Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mix Tape Track Listing

Here is the track listing for the mix tape I put together today. I hope you find something interesting as there is a bit of everything - blues, jazz, rock, pop, country, folk and alternative.  I am a classic rock/metal listener the majority of the time so I'm sure if anyone came looking at my music collection they'd wonder how any of these ended up in my collection.  All I can say is - GUITARS! 
 
India/Mountain Time - Joe Bonamassa
Give Me One Reason - Lee Ritenour feat. R. Cray & J. Bonamassa
Given More Time - Vince Gill
Nothing - Dwight Yoakam
I'll Admit You're Gone - Rory Gallagher
Weathering the Storm - Richie Sambora
Bent - Matt Nathanson
Collide (Acoustic) - Howie Day
He Got Away - Noah Gunderson
An Ordinary Son - Black Country Communion
The Lost Boy - Greg Holden
Utopia - Within Temptation feat. Chris Jones
The Unclouded Day - Audra Mae
That River - Jim Byrnes
Slow Train (Acoustic) - Joe Bonamassa
 
Feel free to comment about making mix tapes.  I'm open to music recommendations too!
 
Rock on!
 
~Maynard
 


Book Crisis Averted

If you are working on a document, save it and save it again!  I had recently finished my story and thankfully saved it onto a CD.  A horrible thing happened ladies and gentleman, the version that was on my laptop disappeared!

My laptop was fine when I was logging off and noticed a Windows update was happening before my computer turned off.  Panic set in when I returned to my laptop, turned it on and found EVERYTHING gone!

No pictures, no music, my favorites, new Internet browser, six years worth of stories, notes and research related to them and other pieces of information relating to my stories were gone.  This is the worst feeling in the world when all of your hard work just vanishes.

Thankfully I was able to do a restore but my book did not return.  The very first version of it returned but not the copy that I had just finished.  I had two versions of it - a main version and the original version.  I would always work in the main version and make a copy of it because Word goes a little wonky on me now and then.

The restore brought me to the version I started two years ago and not the version I had finished at the end of December.  I am so thankful that I had a copy on CD as it would have been huge set back. 

So crisis averted and I feel better although I am a bit sad that some documents relating to a friend of mine who passed several years ago did not return.  It's a hard lesson to learn and thankfully the stories that I had on my laptop had been backed up so even if they had not returned I would have been okay. WHEW!

On the lighter side of things, a former co-worker sent me a CD as a Christmas gift.  I haven't received a mix tape in awhile from anyone so it was a welcome surprise. It reminded me of how much I enjoyed making mix tapes in college and making covers.  I have a rather large music collection and so I went digging through and playing CD's I haven't touched in some time.  As a thank you I decided to put a mix tape together to send them.

I rediscovered this gem from my music collection.  It's from Vince Gill's High Lonesome Sound CD.  Enjoy! - Maynard