navygreen: (Music)
First off, my heart is swelling! Look at my sweet boy, bedecked in a "marching uniform," and ready to perform in his very first parade:

A.J. ready to march in his first parade.

Philip and I were both band geeks, and the band hall was probably my most favorite place to "hang" at school. Over the years, I taught flute lessons, and I always worked hard to stay first chair. I also twirled batons, flags, and guns in marching band, and was section leader to boot.

My school years' heart resides with the band. Marching band, specifically, trumps even the joy I had playing in Symphonic bands.

I couldn't have been more proud this evening as A.J. marched in the Homecoming parade for Minot High School downtown. We were all there, and we were supporting!

More pictures! )


Jan. 13th, 2010 11:04 pm
navygreen: (Music)
John Mayer's "Say" just goes on for far too long. I really wish he could "say what [he] needs to say" much more quickly.


Jul. 7th, 2009 02:20 am
navygreen: (CSI: Wolfe - game boy)
Remember when my iTunes directory went kaput a few months back? I've worked on it here and there, and finally - as of tonight - it is fully restored.

Added to, even.

*contented sigh*
navygreen: (Music)
I just realized that my iTunes library is practically depleted! I had over 30gb of stuff in there, and now it's done to about 4gb.

Hundreds of albums are missing, all my playlists, movies, and even my purchased tunes...


ETA: I tried tons of fixes, but nothing worked completely. The best I've got is a back-up of my files from October. I've probably got about 8 weeks of work ahead of me to find and restore all the files that are missing. I'm just sitting here crying.

navygreen: (Music)
I'm a soundtrack junkie. I've said this for years, but it is really, really true.

In re-organizing my iTunes, it becomes oh-so-apparent how many, many soundtracks I have. Oy.


Jan. 22nd, 2009 09:15 pm
navygreen: (Music)
I spent days and days organizing all of my music in iTunes back when we bought our external harddrive (I like to back things up: our entire music collection is on my iPod, part is on Philip's, and part on each of the boys' iPods, and then the whole collection is also on the external drive). However, in the last six months or so, I've gotten very lazy when purchasing new songs, ripping more CDs, or snagging extra tunes here and there.

So tonight, I'm organizing all of the newer stuff to the same system. When I'm done, I'll redo the back-up on the external drive, too.



Jan. 8th, 2009 04:27 pm
navygreen: (Music)
It's very quiet in our house lately. We gave both of the boys their own iPods for Christmas, and they are tuning us out - literally! A.J.'s reading to tunes in his room, and Jack's in the living room with his iPod clipped to the neck of his shirt.

The first song A.J. played? The Song, by Craig Morgan. Jack's was Yellow Submarine, by the Beatles.

I'm loving all the lack of noise, and I think they're so cute with their earbuds in, rocking away. We are truly an iPod family now! I got Philip a 30gb iPod in '05, broke it, then we replaced it with a 2gb Nano in '07. Last Christmas, he gave me an 80gb video iPod, and now this year we've given the boys their 2gb iPod shuffles (in different colors, of course).

Rock on!
navygreen: (Jack: soccer)
The new Panic CD is very Beatles-esque. I have plans to attend a concert next weekend in Lincoln. It's at the Pershing Center, and it is the "RockBand Live Tour," featuring Panic! At the Disco, Dashboard Confessional, Plain White T's, and The Cab. I'm stoked!

Today is Jack's last soccer game of the fall season. It is also the last time he will play in this league. Go Jade Green Dragons! It's still kinda bittersweet, though. We will be attending the picnic after his game this afternoon for all the teams. There is a trophy presentation, and I need to bring a dessert on behalf of our team.

Philip and I went on a date night to Scary Acres last night. I don't remember if I ever wrote about it last year (and I'm too lazy to check!), but it was a great time. In fact, though we went on a busier night (Saturday vs. Friday), the weather was so much more wonderful. Last year, we were FREEZING, and this year, the weather was just perfect in a t-shirt and jeans. Oh, and Philip even jumped in the last part of the last event - a guy with a chainsaw came running at him inside the 'House on the Hill,' and that tickled me greatly. He NEVER gets scared when stuff jumps out at him!

I took crappy cell phone pics, but who knows if they'll ever show up here. Also, Philip bought me a Sierra Mist® Cranberry Splash™ and a Snickers® (too warm for hot chocolate, really), and it was yummy. :-)

I still haven't decorated for Halloween. FAIL.

I'm really wanting to make popcorn balls. This need has been brewing for a couple weeks, but I'm gonna have to do it soon. I *need* a popcorn ball. Also, I bought a chocolate cookie haunted house kit for the boys and I to make together some afternoon. I've never made one of those house kits before, but it should be fun, right?


