Saturday, February 28, 2015

john michael montgomery and android movie studio

So at the last minute someone had tickets to see John Michael Montgomery tonight. With less than an hour to be ready and at the show, i accepted the offer. Thanks Mom and thanks for saving seats for me too. :).

Over 20 million record albums sold by an artist who came to Bettendorf, Iowa's Isle of Capri casino is pretty amazing in my book.

As usual with some of the biggest artist names out there, the crowd was pretty tame, er lame, as instructions were no dancing etc. during the show. Which being one level floor makes sense, as the first few VIP rows during shows there offer little protection from seeing anything but butts, when a makeshift dance floor is allowed right in front of the first row seats.

But still, being such a big show you would think there would have been a lot more noise and excitement.
There is one good thing about tame shows, being that older crowds can enjoy shows here without worrying about being trampled or body surfers being passed overhead...with the only excitement during a small rush to the front of the stage when gobs of guitar picks are tossed out to the crowd....
and two being that with a more relaxed atmosphere, it is a more personal touch as one can hear the entertainer, and the entertainer can interact with the crowd at a more down to earth level.

The show started out and continued throughout with all hit songs, the excitement was there, some audience participation with karaoke fill in the song lines. so over all was a fun experience. There were special moments, not that i am saying the entire show wasnt special because it really was actually!  But there were especially touching moments during the show that showed the true good qualities and good character of this performer and his band.

It was extremely quiet during the show when John Michael Montgomery introduced the band which is amazing as well! and then mentioned the loss of a dear friend Gordon Dillingham, just the night before. And still, with such a loss, the show went on. There were no words for such a moment, just sadness and knowing there were challenges the band faced with loss and grieving while also being there to entertain. Prayers go out to you all for peace in this extreme cold weather and rough time. The tribute song for this was a good choice.

As always many a great entertainer will honor our  troops, service members, veterans to ensure they are remembered at each show. It was touching to hear Letters from home and honestly really hits a special place for many of us when we hear it, me included.
It was performed beautifully.

One of the best songs in my opinion was the one that Mr Montgomery said was on his album that could only be purchased at his shows, just before he sang it, he said it was the worst song on that album. If that was the worst song, I would have to say this would be one album not to be missed, as i am sorry i thought it was going to really be a bad song, lol and missed recording the first part of it. It was not bad at all. For someone who sold over 20 million records, never believe them when they tell you they have a bad song on an album cause chances are they are just full of it and the song is really pretty great.

Yes, someone actually stood up and proposed and the girl said yes, right in the aisle right in the middle of one of the best songs. In this instance, the cheers were not for the song so much as they were for the couple whom about interrupted the show, but it will make a great memory and is all for a good cause i believe. Life's a dance, you learn as you as stated by the one and only, John Michael Montgomery ;). love that you added a Good Luck to the couple after the song ended.

which leads us to the annoying part of concerts, people with cell phones cameras and pet peeve being heads that bounce back and forth in front of my camera when i am attempting to record parts of the shows. will be the first to admit, i am a contributor to the little distractions, but what better way to share my experience than attempting to record it right? which leads me right

on to phones recording and movie studio on android...

On a separate note, i did attempt to use movie studio on my, yes, outdated android phone. and did manage to get a few clips of a few songs. I had not had time to buy and add a new sd memory card to my phone before the show on short notice to get there in time.
And what do ya know? my phone said low storage space, functions may not work correctly. great. i found movie studio in my phone and thought i would give it a try to see if the app would hold songs for me to record.
sure enough there is about a half hour worth in two movies i managed to record.

It does say export movie. Where does it export to? mp3 or 4 file. which i would think only works well if you have enough storage space on your phone, so off to the store tomorrow to get a new card that has more space than my full card i had removed.

then? we will see what happens!, worst part is the android phone does not zoom in well at all so no clear shots of faces, does not edit out bright stage lights, so again no clear anything except bright lights really...and of course, who knew you couldn't rotate and edit recorded clips? yes there are several sideways clips in my movie! which i guess is ok, if you truly could care less about looking at the sad video quality and only want to hear the music. THe best part is, we were in the same room with John Michael Montgomery for a couple hours and he was singing to us, well us and quite a few hundred more people too...that was amazing. Thank you for stopping to visit Iowa!

will attempt to add the video clips tomorrow..It may not be pretty but it is the next best thing to being there for me for those who couldnt make it to see the show. it is a nice memory, and something to show for my really sore arm from holding up the phone a bit too often...may just have to strap the phone to my forehead for future shows and push record... ;). just kidding...a tripod also may have helped...or better yet, i suggest just purchasing the album and a tshirt if you can make it to the next show!

oh and maybe a new phone...

 thanks for stopping by my blog page~

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

the last supper chalkware and some history

Vintage "THE LAST SUPPER" 3d Wall Hanging Plaque 1950s?
jUdas standing on the end with the cup of Christ 
is one of the 12 disciples and Jesus in the middle.

15" long x 7 1/2 inches tall x 3 1/2 inches thick.  and it does have a wire hanger that is pretty sturdy built right into the chalkware piece. it is also stamped with a #12 on the top edge.

The interesting thing in this portrayal chalkware wall hanging there is no Mary Magdalene.

according to vampire lore, Judas was the original vampire which is also an interesting thought as you usually do not see Judas in these scenes holding the cup of Christ, where the authorian  legend believes the cup was to catch the blood of Christ when he was crucified...

just some interesting lore i have heard as i have collected many of these and always seem to find different things in each one.

The holy Grail was the cup of Christ. many little religious things to learn when collecting religious Last Supper Chalkware. 

this one will come especially gift wrapped and packaged for safe shipping via usps priority mail for US customers at no additional charge.
please message me if outside the US for shipping details.

Here is some more interesting history at wikipedia....

stay tuned for many more photos coming soon!

there are so many vintage items hidden away here for me to sort through i cannot wait to get them all posted! for now i rely on my cell phone camera...with a battery that goes quickly! so then back to charging the phone after only a few photos...sigh...most likely i need to get over to amazon and check out some new gadgets maybe a phone or a new camera battery?....or possibly just a new camera.

i better start looking! oh, you can too here is a link just for what i am searching for...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

pyrex everywhere!

this is not my dish but it has been relisted due to no sale. i had not seen this pattern before so had to share. :)
Vintage Prex 444 Cinderella Mixing Bowl Blue Delphite Golden Grape Leafs 4 Qt

These are my dishes as well here at the following blog is hard having so many blogs and try to keep each updated as much as possible. I created several knowing that somewhere some way one of them would do really well and attract lots of friends and followers. It also helps keep me busy when fibromyalgia flare ups take over my day. Those are the days i rely on my blog pages to help pass the time and? I get by with a little help from my friends who visit and keep me company at home, or on my blog pages. Thank You for visiting!

Monday, February 16, 2015

painted furniture shabby paints coming soon ~ schedule now

be sure if you have always wanted to try painting furniture to get in touch with me, as shabby paints may be coming soon! am hoping to start scheduling demonstrations in home parties or community get togethers for trying your hand at painting your own special project. There is nothing like a one of a kind piece and especially created by you! 

Check back often for times and openings. i am planning on a shabby painting good spring and summer ahead! ~thanks!