YouTube Sensation Alex

I have been following one of the most brightest and youngest stars at Youtube. Alex is someone that wants to be involved in the music business one day. She likes to sing and play her guitar; along with composing music too! You can see more of Alex’s videos at my blog Single Source Writing. I have been keeping up with her over the last several months and seeing what new things she is currently doing. If you would like to learn more about the young Youtube sensation, just go check out my other blog.

Alex Talks About Being On My Blog

There are already 25 posts at Single Source Writing that feature Alex. She is a 15 year-old girl from Mexico and I think she really has a bright future. You can see her singing in a lot of her videos and also you can see other videos that capture the talents of the Youtube Sensation. I think it’s just a matter of time until we see her singing on a stage like American Idol or acting in a show on the Disney Channel. It should be interesting to see just where this talented teen from Mexico goes from here. I think it’s amazing at how the places that carry videos like Youtube or MySpace can display the talents of others, that might otherwise go unnoticed. Go see more of Alex at Single Source Writing!

The Song Amanda

Does anybody remember the song Amanda? It was a song by Boston and came out a few decades ago and has been around. I have heard stories of girls that are about 20 years old now that are named Amanda, and they claim that their name came from this song. It’s one of those female songs that has some meaning, and the lyrics Amanda really stick out in it. Just like the song Sherry. Sherry is a song that has a female name that sticks out very strong in the song.

Now I use to date a girl named Amanda. I never had the passion for my Amanda like the singer in this song has. However, I did end up dating her best friend for almost 3 years, so I guess I did have an Amanda-like passion for her best friend. Her name wasn’t Amanda though, but maybe when I hear the song Amanda, I can just think about her best friend and how much I loved her? Well it’s something to think about. If you have any Amanda or even Sherry stories, or maybe there is another song that has a woman’s name and has deep meaning for you, then tell me about it. I’m sure there is an Amanda reading this, or someone that knows an Amanda that is reading this. Tell me your Amanda story!

Vick Gets More Negative Press

Michael Vick continues to get negative press. The talented quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons has been a magnet lately for bad press. Now it appears that a home that Michael Vick owns was raided on suspicions of drugs in the house. They found dogs that were being mistreated. The dogs looked like they had been used for fighting purposes. Which is illegal in all 50 states, and is a felony in 48 of them.

Michael Vick was suspected in the pass for fighting dogs. It’s not sure what evidence or information was ever collected on them suspicions. Now with a house that he owns is housing such dogs. Makes the suspicions a bit more stronger. This attention hasn’t escaped the animal rights activists either. They have sent Falcon’s Owner Arthur Blank a letter asking for them to suspend Vick for this latest episode.

Now Vick is scheduled to take part in the 2007 NFL Draft this weekend with a tribute to the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Him and former HoKie and current teammate D’Angelo Hall was expected to take part in this. It’s not sure if Vick will now participate in this. It probably wouldn’t be good for the families of Virginia Tech who might be tunning in. To have a guy that is alleged to be fighting dogs, to pay tribute to such a tragedy. This would be in bad taste, and I could see Hall and former NFL star Bruce Smith doing this by theirself now. It’s not like Michael’s younger brother would be a better choice either. Even though Marcus Vick was a star at Virginia Tech too, he has gun charges on his record. So it appears the Vick Family are not angels when it comes to off the field duties. Even though both brothers are very talented on the football field.

 

Spyware On the Computer

It seems everyday I run my different spyware programs, and everyday they find something. I’m no computer expert, and don’t know how to keep these little boogers out. I just know they keep showing up on my computer.

It is important that all computers have a spyware remover on them these days. You can find a few pretty good ones on the internet. These are free to download too. You can look at avg, spyware doctor, adaware, and search and destroy. Even after running one of these, you can go back with another one, and it will find something too. So having more than 1 spyware remover is a good suggestion.

Now anti-virus programs. Again, it’s good to have this on your computer too. Just don’t have more than 1 though. 2 of these type of programs will be battling each other. So only get 1 anti-virus program, and feel free to have more than 1 spyware remover. They say you get what you pay for, and in the case of spyware removers, it might be true too. I notice the ones I pay for (in some cases) will find more stuff on the computer. Look into finding a good spyware remover, if you don’t have one already.

