Some of my biggest heroes in life have been cowboys and outlaws.
As you probably know by now, I am a bit horse crazy. I have been since the first breath I ever took, it seems, and while most girls love horses they are, truly, in my blood thanks to the maternal side of my family.
Because of this, it shouldn't surprise anyone if I were to tell them my uncle is an actual real-life cowboy, or that my grandfather was a horseman. Going further back, my great-grandfather was a country vet who "birthed" many a foal and calf, as did his father before him. When you fast forward to the present, you will find my mother is a horsewoman herself, as was her mother, and her mother before her. So, I honestly, didn't stand a chance.
Growing up in a barn, basically, with so many cowboys and horseman around, it familiarized me with "true" country music. Even as a child, I generally preferred the music tastes of my mother, which consitsted of Peter Frampton, Led Zeppelin, Heart and The Who - but there were some country artists I just resonated with. Two of these were Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash.
When I was small, I cannot recall the age to be honest, I went to a Waylon show with my father. It is one of the few happy memories I recall having with him, and still to this day when I hear Lonesome, Ornery and Mean play through my iTunes, a wave of nostalgia runs through me. Johnny Cash? Well, he is a different story altogether. I love his music as much as my grandfather did, and I still get choked up when I hear him sing Sunday Morning Coming Down, which was written by Kris Kristofferson. One of the happiest I had ever seen my grandfather was when I took him to see Cash at a remodeled theater in town. He would talk about that night at least once a week for many a year, until his death four years ago. I am happy, pleased, and grateful it was something we could share together.
There is nothing like music to bring people closer. Especially, when it is written and or performed by a cowboy, or an outlaw whose hard knocks in life you can relate to.
Thus, ends another vanity card from me - let's get you caught up on my shift.
- Eurogamer Expo 2011 final line-up announced
- Sony lists over 70 work in progress titles for Vita
- US and Euro PS Store, Plus updates: From Dust, God of War: Origins, Renegade Ops
- 2K announces Sid Meier’s Civilization V GotY Edition
- Lonesome Road DLC video released for Fallout: New Vegas
- Street Fighter x Tekken video features Rolento gameplay, new screens
- Tekken 3D: Prime Edition shots get out of TGS 2011
- Quick Shots: MGS3: Snake Eater 3D screens from TGS 2011
- Second PES 2012 demo released on Xbox 360
- Halo: CE Anniversary adds Headlong classic map to multiplayer
- GameStop outs possible Catwoman DLC for Arkham City
- PayPal for Diablo III and Battle.net announced by Blizzard
- Microsoft shows Forza 4, announces DC2 tracks and Happy Wars at TGS 2011
- Hi-Rez starts accepting beta applications for Tribes: Ascend
- Trine 2 video shows off the lovely environments
- Wednesday Shorts: Layton, Serious Sam 3, Flying Fairy, RE: Revelations, Coheed and Cambria
- Windows 8 dev preview downloaded 500,000 times
EG Expo is next week. Are you ready? Do you have tickets? Best hurry if not, because they are about sold out.
Lots of stuff coming for Vita.
I combined the updates for you today since they were relatively similar. Saved you from having to read two headlines stating the same thing and all.
Another GOTY edition announced by the folks at 2K and Take-Two.
This looks awesome.
More fighting madness with screens to boot.
Some shots of the game on an actual 3DS.
More screens for Snake Eater 3D.
The second demo for PES 12 was released on XBL.
Good news for the Halo crowd.
Opps. Looks like GameStop once again outed something.
PayPal is a good thing. Thanks Blizzard!
Microsoft showed off a lot of stuff at TGS.
Time to fill out another beta application.
This game is gorgeous. I still need to play the first one though.
Short - now with more bacon and "bewbs".
Seems rather popular already. Don't try and use it as your actual OS though, silly.
See you tomorrow and I promise to be less philosophical and reminiscent.