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Thankful Thursday:) Thankful For Karaoke, The Texas Bluesmen, and My Great Entertaining Friends

17 Apr

Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.

Edgar Winter

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Thursday used to be karaoke night at Delaney’s Irish Pub. I miss hanging out with my fun friends, singing and dancing, and the great music.

So, in honor of karaoke days gone by, I’m virtually singing along with my friend Bob. His wife Joni has been kind enough to record Bob singing every Thursday night, just to keep us happy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toQ7Z6ZVG8E

Now, I’m watching my friends Justin and Paul performing live at Lava Cantina. They are the awesome Texas Bluesmen and Blues Brothers tribute band. Love these guys! 🎤

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1UqUgJhshA

Makes me feel like home… Sweet Home Chicago. Thank you Justin and Paul. Miss you guys. Can’t wait to see you back at Delaney’s Irish Pub.

Thankful for friends, family, and music.

Saturday:) Some Seriously Awesome Artists and Musicians

1 Mar

“We see art with our eyes and we feel music with our soul, and we need both for a happy heart.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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So many awesome artists to visit at the MillHouse Art Fest today, and so little time. So, I’ll just show you some cool photos of what we saw today. Linda, Mercedes and I spent the afternoon at the Cotton Mill, checking out our talented local artists at the MillHouse Art Fest today.

We stopped for lunch at Square Burger on the Square. By the time I got back to my car at 5:30, I had just enough time to drive over to Delaney’s to meet the gang for the Texas Bluesmen performance. Our friends Justin and Paul are the stars of this cool Blues Brother’s tribute band. It was a really fun and entertaining evening.

Another busy and awesome day with friends. Art and music for the heart and soul.

Friday:) Friends and Fun Times With the Texas Bluesmen Band

21 Sep

“You know we are big fans because we drove an hour and a half in crazy Dallas rush hour traffic to see the Texas Bluesmen Band.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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The gals planned a road trip into Dallas yesterday to go and listen to our good friends Paul and Justin perform at the Neon Cowboy. The guys are our regular DJs, or properly called KJ’s, from Daleney’s Irish Pub on our regular Thursday night karaoke. So, we carpooled in two cars and braved the Dallas rush hour traffic. Did you know that use of turn signals and speed limits in Texas is strictly optional? (Not really, but seems that way. Glad I wasn’t driving.)

We arrived safe and sound, and got there early enough to chat, eat, take pictures, and visit before the performance.

The guys were awesome. If you’re familiar with the movie, THE BLUES BROTHERS? Then, you know how much fun we had. And I’ve said this before, if you haven’t seen the movie before, or it’s been a while, rent it, or Netflix or whatever folks are doing these days. It’s a classic. And tell them you’re on a mission from God and it’s for the Penguin.

Happy Friday, my friends. Now, time for my Black Russian. It’s been a long day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=552KHkv0olc

Friday:) Fun, Friends and Of Course, My Firefighters

26 Jul

“Without Friday, the weekend would be half over already.”

― Anthony T. Hincks

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Happy Friday, my friends. It’s been a fun week. Yesterday was busy and crazy, and the rest of the weekend looks about the same. After my busy adventures yesterday afternoon, the evening was more relaxed. Our group was over at Delaney’s Irish Pub for karaoke. Paul and Justin had a gig, they are THE TEXAS BLUESMEN, so neither guy was our DJ for karaoke. We had a really nice young man named Shoji. SP? Paul had mentioned on Facebook that the Bluesmen might make an appearance after their gig, along with the Blues-mobile. If you’re not familiar with the movie, “The Blues Brothers,” well, shame on you. Go rent it, or Netflix it or something, it’s so funny.

A few of the usual suspects.

Justin and Paul AKA The Texas Bluesmen. Check them out on Facebook or on-line. They may be performing at a place near you. (If you live in Texas, that is.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH9TjY6sDnk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiBc3b-d8jE

We had a blast…from the past and the future.

Today, all I did was go to Zumba, stop for lunch with the Silver Sneakers YMCA group, a visit to church for Adoration and say the rosary, stop at Kroger, clean the kitchen, pay some bills, make a late lunch, (I just had water at the restaurant), veg for a while, then when I’m done here with my blog, I’ll take my evening walk and maybe catch an awesome sunset, and finish with my traditional Friday Black Russian.

And last but not least… a visit to Fire Stations 9 and 5 with some brownies. McKinney FD is the best.

Happy Friday my friends.