Garth Brooks 4th Best Song

Here is the 2nd song on my Garth Brooks countdown. I am going to be doing a countdown on the 5 greatest songs by Garth Brooks. I have already gave away the number 5 spot on the countdown, so now its time to see which song gets number 4!

4th Best Garth Brooks Song

This song has not been out long, but I think its one of Garth’s best five songs! I really wanted to include More Than A Memory and I think in time people will recognize this song as one of the best Garth Brooks has ever done. I really think the song has a good message and I’m sure a lot of guys can relate to this song. So More Than A Memory by Garth Brooks has to be a top 5 song in the countdown; on my countdown here at My Favorite Blank.

More Than A Memory was released as a single and it debuted at number 1, which was a record. You can find this song on Garth Brooks new cd The Ultimate Hits. So what are your thoughts on this song? Do you believe that More Than A Memory is one of Garth’s 5 greatest songs? Be sure to leave a reply and let me know.

So now we have the number 4 song on the countdown More Than A Memory and the 5th song on the countdown was If Tomorrow Never Comes. Stick around and see what will be the final 3 songs that get listed as Garth Brooks 5 best songs of all time!

NHL Playoffs In Hotlanta

Well there hasn’t been hockey playoffs in the city of Atlanta since the Flames left town in the 70’s. At least I think there was playoff hockey in Atlanta then. I wasn’t old enough to remember it. I did hear the Flames were good in Atlanta. So I assume they were in the playoffs.

Now comes a new dawn. The Atlanta Thrashers will host the New York Rangers tonight in the first playoffs ever, for the Atlanta Thrashers. This will be a seven game series, and who will win it, is anybody’s guess. Both teams look solid, and something will have to give. The New York Mets were just in town against the Braves, as the Braves took that series 2 games to 1. So once again, the big apple and the peach state will square off in a sporting event in less than a 1 week period.

There is certainly a buzz in the Atlanta Area, with the Thrashers getting ready to lace it up for the first time in post season play. There’s no telling what type of pregame ceremonies they might have in store for the fans. When you get a bunch of rednecks from the South togehter to host a Northern Event, anything can happen!

I am going to go out on a limb and say the Thrashers will take this first game against the Rangers. I will pick Eric Belanger to be the game MVP for the Thrashers. I think it will be key for Belanger, Jim Slater, and Pascual Dupuis to step up and contribute to the stars like Kovaluchuk and Hossa. So let’s drop the puck here in Hotlanta and see what the boys from the South have in store for us!

Allison Krause the Voice of an Angel

Allison Krause is a tremendous female singer. I have seen her remake a variety of songs by Keith Wittley and John Waite, and even sing gospel songs. Her voice is tremendous and when she sung the song that the late Keith Wittley had done, I thought she sounded like an angel. I am such a big fan of Allison Krause and love to hear her sing.

There are a lot of great women singers and a lot that have incredible voice ranges. Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera are two that come to mind with incredible voice ranges. I’m not sure Allison has that in her arsenal of singing, but she can sound at notes with such a pretty tone. I’m not sure if Allison has any new albums or songs coming out, or what she might be currently working on. I will probably be the first in line when she does come out with a new album. Allison Krause is truly an angel on Earth that we can here now!

George Tenet’s New Book

I seen George Tenet on Larry King Live last night. I see his new book is causing controversy. It appears that he didn’t help the intelliegence community on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. He claims he didn’t have any knowledge of those weapons existing there. He said there was some evidence that supported it, but not enough. So naturally he is against the war in Iraq.

Now many people have came out to bash his claims. They said he was the lead man. He was fixing policies, so that a war in Iraq would look convincing to the public and the rest of the world. I’m not sure who knew what, but I think after 9/11 we had to do something. Even if Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11, he was still a bad guy that was cruel to his people. The rules changed after 9/11, and from here all bets are off. Even if you have to torture a prisoner or two, that is nothing compared to the tragic events of 9/11.

