I’m alive. M.I.A., but alive. I hate that I have had to slow my blog roll but there’s a lot going on as I prepare to roll out of Memphis “for good” (I say that in quotation marks because I’m coming back less than a week later, and still haven’t given up my plan to convince #22 to marry me) this weekend.
Anyway – because my conscience feels so bad for neglecting you (or because I couldn’t decide which song I like better today), I’ve selected two, enjoy!
Even if it Breaks Your Heart. Will Hoge.
Y’all know I’m a sucker for any song that mentions a place close to my heart – Memphis, Tennessee, Indiana, Georgia and soon-to-be Texas. Well this song gets a special nod today for its mention of my beloved city and its relevance to my immediate situation.
There are several versions of this song – this one by Will Hoge, a performer at Midtown’s Levitt Shell and this more mainstream one by the country Eli Young Band. I love the acoustic sound to both versions but probably like the simplicity of Will’s the best. It’s a great reminder that sometimes the road to your dreams aren’t always easy. As my departure date (originally today, now Saturday) keeps getting pushed further back, I need to remember that what I had here was a great thing and I can find that again on the road to my graduate school experience, something I’ve always wanted to do. Now it’s time and I don’t want to go – but “I can hear ’em sayin’, “Keep on dreamin’ even if it breaks your heart.” I haven’t shed any tears yet, but they’re coming for sure.
All I Do is Win (Memphis Grizzlies Remix). Freesol.
I hate to leave you on a downer note mid-week so let’s pump it up and get excited for tonight’s playoff game. The Grizzlies have quite and embarrassment to overcome and I’m confident they can do it.
This song plays at the FedEx Forum after every Grizzlies’ victory. I like the remix as it mentions Memphis and all the players. Here’s hoping that I hear it tonight as the boys stomp the Clippers…..
Do you believe?!