QuiltBop Releases New Album

Going To Kentucky

Drop It Like It’s Hot I can’t BELIEVE it! QuiltBop’s newest album drops the day I find out that I’m going to the AQS show in Paducah, KY. Whoo, Hoo! I must be dreaming. It’s been years since their last album. I can hardly stand it! (Imagine me jumping up and down squealing like a love sick teen.)

This much anticipated album is completely different from QuiltBop’s previous techno-punk and hip-hop releases. Word on the street is that the group wanted to do this one—a little old school. They wanted to get back to their roots and update a few of the classics. Most of the 3,000 songs on the album are from the 50s and 60s, but remixed with the unique musical stylings that QuiltBop is known for. As they say, there’s no school—like old school—and QuiltBop is at the head of the class. You go, QuiltBop!

Music Man Because of copyright issues, I can only release the lyrics to one song from the album. I chose this particular ballad for its soothing melody and timeless nature. It also seemed so wonderfully appropriate for this special occasion. Serendipity at its finest.

Yesterday’s Songs This touching and soulful song was recorded many years ago and is still being recorded in its original form today. I feel the verses are as poignant, and full of meaning as they ever were. In fact, as I was doing research for this post, I came across several recordings of this classic ballad preformed by numerous recording artists. I would list their names, but then I’d have to pay them royalties—and I ain’t doing that. I’m saving my money for the trip!

I’m A Believer Since I know how impatient you can be, I have included a few links for your viewing/listening pleasure. The artists I’ve showcased here have spent years perfecting their craft. I urge each of you to watch these videos carefully, so you can learn from the masters. I’m sure you will find their vocal and chorography talents as unique and moving as I have. (I was moved to tears on several occasions) So, without further ado . . . I present the following entertainers: Ballad 1, Ballad 2, Ballad 3, Ballad 4, and last, but not least Ballad 5.

On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone I must confess, the original song speaks to my soul, and I’m sure it spoke to yours as well. I’m confident the remixed version will soon become a favorite of quilters everywhere. It will probably be played on radio stations around the world, and will easily go triple platinum by the end of next week. As always, I try to be conservative with my predictions. (I actually think this new song will go DIAMOND.) So . . . watch out Lady GaGa!

Now that you have been sufficiently prepared, I need you to  sing. . . . sing A SONG. . . sing OUT LOUD . . . SING OUT STRONG! . . . (Sorry, I’ve been moved to tears again. Please forgive me.) Okay, I’m better. Now, where were we? Oh yeah . . . SING!

We’re going to Kentucky
We’re going to the show
To see the lovely quilts
And shop a little mo’.
Charge it charge it charge it,
Charge it because you can,
Say charge it to the vendors,
Then figure out a payment plan.
Charge it to the bottom,
Charge it to the top.
Now shop around and shop around
Until the bank tells you to stop.
S-T-O-P spells stop.

That was truly beautiful. (I’m moved.) I wish I had recorded that. Your voice is like nothing I have ever heard before. Seriously—like NOTHING—I’ve ever heard. Come to think of it, there was that one time, when my cat was in heat . . . Oh, never mind. Don’t know what made me think of that.

Party Like A Rock Star Now, where was I? (I keep getting lost.) Oh yeah, I remember . . . I’m going to the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah and . . . QUILTBOP ROCKS!!! (I’m banging my head, playing my air guitar, and making that noise that sounds like the roar from a distant crowd. You should see me. I’m soooooo freakin’ cool—just lika rock stah.)

Now, there is only one way to end a QuiltBop post, and you know what it is, so let’s say it together. . .

Thank Ya, Thank Ya Very Much

See you in Paducah!!


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8 Responses to “QuiltBop Releases New Album”

  1. jayardi Says:

    • • • C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S • • •

    and Good Luck! It’s a beautiful quilt!

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Thanks! I’m very excited about going. I have lots to take care of before I leave, so I need to get busy. I plan to tell all about the trip when I get back.

  2. Jackie Says:

    You are ….What’s the word ??? Fun-KNEE !!!!!!!!!!!
    It’s a safe thing that we don’t live togather cause
    I would seriously need a DOCTOR. Because you
    truly CRACK-MY-SIDE I mean “Belly Laugh”, and may
    I say thank you …It’s good for the heart.
    Wish I was going with, I’ve never been there either
    one day when I grow up I want to be like you! Have fun.
    Can not wait to hear about it!

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hi there, Glad you enjoyed the post. I think others have too, but no one has commented on it. I was starting to get my feelings hurt. Thanks for letting me know I succeeded in making you laugh. I can hear it now.

      I went to your blog an saw all the lovely quilts. The photos are great, but the one I like the best is the one with you next to your AWARD WINNING quilt. I also thought the aprons were adorable. They came out SO cute. I wish I could have saw them in person.

  3. Chris W -Knoxville Says:

    I’m going to Paducah ….Yeah!! Maybe I’ll see you and give you a good ole Knoxville “Hey” Enjoy reading your bog. Chris

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hi Chris, Thanks for dropping by. I can’t think of anything that would make me happier than getting a good ole’ fashioned Knoxville “Hey”, except maybe getting a good ole’ fashioned Knoxville “hug”.

      Hope to see you and others from Knoxville while I’m there. I haven’t gone to the show in 7 or 8 years, so I’m really looking forward to it.

  4. Sherry Says:

    Are you packed?
    Are you already on your way?
    (you sound kinda excited…I was thinking you might already be on the road!)

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Yes, hoorah is right. This was a very last minute decision, but I’m happy to be going. Stuff is getting laid out, but I’ve not packed yet. We are going by car and leaving in the wee hours on Monday morning.

      I’m going with a friend who has a booth. I plan to work on my applique on the way up, but I’m afraid I’ll spend more time laughing than sewing. I can’t wait to hit the road!

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