Y’all know I’ve moved recently, and if you know that, you probably also know that I move a lot. My furniture which is all old, some actual antiques, some old family pieces and the rest pretty much picked up at thrift stores, and flea markets (I don’t believe in buying brand new furniture, except for mattresses.) has really taken a beating. So, I have been working on refinishing, repurposing, and painting most of it.
Yesterday, I had all the good intentions of writing my BOTB post, scheduling it, and then forgetting about it until this morning when all of your lovely comments started rolling in, but first, I thought, I’ll just put one coat of chalk paint on the interior of this old bookcase that I have been using as a curio cabinet (It’s a great curio cabinet, much better than a bookcase except for the fact that it is so dark inside, so painting it a lighter color on the interior seemed like a good idea.). I mean how long could that take, right?
Well, the paint can says to shake well, so I was shaking this quart can of paint…well, when it slipped out of my hand, hit the tile floor and popped open (brand new can of paint, never before been opened and it just exploded). The ensuing mess was unbelievable, paint everywhere. On me, on the kitchen cabinets, on the tile floor; it was a colossal disaster.
'Oh carp'! I didn’t scream (I used a lot stronger language than that). Then I proceeded to use some very colorful language, as I cleaned up the rainbow of a mess from my kitchen.
Now I bet you’re wondering how this relates to my title PAVEMENT. Well y’all know the road to hell is paved with good intentions, right? Well, my good intention of writing this post yesterday went straight to hell the minute that paint can exploded. So, I’m a little bit late getting this up today, but you’re not surprised, are you?
I’m not a big fan of a lot of ‘newer’ music, and I really don’t like a lot of these ‘boy’ groups that pop up from time to time, but there was one that had a string of hits and then seemed to disappear from my radar. They had a unique sound and I liked it quite a bit. Their hit ‘Secrets’ really caught my attention because of the mournful cello lead in. I find that I like the cello a lot, especially its use in more modern/pop music.
So, today I’m gonna use the original hit versus a cover. Yeah, I know that can be BOTB suicide, but what the hay? It's been that kind of weekend.
Let’s start with the cover, shall we?
Here’s The Piano Guys (The Cello Guy, actually) with their version of ‘Secrets.
Next up the original, by One Republic.
Now leave me a comment containing your vote and your reason why. When you’ve finished up here mosie on over to the home of Mr. BOTB hisself Stephen T. McCarthy and see what he has cooked up for you in his kitchen of creative musicality. After you leave your opinion there, check out the list of other participants and please, try to vote at each site.
I’ll be back on the 21st with my vote, and the final tally.
Until then try not to pave anything, and may you enjoy HAPPY TRAILS.