Sunday, November 30, 2008

And I’ve Had That Song In My Head All Day....

My friend Duchess tagged me a few days ago to do a blog about the 10 most meaningful songs to me. I thought about it and though about it, but I'm not sure if there is any songs that had a real impact on my life. I listen to songs just because I like them..every now and then one will come along that I can relate to or one will come along that will make me cry, but I've never heard one that was life changing. Then again, certain songs have shaped my love for music at certain points in my life. Maybe they didn't change my life, but maybe the did help shape who I was at the time and who I am now. So here is the ones that have had some meaning to me over the years.

1. Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus

This song came out in 1992, when I was only 5 years old. This was also the very first song that I really LOVED. I used to sing it constantly….and I also had the BIGGEST crush on Billy Ray Cyrus! I consider this song to be the start of my love for country music. Also, the tape that this song is on, was also the very first cassette tape I ever owned…Some Gave All…that tape was my life when I was little lol.

2. You Win My Love by Shania Twain

The first time I heard and saw the video, I became a Shania Twain fan INSTANTLY. The video was just so dang fun! I'm not sure how old I was…probably around 10...but I remember watching it on CMT all the time when I would stay with my Grandma. (That's back when CMT used to be a 24/7 music channel…damn MTV for buying it out and ruining it.) Shania has impacted my life in a lot of ways growing up…I've always looked up to her and admired her for all the things she has accomplished. She has always inspired me and so I guess You Win My Love indirectly impacted my life by making me a fan of hers.

3. Wannabe by Spice Girls

OMG the first time I head this is song, I became a Spice Girls fanatic! I had every damn thing of the Spice Girls you could think of and my bedroom walls was covered in posters and pictures, and I do mean COVERED. I wanted to be a Spice Girl when I grew up lmao…I remember every girl in my class loved them back then…we were all about the Girl Power lmao. Posh Spice was my favorite one…I just loved the way she dressed and never smiled in pics…I was such a dork. At least I was different though, everybody else wanted to be Baby or Ginger :-P

4. Good Ol' Boys (Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard) by Waylon Jennings

Its not so much the song, but the entire show that impacted my life. I remember when I first saw the Dukes of Hazzard on TNN (Now Spike tv…thanks again MTV) I became totally OBESSESED…I'm not sure if that word even covers it! I was and still am one of the biggest Dukes fans you will ever come across. Anyways, about the song….The song made me fall in love with Waylon Jennings's music…he was also the balladeer for the show. It was around the time I discovered the Dukes of Hazzard and Waylon Jennings, that I started loving country music again. I had basically stopped listening to it for a while during the Spice Girls craze, but after discovering my love for country all over again, that's when I became a die hard fan of country music and have been ever since. Waylon Jennings also became one of my favorite singers and I really wanted to meet him, but I never got the chance. I cried my eyes out the day he died.

5. The Woman in Me album by Shania Twain

My favorite album of all time. I have to include the entire album because it has gotten me through so much. When I was young, I couldn't go anywhere without taking it with me. When I used to come down to Mobile to stay with my cousin, I would have to listen to it at night to help me fall asleep because I would be freaking out from being so far away from home. Whenever I was upset over something, I would take out that cd and listen to it. It would be the only album that would cheer me up. I love every single song on there and I don't think there will ever be an album released that I will love as much as that one.

6. Last Chance For a Thousand Years album by Dwight Yoakam

Another cd that I have to include is Dwight Yoakam's greatest hits from the 90s album. It's my 2nd favorite cd of all time. I would also bring it everywhere I went. Dwight Yoakam has always been one of my favorite singers, but after really listening to the songs on Last Chance for a Thousand Years and watching all his videos, he became my second favorite artist of all time, next to Shania. It was actually Dwight that inspired me to want to learn how to play the guitar and write songs. Al though I never did really get the hang of it =/ The only song I really ever did learn to somewhat play was one his…It Only Hurts When I Cry. And I still own my guitar…maybe one day I'll take it up again.

7. How Do You Like Me Now by Toby Keith

Ok so this song didn't impact me in and way really, but I remember when I first saw the video on CMT I thought…HELL YEAH! That's going to be me one day….because I totally wasn't popular in school at all and that kinda motivates me to one day be able to go back there and say…look here bitches, how do you like me now?!

