Monday, October 5, 2020

Review - Hotel California by Eagles (1976)

Hotel California by Eagles (1976)

I decided that one of the things I'd like to do for this blog was to have something like a memory lane for the music, movies, shows, books, etc that meant something to me throughout my lifetime.  Well after a bit of thought, I figured that I might take a look and a listen to things I've loved (or fucking hated) to feel if there was a different take on it for me now that I'm creeping up on a half-century of life (holy fuck!).  One of the obvious choices for me was Hotel California by Eagles.  (The Eagles?  Eagles?)  

On my way to work, on my lunch break and on my way home, I really listened to the entire album.  I don't think I've listened to it straight through ever before today.  You can't not know all the songs.  But I don't remember hearing them in the order they're in on the album. I may have since it was one of my mom's favs.  But definitely the first time on my own, on purpose.  I really did like all of it.  Not a snoozer among the songs.  You can't listen to Hotel California and not get almost a movie in your mind as you follow along with the lyrics and the melody.  They did a really remarkable job there.  Total visual in your mind with nothing to go on but Henley's lyrics and Felder's melody.  

Overall, you won't regret listening to this classic from beginning to end.  I noticed the songs don't really seem like they should blend in and out of each other as well as they do but somehow it works.  I don't pretend to know how musicians know about these things.  I grew up listening to the album and remember the 33 sitting in its sleeve on my parents' record player in our living room.  

But the one surprise was the last song on side A - Wasted Time.  It really hit home for me.  I felt like I was listening to my own internal struggle on if I'm really happy with my life, settling for my life, and if there's time (and energy) to keep striving for new things.  Wasted Time is a must listen!!!  Don Henley captures a much more soulful performance compared to the rest of the album.  I'd even push to say his vocals are a much better example of his abilities compared to any other songs I've heard from him.  I felt the song.  

Give it a listen.  Let me know what you think.  Any favorites?  

My take?  5 shots out of 5! 




Monday, August 31, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 81: Top 5 New Edition Songs

 

This is an episode that's been long overdue. Anna and Khris finally settle it, giving the world their Top 5 songs from New Edition, along with all kinds of thoughts and opinions on the careers of the members.

What's your favorite New Edition song? Let us know in the comments!

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 80 ~ Tipsy Advice Returns!

It's been a long time, we shouldn't have left you....without a new podcast to listen to. (And soon, watch.) Because we've been gone so long, we hit you with TWO advice letters! One is short and sweet, the other is more serious but necessary. What would you do?

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Prettretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 79: Tipsy Advice ~ "Check Ya Mama"

On this week's episode, we not only have a spicy update to a recent Tipsy Advice letter, but we have a NEW letter with a person who needs to check their mama.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 78: Top 5 'The Cosby Show' Episodes

Anna and Khris return IN THE HEAT with another Top 5...with a special surprise! Were you fans of 'Cosby Show'? Did you miss your favorite episodes? Let us know in the comments!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 77: Top 5 Prince Songs

Anna and Khris' shared love of Prince is on full display this week. They both came up with their top 5 Prince songs—it was a difficult task—and have them on full display this week. What are your favorites? Let us know!

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 76 ~ The Vacationcast (COVID-19 Edition)

Vacationing in a time of corona...is nearly impossible. Anna and Khris break down how their previously-scheduled vacation for this August got derailed, how they're going to fix it, and get real about the COVID-19 situation currently altering our realities.

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Things to Think on ~ May 18, 2020

I was planning to do these quotes daily.  But I think I want to hold on to each one for at least a week.  Maybe these are little lessons that can help me more if I let them marinate.....

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.  The longer I live, the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world."  ~ John Burroughs 

Who is John Burroughs?

Via Wikipedia ~ John Burroughs (April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and nature essayist, active in the U.S. conservation movement.[1] The first of his essay collections was Wake-Robin in 1871.
In the words of his biographer Edward Renehan, Burroughs' special identity was less that of a scientific naturalist than that of "a literary naturalist with a duty to record his own unique perceptions of the natural world." The result was a body of work whose resonance with the tone of its cultural moment explains both its popularity at that time, and its relative obscurity since.[2]

Monday, May 11, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 75 ~ Top 5 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Episodes

This week, we break down our Top 5 episodes of the hilarious sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, aka one of Anna's favorite TV shows. Did we love the same episodes? Did we love YOUR favorite episodes? Take a listen and let us know what you thought!

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Daily Quote - May 11, 2020

I cannot count the number of times I have been strengthened by another's heartfelt hug, appreciative note, surprise gift, or caring questions....

My friends are an oasis to me, encouraging me to go on.  They are essential to my well-being.

~ Dee Brestin

Sunday, May 10, 2020

SlimPossible 226.7 lbs - May 10, 2020

I'm trying to keep myself positive.  But so many starts and stops on this weight loss journey are upsetting me.  I know exactly what to do except how to get out of my own way.  The only thing I can do is worry about today and plan for tomorrow because I have a dental appointment coming up.  Today is Sunday, May 10 and it's Mother's Day.  I didn't do much today because I let myself have today to do nothing.  I definitely earned this.  I felt guilty about it this afternoon, but that's because I know I could be doing better for myself.  It's about 9pm now and I'm ok with letting myself have an easy day. 

I took these photos below about 3 weeks or so ago.  My weight was 226.7 lbs.  I've lost about 3 lbs since then.  Not a huge loss but at least the scale is going in a direction I'm ok with for the moment.  LOL, I just noticed my face in the forward picture......gee I was a happy camper in that one.  LOL







Tomorrow, I'm going into work a bit early because I have to leave for an emergency dental appointment (cracked tooth ~ aaaggghhhh).  So I will either not be working out tomorrow or if I'm up for it, I'll at least walk home if I make it back to work.  It's kind of up in the air right now.   The worst-case scenario is I'll hit the exercise bike if my head doesn't explode in pain. 

I would normally have my food worked out for tomorrow but again, this is a dental thing so I'm just not quite sure what I should be doing and not doing.  I did work out a few smoothie and protein shake drinks to keep me going in addition to water and my beloved morning coffee.  I guess we'll see how it goes. 

I'll keep you posted......I'm not planning for Tuesday until tomorrow when I see how I'm feeling.  I will do my best to get my 30 minutes of exercise in for the day.  What are your plans for this week? 


Review - Hotel California by Eagles (1976)

Hotel California by Eagles (1976) I decided that one of the things I'd like to do for this blog was to have something like a memory lane...