I Will Never Forget You, Gary Phillips

Posted on 2013-01-02. Filed under: Life, Thoughts |


Twenty years ago, today, my friend died. I’ve been thinking about that for the last week – remembering all sorts of things. Some things I can share publicly, and some things I can’t. And, I’ve been feeling all sorts of emotions as the anniversary date drew nigh. I can’t believe it’s been so long ago. It seems like it was just yesterday. It feels like it was just yesterday.

My life has never been the same. That weekend was a crux point in my life – in many ways, it was a nadir. Looking back, even with the tears in my eyes, I still remember the good times. And, I still remember your smile. And, I still remember you almost could, but never quite, outrun me. 🙂

I wonder how your football career would have progressed. And, how you would have done at college. And, what you would have ended up doing for a living. And, about the family you would have had. I wonder if we would have grown apart, as happens to so many relationships from childhood.

Thinking about these things, paradoxically makes me thankful for my life. It has been nearly ended many times in a number of different ways. I’ve made it to 38 ½ years old. You didn’t. I’m still here. You’re not. There’s no reason nor rhyme to this. Your death was senseless. Is my life senseless? I don’t know. But, I am thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given – even the ones I squandered or didn’t recognize.

For a life that was lived with such purpose, it was ended so meaninglessly, so arbitrarily, so randomly, so violently, so tragically.

It’s been twenty years and one day since the last time we spoke. I am thankful for the chance encounter we had as it allowed us to catch up one last time. I wish I had told you not to go out that night. I wish I had known.

Your death hit us hard. Lots of people felt the loss. Know that. You are missed. And I, among others, will always love you. And, we will never forget you. Peace out, my friend.

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Posted on 2011-09-25. Filed under: Life, Thoughts |

Family is not everyone knowing something about you and keeping it from you.

Family is not attempting to coax and cajole an indifferent person to share a life with you.

Family is not so riddled with divisions and cracks that people in the same household can’t even attend the same functions, meetings or events together.

Family has proven elusive.

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iPod Musings

Posted on 2011-05-05. Filed under: Life |

Last week, I was upset. I was really upset. So, I took a walk.

No, I didn’t start running. The knees won’t allow that. But, I did start walking. And before I was done, I had walked over ten miles. Now, that’s a pretty long way for me these days. And it was just me, some waterfowl and an iPod.

Music has a special place in my life. There’s just nothing like music. I couldn’t imagine trying to live without music. Since that day, I’ve been spending more time listening to this iPod and I realized I should record what I have on here for posterity’s sake, so that I can refer back to it later and compare to what I’m listening to then. So, here’s a list of what I’ve been listening to a lot lately. This probably has no interest to anyone except my future self. (By the way, this would be a good time to say “Hi, Future Self! I hope you’re getting more sleep than I am!”)

