Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Top 10 Love Songs for Valentine's Day



BAY CITY, Mich. -- From entire symphonies to carefully curated mixtapes, music has long been one of the most popular ways to express one's love for another. Why? That's as much of a mystery as love itself, but at the same time is just as undeniable.

This Valentine's Day, we've assembled our own playlist of our Top 10 Favorite Love Songs for you to enjoy with that special someone in your life!



1. "Easy Living" - Billie Holiday

When it comes to love songs, not many can hold a candle to Lady Day. This tune exudes that feeling of life being just a bit easier in presence of that special someone.




2. "Book of Love" - Peter Gabriel

Love is a multifaceted thing. It's both complicated and simple. No matter how many sides there are, however, it all seems worth it with the right person.



3. "First Day of My Life" - Bright Eyes

Love isn't always sunshine and rainbows, but an imperfect series of epiphanies. What truly matters is the effort made by those involved to grow together, both as a couple and as individuals, in the wake of the many mistakes that will be made. Bright Eyes captures this dynamic in this song.




4. "You're My Best Friend" - Queen

The strongest partnerships often begin in friendship. You've endured the best and worst of each other together, uncomplicated by romantic expectation, creating an unconditional bond that blossoms into true love. That's exactly the idea Queen's bassist, John Deacon, had in mind when he wrote this song for his best friend who is now his wife.




5. "Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses

Your person represents everything that is good in the world to you. No matter how ugly other aspects of life get, you can count on finding safety in them even in the rawest of moments. For them, you feel that same level of devotion.

6. "Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran

Those who have been together for a long time know that you don't fall in love with each other just once, but every single day. Everyone has their moments, sure, but all those little things they say or do are continuous reminders that you're right where you belong.
 

7. "Can't Help Falling In Love (With You)" - Elvis Presley

Most of us can attest to the overwhelming affirmation of love. When it comes to that special someone, it feels as natural as a river flowing to the sea.



8. "Crystal" - Stevie Nicks

Sometimes love takes a little longer to find us, especially when past experiences make us a little resistant to reaching out. When you least expect it, however, someone comes along and makes it all crystal clear, and the feeling is impossible to deny.


9. "Drops of Jupiter" - Train

One of the most incredible things about people is our capacity for change. When romance either doesn't work out or was never explored in the past, it can sometimes mean that those involved had to learn something before clicking - whether about each other or themselves. If it's meant to be, however, things have a funny way of working out - no matter how long it's been, or how far you are.



10. "Your Song" - Elton John

True love transcends anything material. Oftentimes, it's the little things that can truly endear someone to us, even something as simple as a song.

What are some of your favorite love songs? Share them with us!

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

We Come From the Land of the Ice & Snow: Michigan Winters Through the Ages



BAY CITY, Mich. -- Between crazy snowfall, wicked ice storms, and record-setting subfreezing temperatures; we've had quite a wild winter so far here in Michigan. Although, let's be real, what else could you expect from a state that's literally shaped like an article of winter apparel? All jokes aside, Michigan winters can definitely be some of the toughest in the country, but our history shows that the people who call the Mitten home are even tougher.

Take look at some of these Michigan winters through the ages, and the Michiganders who look so at home in all of that snow!



Here are two children standing in the snow-engulfed streets of Downtown Calumet in 1907. The message in the lower right-hand corner reads: "Plenty snow up here in wintertime". This photo was taken on April 11th. Yeah, sounds about right.







In the early days of baseball, Opening Day was held mid-April. Why the late start? To avoid what you see happening in this photo taken in 1911 when the Detroit Tigers hosted the Chicago White Sox at their original home of Bennet Park to kick off the season. However, the blizzard didn't stop the Tigers from winning 2-0.





A little snow has never kept us Michiganders from getting out and about, as shown in this photo from 1912 where these people are trudging along in their Packard 30 Model UE on Belle Isle. Those of us in the present day at least have the luxury of not having to ride around in conditions like this with the top down, however. Can you imagine?





Due to the immense supply of pine trees and hardwoods throughout the upper and lower peninsulas, Michigan had a booming lumber industry in the 1880s with the first mills being set up in our neighboring Saginaw. These guys were just some of the many lumberjacks of the time who worked from even before sunrise to after dusk, even in our state's unforgiving winter conditions. They even took advantage of it, creating ice-covered roads to transport felled trees out of the forest and to the mills.

Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.

Monday, February 11, 2019

2019 Rock the Hill Concert Series: One-Day Ticket Sale at Graff Bay City



BAY CITY, Mich. -- If you're a music-lover, you know that nothing beats the excitement of a live show, especially when you can get outside to enjoy the weather and tunes. This August, Graff Bay City is proud to help bring just that to our community as a sponsor of the 2019 Rock the Hill Concert Series! Big names like Foreigner, Theory of a Deadman, and more will be performing at Veterans Memorial Park!

Excited? Us too. That's why we're giving you the chance to get snag your tickets early AND save some cash in the process during the ONE DAY ONLY EARLY TICKET SALE for the 2019 Rock the Hill Concert Series. On February 23rd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM you can visit Graff Chevrolet in Bay City to purchase your General Admission or VIP tickets to see Foreigner on August 9th or Theory of a Deadman on August 10th.

This ONE DAY ONLY SALE is important because you can get $10 OFF your General Admission ticket on this day only!


ABOUT THE EVENT

The 2019 Rock the Hill Concert Series will take place August 9th and 10th at Veterans Memorial Park in Bay City, MI; featuring live performances from a stellar line-up of artists.

Friday, August 9th – Foreigner
G. A. tickets $20.00 and VIP at $45.00
G.A. Tickets $30 after one day sale
* Plus a $5.00 service fee per ticket

Saturday, August 10th – Theory of a Deadman, WSG, Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt
G. A. tickets $20.00 and VIP at $40.00
G.A. Tickets $30 after one day sale
* Plus a $5.00 service fee per ticket

Graff Bay City is proud to sponsor the event alongside our friends at Maier & Associates, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, and Fabiano Brothers.

For more information, visit: https://www.baycityconcerts.com/


ROCK THE HILL CONCERT SERIES PERFORMERS

FOREIGNER





THEORY OF A DEADMAN





PUDDLE OF MUDD





SALIVA





TRAPT





Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.