Jun. 24th, 2008 08:29 pm
navygreen: (Music)
YES. iTunes finally released "Life in a Northern Town" (Sugarland/Little Big Town/Jake Owen version) for purchase!

Now I don't have to sit at the computer with a Firefox tab open on my MySpace, hitting 'play' on my profile every few minutes just to listen to the song on repeat.

('Cuz yes, that's what I've been doing for the past few weeks. *sheepish grin*)
navygreen: (Me: LJ shirt)
~ yoinked from [ profile] aiseiri_47

Comment here with a number between 1 and 4574, and I will tell you what song from my iTunes you are equated with. Also, I'll give you my favorite line from that song.

I took out all of my audiobook selections, reducing the total number by over 500 tracks, but I figured none of you would want those as your selection. Yes, they're Harry Potter, but as "lyrics," they could be deemed rather dry. I do still have a LOT of instrumental soundtracks in there, though - be warned. ;-)
navygreen: (Music)
~ from [ profile] wookiemonster

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

1. Don't Think I Don't - Darius Rucker (I can't think of a better guy to cross over to country *glee*)
2. Life in a Northern Town - Sugarland, Little Big Town & Jake Owen (and I've been trying to buy this tune for over three weeks now, and it's STILL not available anywhere)
3. Another Try - Josh Turner & Trisha Yearwood
4. Holler Back - The Lost Trailers
5. The Wheel of the World - Carrie Underwood
6. Home - Blake Shelton (though I do like Michael Bublé's version better)
7. That Song in My Head - Julianne Hough (Apolo's dancing partner FTW!)

But I'm not tagging anyone. Feel free to participate if you like.
navygreen: ('Affairs:' recap)
On Thursday afternoon, I sped through my tasks so I could leave work a bit early. I changed clothes there, then headed up to the boys' school for A.J.'s recorder concert. It was an hour-long program, and he did very well playing several tunes on his recorder. I was proud. :-)

Yesterday, Friday afternoon, I again left work a bit early, changing clothes as well. I then sped to the boys' school once more, this time for Jack's kindergarten celebration concert. Yesterday was also 'Rainbow Day' for school spirit, and the kindergarteners had been assigned to wear red (A.J.'s fourth grade class was wearing green.) Jack sang his songs and did the hand-motioning, all the while not falling off the top tier of the stadium rows. He had another speaking part, too! (I didn't know that previously, but I stood up quickly and got a good picture of him during it.) After his program, he munched on some sweets at a cookie reception, and then we grabbed A.J. to leave school about fifteen minutes early.

Then last night was 'Family Fun Night' at the Lied Activity Center. We had hotdogs, chips and soda, and the boys went swimming. (As an aside, it is SO nice now that, after being in swim lessons for a year - and still continuing them - that the boys can easily swim on their own. Not just tread water, but officially SWIM. Philip and I don't have to get in the water, and instead, can watch from the sidelines for now. ROCK.) Jack waited in line for minutes on end to meet with a clown, and he was then rewarded with a balloon bow-and-arrow (orange, of course). A.J. left the pool to join a rowdy game of dodgeball, and - surprise! His team won, though it was a long, hard battle. He was breathless and sweaty, but just grinning as we watched the end of the game.

Everyone went to bed early last night and slept WELL. I don't even remember waking once!

Today, the boys and I shuttled off to the commissary to pick up a few sundry items (stopping on the way to deliver a special card). We grabbed a bite to eat at the BX, then came home quickly to drop off our goods. It was colder and wetter than anticipated, so we grabbed jackets before then heading back out, this time to the Rose Theater to catch a performance of "Horrible Harry." We all really enjoyed the quirky, fun play, and then we drove out to ColdStone Creamery for a special snack afterwards.

Now we're back home, and we've got church in an hour. The rain has been coming down gently for a few hours now, and I can't wait to get back in from church, light some candles and heat up a few pizzas for dinner. It'll be a cozy night in after the craziness of the last several days!
navygreen: (A.J.)
A.J. is practicing his recorder right now. His concert is coming up, and he's been playing it at home more frequently. Without any prompting, he's practicing on a gorgeous weekend day - I'm amazed.

I just heard him remark in the other room, "Boy, this piece has a lot of G's!" (He's playing Au Clair de la Lune.)

The flutist in me is absolutely chuffed. :-D
navygreen: (Music)
~ meme taken from [ profile] welfy

Step 1: Put your iTunes on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Italicize the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is just plain wrong!

