Saturday, August 27, 2011

Song of the Day: Billy Currington - People Are Crazy

I'm not much of a country music fan. But I have to say, the genre has grown on me since I've lived in the south for a while. Here's a song that just makes me smile.

Billy Currington - People Are Crazy

While looking at links for a picture for this post, I came across this, from "theboot" (whatever that is!):
"Story Behind The Song: 'People Are Crazy,' Billy Currington"

What's that? No picture? Yeah, it turns out I'm a guy so I wasn't too interested in pictures of Billy. No offense.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Songs of the Day: Dream Factory - Life in a Northern Town; Sugarland & Little Big Town - Life In a Northern Town

Yet another example of a great song that works for multiple artists. This one really brings me back to when I was a kid ... yes, living in a northern town. :)

First the original:
Dream Factory - Life in a Northern Town

And now a remake, from an unlikely source (country music artists from the south--can you believe it?!):
"Sugarland & Little Big Town Life In a Northern Town"

I love both versions.

By the way when this post runs, as you, my seven readers*, first see it, I'll be on a plane flying back to the northern town where I'm from. As I drive northeast from The Cities (look it up), as I get closer to the shore of Lake Superior, I know I will feel my stress melt away. I can't wait.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Song of the Day: Adele - Someone Like You

I must say, I was surprised to find this song. I'm not a huge fan of Adele, but this song really struck me. Great singer, intense song.

Adele - Someone Like You

Monday, August 22, 2011

The National Debt, in Real Time!

You might have seen this before, but it's still worthwhile taking another look. It is a real-time update of our national debt. It is scary, to me anyway.

"US Debt"

As you mouse over various entries in the table, keep an eye on the title box at the top for an explanation of the term your mouse is on.

Also note the links to the state and world debt clocks in the upper left of the screen.