Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Celebrities I Wouldn't Mind Hanging Out With

Keith Harkin is definitely pretty to look at. And yes, he's much younger than I am.


like 12 years younger than I am...but he seems like he would be a total riot to go to a pub with and have a few pints.

If his twitter/facebook feed is any indication of what the conversation would be would have to be a hoot!

And we would so love to hang out with Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston.

Is there any reason other than their prettyfulness to want to spend time with these guys?


But then again, do we even care?

Hey! I love Ben's dorkiness!

Tom, I just love him, cos he was Loki!

So what celebs would you like to hang with?

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ham & Cheese Crescent Squares

Ham & Cheese Crescent Squares

1 roll crescent dough
1 cup of ham
2 Tbs butter softened
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/3 cup of green pepper chopped
1/3 cup of chopped onion
1 cup shredded cheddar


Roll out the crescent dough  to about 9 x 13 on an ungreased cookie sheet

Mix butter and mustard together and then spread over the dough.

Top with the remaining ingredients and bake at 375 for18 - 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown

Serve warm

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Orange Moon

Because there's one of these out tonight

Let's listen to Keith Harkin's Orange Moon

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Album Review: Celtic Thunder - Heritage

Heritage is Celtic Thunder's 2011 release. You may dismiss the "Celtic" groups as just boy/girl Irish bands, but if you do, you simply aren't listening enough.

The album opens with Keith Harkin's gentle "The Dutchman." Keith's vocals are the most youth friendly...or if you are into demographics he's appeals highly to that 18-28 group. His voice handles songs with pop/rock flair.

He rocks out on "Whiskey In The Jar" and proves that he's more than just a pretty face. He handles the guitar with the best of them. Yes, his guitar weeps and wails on this song.

The most fun songs on any Celtic Thunder album are the one's that feature all of the guys, like  the sea shanty "Home From The Sea."  But if you are looking for a song that is pure fun, look no further than "A Place In The Choir." This silly little ditty will appeal to young and old alike. Then there's "Galway Girl" which is full of rollicking fun.

"Just A Song At Twilight" gives you a taste of the guys at their theatrical best. The vocals are handled by Paul Byrom (all the ladies swoon) and Damian McGinty (The young one).

"Kindred Spirits" is a beautifully emotional tune sung by Emmet Cahill. He's another member that you'd expect to see on a Broadway or West End stage.

Ryan and George shine on "Gold and Silver Days" that will likely bring a tear to the eyes of fans of Mr. Donaldson who passed away in March.

George is the voice of "Red Rose Cafe." His Scottish accent is what really brings life to his songs along with his winning personality.

There's something for most every type of listener in Heritage, whether or not you are a fan of Celtic music.

Watch: Home From The Sea

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Voices I Miss

I'm feeling melancholy today. I want to celebrate some voices that were silenced too soon, that I miss.

~ George Harrison

~ Celtic Thunder's George Donaldson

~ Davy Jones

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The King Of Crazy Covers

GAH...I'm stuck on Celtic Thunder right now! Have you guessed?

I just realized yesterday, they did a cover of "She" which is one of my favorite covers done by Elvis Costello.

Damn you, Paul Byrom for making it sound so gorgeous...but not as gorgeous as EC's version...m'kay. I have to draw the line somewhere.

And covered The Moody Blues' Nights In White Satin.

He does the song proud. Not nearly as tortured sounding as The Moody Blues, but still gorgeous.

This man can sing just about anything and make me go THUD

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Today's Earworm

So many earworms and not enough brain cells...

Today's song that will stick in your head...

Miranda Lambert's White Liar. No it isn't a new song, but it is one that you will sing for days after hearing it only once.

Damn you, Miranda...and you will sing it with a twang.