# Artist Title
1 2Pac; Eminem; Outlawz One Day at a Time [Em’s Version]
2 3rd Bass Gas Face (Live)
3 Afrika Bambaataa Unity
4 Alabama Dixieland Delight (Live)
5 Alabama Louisiana Saturday Night
6 Alabama Love in the First Degree (Live)
7 Alabama Play Me Some Mountain Music
8 Alabama Tennessee River (Live)
9 Alan Jackson Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow
10 Alan Jackson Chattahoochee
11 Alan Jackson Chattahoochee [Extended Mix]
12 Alan Jackson Don’t Rock the Jukebox
13 Alan Jackson Margaritaville
14 Alan Jackson Midnight in Montgomery
15 Alan Jackson She’s Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)
16 Alan Jackson Tequila Sunrise
17 Alan Jackson The Blues Man [A Tribute to Hank Williams Jr.]
18 Alan Jackson Where I Come From
19 Alan Jackson & Alison Krauss The Angels Cried
20 Alan Jackson; Clint Black; George Strait; Jimmy Buffett; Kenny Chesney; Toby Keith Hey Good Lookin’
21 Alan Jackson; Jimmy Buffett It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
22 Alicia Keys & Busta Rhymes Fallin’ Remix
23 Alien Ant Farm Smooth Criminal
24 Alison Krauss Away Down the River
25 Alison Krauss Down to the River to Pray
26 Alison Krauss Simple Love
27 Alison Krauss The Scarlet Tide [From Cold Mountain]
28 Alison Krauss When You Say Nothing At All
29 Alison Krauss You’re Just a Country Boy
30 Alison Krauss; Gillian Welch I’ll Fly Away
31 Alison Krauss; Sting You Will Be My Ain True Love [From Cold Mountain]
32 Anita Baker Sweet Love
33 Anna Nalick Forever Love (Digame)
34 Anthony Hamilton Can’t Let Go
35 Apache Indian Boom Shack-A-Lak
36 Avalon Jesus Medley: Jesus Loves Me/’Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
37 Avalon Amazing Grace
38 Avalon It Is Well With My Soul
39 Avalon How Great Thou Art
40 Avalon The Solid Rock
41 Avalon I’ll Fly Away
42 Avalon Great Is Thy Faithfulness
43 Avalon Blessed Assurance
44 Avalon Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
45 Avalon Holy! Holy! Holy!
46 Average White Band Play That Funky Music
47 Beastie Boys Rhymin & Stealin
48 Beastie Boys The New Style
49 Beastie Boys She’s Crafty
50 Beastie Boys Posse in Effect
51 Beastie Boys Slow Ride
52 Beastie Boys Girls
53 Beastie Boys Fight For Your Right
54 Beastie Boys No Sleep Till Brooklyn
55 Beastie Boys Paul Revere
56 Beastie Boys Hold It Now, Hit It
57 Beastie Boys Brass Monkey
58 Beastie Boys Time to Get Ill
59 Beastie Boys Hey Ladies
60 Beastie Boys So What’cha Want
61 Beastie Boys Groove Holmes
62 Beastie Boys 3 the Hard Way
63 Beastie Boys Girls
64 Beenie Man Row Like A Boat
65 Beenie Man, Ms. Thing & Shawan Dude (The Remix)
66 Beyoncé (Featuring Sean Paul) Baby Boy
67 Big Daddy Kane I Get The Job Done
68 Big Daddy Kane Ain’t No Half-Steppin’
69 Big Pun, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Truck Turner As You Already Know
70 Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen (No More Love)
71 Billy Ocean Get Out Of My Dreams, Get Into My Car
72 Billy Ocean Loverboy
73 Billy Ocean When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
74 Biz Markie Just A Friend (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
75 Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was The Night – Cold Was The Ground
76 Blind Willie Johnson God Don’t Never Change
77 Blind Willie Johnson God Moves On The Water
78 Blind Willie Johnson I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
79 Bob Dylan & Van Morrison Crazy Love
80 Bob Marley Buffalo Soldier
81 Bob Marley Jammin’
82 Bob Marley Lively Up Yourself
83 Bob Marley No Woman No Cry
84 Bob Marley Rebel Music
85 Bob Marley Stir It Up
86 Bob Marley Three Little Birds
87 Bob Marley Turn Your Lights Down Low
88 Bob Marley Exodus
89 Bob Marley Is This Love
90 Bob Marley & The Wailers Is This Love
91 Bob Marley & The Wailers Redemption Song
92 Bob Marley & The Wailers Three Little Birds
93 Bon Jovi Bad Medicine
94 Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer
95 Bon Jovi Shot Through the Heart
96 Bon Jovi Wanted Dead Or Alive
97 Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name
98 Buck Shadow Day N’ Night (as made famous by Kid Cudi)
99 Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang Midnight Train
100 Buju Banton Boom Bye Bye
101 Bumpy Knuckles, Nas Get Off Me
102 Busta Rhymes Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
103 Busta Rhymes, Spliff Starr Feat. Sean Paul Make It Clap (remix)
104 Candyman Knockin’ Boots (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
105 C-Bo, Joker The BailBondsMan Homicide For Hire
106 Champ MC Y’all Slept On Me
107 Christian Of Blindside; P.O.D. Anything Right
108 Christina Aguilera Nasty Naughty Boy
109 Clint Black A Better Man
110 Clint Black Burn One Down
111 Clint Black Buying Time
112 Clint Black Half The Man
113 Clint Black Nothing’s News
114 Clint Black The Good Old Days
115 Clint Black The Hard Way
116 Clint Black We Tell Ourselves
117 Clint Black When My Ship Comes In
118 Commodores Brick House
119 Coolio Gangsta’s Paradise (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
120 Coolio Fantastic Voyage (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
121 Creed Higher
122 Creed My Own Prison
123 Creed My Sacrifice
124 Creed With Arms Wide Open
125 Creedence Clearwater Revival American Woman
126 Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising
127 Creedence Clearwater Revival Born on the Bayou
128 Creedence Clearwater Revival Brown Eyed Girl
