Friday, November 7, 2008

Gives You Hell!

Bob Dylan and George Harrison

Bob Dylan has won a Grammy, Golden Globe and some Academy Awards.

He's been inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

And Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In 2008 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his impact on music and American Culture.

A lot of his songs were protest songs like "Oxford Town," it was written about the crap James Meredith had to go through as the first black man to enroll at the university of Mississippi.

He walked out of the Ed Sullivan TV Show because he was told the song he was planning on singing was potentially libelous to the John Birch Society. Rather than change his song, to a nicer one, he simply left.

George Harrison, well, he was a Beatle. And they were good friends.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne

Some of you younger kids out there may not have heard of Roy Orbison, but I know

you've all heard the song "Pretty Woman."

He was pretty big back in his day.

He has three hits that made it to the grammy's hall of fame.

Evlis called him the "Greatest sing in the world."

In 1989 he was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of fame.

In 1998 he was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award.

Rolling stone put 4 of his songs in there "500 greatest hits of all time" chart.

And they ranked him #37 out the 100 Greatest artist of all time.

I know this is a cheesie video. Here is the late Roy Orbison with Pretty Woman:

(Aunt Mindy, this song makes me think of you!)

I don't expect anyone to know who Jeff Lynne is.

But that's okay, I'll tell you a little bit about him.

Jeff was born in 1947.

He has a very long musical background, which is kinda boring, but important non the less.

He co-wrote a ton of songs. Good ones too, such as:

"With a little help from my friends" The Beatles

"I've got my mind set on you" George Harrison

"You got it" Roy Orbison

He also produced a bunch of albums for Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo

Starr, and the Traveling Wilburys.

Who's the Traveling Wilburys you say? I'll tell ya in a minute.

Tom Petty

I just really like Tom Petty. He's beautiful and I love him.

Free Fallen is one of my favorite songs. I know I was only 6 or 7 when this song came out, but come on.

I remember dancing with my mom in the kitchen to this song.
I remember doing the air guitar with my dad singing along.
I remember my middle school science teacher (who I had a crush on) playing this on his computer during class.
I remember singing this song with all my friends.
My grandma would even nod her head to the beat.

It's just a good american song. I'm grateful for Tom Petty. My eyes are swelling up tears now as I write this. (Only because I'm pregnant.) But it's one song that has brought a huge group of people together. And it makes people happy. It's a feel good song.

I just love it, and I wanted to share it with you.

Do any of you have any good memories you'd want to share about Tom Petty songs?

(Plus, he has a voice, that just makes your clothes want to fall off!)

Noah's crawl

I finally got it to work. Here is the other video of him crawling.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Stink bug crawl

So little baby Noah has the cutest stink bug crawl ever. I've tried many times to catch him on video, but the little bugger is too fast.
There is a half second delay on my camera when I push the record button. So by the time is starts, he's done.
And if I start recording before he crawls, he won't crawl.
So today I tried again, and now he decided that he wants to walk instead. What do you do?
He's still faster crawling so I pulled out some handy fruit snacks. Jason sat at one end of the living room and I at the other. I held his leg until the camera was recording and this is what we got.
Hope you like it!