The year is coming to an end, and I can never find enough good country music. I know I've got some Best Buy or itunes gift cards coming my way, so I've made a list of artists, songs and albums I'd like to purchase. Some of its new, some of its old stuff that's grown on me in recent years.
I'm glad to see that Alan Jackson is back with a new single "Small Town Southern Man." I thought he might have been going the pop route, but this song and upcoming album (due in March and produced by Keith Stegall) proves quite the contrary.
A couple of months ago, I put a list together of songs I wanted to download by the late, great Chris LeDoux, and I hope to do that before the year's through.
There's been a few catchy songs I've listened to tonight, "Another Friday Night," which is an oldie but goodie by Kenny Chesney. Remember the days when KC was a mid-level star? And then another one, a catchy Cajun-flavored song, "Louisiana Boy" by Texas artist Kyle Park.
I'm looking for some classic stuff and want to get some Carl Smith and some neo-traditional country in Junior Brown.
It hasn't all been about country music. I'll be finishing 2007 by attending my first NFL game in almost four years on Dec. 30. The playoff-bound San Diego Chargers visit the Oakland Raiders. Little is on the line in the game. The Chargers can potentially get the No. 3 seed, instead of the No. 4, but I wanted to attend an NFL game in northern California. Unfortunately, I'll be sitting so high into the upper deck that I may as well be watching from the Goodyear Blimp.
Then, I'll be getting ready to watch some college football bowl games, starting this Thursday with the Utah Utes vs. Navy Midshipmen.
I'm hoping to do something fun for New Year's Eve, but I'm not sure yet.
Sometimes, you get entertained when you least expect it. Last night, I was shopping at Wal-Mart around 11 p.m. when a lady began shouting at an employee because he told her not to walk through on the floor where it was wet. She yelled at him for about 15 minutes as all shoppers in the vicinity looked on. Usually, shopping late at night is a dull experience. That added some much-needed entertainment to it.
And it would have been good fodder for any of the Blue Collar Comedy guys if they'd have witnessed it.