Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Great Resolution

Okay ... it's less than 24 hours before the big ball drops , but, in case you're busy at that time, let me wish a HAPPY 2018 TO EVERYBODY!

Actually, I think we're all happy '17 is gettin' outta the way. And the best part is that we've got an unused model (so far, it's still got the sticker on it) that we can make into anything we wanna.
Most of us have already made resolutions ... but, in about a week, some are gonna wonder why they haven't worked out. They think resolutions, like the money that bill collectors hound us for, must be due immediately, and transacted in full!

But it doesn't work that way. Y'see, it's a two-sided word: On the one hand, the noun "resolution" comes from the word, "resolve", which means "determination"; on the other hand, the verb and the computer versions of it means "clarification".
So if we can clarify our desire, and work at it with determination, we're there!But it doesn't happen overnight ... ya gotta keep workin' at it until that desire becomes a reality!

Sometimes, we don't get it because we're so busy living in our little "comfort zones" that we tailor our resolutions to fit that, as we've always done. Remember the old saying, though (page 238 of the Old Sayings songbook): "If you always think like you always thought, you'll always get what you always got!" I think it means "always".

So, this year, I'm calling for a Resolutionary War! Gettin' out from under the blanket of that comfort zone, taking a few calculated risks, and, even if we're feeling a bit like a fish outta water (any fish except cod. I believe in cod ...), going for it if it's honorable!

But we've still gotta be patient while these resolutions take hold. That's the hardest part. But if you really, really want those rezzies to work, then get outta that bed of familiarity and rattle them pots and pans of positive movement!
And you can shake-rattle-&-roll yourself through a pretty decent 2011!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

THIS IS ... COUNTRY DOWNBEAT!

A product of Downbeat Press and presented by Blogger.com, this weekly write-up is going to be showing off the best of today's new country artists as well as jaw-jacking about the latest news on the YEEEE-HAWWWWW!! circuit.

Actually, there'll be a lot to cover, with the sounds of traditional country and country rock once again drowning out the techno-flavored, watered-down pop of the genre.  And those superstars we've come to know and love are beginning to nova as fresh, new talent begins to make its mark on the Billboard charts.

In other words, it's a downright exciting time to be in (or gear our ears to) country music, y'all!

Now, this rascal is gonna be updated every Friday (unless there are breaking news items, such as Snoop Dogg releasing a country album or somethin' ...), so ...

Stay tuned now, y'heah??



Country Thunder From Down Under

For decades, Americans have heard the Aussie engine rev up in airwaves across the country. From The Easybeats (Friday On My Mind) to Olivia Newton-John (Physical) to Men At Work (Down Under), AC-DC (Highway To Hell) and Keith Urban (Blue Ain't Your Color), the Australian invasion introduced us to didgeridoos, vegemite sandwiches - and some of the best music the planet has ever heard.

Today - and after charting hits, winning awards and exciting audiences Down Under for a few years - a new and exciting country singer is beginning to make a musical landfall here in the states!

With a mix of great, self-penned music, dynamic stage presence and boyishly good looks, Steve Eales has thrilled audiences in packed houses throughout his native country.
And, today, this musical hurricane is about to make landfall here in America!  Thousands are already turning on to his lively tunes, catchy lyrics and homespun delivery - all packaged in a personable style that makes you feel he's playing his music just for you!

Here ... just as examples, he's won:

2001 Song of the Year at the Victorian CMA
2004 2x Golden Guitar nominations for Country Band as well as Best New Talent of the year for Tooraweenah Cowgirl and Its My Town
2004 Male Vocalist of the Year for Tooraweenah Cowgirl
2004 Album of the Year Award for Wild One
2008 Tamworth People's Choice Awards for The Battler
2008 Album of the Year award Vic CMA
2008 Vocalist of the Year Award Vic CMA
2010 APRA Country Song of the Year Award
2010 Fifteen-time World Championship Performer Awards in LA

Want to know more (and who wouldn't?)?  Check out his YouTube videos by clicking here and here. I guarantee you'll be wanting more of this troubador's music, and your desire will be fulfilled when you order his albums via his website!

Great songs (mostly self-composed, btw), awesome guitarist, an electric presence, and fantastic looks - how can you ask for more?

OKAY ... HERE'S MORE:

Down Under Country Thunder ...

For decades, Americans have heard the Aussie engine rev up in airwaves across the country. From The Easybeats (Friday On My Mind) to Olivia Newton-John (Physical) to Men At Work (Down Under), AC-DC (Highway To Hell) and Keith Urban (Blue Ain't Your Color), the Australian invasion introduced us to didgeridoos, vegemite sandwiches - and some of the best music the planet has ever heard.

Today - and after charting hits, winning awards and exciting audiences Down Under for a few years - a new and exciting country singer is beginning to make a musical landfall here in the states!

With a mix of great, self-penned music, dynamic stage presence and boyishly good looks, Steve Eales has thrilled audiences in packed houses throughout his native country.
And, today, this musical hurricane is about to make landfall here in America!  Thousands are already turning on to his lively tunes, catchy lyrics and homespun delivery - all packaged in a personable style that makes you feel he's playing his music just for you!

Here ... just as examples, he's won:

2001 Song of the Year at the Victorian CMA
2004 2x Golden Guitar nominations for Country Band as well as Best New Talent of the year for Tooraweenah Cowgirl and Its My Town
2004 Male Vocalist of the Year for Tooraweenah Cowgirl
2004 Album of the Year Award for Wild One
2008 Tamworth People's Choice Awards for The Battler
2008 Album of the Year award Vic CMA
2008 Vocalist of the Year Award Vic CMA
2010 APRA Country Song of the Year Award
2010 Fifteen-time World Championship Performer Awards in LA

Want to know more (and who wouldn't?)?  Check out his YouTube videos by clicking here and here. I guarantee you'll be wanting more of this troubador's music, and your desire will be fulfilled when you order his albums via his website!

Great songs (mostly self-composed, btw), awesome guitarist, an electric presence, and fantastic looks - how can you ask for more?

OKAY ... HERE'S MORE: