Touch of Grey will, well, touch upon the rainbow that is life. Good music, good times, and good friends combine to make all the splendid colors. Touch of Grey will celebrate this beautiful rainbow.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


yes, you...........

this is just for you. And you know who you are. Just because....

Because Alan Parsons is a GENIUS...

And because Led Zeppelin speaks to ALL generations....and this is an AMAZING song....and because it means so much to me now and always....

And because music is truly a universal language....

And because it just doesn't get any trippier than this....

And because this song connects us, as so many songs do, and because we have had the opportunity to enjoy this together....

And because, even though I was but a tyke then, I completely "get it" more than you could ever imagine.... and because this month marks 40 years since "four dead in Ohio".....

And, even because it's a mystery to me where life may be going, I know where it's been, and wouldn't trade it for the world....

And just because this song haunts me... and because there has always been something about David Bowie....

And because this song has always stirred my soul, and I suspect it has yours, too.....and because I'm missing you....

Thursday, May 20, 2010


The monumental task of being middle management is exhilarating, challenging, frustrating, and, at times, exasperating.

This week has held all these roller-coaster emotions for me, sometimes all at once. One thing I have always known is that communication is key to getting anything done. Sounds simple, yes. And I know that we are all aware of that on some level. But how many really practice effective communication? And how many just think they do? So many things can be accomplished if people would listen instead of just hearing.

So, in that spirit, I have some songs that have been going through my head, embodying the good, the bad, and the ugly of my week.

Give them a, ahem, listen, won't you?

Monday, May 17, 2010


Just because these are two of the coolest songs ever.

Truthfully, they have absolutely nothing to do with each other, save for the fact that they've both been in my head all day.

And that makes for a GROOVY day!!

I do confess that I had a hard time deciding between live and studio versions of both songs, but then I remembered that I DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE! So, I won't. You don't have to, either!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

What's New With You?

With me, not so much lately. Other than the normal state of toiling during the daylight hours like a normal person, I haven't had much to blog about, truthfully.

Oh, don't get me wrong, I have had a few joyous moments in between the the long hours at the new job, which, by the way, is going quite well. Dad and I took a trip to Conroe to see the fam, and I saw my little cousin's T-Ball game. Well, not really so much a game at that age, just enhanced play, but the tykes sure do enjoy it, and it is fun for us adults to watch them as well. We enjoyed a smashing game of poker, of course, and the tales just grow taller on nights like that. Even got whipped at Yahtzee by my own merciless grandmother, just so I understand what the pecking order is! Good times and happiness centered around a giant pot of gumbo and an "all-purpose mother's day/birthday" cake for me, my aunt, my grandmother, etc. topped off a fine weekend. It's at times like this that I dearly miss the piney woods of Texas and the fresh smell of the air up there in the wee hours.

Just this week, I had a visitor from Houston, a former coworker whom I have always enjoyed as a wonderful friend. We took a couple days off during the week and visited the Texas Zoo, the Rose Garden, the Museum of the Coastal Bend (which I highly recommend to anyone - what a fantastic job the college did with this!), Port Lavaca, and other surrounding "Texas" sites. A native of India, he is a Texan by choice now and loves this state every bit as much as any native ever did. He was fascinated with the history contained around these parts, and his next trip down I have promised him we will go to the Fannin battleground, the Alamo, and other landmarks in South Texas, and maybe even go scoot a boot at Schroeder and Gruene halls. Oh, and I must teach him to play poker, too. We could always use another player from whom to take, I mean, to enjoy!

Speaking of poker, and this is JUST for you, Loon, as I know how you enjoy my really bad sense of humor.....what is the difference between a poker player and a cheese pizza?

A cheese pizza can feed a family of four.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

In Praise of All Things Tiny

Did you hear about the clairvoyant midget who escaped from prison?

They're looking for a small medium at large.

And anyone who knows what the picture is referencing may crank it up all the way to 11.