129 Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son
130 Cypress Hill Boom Biddy Bye Bye [Fugees Remix]
131 Cypress Hill Hand On The Glock
132 Cypress Hill Hand on the Pump [Muggs’ Blunted Mix]
133 Cypress Hill I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That
134 Cypress Hill I Wanna Get High
135 Cypress Hill Insane In The Brain
136 Cypress Hill Latin Lingo [Prince Paul Mix]
137 Cypress Hill Rock Superstar
138 Cypress Hill When The Shit Goes Down
139 Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Welcome to Jamrock
140 Das EFX Mic Checka
141 Das EFX They Want EFX
142 Das EFX; Ice Cube Check Yo Self
143 David Allen Coe Cocaine Carolina
144 Digable Planets Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
145 Digital Underground The Humpty Dance
146 DJ Topcat Folsom Prison Gangstaz (Eazy-E vs. Johnny Cash)
147 DJ Zhane Hey Mr. DJ
148 Don Henley Desperado
149 Double Trouble Ground Hog Day
150 Dr. Dre (featuring Eminem) Forgot About Dre
151 Dr. Dre Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang
152 Dr. Dre; Jay-Z; Rakim; Truth Hurts The Watcher 2
153 Dukedagod Presents 40 Cal, J.R.Writer Runnin’ This Rap Shit
154 Dwight Yoakam Ain’t That Lonely Yet
155 Dwight Yoakam Crazy Little Thing Called Love
156 Dwight Yoakam Guitars, Cadillacs
157 Dwight Yoakam Honky Tonk Man
158 Dwight Yoakam I Want You to Want Me
159 Dwight Yoakam Little Ways
160 Dwight Yoakam Lonesome Roads
161 Dwight Yoakam Turn It on, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose
162 Dwight Yoakam You’re the One
163 Eagles Desperado
164 Eagles One of These Nights
165 Eagles Peaceful Easy Feeling
166 Eagles Take It Easy
167 Eagles Take It to the Limit
168 Eagles Tequila Sunrise
169 Eagles Witchy Woman
170 Eazy-E Boyz-N-Tha Hood (Remix)
171 Eek-A-Mouse; P.O.D. Ridiculous
172 Eminem Cold Wind Blows
173 Eminem (feat. Kobe) Talkin’ 2 Myself
174 Eminem On Fire
175 Eminem (feat. Pink) Won’t Back Down
176 Eminem W.T.P.
177 Eminem Going Through Changes
178 Eminem Not Afraid
179 Eminem Seduction
180 Eminem (feat. Lil Wayne) No Love
181 Eminem Space Bound
182 Eminem Cinderella Man
183 Eminem 25 to Life
184 Eminem So Bad
185 Eminem Almost Famous
186 Eminem (feat. Rihanna) Love The Way You Lie
187 Eminem You’re Never Over
188 Eminem Untitled (Hidden Track)
189 Eminem Lose Yourself
190 Eminem My Name Is
191 Eurythmics Here Comes the Rain Again
192 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
193 Fat Boys Human Beat Box (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
194 Fat Boys Wipeout (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
195 Fat Joe Deep Cover
196 Fiona Apple Bridge over Troubled Water
197 Gap Band Early in the Morning
198 Garth Brooks Against the Grain
199 Garth Brooks Burning Bridges
200 Garth Brooks Friends in Low Places
201 Garth Brooks Friends in Low Places [The Long Version]
202 Garth Brooks If Tomorrow Never Comes
203 Garth Brooks Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)
204 Garth Brooks Shameless
205 Garth Brooks The Dance
206 Garth Brooks The Thunder Rolls
207 Gavin DeGraw Change Is Gonna Come (Encore) [*]
208 George Strait Ocean Front Property
209 Ghostface Killah Return Of The Iron Man
210 Grand Funk Railroad Feelin’ Alright
211 Grandmaster Flash The Message (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
212 Grandmaster Flash White Lines (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
213 Grandmaster Melle Mel Rapmania (Live)
214 Grandmaster Slice Electric Slide (Shall We Dance)
215 Guns n Roses Knockin’ On Heavens Door
216 Guns N’ Roses Paradise City
217 Guns N’ Roses Patience
218 Guns N’ Roses Welcome To The Jungle
219 H.R.; P.O.D. Without Jah, Nothin’
220 Hank Williams, Jr. A Country Boy Can Survive
221 Hank Williams, Jr. A Country Boy Can Survive (Extended Version)
222 Hank Williams, Jr. All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)
223 Hank Williams, Jr. Dixie on My Mind
224 Hank Williams, Jr. Family Tradition
225 Hank Williams, Jr. There’s a Tear in My Beer
226 Hexx Street Stories
227 Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing
228 House Of Pain Jump Around
229 Inspectah Deck, Street Life A Star Is Born
230 Israel & New Breed (featuring Jonny Lang) You Are Not Forgotten
231 J. J. Fad Supersonic (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
232 J.J. Fad Supersonic
233 Jadakiss Freestyle
234 James Taylor Carolina In My Mind
235 James Taylor Go Tell It on the Mountain
236 James Taylor How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
237 James Taylor You’ve Got A Friend
238 Jars of Clay Liquid
239 Jason Aldean johnny cash
240 Jay-Z; Sean Paul What They Gonna Do
241 Jill Scott A Long Walk
242 Jill Scott It’s Love
243 Jimmy Buffett Get Drunk and Screw
244 Jimmy Buffett Cheeseburger in Paradise
245 Jimmy Buffett He Went to Paris
246 Jimmy Buffett Fins
247 Jimmy Buffett Son of a Son of a Sailor
248 Jimmy Buffett A Pirate Looks at Forty
249 Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville
250 Jimmy Buffett Come Monday
251 Jimmy Buffett Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
252 Jimmy Buffett Pencil Thin Mustache
253 Jimmy Buffett Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit
254 Jimmy Buffett Boat Drinks
255 Jimmy Buffett Volcano
256 Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville
257 Joaquin Phoenix Cry Cry Cry
258 Joaquin Phoenix Folsom Prison Blues