Top 5 Garth Brooks Songs

I wanted to focus on Garth Brooks and was wondering what his 5 best songs were. So I am going to start a countdown on the top songs by Garth Brooks over the next few weeks. Garth has a lot more than just 5 great songs, so it will be hard to just come up with 5 songs for him. I would imagine that 10 different people could list their top 5 Garth Brooks songs and none of them would match. So I don’t think my 5 picks will be the same as yours would be.

5th Best Song by Garth Brooks

I really like that song.

This is one of those songs that makes us think about today. I think too many times we get caught up in what we are going to do tomorrow and we never do enough for today. Start making today last longer than you normally would, because you just never know when tomorrow might not come. So as the old saying goes “don’t put things off until tomorrow; when you can do them today”.

So this is my 5th song on the countdown with 4 more to go! Stick around and see what Garth’s number 1 song of all time might be!

Garth Brooks 3rd Best Song

I have arrived at number 3 on my Garth Brooks countdown and I’m trying to name his top 5 songs of all time. This is very hard since Garth probably has 10 to 12 really good songs, but I think I have a good canidate for what the number 3 best song of all time is from Garth Brooks.

3rd Best Song by Garth Brooks

Do you agree that’s the 3rd best song ever by Garth Brooks? Is this song in the top 5 or top 10 of all time by Garth Brooks?

I can remember when this song came out and everybody was a Rodeo Cowboy then. Garth shed some light on the rodeo industry and this was a great song for all the guys that do the rodeo. It took me awhile to learn the lyrics of this song and there are a few tricky ones in there, but finally my cousin at high school gave me the written lyrics to this song that she had written her self. So I finally knew everything that Garth Brooks was saying about the rodeo. Even the part when he’s talking about the white in their knuckles and he’ll win the next go around.

Rodeo by Garth Brooks is a great song and it has the right tempo to get any good ol’ party started on a Friday or Saturday Night. I think Garth had a few more songs that he sangs that can get a party started off on the right foot. You will have to stick around and see if one of those songs or something else; makes the final two spots I have left in my Garth Broooks countdown of the 5 best songs ever!

Garth Brooks Countdown Recap:

5th Best Song by Garth Brooks

4th Best Song by Garth Brooks

Mythbusters Get Phil Collins

How many of you are familar with the song In the Air Tonight, by Phil Collins? Did you know this song has a meaning to it? Well, the way the story goes is like this. It’s been said that during Phil’s younger days, he watched a man that wouldn’t help his friend who was drowning. So after some years had past, Phil wrote the song, and brung in the man to a front row seat to one of his concerts. While the man sat in the front row, a spotlight was shown on to him only, and Phil unleased his song In the Air Tonight. The words to the song start out like this:

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
I’ve been waiting for this moment, all my life, oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord

Hey, this sounds like it fits. He’s been waiting to tell this man this message his whole life. The song then goes on to say:

Well, if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand
I’ve seen your face before my friend, but I don’t know if you know who I am
Well, I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off the grin
I know where you’ve been
It’s all been a pack of lies

Yep, that’s it alright. Phil is giving this man in the front row a big red face. He’s paying him back for watching his friend drown. Boy, this man should have helped out Phil’s Friend.

So that is how the story has been going on for some years. At least this is what most people will say, when they talk about this song and Phil Collins. However, it’s not exactly the way everything went down. To quote Mr. Collins on this “It’s all been a pack of lies”.

Now of coarse, this is just one variation of this legendary song. It has taken a lot of other suggestions on exactly what the song meant. It’s just the most common one is the drowning friend, man gets ticket to sit in front row, and Phil sings the song while looking at him the whole time.

It seems the one person that would know best, would be Phil Collins himself. Now according to him, this is the actual and true meaning of the song. In the Air Tonight and many other songs on the Face Value Album deals with bitterness and frustration over the end of his marriage, to his first wife. He goes on to say that the lyrics do not reference any real-life event.

