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After 1 Week With The New 2017 Ford Explorer Sport

After 1 Week With The New 2017 Ford Explorer Sport

I’ve had my 2017 Ford Explorer Sport for a week now, and have really been enjoying it. I knew I wanted to do a YouTube video for it, but I didn’t want to do one of those typical “here’s the air conditioning, here’s the radio, it has a gazillion speakers, listen to how good it sounds (since you can really tell over a YouTube video!)”

I decided to make a video highlighting some of the features that I enjoy most, and that I think are really well thought out. I also pointed out a few observations of things I think could be better, but that aren’t that big of a deal because, as a whole, this really is a fantastic package.

Watch the video to see more!

 

One Of My Favorite Things About Cruising

One Of My Favorite Things About Cruising

It’s no secret that I love taking cruises; this year, I’ll have taken 3 and have 3 on tap for next year as well.  I put together this little video which is a nice peaceful indication of one of my many favorite things about cruising: The view, and the relaxing ambience of spending time on my balcony while out at sea.

The only sound heard is the wind blowing, and the water rushing by below against the hull of the ship. It’s truly serene.

Check out this video, but be sure to wear a nice set of headphones and enjoy in a darkened quiet room. If you’re like me, it’ll take you there…

 

Hold On

Hold On

Those two words can mean so many different things…

It’s a physical thing… Like, while on the subway, “The train is about to move… Hold on!”

Or… when you’re on the phone with someone, and you’ve got someone ringing your door bell…

“Hold on…”

Or if you’re going through a really tough time, and your best friend while consoling you says “It’ll be okay, just hold on…”

It’s also the title of a classic song from when I was growing up, that’s always been one of my favorites. That being said, just a little bit of backstory:

I’ve always been truly humbled and blessed to have such wonderful and talented people in my life. Last year, I started working on a project with one such friend, Tera Johnson who called me up out of the blue (we hadn’t seen one another in 15 years)  and said, “Hey, I’d like to do an album with you.”  The last time we’d been in a studio together was when we were both in college, and recording some project for either one of hers or one of my classes.

We’d kept in touch through Facebook as many of us do these days,  but it’s usually limited to seeing whatever someone shares to their profile. Pictures of kids, fun times, vacation posts, rants, etc… it’s not the same as staying truly connected.

I couldn’t say “no” to her request; I was truly humbled that she wanted to work with me again after all this time. She booked a plane and came down here to Austin some time after that phone call, and it began back in early 2016. She showed me some of the songs she’d been writing as of late, and some that she wanted to put together into a new album project entitled “Home”.

After the first day’s work in the studio, we were relaxing and unwinding, and decided to watch the movie Bridesmaids – a truly hilarious film. For those unaware, the song “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips is featured in the movie, as one the lead character and her bestie hold dear. As the movie was ending, Tera said “Hey we should go record that!” – Even after we’d worked all day in the studio, but both being the artists that we are, went up and did just that.

A few hours later, and some looks of surprise and exclamations of “Hey, this actually sounds pretty good!” – the song made it to the album, and is now the last track on Tera’s newest album HOME. We didn’t stop there, though. In addition to the song being the last on the record, it’s the first of a few music videos to come out for the new album.

You can find more information about Tera on her website, terajohnson.com,  her Facebook, and her YouTube Channel

Enjoy!

 

Update: June 2017:

After sharing this on social media, the incredible Carnie Wilson herself chimed in and said she enjoyed it! So cool!!

We Are The World 25 For Haiti

We Are The World 25 For Haiti

We Are The World 25: Haiti… a friend posted on twitter that this was a “FAIL”… I wanted to see for myself, and for the most part I disagreed… until 5:51…which is when I just had to shut it off. What I really liked was how they integrated Michael Jackson into it from his previous recording. THAT was cool. I thought T-Pain and his AutoTune was a little much. I’m glad he was there to begin with, but it got old kinda quick. There were some artists in there I didn’t recognize… anyways, check it out, I’d be interested to hear what you think. It’s a great concept, a good cause, don’t get me wrong.