259 Joaquin Phoenix Get Rhythm
260 Joaquin Phoenix Home of the Blues
261 Joaquin Phoenix I Walk the Line
262 Jodeci Forever My Lady
263 John Dee Holeman Black Rat
264 John Dee Holeman Coffee Blues
265 John Dee Holeman I’m Going To Dig Myself A Hole
266 John Dee Holeman My Baby Is A Country Girl
267 John Prine & Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan You Are My Sunshine (Live)
268 Johnathan Rice You’re My Baby
269 Johnie Lewis North Carolina Blues
270 Johnny Cash I Hung My Head
271 Johnny Cash 25 Minutes To Go
272 Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue
273 Johnny Cash A Legend in My Time
274 Johnny Cash Always Alone
275 Johnny Cash Amazing Grace
276 Johnny Cash Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
277 Johnny Cash Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
278 Johnny Cash Ballad Of A Teenage Queen – Outtake – A
279 Johnny Cash Before My Time
280 Johnny Cash Belshazar (Overdubbed Version)
281 Johnny Cash Belshazzar
282 Johnny Cash Big Bad John
283 Johnny Cash Big River
284 Johnny Cash Big River – Alternate
285 Johnny Cash Bird on a Wire
286 Johnny Cash Blue Train
287 Johnny Cash Born To Lose
288 Johnny Cash Boy Named Sue
289 Johnny Cash Brakeman’S Blues (Incomplete)
290 Johnny Cash Busted
291 Johnny Cash Casey Jones
292 Johnny Cash Cocaine Blues
293 Johnny Cash Cold, Cold Heart
294 Johnny Cash Come In Stranger
295 Johnny Cash Country Boy
296 Johnny Cash Country Boy
297 Johnny Cash Country Boy
298 Johnny Cash Country Trash
299 Johnny Cash Cry! Cry! Cry!
300 Johnny Cash Danny Boy
301 Johnny Cash Dark As The Dungeon
302 Johnny Cash Delia’s Gone
303 Johnny Cash Dirty Old Egg-Suckin’ Dog
304 Johnny Cash Doin’ My Time
305 Johnny Cash Doin’ My Time – Outtake
306 Johnny Cash Don’t Make Me Go
307 Johnny Cash Don’t Make Me Go – Alternate – G
308 Johnny Cash Dont Take Your Guns To Town
309 Johnny Cash Down The Street To 301
310 Johnny Cash Down The Street To 301 – Alternate
311 Johnny Cash Down There by the Train
312 Johnny Cash Drive On
313 Johnny Cash Field of Diamonds
314 Johnny Cash Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart
315 Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
316 Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
317 Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
318 Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues – Overdubbed Version
319 Johnny Cash Fools Hall Of Fame
320 Johnny Cash Four Strong Winds
321 Johnny Cash Futher on Up the Road
322 Johnny Cash Get Rhythm
323 Johnny Cash Get Rhythm (Microphone Test)
324 Johnny Cash Give My Love to Rose
325 Johnny Cash Give My Love To Rose – Undubbed Version
326 Johnny Cash Give My Love To Rose (Overdubbed Version)
327 Johnny Cash Give My Love To Rose (With June Carter Cash)
328 Johnny Cash God’s Gonna Cut You Down
329 Johnny Cash Goodbye Little Darlin’
330 Johnny Cash Goodnight Irene – Outtake
331 Johnny Cash Goodnight Irene (Overdubbed Version)
332 Johnny Cash Great Speckled Bird
333 Johnny Cash Green, Green Grass Of Home
334 Johnny Cash Greystone Chapel
335 Johnny Cash Guess Things Happen That Way
336 Johnny Cash He’ll Understand and Say Well Done
337 Johnny Cash Help Me
338 Johnny Cash Hey Good Lookin’
339 Johnny Cash Hey Good Lookin’ – Undubbed Master
340 Johnny Cash Hey! Porter
341 Johnny Cash Home Of The Blues
342 Johnny Cash Hot Rod Lincoln
343 Johnny Cash Hurt
344 Johnny Cash I Came to Believe
345 Johnny Cash I Can’t Help It
346 Johnny Cash I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)
347 Johnny Cash I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
348 Johnny Cash I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You – Outtake
349 Johnny Cash I Couldn’t Keep From Crying
350 Johnny Cash I Forgot To Remember To Forget
351 Johnny Cash I Forgot To Remember To Forget – Alternate (Incomplete)
352 Johnny Cash I Got Stripes
353 Johnny Cash I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
354 Johnny Cash I Just Thought You’d Like To Know
355 Johnny Cash I Just Thought You’d Like To Know
356 Johnny Cash I Love You Because
357 Johnny Cash I Love You Because – Alternate
358 Johnny Cash I Never Picked Cotton
359 Johnny Cash I See a Darkness
360 Johnny Cash I Still Miss Someone
361 Johnny Cash I Walk The Line
362 Johnny Cash I Walk The Line
363 Johnny Cash I Walk The Line
364 Johnny Cash I Walk The Line (Overdubbed Version)
365 Johnny Cash I Was There When It Happened
366 Johnny Cash I Was There When It Happened
367 Johnny Cash I Won’t Back Down
368 Johnny Cash If The Good Lord’s Willing
369 Johnny Cash If The Good Lord’S Willing
370 Johnny Cash If You Could Read My Mind
371 Johnny Cash I’m Free from the Chain Gang Now
372 Johnny Cash I’m Leaving Now
373 Johnny Cash I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
374 Johnny Cash In My Life
375 Johnny Cash In the Sweet By and By
376 Johnny Cash It’s Just About Time
377 Johnny Cash It’s Just About Time – Alternate
378 Johnny Cash I’ve Been Everywhere
379 Johnny Cash I’ve Been Everywhere
380 Johnny Cash Jackson (With June Carter)
381 Johnny Cash Joe Bean
382 Johnny Cash Katy Too
383 Johnny Cash Leave That Junk Alone
384 Johnny Cash Let the Train Blow the Whistle
385 Johnny Cash Life Goes On
386 Johnny Cash Like a Soldier
387 Johnny Cash Like A Soldier with Willie Nelson
388 Johnny Cash Like the 309
389 Johnny Cash Love’s Been Good to Me
390 Johnny Cash Luther Played The Boogie
391 Johnny Cash Man in Black
