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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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rshill7

A couple of week's later things just came together for us to start our own business. My wife at times thought I was wasting my time. I ignored that and kept digging, through all hours of the night, trying to figure out how to do a website and get it noticed. Will never forget the first time we sold $10,000 worth of schtuff in a single week. A few days later, I said to my lovely wife, "Why are we living in Flint?" A few weeks later we were living in Alpena County.

There's an instrumental that lots of people like too called "To The Son". It's just me and my Sonny Boy, me on a Gibson acoustic and he on a Martin acoustic, weaving in and out. I also played a flute via electric keyboard in it as well. Man, what a fun recording session that was. I had lyrics for it, but when we finished doing most of the music, I liked it so much, as is, I just left out the singing and the words. Some music needs no words :-)

I meant to say earlier how eloquent your description of blue

Posted 245 days ago.

rshill7

Incidentally Jax, I really*****at trying to figure out what genre some of my stuff is. Just not sure. I've gotten several e-mails questioning the genre indexing I've used. They often like it a lot but disagree with the category I placed it in.

One of the ones I wrote called "We're Gonna Make it" won the acoustic song of the month on a music site a few years ago. We were really struggling when I wrote that one (in the early 90's), we even had our house foreclosed, but I looked past those struggles to the better, more prosperous times which I just knew would come somehow.

Once, while poor, with tears literally streaming down my face while driving on an interstate near Lansing, I actually yelled at God...I said, "When's it gonna be my turn! I've dealt with enough! You said you wouldn't push me beyond my limit d*mnit! Well, this is it! I can't do any more! It's time for you to do something!"

Posted 245 days ago.

rshill7

Putting on a happy face must be as difficult as ice climbing a fast frozen Niagara with nothin' but an ice-pick.

In 'Jesus..Blues' there were definitely some vocal gymnastics. Surprised I didn't have a hernia after that one. Thanks. "Can't Get A Rainbow" is kind of blues rock. The title might sound sappy but the song is anything but. A little silly and risque too. Wrote it while we were quite poor and both going to school. Several songs were written to keep my dear wife motivated I suppose. We were also homeschooling our kids. I took care of most of that myself.

If you ask any one of our kids who taught them to read, they'd say, "My very own Daddy." It was a blast...had so much fun with them, and both the memories and results are a permanent source of pride for me. They all have incredible sense of humors too. Each and every one just as hilarious as can be. What I wouldn't give to have another Christmas with them all under 9 years old. Pure magic.

Posted 245 days ago.

rshill7

Tough decisions ragrding budget issues. Tens of billions of dollars every year in pure waste. Why not start there you Washington dingbats? Sheeesh! DC seems to have a weird way of prioritizing things. Has the guy tried sticking out his hand with a big ole' smile at the interview introduction while saying, "Hey, I just wanted to come down here and introduce you to your new CPA"? It might work. Employers seem to like confidence. he'd also need to keep abreast of all the recent tax code changes for sure.

There are no doubt many folks who don't try nearly as hard to find work when they don't have to work. If they see the benefits ending they miraculously get up off the couch. The CPA you mention doesn't sound like one of these. Tough call. Perhaps he subliminally displays the depression and frustration that long looking without finding must bring to one's face, outlook, and demeanor.

Posted 245 days ago.

The budget, I don't know what the Dems are thinking. Both sides are afraid of 2014 for whatever reason. If you are going to cut off unemployment at Christmas, I don't know what to think about you. To put it in reality, I know a 56 year old CPA who has been looking for over a year, sent over 1000 resumes, willing to re-locate. What can you say? Corporations hire younger, cheaper. He could hang out a shingle, but it takes time to build a practice. Even accounting is being outsourced to India now. Coupled with some health issues, and he's in trouble. Every man for himself, or can we help him until he can find something? Apparently we will cut him off.

Posted 245 days ago.

I listened to "Jesus Knows the Blues". I can hear you are very passionate about the music and maybe even took some risks in the vocals. Again, even though blues is in the title, not my genre, but it is a well done piece.

My blues is a guy so blue he won't ride the 11:45 pm train because the midnight train is the blues train. It's a guy who works the night shift and comes home to find cigarettes in the ashtray that aren't his brand, and his pillow in a position he didn't leave it in. It's a guy who is going to end it all but decides to put his last thoughts into music. It's Janis Joplin imploring her man to take a Piece of Her Heart. It comes from a depth so deep a person's soul has to get out of the way for it to come out.

Depressing, I know, but I feel better after listening to it, maybe because it reminds me of those worse off than me.

Posted 245 days ago.

rshill7

John McCain says his colleagues who are voting against the budget deal "lack intellectual integrity"

Said the virulent sh*tstack sorely in need of a multi-year tutorial on the word "integrity" itself....who possesses none of it of any kind. Who rather seeks it out in others in vain jealous attempts at devouring it, like a flesh-eating bacteria in search of healthy tissue.

A bipedal cadaver. Were McCain a color, he'd be the new gangrene.

