It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Saturday, March 1, 2014

I never realized….

how naïve I was until I started dealing with  iPad, iTunes and Amazon MP3 downloads.  You see, to begin with my blogging Twin sent me an iTunes gift card at Christmas,  I had to ask my Twin how to use it.  I did and I downloaded The Essential Ray Price album (41 songs) to my iPad with no problem.  I have an $8.30 credit with iTunes and each time I try to use it I go through such a rigmarole and I am never able to complete it.  
Anyway, I love Johnny Cash.  When I was young  I had all of his albums which are long gone by the way.  On the album ‘Hello I’m Johnny Cash’ is a song called ‘Sing a Travelin’ Song.’  I love that song and I have been trying to find it on a CD for a long time.  Amazon has the CD but it is a remastered foreign version that had bad reviews from ones who had purchased it.  I finally found the original version at Amazon on the MP3 downloads.  It took me hours to get that all figured out.  I have it now on iTunes and my Windows Media Player.  Whew!!

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rig·ma·role

noun \ˈri-gə-mə-ˌrōl, ˈrig-mə-\
: a long, complicated, and annoying process, description, etc.

 

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johnny cash

I will never forget the first time I saw Johnny Cash in person.  It was at Arthur Illinois at the Moultrie/Douglas county fair grounds. 
“ 1969 – Perhaps the biggest Fair before or since in terms of attendance, the Mo-Do County Fair started off opening night with George Jones and Tammy Wynette one of country music’s biggest acts. Only a few were bigger and Johnny Cash with his entire show including his wife June Carter, the Carter family and the Statler Brothers were one of them. They played to a crowd of between 15-20 thousand people. Only the recent Fireworks during Arthur’s Freedom Celebration have ever witnessed such a crowd in one day.”  http://www.moultriedouglascountyfair.com/history/history%20main.html

I remember that there were people on the rooftops of the buildings and in the trees, people everywhere.  It was one of the best times ever.  Somewhere I have some pictures I took that unforgettable night.  You can see that I am a classic country music fan.
I about forgot the countdown till Spring is 18 days!

Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth



28 comments:

  1. I to Love Johnny Cash Beth, that was a lovely track on the video, never heard it before. Glad you got it sorted out , it is indeed can be a bit of a fiddle, itunes etc. Have a lovely weekend Hugs Sheila x

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  2. You dear Beth are not the only one who is technically challenged. I have never ordered anything on iTunes or Amazon. I don't order on line. Hope you have a great weekend despite the weather. Prayers for you always.
    XoXo.

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  3. Glad that you were able to get what you wanted. We're still trying to figure out gift certificates to various online sites. LOL. Our minds just don't bend properly anymore.

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  4. Good going Beth - you are much better at figuring out this techie stuff than I am. I always liked Johnny Cash too. How exciting to see him in person.

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  5. You go girl! I am technically challenged. I don't have an IPad or IPhone and i couldn't even get the video of my granddaughter's show choir to load.
    Spring may only be 18 days away but I think it will be much longer here..
    Have a nice weekend.

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  6. oohhhh no comment on johhny....i am however very happy about today's number!! have a happy weekend!!

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  7. Beth, My parents would listen to country music and drive me and my sisters nuts. Then when I married, my husband loved it too. Now when I hear those old tunes, I think of my parents and my children's father, They have all passed on. Know songs, can take us back in time. Are you getting the snow yet? xoxox,Susie

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  8. I'm glad you got the tune finally. What great memories of your concert to see JC. Love the video!

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  9. Once a person figures out digital downloads it's amazing to see the music you can get. I'm a harder edged rock fan and have been astounded at what I can find. It's also nice not to buy the whole album if you don't want. We're snowed in...another foot of snow...beat the '78 record by 14".

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  10. oh Beth....how exciting. We love Johnny Cash and Miss June also. My boys just adore his music! That just sounds incredible that you got to see them perform! Have a lovely weekend dear Beth!

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  11. Very nice memories about Johnny Cash, Beth :) Hope March will be a better month for you all. Have a nice Sunday!

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  12. You have some good memories, Beth. I would have no idea what to do with an iTunes gift card! xo Nellie

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  13. Yes, Johhny Cash is a real classic! Thanks for sharing your memories!

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  14. I like Johnny Cash too and don't know of anyone who doesn't. : )

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  15. Johnny's music had heart and feelings. We love his sound and lyrics. Glad you were able to have his music to play whenever you'd like to! March! Yea!

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  16. I'm glad you were able to find the Johnny Cash song and get it downloaded. Now you can listen to it over and over and over, lol!

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  17. I saw Johnny when I was a kid in Milwaukee WI. Very memorable. Sorry you are having problems. From records to cassettes to 8-track etc...I am done saving anything music. It is available on utube anytime I want. I won't spend money on collections anymore. Have a nice weekend.

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  18. My teen sons are now "tech support" for our entire family!

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  19. Hope you can get iTunes card worked out. I don't seem to have any trouble, well not yet!
    Don't mind a little bit of country music now & then.
    Gee not many days to go now. We are now in autumn.

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  20. Who can resist Johnny Cash's voice Beth, he made a song his... always... Glad you found your way out of all that rigmarole. :-) Enjoy the music to your hearts content.... hugs to you xPenx

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  21. I have never ordered anything online except hotel reservations for you know where. I am a big techno dummy. I tried sending you an email, nothing important, and it came back to me. I don't know what the problem is but a new computer is coming.
    Truth be told I'm not a huge Country Music fan but I did like Johnny Cash. I remember watching his show and seeing my guitar idol Eric Clapton with his then band Derek and the Dominoes who had performed several country tunes on the show which came from his then (1971) album.
    I do like good country pickin'. Good playing is good playing no matter what kind of music it is.

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  22. Congrats to you! I know absolutely less than nothing about iPads, iTunes or Amazon MP3s. I hate when they switch out songs from the originals to remakes. I want to hear the version I remember, too. :)

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  23. I wouldn't know how to use itunes or how to download music or movies or anything but I am ok with buying stuff online most of the time

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  24. I wish I'd seen Johnny. My mom had some of his albums. I don't know what happened to them. I still have all my albums. I have Johnny's greatest hits CD.

    Love,
    Janie

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  25. Hi Beth, Glad you got there in the end. I am very technology challenged, my grandsons, often come to my rescue. :)

    Hugs Nita

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