392 Johnny Cash Mary of the Wild Moor
393 Johnny Cash Mean Eyed Cat
394 Johnny Cash Mean Eyed Cat
395 Johnny Cash Meet Me in Heaven
396 Johnny Cash Memories Are Made of This
397 Johnny Cash My Treasure
398 Johnny Cash My Treasure
399 Johnny Cash New Mexico
400 Johnny Cash New Mexico (Overdubbed Version)
401 Johnny Cash Next In Line
402 Johnny Cash Next In Line (Overdubbed Version)
403 Johnny Cash Nobody
404 Johnny Cash Oh Lonesome Me
405 Johnny Cash Oh, Bury Me Not (Introduction: A Cowboy’s Prayer)
406 Johnny Cash On the Evening Train
407 Johnny Cash One
408 Johnny Cash One More Ride (Incomplete)
409 Johnny Cash Orange Blossom Special
410 Johnny Cash Personal Jesus
411 Johnny Cash Port Of Lonely Hearts
412 Johnny Cash Redemption
413 Johnny Cash Remember Me (I’m The One Who Loves You)
414 Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire
415 Johnny Cash Rock And Roll Ruby
416 Johnny Cash Rock Island Line
417 Johnny Cash Rock of Ages
418 Johnny Cash Rose of My Heart
419 Johnny Cash Rowboat
420 Johnny Cash Rusty Cage
421 Johnny Cash Sam Hall
422 Johnny Cash Sea of Heartbreak
423 Johnny Cash Send A Picture Of Mother
424 Johnny Cash So Doggone Lonesome
425 Johnny Cash Softly and Tenderly
426 Johnny Cash Solitary Man
427 Johnny Cash Southern Accents
428 Johnny Cash Spiritual
429 Johnny Cash Story Of A Broken Heart
430 Johnny Cash Straight ”a”s In Love
431 Johnny Cash Sugartime
432 Johnny Cash Sugartime – Outtake
433 Johnny Cash Sunday Morning Coming Down
434 Johnny Cash Sunday morning sidewalk
435 Johnny Cash Tear Stained Letter
436 Johnny Cash Tennessee Stud [Live]
437 Johnny Cash Thanks A Lot
438 Johnny Cash That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
439 Johnny Cash The Ballad of Ira Hayes
440 Johnny Cash The Beast in Me
441 Johnny Cash The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
442 Johnny Cash The General Lee
443 Johnny Cash The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea
444 Johnny Cash The Legend Of John Henry’s Hammer
445 Johnny Cash The Long Black Veil
446 Johnny Cash The Man Comes Around
447 Johnny Cash The Man Who Couldn’t Cry [Live]
448 Johnny Cash The Mercy Seat
449 Johnny Cash The One Rose (That’s Left in My Heart)
450 Johnny Cash The Story Of A Broken Heart – Alternate (With False Start)
451 Johnny Cash The Streets of Laredo
452 Johnny Cash The Wall
453 Johnny Cash The Ways Of A Woman In Love
454 Johnny Cash The Wreck Of The Old ’97
455 Johnny Cash There You Go
456 Johnny Cash Thirteen
457 Johnny Cash Train Of Love
458 Johnny Cash Two Timin’ Woman
459 Johnny Cash Two Timin’ Woman – Alternate
460 Johnny Cash Unchained
461 Johnny Cash Wabash Cannonball
462 Johnny Cash Walk The Line
463 Johnny Cash Wayfaring Stranger
464 Johnny Cash We’ll Meet Again
465 Johnny Cash Why Me Lord?
466 Johnny Cash Wide Open Road
467 Johnny Cash Wide Open Road
468 Johnny Cash Wide Open Road (Overdubbed Version)
469 Johnny Cash Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)
470 Johnny Cash You Tell Me
471 Johnny Cash You Win Again
472 Johnny Cash You Win Again – Outtake
473 Johnny Cash You’re My Baby
474 Johnny Cash You’re My Baby (Little Woolly Booger)
475 Johnny Cash You’re The Nearest Thing To Heaven
476 Johnny Cash You’re The Nearest Thing To Heaven – Outtake
477 Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
478 Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Two Cry, Cry, Cry – Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Two
479 Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Two The Wreck Of The Old ’97 – Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Two
480 Johnny Cash; June Carter Cash; The Carter Family; The Statler Brothers Daddy Sang Bass
481 Johnny Cash; The Carter Family Peace in the Valley
482 Johnny Cash; The Carter Family Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
483 Johnny Cash; The Carter Family; The Statler Brothers He Turned the Water Into Wine
484 Jonny Lang “E” Train
485 Jonny Lang A Quitter Never Wins
486 Jonny Lang Anything’s Possible
487 Jonny Lang Beautiful One
488 Jonny Lang Breakin’ Me
489 Jonny Lang Bump In The Road
490 Jonny Lang Bump in the Road
491 Jonny Lang Changes
492 Jonny Lang Don’t Stop (For Anything)
493 Jonny Lang Don’t Stop (For Anything)
494 Jonny Lang Dying to Live
495 Jonny Lang Get What You Give
496 Jonny Lang Give Me Up
497 Jonny Lang Give Me Up Again
498 Jonny Lang Goodbye Letter
499 Jonny Lang Happiness and Misery
500 Jonny Lang Hide Your Love
501 Jonny Lang I Am
502 Jonny Lang I Love You the Best
503 Jonny Lang If We Try
504 Jonny Lang Intro
505 Jonny Lang It’s Not Over
506 Jonny Lang It’s Obdacious
507 Jonny Lang Last Goodbye
508 Jonny Lang Lie To Me
509 Jonny Lang Livin’ for the City [Live][*]
510 Jonny Lang Long Time Coming
511 Jonny Lang Louise
512 Jonny Lang Lovin’ My Baby
513 Jonny Lang Malted Milk
514 Jonny Lang My Love Remains
515 Jonny Lang Nice & Warm
516 Jonny Lang On My Feet Again
517 Jonny Lang One Person At A Time
518 Jonny Lang One Person at a Time
519 Jonny Lang Only a Man
520 Jonny Lang Outro
521 Jonny Lang Red Light
522 Jonny Lang Red Light
523 Jonny Lang Red Light (Band Intros)
524 Jonny Lang Save Yourself
525 Jonny Lang Smokin’
526 Jonny Lang Sugarman
527 Jonny Lang Thankful
528 Jonny Lang That Great Day
529 Jonny Lang The One I Got
530 Jonny Lang The Other Side of the Fence
531 Jonny Lang To Love Again
532 Jonny Lang Too Tired
533 Jonny Lang Touch
534 Jonny Lang Turn Around