Here we go:

1. Please, gentle Eva, will you bless the little child? "Santa Evita" Evita Soundtrack, by [ profile] sdaisyk

2. Some say love, it is a river that drowns the tender weed. "The Rose" Bette Midler (or LeAnn Rimes), by [ profile] soopageek

3. Share my life, take me for what I am. 'Cause I'll never change all my colors for you. "I Have Nothing" Whitney Houston, by [ profile] cmmunchkin

4. We wish you a merry christmas. (Okay, so that's too easy. So guess who's singing it - go!) "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" The Brady Bunch, by [ profile] wendywoowho

5. I had a one-night stand with my best friend's baby sister... to this day he still won't speak to me. "Startin' With Me" Jake Owen, by [ profile] sdaisyk

6. Harry was bleeding. Clutching his right hand in his left, and swearing under his breath, he shouldered open his bedroom door. There was a Crunch! of breaking china. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Jim Dale/J.K. Rowling, by [ profile] cmmunchkin

7. Set me free, why don't you, baby? Get outta my life, why don't you, baby? "Keep Me Hangin' On" Diana Ross, by [ profile] bigbrain61

8. I'm in a hurry to get things done. Oh, I rush and rush until life's no fun. "I'm In A Hurry" Alabama, by [ profile] cmmunchkin

9. I've been up to my neck, working six days a week, wearing holes in the soles of the shoes on my feet. "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" Kenny Chesney, by [ profile] ilenenita

10. Dice are rolling, the knives are out. Would-be Presidents are all around. "New Argentina" Evita Soundtrack, by [ profile] kitangel

The rest. )

It was hard to not keep listening to each song as the good tunes came up. If I had, it would've taken me a few hours to finish, though! And darn country songs - so many of them have the title as THE VERY FIRST WORDS. Of course, I had instrumental tracks come up as often as every third song, probably. I do love my orchestral soundtracks. *grin*


Jan. 9th, 2008 08:10 pm
navygreen: (Music)
The boys are discovering the wonder that is X-Box Live. Philip downloaded a demo of the 360 game for Ratatouille, and they're currently playing it. Being able to download demos of games is an awesome feature - we can see if they like something before committing to buy it.

As for me, I can't get enough of Straight No Chaser. If you've not heard of them before, they are a men's a-cappella group from Indiana University, and they are freakin' AMAZING. You can see many of their videos on YouTube, including this one that my Aunt Edith sent me a little bit ago (it's a fantastic version of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'). I tried to purchase their DVD today, but they are already sold out for January, as well as the preorders for February! Crazy! I'll have to keep checking back.

Check 'em out - you won't be sorry!
navygreen: (Music)
Now, really.

Cut for movie spoilers left wide open in soundtrack titles. )

Other than that, what we've listened to so far has been good. I'm on Track 7 currently (and no, I won't say the title!), and it's very nice - balanced well between suspenseful and light and fluffy. Oh, but there's no trace of Hedwig's Theme in the first track in this one either (like the soundtrack to the fourth movie), and it still throws me off. I guess after three consecutive movies using that track for the opener, I'm just expecting it.
navygreen: (Runza)
Wow. Hardly anyone posted since I looked last night. Usually there are a ton of new posts made while I"m working at Runza, but the last three hours was even slower than usual, too.

Crazy. Are you all okay? ;-)

In the last half hour of work, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" came on the radio. All six of us practically stopped what we were doing to sing (and headbang, of course). That song is amazing. Thankfully, only one customer came during that time, and it was a regular that I didn't mind catching me singing at the drive-thru window.

Chris headbanged so hard his glasses flew off.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" = LOVE.
navygreen: (Draco - crying)
I heard this song on the radio while I was out doing mulch a bit ago, and it was so sad. I was crying and had to come in and wash my hands just so I could wipe my tears. :-(

Alyssa Lies )
navygreen: (Music)
Philip's been talking about this song for a few days, and he left me a note this evening telling me that it was on the computer now, and to play it.

I did.

It's a nice enough song. I like ballads okay, and it's got that good, raspy quality. But umm... am I to be getting a "message" out of this, or is it just a good song? Knowing Philip, the latter is true. Knowing me, I tend to overanalyze...

'Lips of An Angel,' by Hinder )
navygreen: (Ralph Fiennes - drooooool)
It's absolutely crazy how much I've loved Nickelback in the past couple of months. I pick a new 'favorite' song every couple of days, and I literally feel like the lyrics are pouring out of my skin.

I love me some Nickelback.
I keep dreaming you'll be with me
and you'll never go

"Far Away" - that's my favorite tonight. It's been many others on this album at different points in time, but that's my pick tonight.


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