29 June 2010

Song of The Day: The House That Built Me


1. DVDs and CDs
2. Books
3. Video Games
4. Special Occasion and Holiday Clothing
5. Jewelry
6. Furniture
7. Games and Toys
8. Maternity and Baby Clothes
9. Musical Instruments
10. Pets
11. Home Accent
12. Craft Supplies
13. Houses
14. Office Furniture
15. Cars
16. Hand Tools
17. Sports Equipment
18. Consumer Electronics
19. Gardening Supplies
20. Timeshares
21. Recreational Items

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09 June 2010

The Drive By Truckers'

The Drive By Truckers are literally one of the most amazing bands ever. Why they aren't by far one of the most famous yet is clearly beyond me. Their grungy, southern style really illuminates and captures the listener...almost to where you feel like you're there. Like you're in that moment down that old, dusty dirt road. With the accompaniment of Wes Freed's artwork, the image of the south and music is painted delectably.

The Drive-By Truckers' principal songwriters, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, are like a family, each having their own little niche. The grungy, rough sided Hood is the endlessly vigilant, fiercely protective shot-gun father, while laconic slick-talker Cooley represents the all American, southern, hell-raising bad boy. Shonna Tucker is their gritty, little badass frontwoman. She literally is my hero.

As this rogue band steps out onto the smokey stage, they have their goods. Shonna takes little breaks in between chords to take gulps out of her personal bottle of Jack. Everyone's jaw drops, and all of the guys wish they could date her. Their iconic performance puts me in a corner with any other band to be completely honest. I never thought southern rock could be so amazing. CHECK THEM OUT.

Drive By Truckers Pictures, Images and Photos

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Rita's Little Life Philosophies

1. Seize the day!
2. Mistakes are the stepping stones to mastery.
3. Go big or go home.
4. If you truly believe in you, you're one-up already
5. If you're afraid to make the jump, you can always get a hang glider.
6. If you kill a cow, you gotta make a hamburger.
7. There is no one else in the world who knows everything that you know.
8. The work will be there tomorrow.
9. The purpose of life is clearly a life of purpose.
10. Life is a foreign language; everyone mispronounces it.
11. The common person should be entirely too selfish to take away their own life.
12. As we struggle to make sense of things, life looks on in repose.
13. Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
14. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
15. Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
16. Life... is like a box of chocolates - a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you're stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly wolfed down when there's nothing else to eat while you're watching the game. Sure, once is a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee but it's gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you are left with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, which, if you are desperate enough to eat, leaves nothing but an empty box of useless brown paper.
17. I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.
18. Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another.
19. Life is a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side.
20. It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything
21. Living is like licking honey off a thorn.

Song of the Day: In My Arms Instead