535 Jonny Lang Turn Around
536 Jonny Lang Wander This World
537 Jonny Lang; Michael McDonald Thankful
538 Kid Rock Cowboy
539 Kid Rock Only God Knows Why
540 Kool & The Gang Get Down On It
541 Kool Mo Dee I Go To Work (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
542 Kool Mo Dee Wild Wild West (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
543 Kool Mo Dee How You Like Me Now (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
544 KRS-One Tell The Devil “Ha!”
545 Kurtis Blow The Breaks (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
546 Kurupt; Kokane Microphone
547 Lauryn Hill & Bob Marley Turn Your Lights Down Low
548 Layzie Bone, Snoop Dogg Smokin’ On Information
549 Linkin Park Crawling
550 Linkin Park In the End
551 Lipps, Inc. Funkytown
552 LL Cool J I Need Love
553 LL Cool J Jingling Baby
554 LL Cool J I Need Love
555 LL Cool J, Rubin, Rick Going Back to Cali
556 Lords Of The Underground Chief Rocka
557 Lou Bega Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
558 Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Emmy Lou Harris Jambalaya
559 Ludacris Stand Up
560 Ludacris What’s Your Fantasy
561 Ludacris Roll Out
562 Ludacris Get Back
563 Ludacris; Mary J. Blige Grown Woman
564 Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man
565 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama (Extended)
566 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
567 M.A.R.R.S Pump up the Volume
568 Mariah Carey (With Whitney Houston) When You Believe (From “The Prince Of Egypt”)
569 Martina McBride I Still Miss Someone
570 Mary J Blige ft. Ja Rule Real Love
571 Mary J. Blige Roses
572 Mary J. Blige What’s the 411?
573 Mary J. Blige Work That
574 Mary J. Blige Fade Away
575 Mary J. Blige Real Love
576 Melle Mel & the Furious 5 White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It) [Long Version]
577 Michael Jackson Beat It
578 Mr. Vegas Heads High
579 Mr. Vegas Pull Up
580 Mr. Vegas Tamale
581 Mr. Vegas Gallis – Mr. Vegas
582 Mr. Vegas, Overmars Raging Bull – Mr. Vegas, Overmars
583 N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
584 Newcleus Jam on it (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
585 Nice & Smooth Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
586 Nickelback How You Remind Me
587 Nickelback Rock Star
588 Nickelback, Feat & Kid Rock Saturday Night’s Alright
589 Norah Jones Don’t Know Why
590 Norah Jones Feelin’ the Same Way
591 Norah Jones Turn Me On
592 Norah Jones The Long Day Is Over
593 Norah Jones Creepin’ In
594 Norah Jones The Long Way Home
595 Norah Jones Come Away with Me
596 Norah Jones Thinking About You
597 Ohio Players Fire
598 Otis Redding (Sittin’ On The) Dock Of The Bay
599 Otis Taylor Ten Million Slaves
600 Outkast B.O.B.
601 Outkast Ms. Jackson
602 Outkast So Fresh, So Clean
603 P.O.D. Alive
604 P.O.D. Alive (Live at KROQ 9-24-01)
605 P.O.D. Boom
606 P.O.D. Bullet the Blue Sky
607 P.O.D. Can Tou Feel It?
608 P.O.D. Celestial
609 P.O.D. Checkin’ Levels
610 P.O.D. Coming Back
611 P.O.D. Draw The Line
612 P.O.D. Every Knee
613 P.O.D. Follow Me
614 P.O.D. Freestyle
615 P.O.D. Get It Straight
616 P.O.D. Ghetto
617 P.O.D. Goodbye For Now
618 P.O.D. Greetings
619 P.O.D. Guitarras de Amor
620 P.O.D. Hollywood
621 P.O.D. If You Could See Me Now
622 P.O.D. Image
623 P.O.D. Let The Music Do The Talking
624 P.O.D. Let You Down
625 P.O.D. Lie Down
626 P.O.D. Lights Out
627 P.O.D. Listen To Your Heart
628 P.O.D. Lo Siento
629 P.O.D. Mark My Words
630 P.O.D. Masterpiece Conspiracy
631 P.O.D. Mistakes & Glories
632 P.O.D. On The Grind
633 P.O.D. Outkast
634 P.O.D. Portrait
635 P.O.D. Psalm 150
636 P.O.D. Rock the Party (Off the Hook)
637 P.O.D. Roots In Stereo
638 P.O.D. Run
639 P.O.D. Satellite
640 P.O.D. Say Hello
641 P.O.D. Selah
642 P.O.D. Set It Off
643 P.O.D. Set Your Eyes to Zion
644 P.O.D. Shouts
645 P.O.D. Snuff The Punk
646 P.O.D. Sounds Like War
647 P.O.D. Southtown
648 P.O.D. Strength Of My Life
649 P.O.D. Teachers
650 P.O.D. The Messenjah
651 P.O.D. Thinking About Forever
652 P.O.D. This Time
653 P.O.D. Three In The Power Of One
654 P.O.D. Tribal
655 P.O.D. Who Is Right?
656 P.O.D. Who’s In This House/Murder
657 P.O.D. Youth of the Nation
658 Parliament Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)
659 Pharcyde Passing Me By
660 Phil Collins In the Air Tonight
661 Phil Collins Who Said I Would
662 Phil Collins One More Night
663 Phil Collins Don’t Lose My Number
664 Phil Collins Do You Remember?
665 Phil Collins Separate Lives
666 Phil Collins You Can’t Hurry Love
667 Phil Collins Two Hearts
668 Phil Collins Sussudio
669 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love
670 Phil Collins Easy Lover
671 Phil Collins Take Me Home
672 Phil Collins I Don’t Care Anymore
673 Phil Collins Take a Look at Me Now
674 Phil Collins Anotherday In Paradise
675 Poison Every Rose Has Its Thorn
676 Poison I Want Action
677 Poison Talk Dirty To Me
678 Positive K I Got A Man (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
679 Positive K I’m Not Having It (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
680 Prince & the New Power Generation Gett Off
681 Prince and The Revolution Let’s Go Crazy
682 Prince and The Revolution The Beautiful Ones
683 Prince and The Revolution Darling Nikki
684 Prince and The Revolution When Doves Cry
685 Prince and The Revolution Purple Rain
686 Puddle of Mudd Blurry
687 Q-Tip Breathe And Stop
