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Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall is Finally Falling



Sorry about the cliched title, it's the best I can do. Why such a lame excuse? Simple, I want to get all my work done as quickly as possible so I can spend my afternoon outside enjoying the lovely day. Now I know only too well that those of you living in climes more prone to chilly winters scoff at what we call fall down here on the gulf coast.

Well, scoff away my frozen friends. You can spout off, "I love real seasons," until your breath freezes in the air around you, it still won't make me yearn to move to one of the frozen tundra areas of our world, i.e. the northeast. Yes, the truth is out, I love hot weather, always have.

This isn't one of the old age things mainly because I'm not that old.
True I'll never see, well, never you mind what age I'll never see again because it's none of you business.

All you need to know is that, I have always loved hot weather. The only problem with where I live is that the heat is ruined by body wilting humidity. I know, I know, it's humid where you live too, or so you say. The reality is that unless you live along the gulf coast, your humidity is mere child's play. Down here, it's more than muggy, it's wet mohair stifling.

Anyway, enough of humidity envy. What I love about living here is that soon it will be fall, meaning the humidity will drop to under 40% and it will feel like a little bit of heaven right here on earth. And the good thing is, that despite occasional forays into yuckiness, the weather will stay lovely. Not California lovely, but still, not bad. So while you're gearing up for blast after blast of freezing, warm yourself with the knowledge that, except for a few bad weeks, this is what I'll be seeing.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gotta Love That Angst


I'm not quite sure how I heard the name Josh Krajcik, I don't watch competition singing shows, so perhaps his name came to me by osmosis. Or maybe it was while I tripped merrily through the internet for versions of Etta Jame's At Last. How ever I found him, I want to share his singing with you because man oh man can this guy tear your heart out with his singing.  I love, love, love singers with angst in their voices and Josh Krajcik is anguish to the zillionth power. First up, his version of Etta James' At Last. 
Wow, this is how At Last should be sung. 

And, if that's not enough for you how about him singing one of the most beautiful songs ever, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. To those judges at the end and their slightly snarky comments, I've always preferred my men a little rough around the edges, as do a lot of women.
He does Roberta Flack proud.

Is there anything he can't sing?
This guy's amazing.

Intrigued, I continued my search and found Let Me Hold You and am in love, musically speaking. I don't know if he won the competition, but he has certainly won me over. Love this guy.
Let Me Hold You