2007: Music Maven in Review

31 Dec

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…..the year of 2007.

I’m sure in the years to come, I’ll look at 2007 as a year of decision and change.

After a year or so of blogging on other folks’ blogs, I decided to write my own. While it’s not Pioneer Woman, it’s been such a wonderful creative outlet for me. And, then there’s the regulars like Shrew, Jenfera, brc, huckleberry friend, little deb, dingeaux, morewines and the wonderfully talented Colette. Thank you all for continuing to come by and comment and basically indulge my musings.

Even though “Year in Review” stuff is one of my pet peeves, I thought I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least recap Music Maven’s first year.

March 22ndA Star is Born – The start of Music Maven, chosen for a hopeful prediction.

March 31stA Whiter Shade of Gray – The final curtain of, the Taylor Hicks fansite that started my online blogging experience and was the inspiration for Music Maven. Gray Charles set the standard that I aspire this blog to be. His blog was one of the best times and encouraged me to write more, put myself out there and have more confidence. For that, I am eternally grateful.

April 19thFeist-y – The introduction of Feist…before the iTunes commercial.

April 29thHey Jude – One of the most visited posts at Music Maven, still. Possibly the greatest Rock song ever.

May 30thCome into my Web – An analysis of music promotion and marketing via the internet, this post also continues to see significant traffic.

June 14thThe Legendary B.B. King – Review from the front row.

June 22ndThe Flexing of Muscle Shoals – Reviewed our trip to FAME studios and the life altering breaking of my leg.

July 24thTaylor Does Marksville – Summertime trip to see Taylor Hicks at Paragon Casino in Marksville, LA.

August 16thMy Favorite Elvis – 30 years gone.

August 29thDA-DA-DAAAA-DA – College football and the LSU TIGERS!!!

September 4thMusic + Passion = Paul Pena – A dossier on Paul Pena.

October 9thThe Zydecajun: Wayne Toups – A little cajun flare for a hugely talented, albeit somewhat troubled, musician.

November 1stLSU Football: The Jilted Lover – The woeful tale of LSU fans, Nick Saban and As the World Turns.

December 13thIke Turner 1931-2007 – 76-year-old Ike Turner joins the Night Shift.

As for me, personally, alot has gone down this past year. Mini DD has only two years of high school left, and has a new driver’s license. Broke the leg and have had a major change in what I can and can’t do. For an ex-athlete, it has truly been an adjustment. I quit my responsible job to do what I really want to do. Scary, yet exhilarating.

I look toward 2008 with much enthusiasm and anticipation that it’s going to truly be a great year. I hope that all of the things that you dream for you and yours comes true in the next year and that you continue to come by. If you already comment, thanks…keep it coming. If you haven’t commented, I invite you to do so and join the party.

So, we ring out 2007 with My Wish by Rascall Flatts. Good tune and good lyrics.

I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you want to go,
And if you’re faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin’ till you find the window,
If it’s cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile,

But more than anything, more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God’s grace, in every mistake,
And you always give more than you take.

But more than anything, yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small, You
never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,

This is my wish
i hope you know somebody who loves you
may all you dreams stay big

Bon Annee’, Mon Amis.


Posted by on December 31, 2007 in music maven


12 responses to “2007: Music Maven in Review

  1. jenfera

    December 31, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Happy New Year, MM, and thanks for all the good tunes!

  2. morewines

    December 31, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Happy New Year.

    In the Chinese culture the number 8 is lucky.

  3. shrewspeaks

    December 31, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    Throws confetti*…

    Happy New YEAR!

    *Confetti (the singular form is confetto) is a multitude of small pieces of paper or plastic which are usually thrown at celebrations, especially weddings (and game shows, following the end of a milestone or an occurring of a big win). Confetti is made in a variety of colors, and commercially available confetti is available in imaginative shapes. A distinction is made between confetti and glitter; glitter is smaller than confetti (pieces usually no larger than 1mm) and is universally shiny, whereas confetti is usually not shiny.

  4. music maven

    January 1, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Confetti Man

    Hope you’re all enjoying a little Hoppin’ John & Cabbage….more to come.

  5. shrewspeaks

    January 1, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Joisey version of John & Cabbage = Linguini and White Clam Sauce…YO!

    Nice tag MM…Nice tag

  6. Colette

    January 1, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Merry Happy to all! 2008 gotta be better!

    MM, maybe Taylor Hicks will surprise and delight us all with a truly soulful, low-tech album this year. won’t that be a nice how-de-doo…..

  7. music maven

    January 1, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Ah, yes Colette…I’m anticipating a much more “earthy” sound. We’ll see.

    Shrew — check the front page. Linguini…heh.

  8. Little Deb

    January 2, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Happy New Year MM! Thanks for a great blog. I just finished reading Eric Clapton’s autobiography (very good read IMO) and went on a search for some of the musicians he loved with and played with, which led me to this video. I thought you might enjoy it.

  9. brc

    January 4, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Happy New Year MM! We’ve enjoyed all of your musings. Hope we have lots more to come in 2008 🙂


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