Posts Tagged Jazz

What Was The First Album You Bought With Your Own Money?

Written and scheduled on November 28, 2011

If you have followed this blog for any length of time you know that I love music and you also know that I’ve always loved interacting with my readers. So for a little interactive interaction, I have a question for you. What was the very first album that you purchased got yourself with your very own money? In addition, was it vinyl, CD or digital download. Also what song from that album were you buying the album for?

The very first time I used my money to buy an album was using birthday money I think. I believe I bought more than one album at the time. If I am not mistaken I think it was my tenth birthday. I went to the store to get Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation in CD form and I got the album because of Miss U Much. I figured if I was going to marry this woman, I should have every one of her albums and Control was already in my collection. I had lofty goals for a ten year old.

I think you will find this month’s guest post well worth the wait. This month there are a number of firsts. The guest blogger this month has graciously written her post in two languages; English and German.  My guest is also the youngest blogger to guest post. Mai Mergili is her name and she is the owner of Pencil Pillow. At the time I asked Mai to guest for me she hosted her blog on WordPress but has since moved to Blogger. Coincidentally being on Blogspot makes her my first guest on a blogging platform other than WordPress. It is indeed a month of firsts.

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Best Concert You’ve Seen In Person


The best concert I’ve seen live was the Prince concert I saw this past October. Truly amazing as is Paisley Park. That got me to thinking what others may have thought was the best concert they’ve seen. Sorry for such a short post, but I really only wanted your input on live concerts.

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George Washington Carver was born in 1864 near Diamond Grove, Missouri. George Washington Carver decline an invitation to work for a salary of more than $100,000 a year which in today’s terms would have been more than one million dollars. Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes.

Among the listed items that he suggested to southern farmers to help them economically were his recipes and improvements to/for: adhesives, axle grease, bleach, buttermilk, chili sauce, fuel briquettes, ink, instant coffee, linoleum, mayonnaise, meat tenderizer, metal polish, paper, plastic, pavement, shaving cream, shoe polish, synthetic rubber, talcum powder and wood stain. Even so, Carver only applied for three patents, believing his work was a gift from God to be freely given to mankind.

Make sure to stop back on February 6, 2010 for our guest blogger, JeLisa Sterling-Smith from …And The Lived Blogging Happily Ever After. Hear JeLisa confess to never wanting to get married – EVER and how the love of her life changed her tune!

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