In a few months, I will be moving to San Antonio, Texas…

My husband tells me we are expected in the Lone Star state the first week of August. This move will come after just 28 months spent in North Carolina. It will be my fifth move in six years. God willing, it will be the last time the Army will move my husband and me. Actually, I really shouldn’t complain about that. The military is pretty great about moving people. They hire professional movers to come in and pack up the house and haul everything to wherever it is you’re moving. It beats the ever living hell out of doing all that stuff yourself. Believe me, I’ve done it! I am very sick of moving, though, and hope the next one won’t be for a few more years.

I have found that whenever I go to a new place, I discover new music. Sometimes I find music while on vacation. I think one of the best souvenirs a person can get on a trip is music because it can offer a real taste of the location. Sometimes I find music upon arrival in a new place. Sometimes I’m introduced to new music before arrival.

As it turns out, Texas is rife with music and musicians. Why, I’ve even profiled a couple of Texas musicians right here on Pop Rock Nation, Ken Turetzky and Weird Wilbur. Last year, a friend of mine introduced me to a band called The Austin Lounge Lizards. She sent me a link to a song they did called “Jesus Loves Me But He Can’t Stand You”.

Jesus Loves Me But He Can’t Stand You

I think she sent me this song because she knows how much I admire hypocrisy… NOT! I also like quirky bands who sing funny songs about everyday life. Who hasn’t run into a self-righteous person who sits in smug judgment of how other people live their lives? When I heard this song, I knew I was going to love the band that created it. In fact, I liked that song so much that I started listening to some of their other songs, most of which are decidedly funny and quirky…

Stupid Texas Song

I wonder if I’ll be singing this after arriving in Texas just in time for August heat!

Life Is Hardest When You’re Dumb

I could always go the philosophical route and ponder who suffers the most in life.

I first heard about The Austin Lounge Lizards, a band that dates back to 1980 and is apparently very popular in the Austin area, before I ever knew I would be moving to Texas. I’m excited now, because Austin isn’t that far from San Antonio. Maybe I’ll get to see them in concert! Or maybe I can go to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, which will take place just a couple of months after we get there.

Yes, Texas has possibilities, even if it’s way too hot in the summer. As long as there’s plenty of cold beer and air conditioning, I should be okay. Now to find myself a decent house.