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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, November 09, 2015

R is for REBEL ROUSER


 
This is a repeat performance post from May 2013 but since there are lots of new contributors, I thought I'd repost (since I couldn't think of anything original - sorry about that.)
 

"Rebel Rouser" is one of Duane Eddy's hit records from 1958.  By 1963, Eddy had sold 12 million records and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.  Among other awards, he has received the "Chetty" award by Chet Atkins (2000), the Guitar Player Magazine Legend Award (2004), Musicians Hall of Fame Member (2008), and the Mojo Icon Award UK (2010).  Some of his well-known hits include "Peter Gunn," "Ring of Fire," "My Blue Heaven," "Deep in the Heart of Dixie," "The Ballad of Palladin," "Ghost Riders in the Sky," and "Freight Train" among others.  In 2011, he released his latest album, "Road Trip." If you're a fan of Duane Eddy, you can check out his website here.

I heard the music of "Rebel Rouser" recently and just couldn't help but think of my puppy Tegan and how much I related the music to her rambunctious behaviour lately.  She is almost 6 months old already and has learned the rules well.  However, she is also into that phase where she's testing the rules and sometimes it's quite amusing and sometimes not so much.  I'm still having a bit of a rough time getting her to "come" when called, especially when there are distractions around. But she is so sweet and loving that it's hard not to laugh when she's acting all playful and nicks a sock, a shoe, or an item of underwear from the laundry pile.  Then she rolls on her back in a total submission and I roar with laughter.

This week's video (to the music of Duane Eddy's "Rebel Rouser") shows various stages of Tegan's life regarding the letter R.  Enjoy.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
We mustn't forget to give a shout out to the ravishing Denise Nesbitt, the creator of ABC Wednesday and to Roger, our current rakish administrator.  Hope you all have a relaxing week.

35 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Duane Eddy - good choice!

Powell River Books said...

It's been a very long time since I've heard that name. - Margy

jill said...

I assume that the little picture in the corner is you on the bike lol.Some good songs there. xx

Trubes said...

Can't play this Leslie...so disappointing...

love Di..xx

anthonynorth said...

A real blast from the past there. Nice one.

Carver said...

Fun idea for R this week.

Meryl said...

RAD!!! Great post - have a great week.

photowannabe said...

I love these adventures with your sweet Tegan.
REALLY I do!
I hadn't heard that song in years and years...it is perfect for the Romp!

Nonnie said...

Even though I couldn't listen because of a bug, I still can hear Duane Eddy in my mind. I think I wore my record thin playing this and other songs I enjoy in my teens.

ewok1993 said...

I thought I knew a lot about the oldies music, but I never heard of this singer nor the music :)

Wanda said...

Perfect background music for a delightful romp with your dogs. Just too cute. Love the captions.

Marleen said...

Nice choice! Original.

uberrhund said...

Fun choice for "R"!

LONDONLULU said...

Sweet Tegan knows all about how to have a ROLICKIN' good time in life, a REAL gem of a pup!:)

Mar said...

All new to me, gReat choice for R!!

R is for...

Reader Wil said...

Good choises for R! I can understand that your little " Rebel" is such a wonderful subject for a post on blogger. He is healthy enough and doesn't need codliver oil ;)
Wil, ABCW Team.

Nanka said...

Awwwww!! Tegan is one of the cutest I've seen!! Your video is excellent and I enjoy it every time!! After all that romping and baptism and re-enforcing friendship does the Dog on a mission need a scrub-a-dub-dub in the bath tub?? ;)

My Post is here.

Joy said...

The energy of Tegan certainly goes with the music.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Your video was adorable!! That was some River Baptism too!

Ann said...

My hubby and I both loved Duane Eddy.

Ann

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, I loved Duane Eddy! Thanks for the nostalgia.

Lise said...

I've never heard of Duane Eddy before, thanks for the introduction...Tegan sure is an adorable rebel rouser!

mindlovemisery said...

This is adorable, I have a 5 year old and I suspect she will stay in that rebellious phase for many many years to come lol

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

you send your dog to obdedience school?

Chubskulit Rose said...

I did not know this man, my Mom might though.

RING
My apologies for the late visit.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Roger Owen Green said...

Rakish indeed.

photowannabe said...

Enjoyed it just as much this time as 2 years ago.
Great "R's".

Melody Steenkamp said...

ahhh an artist i hadn.t heard of before... loved to listen to it.
And again a nice choise for r, and repeated i understand, i am one of the 'new' contributors ;-)

Have a nice abc-day/ - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ <abc-w-team)

Lea said...

Rebel Rouser - One of my husband's favorites! I like to hear it too, but not quite as often as he does!

Maria Gagliano said...

I never heard of Rebel Rouser but enjoy learning new music. Thanks for sharing. If you decide to come visit my R pics I am including a link so it doesn't get lost in the bloggyness of my day. http://www.mariasspace.com/2015/11/abc-oh-rats-unlikely-pet-friends.html

K V V S MURTHY said...

I am introduced to the name and fame.Thanks for sharing.

jeannettestgermain said...

Thought I didn't know him, till I saw the song Ghost Riders in the Sky!Great rrrrs, Leslie!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I loved the metaphorical video of Tegan to the music of Rebel Rouser. I can certainly see the parallels - LOL! Have a blessed week, my friend!

Trubes said...

Duanne Eddy greatest guitar man of
all time.
We used to have a band in the sixties called 'The Shadows'
they played some great guitar instrumentals, they also backed
a singer called Cliff Richards who is popular in Europe and the UK
but never quite made it over the pond!

Di.
ABCW team.

Forgetfulone said...

Rebel Rouser - great idea! Love it!