Stuff Rebekah Likes

Or doesn't like, or is kind of meh about.

Paul Simon and baby animals. How can you resist? Happy Mother’s Day!

Coach Taylor is going to give you a piece of his mind.

Music Blogging Across America, Day 10: Little Rock, Arkansas

Beautiful song by the great and now late Levon Helm, who was from Arkansas.

Music Blogging Across the US Day 9: Arkansas

Hanging with my good friend Kimberly here in Little Rock, She always provides the best conversation material. 

Music Blogging Across America, Day 8: The Eyes of the Ranger Are Upon Me

I’m sorry, but I had to. I just had to.

Music Blogging across America Day 7: Ft. Worth

This song was written about Townes Van Zandt, one of the greatest songwriters. Unfortunately, his addictions eventually drove him to an early grave. Steve Earle always does a great job on this, but everyone is made better by the addition of Emmylou Harris.

Music Blogging Across America, Day 6: Amarillo

You know I had to post this one. This is one of the songs that forced me to admit to myself that I love country, within certain bounds i.e., bluegrass, classic, and folk/americana tinged country. Most of what they play on country radio these days is lame pop music with steel guitars and fiddles. This song doesn’t quite fall into my world of alt-country/americana/outlaw/bluegrass that I like to think is cool, but it’s one of my favorites nonetheless. The combo of the lyrics, melody, and the strings is so evocative. Sadly, as far as I can tell, Amarillo itself doesn’t really live up to the song.

Music Blogging Across America, Day 5: Route 66

I didn’t actually drive Rt 66, except when I stopped in Gallup, NM, but I did drive I-40 between Flagstaff and Amarillo which parallels the old 66. Towns like Gallup that used to be tourist oases along the way are now mostly dying, but they’re interesting time capsules of the America that was.

Music Blogging Across America Day 4: Sedona, AZ

This is the best song ever for driving across the desert.

"People will tell you where they’ve gone

They’ll tell you where to go

But ‘til you get there yourself, you’ll never really know.”

Music Blogging Across America Day 3: Sedona, AZ

I just checked into a resort hotel and this seems like a good choice. One of my favorite things in the world is a hotel room all to myself.