If you know me, you know it’s no secret I’m a fan of Red Dirt or Texas Country Music. And while it may be that as a former Texan I feel the need to support those artists, I think it’s more that the current state of what’s played on the radio is simply trashy pop music where women are denegrated and there’s a lot of drinking and lounging around. The art of story-telling is all but gone in the ridiculous world of brah-country. Which leads me to share this: Jason Eady performing a new song, for the first time, live in a radio studio from Austin, Texas. His new wife, Courtney Patton (whose newest album you all must own), sings backup.
I’ve been getting to barrel race a little bit this summer, and Avie and I are really clicking! Thursday before our Father’s Day Branding, I took him to the local Jackpot, where Gump and I have won a couple buckles in the summer series. I love running on a standard pattern so this arena is perfect. But the ground wasn’t.
I ended up mostly unscathed, though I did sprain my MCL (medial collateral ligament). As of today, it’s still sore and it hurts to roll around in bed at night and get out of bed in the morning. If I tweak it just right it’s sore, otherwise it’s just a mere annoyance. It’s not stopping me from running barrels or riding, however. We redeemed ourselves this week with a nice, money-winning run, that also qualified us for the Bonus Race Finals.
Tony had trouble with his legs when he was a newborn – he was windswept behind, and over at the knees (contracted tendons) in the front. It was because he was so huge when he was born, there wasn’t a lot of room for all of him in the womb. So he spent quite a bit of time in the calving barn, to limit his activity while his legs got stronger.