Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 3, 2013 ~ My Girl Rocks with Bob Seger

She Rocks to Her Favorite Tune...
Give Me That Old Time Rock and Roll Music by Bob Seger

How many of you remember Bob Seger’s “Give Me That Good Old Time Rock and Roll”? Well, it is  my favorite song of all time...playing it on one of my old vinyl records. When I taught middle school, I was the SCA sponsor and was responsible for our monthly dances and the music. I would get DJ’s for the dances, but when it came to the end of the dance and that last song, my principal, Mr. Gray, and I would take control. The LAST SONG was ALWAYS Bob Seger and “Give Me That Old Time Rock and Roll”. This went on for years, and it is still my favorite a week from my turning 77. It’s just in my blood, now, The memories it holds for me are so very, very special. I adored teaching, and did not want to retire. Sadly, the county closed my school, and I was do darn old they just put me out to pasture. They could pay young teachers lots less than one that was 74. Still, I substitute when my back will let me...I just miss the kids so much. This is my first time embedding a video from You Tube into my blog so I am very happy I figured out how to do it after many tries. If you don’t succeed...try, try again.

My background is a free stock photo from Google just like the gramophone. The “she rocks” and “the girl in green” are the front and back of a necklace that was made by an artisan in WV. There are many layers but I did not use any textures this time. I just messed with the opacity the layers, did a lot of free transformation, and changing the different layer blending modes. Remember, Practice Makes Perfect (now I do not buy the perfect part) 

For you that are interested in Rockbridge County, Pete Seger came here, built a home, and lived here with his wife until he died in 2014. He was very active in the old time music scene -  and there is LOTS of differences between Old Time and Bluegrass music. They do not blend well at all. He was an important part of the music group here and worked hard to make sure that the  style of music would not be forgotten, but rather grow and become even more popular.

Here is info on Pete from Wiki. Enjoy.
Peter "PeteSeeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmamentcivil rightscounterculture and environmental causes.
A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (lyrics adapted from Ecclesiastes), which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for the Kingston Trio (1962); Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962); and Johnny Rivers (1965). "If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963), while the Byrds had a number one hit with "Turn! Turn! Turn!" in 1965.

Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome" (also recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists) that became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, soon after folk singer and activist Guy Carawan introduced it at the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. In the PBS American Mastersepisode "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song", Seeger stated it was he who changed the lyric from the traditional 


  1. High!
    You stayed very young in your heart!
    Bob seger, what a time it was!
    Herzlich Pippa
    who loves your live-breathing collages!

  2. I didn't know all that about Pete Seeger! You must have been a wonderful teacher as clearly you loved your students!

  3. I danced and sang many times to this tune. Loved it and still dearly do. You "Rock" Genie :)

  4. I you're going to rock out Pete Seeger is one of the best and so many wonderful songs...thanks for sharing your knowledge and you art.

  5. Pete Seeger was loved by many of us. Thats a great page.

  6. Hi Genie!
    I have also loved that song for a long time.
    You are truly still young at heart.