 

Guns N Roses #1

Give me the drumroll please………….we now have the top song by Guns N’ Roses in the 5 best songs we have featured here at My Favorite Blank. If you have missed any of the previous songs I have done from GNR, then please just go back on my blog and you can find the 5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd best songs that Guns N Roses has performed.

Now there is one song that comes to mind when I first hear the words “Guns N Roses”, so I’m probably sure you have a song in your mind right now. Is it the greatest song they ever done? You can’t mistake this song for any other, because when you hear the guitar start this song off, you know right away what it is. It’s one of the most familiar guitar solo introductions that has ever been recorded in rock music. I think Dire Straight’s song Money For Nothing has one of those guitar solo introductions that is really good. This GNR song is right up there with Dire Straight’s song and is more popular due to the fact that Guns N’ Roses had more success.

I would really love to see GNR get back together but I’m not sure if we will ever see that. It seems Axl and Slash just don’t get along too good these days and probably by the time they are old and much more forgiving, they will be too old to put out anything good. Heck, I might be too old to want to listen to anything like that either!

No one could have imagined just how successful this band that formed in Los Angeles, was going to be on the rock scene. When they did arrive on the scene there was more of a glam metal that was taking to the airwaves on radio. GNR put a much grittier version of this out and the fans loved it, because they had never heard anything like their style. There was no band bigger from 1988 to 1993. These were the golden years from the greatest band ever and man did they ever put out the music in those 5 years. They just didn’t rest on the previous songs they had done, they kept the gas pedal of success press to the floor as they charged through the world in those 5 years.

Actually Axl is still a part of Guns N Roses, but he is the only one of the original members that remain. If you count his start in 1985 then you can say he’s been the lead singer for over 20 years now. However, it’s not the 20 plus years that is important here, because it was the 5 years when the band was all together and ran like a well-oiled machine that put them on top of the world. They are already the greatest band ever in my opinion, it’s unthinkable if these guys would have stayed together another 5 years, just how much control their music would have over the radio today.

So if you’re ready for the greatest song by the greatest band in the world, then I won’t make you wait any longer. Hold on, because now we will get to hear Slash take us to the start with that great guitar introduction that he does on this greatest song ever by Guns N Roses.

THE GREATEST SONG BY GUNS N ROSES EVER!!! 

So how did I do? Did I pick any songs in my top 5 that you would have in your top 5 for Guns N’ Roses?

Please be sure to let me know in what order you would rank the 5 best songs by GNR. You see my 5, and that’s the way I have the greatest band in the world ranked up!

Nascar Ban Tony Stewart!

Funny thing is that Fox Sports picked up on this. A female writer has a story on Fox Sports about this Tony Stewart incident. She is on his side all the way. Now I’m guessing she is a Tony Stewart Fan. No way does this make sense.

Now Tony or the author at Fox Sports don’t make mention, that Tony had the lead with just a few laps to go in the race. This debris thing came out about 100 laps before the race had even ended. It had no effect on the race. Tony had his chance to win, but he is a soar loser and is just looking for someone to hear his cries. Well he found them with a female writer at Fox Sports.

Sorry Tony the Tiger, you get no support for me. I have seen you friend, and I have known where you been. Your just a classic soar loser. Your the rich brat that expects everyone to bow down to. Your emotions you wear on your sleeve, and that is not good for someone driving around a 3200 pound vehicle. You have intentionally wrecked drivers, just because you didn’t get your way. I think unless NASCAR bans you immediately, this thing will only get uglier. You will probably end up hurting someone on the race track, because you are so spoiled, and expect everyone to hear your cries.

Lynyrd Skynyrd #4

Continuing with the countdown of Skynyrd’s top 5 songs of all time, I am at number 4. It’s hard to only put 5 songs from this legendary band in a list of top 5 all time songs by them. Obviously with only having 5 songs to put in this list, some really good songs are going to get left off. I’m sure others would have a different list from the top 5 Lynyrd Skynyrd Song’s that I am featuring here at My Favorite Blank. If you missed number 5, then you can go back and take a look at the 5th best song of all time by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

#4 by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Stay tuned as the countdown to number 1 continues…

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