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What I’m Into Right Now – June 2017

It’s June! A new month means a new list of things I’m into.  (You can check out last month’s here).

What I’m Into Right Now – June 2017

Chris Stapleton’s “From A Room Volume One” –  I’m a big fan of Stapleton’s music.  On this new album, he doesn’t stray too far from the sound of Traveller, which is a good thing.  Standout tracks are a cover of Willie Nelson’s The Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning and Either Way.  Stapleton uses his signature sound to bring out the raw emotion in each.

Old Dominion’s “Meat and Candy” – This album has been out for awhile and I’ve loved all the songs from it that I’ve played on the radio… especially Song For Another Time.  Said Nobody and Beer Can In A Truck Bed are fun songs sure to make you smile.

My New Grill – After 5 or 6 years, my old grill was failing. It either needed a complete overhaul of new parts… or I just needed a new one.  Turns out it was just as economical to get a new one.  We chose a 3 burner Mr. Steak Gas Grill from Bass Pro Shops.

Quik  – This app from Go Pro is available for free for both Android and iOs devices.  It allows you to make quick, simple video slideshows set to music… perfect for showing off your picture and video highlights.  You make them right on your phone or tablet. Here are two videos I made using the Quik app. Same pictures, I just let the app put them together using different styles.

My Name Is Earl – I love the premise of this TV sitcom from 2005-2009; a guy makes a list of all the bad things he’s done in his life and tries to right his wrongs to get karma on his side.  It’s available to watch on Netflix and each episode is roughly 20 minutes making it a great show if you want a few laughs but don’t have a lot of time to watch a long show or movie.

Meat Thermometers – A new grill means grilling up lots of meat and vegetables.  The veggies I just sample right off the grill grates to test for doneness.  Meats are another story.  I use a meat thermometer to make sure they’re cooked properly.  

I have two; a digital instant read that I use on smaller cuts of meat and a probe/remote one I use on larger meat like whole chickens and pork loin.  You put the probe in the meat when it goes on the grill. The probe is attached to a transmitter which wirelessly sends the temperature to a remote. 

That’s right, I can know the internal temperature of the meat I’m grilling without getting out of my lawn chair.

Ibotta App – I said it in my review but if you aren’t using the Ibotta app you are missing out on free money.  It’s worth a quick scroll through the app before you go to the store to see if you can save on the things you are going to buy anyway.  If you decide to try out Ibotta please use my referral link.  It’ll get us both a little something extra.

What are you into this month?

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Song Review: Last Time For Everything – Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley is back with a new album, Love and War, and it’s his 11th studio album.  If the first two songs off it released to radio for airplay are any indication, it would be a great album for any music lover’s collection.

I’ve already covered “Today”, the first release off Love and War. You can read that here.  I’ve also talked about his song “Shattered Glass” from his Moonshine in the Trunk album. This review is of his song “Last Time For Everything”.

Let me just say that this song is great!  It has everything that I love in a song.  A catchy melody, relatable lyrics, and it’s easy to sing along to.

This song is a unique take on memories.  I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “first time for everything” many times.  In country music, there’s even a Little Texas song with that for the title but Paisley twists it around focusing on the last times in life.

“Last Time For Everything” is a song that is an at times funny and at other times sentimental walk down memory lane.  Even if Paisley’s memories don’t match up perfectly with yours… I’m confident this song will spur similar flashbacks for you.

Paisley gets bonus points for including guest appearances by his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and an iconic car and it’s famous driver in the music video. 😉

Give it a watch and listen.  What memories does it bring back for you?

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Holy Week Playlist

It’s Holy Week.  A time Christians reflect on the death of Jesus. One way I process it all is through music.  I thought I’d share some of the songs I’ve been listening to this week.

Give some of them a listen and then let me know what songs you’d add to this Holy Week Playlist.  Be forewarned, some of the images in the a few of the videos below are graphic.  I guess it’d be hard to depict crucifixion and not be graphic.

What song would you add to this Holy Week Playlist?

 

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