Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homecoming 1991 Mix Tape (Tracks 21-24)

More tracks from the 1991 Homecoming mix tape. It's funny to see what I listened to then and that many of those same songs are still on my iPod.

Track 21: Slipping Away: Information Society. This debut album from Information Society is great. Good tracks that keep you moving. This one, however is more of a ballad.

Track 22: Song For George: Eric Johnson. I don't really know who George was, but I like this song. This album did win the Grammy in 1992 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Track 23: If She Would Have Been Faithful: Chicago. Another Chicago tune. I always liked this song. Not that I ever really had someone be unfaithful. I did have a friend date a girl that I really liked, and he knew it. I was too chicken to make a move, so he took her out- they hit it off and dated. What could I have done. It's water under the bridge now. I'm a different person than I was in high school... aren't we all!

Track 24: Repetition: Information Society. More Information Society. Kevin Kahle would love this tape. He loves Information Society.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Homecoming 1991 Mix Tape (Tracks 17-20)

Now we're well into side two of this mix tape that I made for Homecoming 1991. This dance I went with Athena Stallcop, a cheerleader that I had know for a while. We had a good time.

Track 17: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes: Micheal Bolton. Another Mad About The Mouse track. I've mentioned it before. I just liked this tape. Probably the same reason that I find myself watching Disney Channel with my kids more frequently than I'd like to admit.

Track 18: Clancy's Theme: Man From Snowy River. This soundtrack is so relaxing. Maybe I thought it would promote conversation? I'm not sure.

Track 19: (Everything I Do,) I Do It For You: Bryan Adams. This song was everywhere. Bryan Adams gravely  voice on this ballad made all the girls melt. If you couldn't get a girl to dance with you on this song... you have problems!

Track 20: World To Me: Huey Lewis & The News. From the Small World album. I wore this tape out. I listened to it all the time- mowing lawns, driving to school, anywhere. It was a departure from their other songs, a strong ballad. I knew that it was a lesser known song.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Homecoming 1991 Mix Tape (Tracks 13-16)

To continue on the trek of Homecoming songs...

Track 13: Chasing The Wind: Chicago: Uncle Danny was a huge Chicago fan & so am I. So when this album came out I bought the tape. This is the only song that I can remember from it.

Track 14: Kiss The Girl: Soul II Soul: Another song from Simply Mad About the Mouse. A great rendition of The Little Mermaid song. I just liked it.

Track 15: Beat 70: Pat Metheny Group: Uncle Danny was also a huge Pat Metheny Group fan. I bought this tape at his recommendation. I don't know where it went, but it was good to listen to when I mowed lawns.
Track 16: Trademark: Eric Johnson: Another track from A Via Musicom. My introduction to Eric Johnson. I think Uncle Danny would have liked him too.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Family Pictures...

We recently had some family pictures taken. It has been a long time since we had done that. I mean we have been in pictures together as a family, but not with a REAL photographer (Sorry, Jyl). We went out to an abandoned farmhouse with some out-buildings to take the pictures. Here are some pictures that I took with my phone as Stacey took the REAL pictures.

Ali is so cute!
She loved to play in the weeds.

Gabe posing it up! If his friends could see him now.
Stacey getting the boys to smile for a picture.

Here's a preview of what the pictures will look like. See, doesn't Stacey do great work? We think so!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Homecoming 1991 Mix Tape (Tracks 12-14)

Homecoming mix tape cont'd- Continuing on our walk down memory lane. At least my memories.

 Track 12: Song For My Father: NHS Jazz Band
In 1990 the Nampa High School Jazz band competed at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. This song was recorded from one of those performances. Mr. Kennedy & Mr. Stone were the band directors at that time.

Track 13: Bear Necessities: Harry Connick Jr. This is another track from "Simply Mad About the Mouse" the Disney tribute album. It's a good track. I listened to that tape a lot.

Track 14: Bizarre Love Triangle: New Order. This is the original version from "Brotherhood". It's a classic.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Homecoming 1991 Mixtape (Tracks 9-11)

So on this homecoming date. I started driving a restored "Model T". My grandfather had restored it and it was the first time that I was going to drive it myself (no Dad tagging along). Well, after dinner it died. There was a problem with the battery. So I finished the date driving the family station wagon; a caprice classic. It was still fun though...

Back to the songs...

Track 9: Who Do You Give Your Love To?: Michael Morales. This was a track that I just really liked. I can't find it anywhere. I did just find a youtube version.

Track 10: MotownPhilly: Boyz II Men. This is an awesome song. It's hard to imagine a world without Boyz II Men. This was their first hit! I love the A Capella break in the middle.

Track 11: Think: Information Society. This was the first single from "Hack".
I couldn't get enough of it. I'm pretty sure that I wore my tape out listening to it.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Homecoming 1991 Mixtape (Tracks 6-8)

This is the third installment of the mixtape from Homecoming 1991. Did I mention that the girl I took to the dance was a cheerleader? That's right, a band geek (1st Trombone) took a cheerleader to homecoming!

Track 6: How Long: Information Society. This was from the newest album at the time: Hack. I think I wore that tape out listening to it so much.

Track 7: Hit Me Like A Hammer: Huey Lewis & The News. Hard At Play was the album this song was from. I listened to it all summer mowing lawns. It only made sense to include it on this mix tape.

Track 8: Walking Away: Information Society. From the Information Society album Information Society. This track was played at the stake dances all the time. Kevin Kahle loved spinning this record. Yep, we had the 8 in single that we'd play at the dances.