Sunday, August 3, 2014

Nutritious Sing-A-Long

~ Singing Vegetable Patch

Hey, I'm back, and, hoping to find you all having a great summer!  So far, we've been spoiled with only one or two days of 100° here in Fort Worth...that's okay, I'm not feeling slighted at all!  

If some of you have 'left the building' to bask in the California sun, or cruise the Caribbean, I hope you've had the best vacation ever!  Me, I'm just lounging here at the hacienda, listening to music and sipping on iced tea and lemon drink.

In the meantime, I came across some health tips for men.  I've seen a lot of  beauty foods and nutrition ideas for women, but, what about us men?  Well glory be...there are some noted 'Power Foods' for us guys, and, that kind lady over at KardKornerKrib created a great presentation showcasing some of these
'Manpower Foods'!

*note to ladies:  I promise you will find some of these foods helpful to your own nutrition needs!

What did you think of my bag of goodies?  Do you believe that you can follow a strict regime with some of these 'power foods'?  Well, I quit eating egg yolk years ago, because of the cholesterol statistics, and, now, I don't think I could force myself to eat yolks just to see if my hair might grow.  And, I don't think I could handle Salmon cooked anyway you fix it!  So that leaves the fruit, nuts and veggies.  And, I do those items pretty well!

And, how about that Adam Richman who was formerly 'Man vs Food'!  What a great, fun guy!  He who was accustomed to eating 5lb burgers in a single leaping bound, and more ice cream sodas than a speeding cow, has managed to dump a whopping 70 lbs. by the wayside!  He left the show 'Man vs. Food' to get healthy and pursue other avenues...gave up on white flour and dairy products-and, now he says no to the biggest and richest dish on the menu.   When asked , Adam says, "Do I miss the food?  Sure...but not as much as I enjoy the benefits of being at a healthy weight!"  He also adds that he is grateful to his fans and his time as 'Man vs. Food'.  Let's give Adam a Kudos and congratulations for his accomplishments!


Give me fried catfish, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy anytime!  Just kidding-those are my favorite things, but nowadays, everything is in moderation.  I think we can eat most things we like if we just do the more wickedly delicious items "in moderation".  Do you agree?  I knew you would!

And, now, our program is winding down, (I'm beginning to sound like Suzanne over at MyTexasGardens), and, I must thank you all for spending some time over here with this old guy.  If you get a chance, say hello...even you folks who are just browsing-give me a shout!  You can't be any more shy than I am!  I appreciate all of you, even though I'm only a part-timer! And thank you my dear miss Suzanne for your help with this presentation!

Thanks to:
The Huffington Post

*** Well, here's a guy who may not agree with some of the health tips mentioned above:
Oh, I promised you a sing-a-long?

~is this yummy, or what!

* We have with us Mr. Alan Jackson to sing to us about that cornbread and chicken!
'Where I Come From'
This was Alan's 18th number 1 hit on Billboard Country Hits


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sweet on Music!

Hi Rockabilly fans...and, fans of any music, I might add!  I just ventured by to check on things, and, picked up this cool valentine card along the way.

* It simply says, "You make my heart sing".  What a statement, and I have to admit, it's a statement that rings true with all of us at some time or other in our lives!  And, oh what a feeling when your heart sings.  You catch yourself kind of dancing along and humming tunes like 'Just One Look', 'Hunka Hunka Burning Love', and 'I Will Always Love You'.

Your heart is capable of singing to any wonderful event in your life!  Walking through a beautiful flower garden, watching a pair of playful kittens, or browsing through a music store-
-now, that will bring on a 'hearty song',  lol!

I really came by to share with you something that makes my heart sing!
Spending time with family, and sharing your favorite things in life with those you love, will guarantee the greatest song in your heart!

Happy Valentine's Day from my grandson 'Scooter', myself and wife, Suzanne, at Rock A Billy Rock!

* please enjoy Scooter's  'Camptown Races' !
May your hearts sing! ♥

Thank you so much for coming safe, give love!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

'Bye Bye' Phil Everly! You will be missed!

Phil Everly

We are mourning the loss of a  true icon and major contributor to our favorite rockabilly/rock and roll  industry a few days ago.  Phil and Don Everly were performing with their parents and the mid 1940's, when their dad got his own radio station in Shenandoah, Iowa.

***  And, the rest...great harmonic history!  

The two brothers took off, and, brought their amazing harmonies into our lives in the late 1950's with 'Wake Up Little Susie', 'Cathy's Clown', and 'All I Have to Do is Dream'.  Phil and Don graced us with their Rockabilly and Pop/Rock style, charting most of their songs in the top 10, and, the above mentioned songs hit #l in 1957, 1958, and 1960.

Phil Everly wrote 'When Will I Be Loved', which also gained status in the Top10, with singer Linda Ronstadt in 1975.  Linda really brought that song home with her electric voice, didn't she?  I think my favorite Everly brother song is 'Wake Up Little Susie', and my wife Suzanne, always favored their 1958 number one hit 'Bird Dog' (well, to!)
And, in our book, these two guys still rock!

* Phil Everly passed away Friday, January 3, 2014, at the age of 74, just a couple of weeks shy of his 75th birthday.
  He will be missed, but, his talents and accomplishments will truly remain in our hearts always!

In 2005, Suzanne and I recorded the Everly Brothers 'Bye Bye Love', using our home recording system.  As a tribute to Phil Everly, I brought our song to this post. 
Suzanne and I did the vocals ourselves, with me on guitar, and Suzanne on keys.

'Bye Bye Love' cover by Karo and Suzanne

*** Thank you so much for coming by to visit.  I appreciate you all joining us in remembering Phil Everly, and learning bit of The Everly Brothers history.  I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas holiday, and would like to extend my best wishes to you for a great New Year. Stop in and say hello if you get the chance.   

Give Love, and smile often!