In Arkansas we are about to enter the dog days of summer. You know, that time when the temperature and the humidity are both near 90! In the cool of summer evenings my wife and I may enjoy grilling and spending a little time under the covered portion of our patio which is made possible with the help of a ceiling fan. On those evenings Lucy transitions from “House Princess” to “Patio Princess” and she does it seamlessly.
Before & After Part II
A couple of weeks ago I posted a few images of the before and after transformation of my old student desk from “shabby chic” to “country casual”. The project went very well and there is one more piece of furniture to re-purpose. My bedroom in junior high also had a three drawer chest, commonly called a bachelors chest. It had been a part of the shabby chic room with the desk above. Well here ya go!
To be perfectly honest, the chest turned out better than the desk. Anyway, both pieces will be headed off to college this fall with the middle grand daughter. It’s hard to believe these objects from my teen years are now sixty years old. I’ve been told that there are two more pieces now waiting in the wings for me to work on. Stay tuned, this may turn into a real hobby.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
This week is a free choice week at 4M. Last week I posted a song from the genre known as Red Dirt Music which is a blend of country/bluegrass/southern rock. Every so often a genre like country music wanders from it’s roots and becomes popular and groups like those playing Red Dirt music come along and move the needle back toward a more classic sound. The current Nashville scene is very different than when Hank Williams and Patsy Cline were the superstars. There is a lot of pop sound going on that is not terribly different from top 40 radio. Bands playing Red Dirt music are making an effort to reign in the pop sound and return to the roots of country music. Red Dirt music got it’s start in Stillwather, Oklahoma and the name comes from the color of the dirt around that part of the state. I have actually seen it rain red mud in Norman, OK. I cannot say that I am a diehard fan of Red Dirt music, but the sound is refreshing and I do like. So without furher delay here are a few examples of the Red Dirt sound.
Have a blessed week y’all!