688 Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan) Still Strugglin’
689 Rage Against The Machine Renegades of Funk
690 Randy Travis Forever And Ever, Amen
691 Randy Travis This Train
692 Randy Travis Swing Down Chariot
693 Randy Travis Precious Memories
694 Randy Travis Shout To The Lord
695 Randy Travis Down By The Riverside
696 Randy Travis Nothing But The Blood
697 Randy Travis Were You There?
698 Randy Travis Up Above My Head
699 Randy Travis He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
700 Randy Travis The Heart Of Worship
701 Randy Travis Jesus On The Mainline
702 Randy Travis Through The Fire
703 Randy Travis Here I Am To Worship
704 Randy Travis Oh Death
705 Randy Travis Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
706 Randy Travis Since Jesus Came Into My Heart
707 Randy Travis O, How I Love Jesus
708 Randy Travis Are You Washed In The Blood?
709 Randy Travis Precious Lord, Take My Hand
710 Randy Travis Diggin’ Up Bones
711 Randy Travis Deeper Than The Holler
712 Randy Travis I’m Gonna Have A Little Talk
713 Rare Earth Featuring Peter Rivera I Just Want To Celebrate
714 Ray Charles Georgia On My Mind
715 Ray Charles (Night Tiime Is) The Right Time
716 Ray Stevens The Streak
717 Rebecca St. James Shout To The Lord
718 Red Hot Chili Peppers Higher Ground
719 Red Hot Chili Peppers Give It Away
720 Red Hot Chili Peppers Funky Monks
721 Rick James Superfreak
722 Rob Base & D.J. EZ-Rock It Takes Two
723 Robin Thicke Lost Without U
724 Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three The Roof Is On Fire (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
725 Rolling Stones Paint It Black
726 Rose Royce Car Wash
727 Roxanne Shante Roxanne’s Revenge (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
728 Run DMC Pause (Live)
729 Run DMC,Fat Boys,Eric B and Rakim, Slick Rick, UTFO, etc. Old Skool Rap Remix
730 Salt-N-Pepa Expression
731 Sean Paul Get Busy – Sean Paul
732 Sean Paul Temperature
733 Sean Paul We Be Burning
734 Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas Tiger Bone – Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas
735 Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), V & Legacy Originality
736 Shannon Let The Music Play (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
737 Shannon Sex Shooter
738 Slick Rick Children’s Story (Live)
739 Snoop Dogg, WC (Westside Connection) This Life
740 Special Ed I Got It Made
741 Starland Vocal Band Afternoon Delight
742 Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie
743 Tears for Fears Head Over Heels
744 Ted Nugent Stranglehold
745 The Allman Brothers Band Ramblin’ Man
746 The Allman Brothers Band Midnight Rider
747 The Animals House of the Rising Sun
748 The Civil Wars 20 Years
749 The Civil Wars Barton Hollow
750 The Civil Wars If I Didn’t Know Better
751 The Civil Wars 20 Years
752 The Civil Wars Falling
753 The Civil Wars Poison & Wine
754 The Civil Wars Tip of My Tongue
755 The Civil Wars My Father’s Father
756 The Civil Wars No Ordinary Love
757 The Civil Wars Girl With the Red Balloon
758 The Civil Wars Dance Me to the End of Love
759 The Civil Wars Falling (Demo) [Bonus Track]
760 The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Blue on Black
761 The Police Roxanne
762 The Police Every Breath You Take
763 The Sugarhill Gang Rapper’s Delight (Live)
764 Tina Turner The Best
765 Toby Keith Beer For My Horses
766 Toby Keith I Love This Bar
767 Toby Keith Should’ve Been A Cowboy
768 Toby Keith Who’s Your Daddy?
769 Toby Mac Extreme Days
770 Tone Loc I Got It Goin’ On (Live)
771 Too Short The Ghetto
772 Too Short & Ice Cube Ain’t Nothin’ But A Word To Me
773 T’Pau Heart And Soul
774 Trace Adkins Chrome
775 Trace Adkins I’m Tryin’
776 Van Halen California Girls
777 Van Halen Hot For Teacher
778 Van Halen Jump
779 Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
780 Van Morrison Into The Mystic
781 Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
782 Various Funky Old Skool Hip Hop Remix
783 Vince Gill Go Rest High On That Mountain
784 War Low Rider
785 Waylon Jenning & Johnny Cash Ther Ain’t No Good Chain Gang
786 Whodini Friends
787 Wild Cherry Play that Funky Music
788 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
789 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Always On My Mind
790 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Crazy
791 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
792 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Drive On
793 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Family Bible
794 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Flesh And Blood
795 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
796 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Funny How Time Slips Away
797 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash I Still Miss Someone
798 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Me And Paul
799 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Night Life
800 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash On The Road Again
801 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Unchained
802 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash Worried Man
803 Young MC I Come Off / Bust A Move (Live)
Total Tracks: 803
Duration: 49h 16m 1s
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Posted on 2010-10-30. Filed under: Life |