8. Teardrops on My Guitar by: Taylor Swift

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I was totally stunned when I first heard Teardrops on My Guitar. Listening to this song is like listening to the story of exactly how I felt in school. It's almost like she's singing about me. I can relate to every single verse. Even the name of the boy is the same. Every time I listen to the song or watch the video, I can't help thinking about how much I used to "love" Drew and how hurt I was that he never liked me back. The only difference is that if I wrote it, it would have been called Teardrops on My Pillow. Although hindsight is 20/20, and I must say I'm so happy we never did date. But this song is definitely the most biographical to my school life.

9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

My all time favorite song. It really doesn't have any significant meaning to me, but I love the lyrics. From the first line…"If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me"….I think we all have thought that from time to time. Whether its about dying or walking away from a relationship…will you remember me? Have I done anything with my life that's worth remembering when I'm gone? I just love it…and you can jam like hell to it…especially when your drunk off your ass from drinking too much Budweiser and Smirnoff lmao!

10. Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson

LOL..Ok so this one I just totally love because, well dammit, its so me and I don't give a rip what ya'll think because I'm a redneck and proud of it :-P

Well there ya'll have it. Aside from Wannabe, these are some of my fave songs. They're not my all time favorites, except for Free Bird, but they have all been songs that I really, really loved during a certain time or have shaped my love for music in general.

I know I havent blogged in a while, so thank
Duchess for getting me out of my blogging slump. I'm not going to tag anybody, but feel free to tag yourself!

Ps: I would have used youtube videos, but the damn site wasnt cooperating with me :(

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Religiously Politically Stupid….Grrrrr

Why is it that the overly religious Bible thumper's always love to talk how they're "Christian's first, American's second," which is why they choose to ignore the fact that everybody should be able to live their lives however they see fit, like being be able to marry who you want, but when it comes to the right of "freedom of religion" they love THEIR rights as Americans then. Just a random thought.

God, I'm so glad Tuesday is almost here!!! I'll be glad when this election is OVER!! (Did I mention I voted early? :D )
I've had enough of all the damn political hate mail in my inbox. All of it spewing religious hatred at Obama. Which really brings me to another random thought:

How come the Pro-McCain/Palin people cant send me any emails telling me why I SHOULD vote for McCain, instead they send me a million fucking emails telling me why voting for Obama would be an abomination to this country. Give me a fucking break people. Those emails just make me want to vote for Obama more because they only piss me off by the stupidity of them and make me want to vote for him out of spite….grrrr.

Seriously though, wouldn't a better tactic be sending emails about how McCain will help our country, instead of emails spewing made up lies about Obama? I mean hell, this is all coming from Christians…I didn't know God condoned making up lies about a fellow human being just to sway somebody's vote.

I've had at least 7 emails about Barack Obama come directly to my yahoo inbox, all of them full of pure hate and detest of him. Everything ranging from him being called the Anti-Christ to him being compared to Hitler. Wtf?! I had absolutely no emails telling me why McCain would make a great leader (lmfao..yea right because they know that's a fucking joke!) and one email asking me to pray for Sarah Palin. (WHAT THE HELL EVER! That's even a bigger joke!)

I already blogged about this one time, but NO I will not pray for Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin isn't the one who is getting called the anti-christ, Sarah Palin isn't the one being compared to Hitler, Sarah Palin isn't the one getting death threats by fucking racist skin heads who don't like her just because of the color of her skin. HELL FUCKING NO I wont pray for Sarah Palin! Grrrrrrr!!!!!

These religious zealots need to get their praying priorities straight…if you believe somebody is an abomination to this country, shouldn't you be praying to save their souls instead?! Last time I heard, Sarah Palin didn't need my prayers, since she must know exactly what God wants, being she knows "God's will" and all.

It just pisses me off getting emails, reading bulletins, and reading blogs all trying to tell me how to vote based of their religious beliefs. It's like what somebody wrote in the last Obama hate email….we have a freedom of religion in this country…WELL DUH…THAT'S THE FREAKIN POINT. You are FREE to practice whatever the hell religion you want, you are free to believe whatever the hell you want, you are free to believe that the Easter Bunny is the Supreme One for all I give a fuck….JUST DON'T PUSH YOUR RADICAL BELIEFS DOWN MY THROAT AND EVERYBODY'S ELSES! Freedom of religion goes both ways! You should be free to practice religion however you feel is right for you, but don't dare try to tell me how to vote because one candidate doesn't mesh with your religion. Not all Americans believe in God. I believe in God, but that doesn't mean the next person does. And not all religions have the same views, not even all Christian religions view things the same, which is one reason religion should not play a part in politics…AT ALL.

