The Shouting Matches did a show at The Mousetrap Tavern in Eau Claire, WI last Wednesday.  Here’s a clip of them playing a cover of JJ Cales “Crazy Mama.”

One of the things I will never understand about parenthood

Is putting so much effort to get a baby to fall asleep, all the while thinking, “why won’t you go to sleep? mommy has so much stuff to do!”

But the moment the child falls asleep, all you wanna do is stare, cuddle up to them, smell their sweet baby’s breath, and watch their cuteness levels rise up past the point of you wanting to wake them back up…

Or is it just me?

Oh, the ironies of parenthood…

Officially Freaking Out!

Over 5 long months of waiting. Tomorrow Erick is finally coming to my house. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for sure… but its also so big. Could I be making too much of this? maybe. There is some sort of comfort level in keeping the 2 parts of my life separate. Now I’m completely exposing myself in a sense. If I let him in, it might not work the way I want it to. Maybe it will be too much for him? I don’t know… and I know that it is important to take this step. Either way, I need to know that I’m not wasting my time with Erick. I really don’t think I am, but you never know. Its really hard to even explain how I’m feeling. Its an overwhelming excitement combined with complete fear of the unknown. I just wish I could turn off my brain for awhile. Might make things easier. 

The Rolling Stones played for a private party earlier this week at Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA. According to the article, they were paid $2M from former HP chairman Ralph Whitworth for “400 of his closest personal friends.”  If you can afford to hire The Rolling Stones for a private concert, I guess it is no surprise that you would have at least 400 close personal friends. (Does he actually know all of their names?)

Coincidentally, I was listening to Black And Blue the other day and thinking that Crazy Mama is one of my favorite Stones songs that I have never seen them play in concert. Maybe I’ll get to hear it live in a few days!

The Rolling Stones, Solana Beach, May 27, 2015 set list:

Start Me Up (from Tattoo You, 1981)

It’s Only Rock and Roll (from It’s Only Rock N Roll, 1974)

You Got Me Rocking (from Voodoo Lounge, 1994)

Tumblin Dice (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)

When The Whip Comes Down (from Some Girls, 1978)

I Got The Blues (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)

Crazy Mama (from Black and Blue, 1976)

Paint It Black (from Aftermath, 1966)

Midnight Rambler (from Let It Bleed, 1969)

Miss You (from Some Girls, 1978)

Honky Tonk Women (single, 1968)

Sympathy For The Devil (from Beggars Banquet, 1968)

Jumping Jack Flash (single, 1968)

Brown Sugar (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)


Satisfaction (from Out Of Our Heads, 1965)


The Rolling Stones - Crazy Mama