Is it just me or should children have on shoes in this sort of weather? Yeah, I thought so. For them to be without shoes is just plain shtupid! People should also be where they say they’ll be and on-time. But, that’s a separate story and one which supports keeping things as simple as possible so that as few mistakes as possible are made by those who are prone to mistakes.

There really should be no question as to why I’m no longer there. And, it had nothing to do with anyone else…

OK, I feel better and I’m moving on…


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Only A Name

Posted on 2010-03-23. Filed under: Life, Thoughts |

So, this past weekend I realized that I had mis-remembered my blood father’s name. For whatever reason, I had remembered it as Danny and well… it’s not. It’s surreal that I’m so disassociated from this person that I didn’t even know his name. Well, now I do but I lived for 18 years not even knowing of his existence and then another 17 years thinking of him with the wrong name.

It does explain why this person was a complete ghost when I would search for information about him. He seemed totally off-the-grid and now I understand that I was looking for a person who didn’t exist. But, with the correct name, I was able to find out a lot about him very quickly – in about an hour’s time. For starters, I know that he’s still alive. I now know his birth date and therefore, his age. I know his parents’ names and that he’s a junior. I know where he currently lives and that he’s registered as a Democrat and that he almost always votes an absentee ballot. I know that he was divorced before I was even conceived and the name of his ex-wife and that they were married for five years and one month before separating. I even read their separation agreement so I know what he was driving back then and that they had no children together.

I know that his dad died while I was in middle school. I have the probable address of the house in which he grew up. And I know that he remarried while I was in high school and that they are still married. I know his wife’s name and that she currently works as a teacher in the Caldwell County Public Schools. And it appears that they have had no children together, either. So, as far as I know, I am apparently his only blood child.

I know all of this but I don’t know him. And he doesn’t know me. For me, he is still little more than a name.

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Dinosaur Dick

Posted on 2010-01-07. Filed under: Life |

Note to Self #1:

If I hear someone say, “Your dinosaur dick is in the trailer”, they probably really said, “You’re the one that said you only had three digits.”

Note to Self #2:

It’s probably time to schedule that hearing test.

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In The Company of Moms

Posted on 2009-10-28. Filed under: Life, Thoughts |

I recently read the following blog posts from a newly found blogger:

I have to say I totally relate to what he’s saying in these posts, especially the second one. I don’t mind explaining my “situation” to sooo many women who look at me askance and wonder. However, I absolutely abhor the treatment of those who just assume I am out to get either them or their children. With a troubled and nervous smile on their faces, they stand ready to intercept me if I suddenly decide to abandon my son and run off with theirs.

It feels good to know that I’m not alone in encountering this but I feel troubled knowing that it’s a prevalent prejudice.

Dads are parents too…

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Hey, Scott Rooks!!! ;)

Posted on 2008-08-09. Filed under: Life, Thoughts |

My mind came to rest on you during my quiet meditative time this evening and I came to realize that you have modeled a very Godly masculine love in a way that I can understand and appreciate. Thank you for being consistent and for exuberantly reaching out to people.

I think God was telling me tonight to reflect more on your example and see what it teaches me about myself.

So, thank you very much! I hope you’re doing well.


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Three observations so far today

Posted on 2008-08-08. Filed under: Life |

On my ability to teach my son: It’s 10:06 AM. Last night at bedtime, I read to G the story King Midas and the Golden Touch. Today, as we were getting ready to head out for a bike ride, he kept talking to himself about wanting a lot of gold. I interrupted him and told him he sounded a lot like King Midas and asked him what King Midas learned was worth more than gold. His reply – “Cash!” Perhaps we need to re-read that story.

On the current weather: While we were outside this morning, we saw a frog on the blacktop that literally looked like it had been overcooked. It was completely dried out and leathery. I’m thankful for AC and a roof.

On our neighborhood: We walked by the place down the road where the guy dries his clothes on the hood of his car. Nope – there was no underwear there (this time). But, the car not only had clothes on the hood that were drying; it’s now on jacks! Are we really going that ghetto or redneck (same thing) around here?

That’s it for now…

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Posted on 2008-06-02. Filed under: Life |

Yeah, I’m fucking older – and two days late in saying so…

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