Damm, Hicks, Robot, Wolfgang & Fred - all rolled into one blog...WOW!

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, July 21, 2006

wow..Alert the press..We have a Damm sighting...Damm is a Soul Patrol member who thinks he is a duck...or really is a duck who thinks he is human...I have never been quite sure which to be honest...
Well he left a comment on the last post inquiring on a team called the Detroit Tigers... fun team..Will they have the guts to make it to the playoffs...we will see... but to speak directly to Damm...quackers..quackity quack quack...qauckerity

Our 12 year old All-Stars are 2-1 in Sectional play with a game tonight to get into the Sectional finals... We have asked when the last time a softball and baseball team from the same league captured the sectional crown and have not been able to verify if this is a first...but we need to win it first...so... sssssssssssssssssh

I am trying to figure out this google video thing...so I can upload some videos I have received... one is a Liberty Mutual ad that is hilarious...totally wonderful stuff...hope I can post it for you all soon.

Plus, I am breaking out the scanner (it was put away to lessen the clutter around the computer area for potential buyers)...but I want to scan some of the photography I have done over the years and begin to share it here... So I think Monday will be the day you can see "Art de Vince"

I did get a video the other day from a Yankee broadcast showing a special guest at the park... here is a still grab from that video...gotta love him even more now... hehehe

YUP! Taylor Hicks at a Yankee Game with a Yankee cap on!

Was also sent a link to a cool website... this is all abut old music --rare stuff...and you know I love that whole genre...It is called Record Robot and you can check it out HERE

And finally, WOLFGANGS VAULT... this site is an auction/sales site for memorabilia from the collection of Bill Graham, the concert promoter who owned the Fillmore West and East... there is some incredibly cool stuff here...
This is how they describe themselves:

About the Vault


Live music reached a new level with the arrival of the modern rock concert. In the 1960s, performers, artists and promoters shaped a synergy with audiences that was unprecedented. The promotional art inspired by the performers, the intimacy of the venues and the energy of the audience all combined to create experiences that are indelible in the minds of those who were there. This era was the true genesis for the years of great concert art that followed, as rock concerts evolved from their dance hall roots to the clubs, arenas, amphitheatres and stadiums of today.

Why Wolfgang's Vault?

Wolfgang was Bill Graham, the man whose genius for bringing performer and audience together shaped the rock concert as we have come to know it. Born Wolfgang Grajonca in Berlin in 1931, he escaped Nazi Germany to grow up in a foster home in the Bronx and anglicized his name at the age of 18. Bill Graham, who would come to be known as the midwife of the modern rock concert, was smart and forward-thinking, an opportunist and a listener, fair and ferociously demanding, and he remembered his roots: in the 1980s he opened a small San Francisco club and named it Wolfgang's.

Graham's creative vision led him to commission true works of art to promote his shows and, fortunately for the modern collector, his entrepreneurial instincts led him to overprint and preserve the exceptional art, photography and recordings that came from these shows. For over 30 years, his company accumulated and stored this material in newly minted condition. Until Wolfgang's Vault, if you could even find a Bill Graham Presents poster, it was frequently in less than mint condition because it was torn from walls or telephone poles as a concert souvenir.

The vast majority of material in Wolfgang's Vault comes from the exquisitely preserved, original archives of Bill Graham Presents, which we now own and manage. Beginning with the seminal concerts of the mid 1960s and continuing through today, we've assembled a superb collection that is being cared for in state-of-the-art facilities.

So, those two sites are totally worth the visit....

Last thougth...you all remember Fred, from FRED'S WORLD...well he and brother Rich are together this week on their "boy's trip." I know Fred has been here and I read his posts whenever they arrive now... I am now waiting to see if I make his "SUPPORT GROUP" listing of other blogs he recommends... just think.. his millions of readers, being introduced to lil ole me... wow... that would be cool beans fer sure...

Have a great weekend all... stay safe...

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Keep that spark of insanity kids...It helps keep you an individual.

4 Of Your Sparks

  1. Turnberry Says:
  2. It took Taylor in one to make me like a ....Yankee cap.
    BTW-- looks like he's having fun and a cold one--good for him--he deserves it!

    Braves finally make a trade for a good closer! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    And yeah-- Record Robot is so cool!
    Be careful if you visit though-- you can hang there for a loooong time playing those songs.

    And congrats on your team's success!

  3. Dixiechick Says:
  4. Thank you Bond for posting the pic of Tay Tay in the *cough* Yankee's cap *cough* I personally think he would have looked much better in a St. Louis Cardinals cap...LMOO

    First time posting for me...wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  5. Anndi Says:
  6. I'd be happier if it was a Montreal Canadians hockey Tuque eh.. There he could really enjoy a good cold one..

    Ah yes.. the Damm Duck.. quackwoooo!

  7. Fred Says:
  8. Well, we made it back in one piece. Rich has a pretty good golf swing - if he played more he'd be pretty good. Unfortunately, his musical tastes are somewhat suspect. (Just ask him - he'll get mad just talking about it.)

    Millions of readers? How about 80-100 a day.


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