And does anyone here need an explanation of why Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell voted against the budget bill?

Perhaps Brenda, The Good Witch of The Mason-Dixon Line, waved her magic Primary wand over those two?

Or was it Grendel of Beowulf fame, waving his Tea Party talons at these two tools?

Uh huh. Symbolic "substance"...with a bushel of 'too little too late' thrown in.

Primary those progressive pus ponies!

Posted 246 days ago.

Much Christmas music is dreadful, Amos. Dominic the Donkey, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, Barking Jingle Bells, to name a few. Blue Christmas by Elvis is good, B-B-B-Blue Christmas by Porky Pig, not so much.

Posted 246 days ago.

rshill7

"Darn" those durn stockings and their residual coal dust!

Posted 246 days ago.

rshill7

Amosimian will probably be shut down later this year by O'bingo's EPA...

...you know, for stockpiling coal for well over half a century.

Stockpiling..stockingpiles, stockingpiling...oh well, something like that.

Posted 246 days ago.

rshill7

Perhaps they could simply play "Highway To Hell" on continuous loop during Christmas?

That would set Christmas sales on fire(!) right?

Posted 246 days ago.

amos57usa

I hope they don't play crappy Xmas music at Meijers. I hear Meijers has a union and forbidding Xmas music should be in the contract except for Elvis of course for He ia arisen.

Posted 246 days ago.

rshill7

"The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself." (Benjamin Franklin)

Of all the things to be thankful for, what I'm most thankful for at this moment, is a functioning furnace...Brrrrrrr!

It's only one degree out there. One. What a lonely little degree. No other degrees to keep it company. Not a single one. Ostracized by every other degree on the planet. A lone degree standing between us and nothing at all. Oh what a brave degree you are!

Yep...the only fahrenheit in town. But look on the bright side..maybe the Sun will bring you a dozen or so others to keep you company before he hides again.

Here's shiverin' at you kid.

Posted 247 days ago.

rshill7

By the way, during that interview, I was also wearing pants...left that out...Khakis. Ha!

The guy looked me up and down and had his doubts, but liked my Chutzpah I guess.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you were Christian, just with a different approach to it than I :-)

Posted 248 days ago.

rshill7

Tears Of A Clown" is one of my many favorites from him. He's Christian and has a great testimony.

I don't know how you and I became so different in philosophy. It would be an interesting study for sure.

Truce, throughout this blessed Christmas season, and hopefully beyond.. We all deserve our opinions and should advocate for them vociferously. I do admire that in you. I would never want to argue with me, OMG, I am brutal...but you hang right on in there, and usually with grace. That's really something. Salute!

:-)

Posted 248 days ago.

rshill7

I understand Jax. You guys kinda' pushed the me out of me too. Just trying to defend my silly self.

I never liked country either until I found myself running a Country Western clothing store in Myrtle Beach. I heard the manager got fired that morning, I went for the interview that afternoon, wearing penny loafers, a Ralph Lauren button down, and a tweed jacket.

I walked in there and this Yosemite Sam lookin' dude (not kidding) was standing there. He was the District Mgr. I Went straight up to him, stuck out my hand for him to shake, and as he grabbed it I said, "Hey, I just wanted to come down here and introduce you to your new store Mgr"...He hired me about 15 minutes later :-)

Had to learn to love the country music, as we played it all day long in the store. Wore the hat, the boots, the belt with the big buckle...the whole 9 yards.

Music was great in the 40's with the big bands, but it really caught fire in the 60's, and no one is better than Smokey Robinson.

Posted 248 days ago.

Will check out a few of the others RS. I like many types of music, but not all. Went to Phantom of the Opera and enjoyed it, but will not often listen to that music. Like zydeco but don't like country. Don't like 99% of what is popular today, but like Katy Perry's "Roar". Enough about me, don't like talking about me.

Posted 248 days ago.

Oh, no, Billy Jack dies, and Peter O'Toole. Billy Jack paved the way for Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, Stephen Segal, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Peter O'Toole, boring in Lawrence of Arabia but did a fine job.

Posted 248 days ago.

rshill7

Yeah, those are good genres Jax. Probably the bluesiest one I've done is called "Jesus Knows The Blues". Check that one out :-)

That's where I put some songs for my blog friends.

And thanks for the effort applause. I appreciate it.

Another good one for this time of year is called "Christmas At My House".

Ya'll have a nice day. I'm wishing the snow would cut us some slack. Good grief! It's getting ridiculous out there.

Posted 248 days ago.

norm, here is the site with the egomaniac's songs:*****://soundcloud(dot)com/rshill7 or just google "Egomaniac" and the will come up. It's not my genre so I don't have an opinion on the quality, I will applaud the effort.

Here it comes, what music do I listen to? I have satellite radio and of the music I listen to, the largest quantity will be channel 70 bluesville, followed by in equal parts channel 26 classic rock, channel 6 music from the 60's, and channel 49 soul music, which would be Smokey, Aretha, Temptations, etc.

Posted 248 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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