Daily Archives: August 24, 2007

Def Leppard – Bluegrass Style

180px-opus_blue.jpg We were all nostalgic this morning for some good ole-timey music.  So we went to iTunes, our favorite place to waste some money, to listen to some Def Leppard (hopefully not to purchase….Malia was at the controls).  Little did we know that there is a bluegrass tribute album that was produced that includes some of your all-time favorite Def Leppard hits, like Pour Some Sugar On Me.  Nothing hits you like a rock tag transformed by some mandolin pickin’ and bluegrass harmonies.  YEE-HAW!!

It turns out there is a whole series of these bluegrass tribute albums known as the “Pickin’ On” series.  You too can have all of your favorite songs from the stars “bluegrass-ed”.  Groups such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Franz Ferdinand, Sara Evans, Kelly Clarkson, Clapton, Eagles, Beach Boys, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers and many, many more.  Rock and Roll Ya’ll!!!

Note: We stumbled upon this and have no affiliation with that website or these tribute albums.

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Friday’s Feast

Malia pictureI’m in a bit of a writing rut. Putting those last two posts together kind of wiped me out. Last Friday, I was perusing the Internets and saw this fun little meme of sorts on another blog. Since it’s a food theme, (well, sort of) it’s right up my alley. And it gives me something to write about other than my kids, my husband and my crazy ideas. So here is my first edition of Friday’s Feast.

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Appetizer
Say there’s a book written about your life. Who would you want to narrate the audio version?

To date, I’ve lived the majority of my life in southern states, yet I don’t boast a typical southern accent. It would have to be someone from the South but who doesn’t really sound like a Southerner. Julia Roberts comes to mind. She’s from Georgia and she can bust out a twang now and again but for the most part, her accent is fairly neutral. Or maybe Sandra Bullock. Hmmm…..I’m definitely going with Sandra Bullock because I love the way she narrates the story in the movie While You Were Sleeping (one of my all time faves!)

Soup
Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence. (Example: Perhaps every avenue needs understanding today.)

Can ants send home entomological warnings?

Salad
If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose?

The 1940s. I think it would be fascinating to view the world during the decade my grandparents were married and my parents were born. It would definitely bring a new perspective to my life.

Main Course
Name a song that brings back memories for you.

A song? Just one? Sheesh. Def Leppard – Hysteria*. What memories does it bring back? Well that’s just for me to know and you not to know!

Dessert
Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water?

Warm water, actually I prefer it as hot as I can stand it.

*DB and I found something very funny while I was searching for Def Leppard music. (I can’t believe we don’t have any in the house!!) Look for his post about our hysterical discovery!

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