Friday, December 21, 2007


I first posted this back in 2006. It was me trying to explain the photo I now have permanently pinned to my sidebar.

Well I’ve been in love so many years
With the sound of your voice
And the beat of your heart
The way you keep me moving
When your music starts
And you’ve been soothing through the years

So let me hear it
Let me hear it loud
Turn it way up high
So’s I can feel it

Play that rock & roll for my mind
Play that rock & roll all the time

Let me hear the steel from that guitar
Let it whine all through my mind
Let it run up and down my spine
Oh, rock & roll, I know where you are

Well you’ve made the good times so much more
And all those bad times
Don’t seem to matter
The way you made me start
Get to the times that were better
As you lifted this aching heart and made it soar

So let me hear it
Let me hear it loud
Turn it way up high
So’s I can feel it

Play that rock & roll for my mind
Play that rock & roll all the time

Let me hear the rhythm from that bass
Let my heart match that beat
Let me feel it down to my feet
Oh, rock & roll, keep up that pace

I now have a new use for the poem and photo, and that is to introduce a great find this week!

This video is of my son, Corey, giving AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" his all! Corey has moved on from the days of “Maximum Clearance” (see still shot in sidebar) to doing solo air-guitar gigs on YouTube!

This is just one of the great moments I discovered while dubbing my VHS tapes to DVD this last week. I bought a Sony unit, and thus far I’m very pleased with it. The process of getting from DVD to YouTube is complicated, but I’m learning.

If you are like me and have hours of VHS tapes collecting dust under the stereo table, then you need one of these. It was under $200 and has already given me hours of fun!

Looking back at Corey’s little league days and Katie Bug’s baby moments has made me love them even more. I also rediscovered the fact that my daughter Tracy was, and is, the best little mommy in the world. How patient she was and how selfless she was, was almost lost until I reviewed the old tapes again. Being able to watch them on the wide-screen TV is also awesome!

The saddest part was watching my little dog babies from the past. I sure miss them and love them even more. Tai Pan and Lacy wrestling was just priceless. Watching Lacy look around when Katie was playing, and knowing she was protecting her from the neighbor’s dog, just brought tears to my eyes.

Merry Christmas to me!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Mushy...

May you and yours enjoy a wonderful Christmas.

BRUNO said...

Did you order it from the source you have linked? Or did you buy it "face-to-face", like from an area Radio-Shack-style place? That's not a bad price for this kind of investment!

Mushy said...

Butch - Same to you my friend.

Bruno - I got it face-to-face at HG Greggs. They had it marked for more, but they always give you a lower price than Best Buy, Staples, or Circuit City.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Mushy

I'm home. Eight days, three countries and 2000 photographs later, I'm home with my wife and kids in Melbourne.

It's wonderful.

Keep smiling


Chuck said...

Wow, that was some performance. That you doing the taping? How old was he then? Good times, huh?

Merry Christmas to you and the whole Mushy clan!

Miss Trashahassee said...


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your beautiful lady with the "Bette Davis eyes"!

Looking forward to your next project!

Miss T

Mushy said...

He was about 23 Chuck!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Les Becker said...

Merry Christmas, Mushy! I'm having a heck of a time getting "over here" over here, but have been trying to keep up via the RSS feeds. It's not the same.

One of my resolutions this year is to smarten up and get my time-management back in order.

Check out my Christmas post on the 25th... Ruby has a message for you.

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year my friend. I wish the very best for you and yours.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Buck Pennington said...

"Merry Christmas to me!", indeed. And to the kids, the grand-kids, and the rest of the extended family. Your self-gift is gonna give you TONS of good psychic returns, Mushy.

Way t'go!

And Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas you and yours...enjoy the whole thing I know I will...

cheers ..the redneck

Lin said...

Mushy, it sounds like you found the next best thing to a time machine. What a wonderful trip from present to the past and back!

Not a Granny said...

Merry Christmas! Please keep in touch.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

That's cool. He was lucky to have such a cool dad who'd join him in that sort of fun. Mine would have been yellin' at me to turn that music down. You guys are great. Hope you have a great holiday.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Friggin' dial up connection here won't let me open the previous post or open that video in it. I'll have to wait till I get home to check it out. Take care man.