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Corbin and Ralston

Been feeling a bit out of sorts lately, everything and everybody was getting to me... usually I am pretty good at shrugging off insensitive remarks or weird situations, but somehow the past week wasn't going too well and I was close to losing it when salvation came in the form of Easton Corbin. It all happened last Friday when I was home alone (its a rare treat for me to enjoy my own company) and decided to blast the house with accuradio (the online music station that I am crazy about). I was tuned into the country station and singing along with Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and doing a little hoe down in the kitchen while cooking lunch when I heard this new song that somehow seemed to fill the entire house with a new warmth... it was a good old fashioned country song that permeated the house with its twanginess and country goodness. Easton Corbin weaves magic into his  songs, and I love how he lightened the mood and balanced the destructive forces in my world. 

Another guy that I am going bonkers over is Aron Ralston; the movie 127 hours is based on his book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place and I can't stop admiring the guy and marveling at his courage, wit, fortitude and determination. I am completely in awe of him, the adventures he's been through... rafting, rappelling, climbing mountains and scaling peaks in winter; he takes adventure to an extremely ridiculous adrenaline pumping level. I like the way he infuses humour into a situation of impending doom, like this headline that flashed before his eyes when he narrowly escaped death in the Colorado river: Idiot Engineer drowns in Grand Canyon. Yeah, he has been through harrowing situations before and I guess all those prior experiences gave him the courage and mental capacity to go through with his own amputation. I'm mid-way through reading the book and the more I read about him the more I fall for him... he's just so captivating and overflowing with unbridled energy, he's one heck of a writer too.


Comments

I liked this. For some reason the first line until the ... stood out
am alittle more country than that !! lovin it :)
Karen Xavier said…
Zak, you got a lot to learn about living,
It's a different world down here,
Our biggest problem's decidin what fish we're fryin,
And does it go with tequila or beer...

Anton, hey nice to see you here! Glad you liked the song :) you should check out the other song 'You got a lot to learn about living'...
I dont get it
Karen Xavier said…
Zak, its one of Corbin's song...

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