That's why I'm so fucking sick of all the damn religiously politically stupid email I've been getting! Grrr! And hello….yes we have a "Freedom of religion" in this country but we also have a fucking "separation of church and state." So don't dare try to tell me that by voting for Obama would destroy our "freedom of religion" when religion shouldn't even be brought up in the first damn place! God, ya'll really do love to fucking cherry pick when it comes to "Christian first, American second." I say just be fucking thankful you live in America where you do have the freedom to believe and practice whatever religion you want, because believe it or not, some countries arent as lucky as us in that department. Ungrateful holier than thou twits….Grrrr.

Like I mentioned earlier, I voted early by absentee ballot….and YESS I VOTED FOR BARACK "THE ANTI-CHRIST" "HITLER THE NEXT"
OBAMA! And religion didn't play any damn part in my decision because I realize my religious beliefs shouldn't affect somebody's else's beliefs. Plus, there is NOWAY in Hell I would EVER vote for a ticket that has Sarah Palin on it. That woman goes against everything I stand for and I find it laughable that somebody would actually say by voting for Obama we would lose our religious freedoms when Sarah Palin is the one who strongly opposes what should be the most basic of human rights in this country, and she opposes them all based on her religious beliefs.

Insert Sarah Palin rant now……

Sarah Palin is the one who is wanting to take people's rights away. I know she isn't the one running for president, but the very thought of the possibility that she could be our president if McCain died is scary as shit!
Again I'm gonna have to go back to the email that said we have a freedom of religion in this country, well honey, that's not the only freedom we have.

Our Declaration of Independence states:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I could be wrong, but I don't see any clause where it says "that all men are created equal….except for homosexuals, people of other religions and faiths, and those we deem inferior to us." Nope, I don't see that anywhere in there, but ask Sarah Palin, and she'll tell you that gays have no right to the pursuit of happiness with somebody they love because it goes against HER religion.

You know what Sarah, that's lovely, you don't believe in gay marriage, then don't marry a woman. Don't try to deny somebody else the right to do so.

You know I could rant about marriage in itself. I cant stand the religious zealots that say that giving two people of the same sex the right to marry is destroying the morals of this country and that marriage should be kept sacred! LMAO! I'm sorry, but since when is marriage sacred anymore?! I didn't know marrying somebody, cheating on them, divorcing and getting remarried is sacred lmao! It's not homosexuals that are destroying the sanctity of marriage, it's us! Letting child molesters get out of prison and letting them have the right to marry is what should be considered an abomination. I don't know how two consenting adults that love one another, that's never done anything wrong, can be considered immoral. I say let God deal with them when there time comes, who are we to deny them there right to the pursuit of happiness?! (LOL @ Obama being an abomination to this country because he supports gay marriage when John McCain is the one who has been divorced. I thought divorce was against the Bible too?!)--Cheery picking which sins are worse again, holier than thou twits?!

I also cant vote for a ticket that's strongly against a woman's right to choose. Even in cases of rape and incest! I already blogged my feeling on this, so I wont go into it again, but when Sarah Palin tries to tell a rape victim that she has no right as to what to do with her body, when that rape victim also had no choice in being raped, I find that highly fucked up.

Nope, Sarah Palin does not represent me! She may play that "average Joe hockey mom" bullshit to a tee, but last time I checked average Joe hockey moms don't spend $75,000 Neiman Marcus. She's only been a VP pick since September and has already had $150,000 spent on her "Average Joe" ass. Almost 5,000.00 on hair and makeup while our economy is in the toilet, this aint not fucking beauty pageant…fuck her.
Also, wtf?! Hockey mom?! This isn't fucking Canada Sarah….so I don't think you'll be finding many hockey moms around here, since its mostly a football and baseball country….please go back to Alaska!

Sarah isn't anything special…she's just another greedy politician like the rest of them and I'm sick of her being hailed as some damn saint by all those religiously politically stupid people….Grrr.