I have been forgetting to tell the story about the ladies and the fish in the Mebane Walmart parking lot. Last Saturday evening I stopped at Walmart to get some items to go along with dinner. After talking to some friends that were shopping there too I paid for my stuff and walked out. As I approached my car I heard the sound of shattering glass. I rounded into the row that my car was in and there are 2 women on their hands and knees in the dark looking for the Betta fish that one of them just dropped the bowl of. As they were looking for the fish one of them said “Boy am I glad I kept the receipt”. The other returned with an inquisitive “Why?”. And the response given was “If we find it I am going to exchange it for a different fish.”. I laughed as I got into the car. Then I wondered if there is a special return policy for living things purchased at Walmart. Driving off I decided it was best to never know the answer to the question.

Went with a friend to see Quantum of Solace last night. I don’t think dad has seen it so I won’t give anything away. One of the things I love about the Daniel Craig version of Bond is the control he brings to the role. Cold. Calculating. The other thing I like about the current iteration is the strong love/ hate between Bond and M. Quantum of Solace gets 4 out of 5 from me. Not the best Bond. But it isn’t the worst either.

I promised a scathing review of the new Guns N Roses album. Well here goes. I listened to 1.5 min of the 1st track then deleted it, and the others. I would sooner listen to Carl Lewis butcher the National Anthem again than to attempt to sit through the new GnR. Yes. It really is that bad!

Well. That’s about it. I don’t foresee my blogging again before hell weekend. So, the next time I blog I should be a little less sane and another year older!

Later y’all!