Our Wishes & Concert For 2007

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Saturday, December 29, 2007


Build your vocabulary, feed the hungry...
11,895,283,110 grains donated at this point...

Our last post of 2007, a little reflection and then a mini-concert of our favorite tunes played here on THE COUCH during 2007...

How many times have we told you that we love all y'all? Well, one more time can not hurt


And Here Are Our Wishes:

Our Soul Patrol group, you came into our life in 2006 and who would have thought we would still be as strong a year and a half later? But we have. Some we have met, some are just words on our computer screen, but we are part of your lives and you a part of ours...We hope we meet more of you this year...

The Hoochie & Hotties...well you are an incredible part of our every day...the emails that flow back and forth are filled with snarkiness and laughs, with caring and love...with the special moments in our lives and with the pain we have suffered over the last year. When any of us needs a boost, we all know the others are there. This year we have added two people to the group, both from outside the SP arena and they have both been greeted with warmth and smiles...2008 will be fillled with more laughs and hopefully new adventures...

BFF Anndi...2007 has been a roller coaster for you Sweetie...2008 will bring you only smiles...

Our blogging friends...we have met new people and our relationships with others have grown...you supported us here on THE COUCH this year with the honor of the "Best Blog of the Year", and again, we thank you for this...

My fraternity brothers who we are in contact with often...the boys from "Phone Calls From Church", our fantasy football league...Jamie, Tim (HI TIM! We know you are reading), Rookie, John, George, David, and my partner Dean as well as Wade's sons Alan and Jeremy and his dad Bill...been another fun season guys...hoping all y'all have successful years filled with adventure

My BFF Andy...we are wishing you a much better 2008 and that all of the frowns turn into smiles early in the year...

We are planning a fraternity party in Florida in April, it should be a BLAST!

My loving family; Mom Joan, Dad Vince, Brother Richard, SIL Cindy, Nieces Amelia and Adele, Sister Lynn, BIL Kevin, Niece Candice and Nephew Joseph...my wish is for us all to have the chance to spend a few days together in 2008...it has been too long since we were all together...

Cousins Denise and Joyce along with husbands Steve and Rachid and Aunt Adele and Ruby...this is a year of changes for all y'all and we will be thinking of you often as you go through them...

Aunt Pat...may your year bring you the happiness you deserve...

Matthew...my life, my love, my son...everything that is great in my life begins with you...May your 2008 be filled with new adventures and a successful year of school...this year you turn 21...unbelievable...

2008 will be incredible for us, as 2007 has ended wonderfully...a new adventure is beginning and we have found a satisfaction and happiness that has been missing for too long...Thank you...the Zoo will never be the same...

Finally...Happy Birthday to our friend who celebrates today...May this birthday bring you joy and a renewed sense of happiness...

2007 saw us unveil the new look for THE COUCH...we also shared 364 tunes with all y'all...
March 19th was the last day the site Audio Codes actually worked...unfortunately none of those songs posted no longer work...

Then on March 28th we began using lifelogger.com to upload our music and bring Tuneage back to THE COUCH...

We plan on continuing to share in 2008 beginning with a TUNEAGE TUTELAGE series on the Delta Blues beginning next week, leading up to the Beale Street Blues Festival which will take place here in Memphis the first weekend in May...

To send out the old and ring in the new year, we give you a mini concert of Tuneage we have shared during 2007...a couple of songs from each month...with links to the original post

Be safe...enjoy...be happy...

March 29th
AI Results & The Fork In The Road

"Did You See Her Eyes"
Jeff Barry

April 5th
Radio Happy Hour, American Idol, Eddie Robinson, The Good Rats

Peppi Marchello

April 23rd
Monday Matinee - Sweetest Feeling

"I Get The Sweetest Feeling"
Alicia Evelyn & Van McCoy

May 4th

"Freeze Frame"
Paul Justman & Peter Wolf

April 27th
Freakout Friday

Bob Marley

May 10th
Final Review On AI

"The Rain Song"
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

May 31st
The First Commandment

"Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay"
Otis Redding & Steve Cropper

June 13th
The NOT Wordless Wednesday Post

"The Weary Blues"
Artie Matthews

June 22nd
From Last Night

"Try A Little Tenderness"
Jimmy Campbell/Reginald Connelly/Harry Woods

July 18th
Words For Wednesday - Figurine

"Hidden Treasure"
Steve Winwood & Jim Capaldi

July 27th
Friday Sports On The Couch - Vintage Airplane

"Somebody To Love"
Darby Slick

August 1st
Tuneage Tutelage - Lynard Skynard

"Gimme Three Steps"
Allan Collins & Ronnie Van Zant

August 16th

"Can't Help Falling In Love"
Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss

September 13th
Thursday Tidbits

"Water Song"
Jorma Kaukonen

September 27th
Building, Booting, Ballot, Baseball & Barry

"Let's Get It On"
Marvin Gaye & Ed Townsend

October 8th
Tuneage Tutelage - The Doors

"Whiskey Bar"
Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill

October 10th
Ramble On Rose

"Ramble On Rose"
Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter

November 8th
Still No Gravy & Lasagna

"Isn't She Lovely"
Stevie Wonder

November 21st
We Give Thanks

Richard Betts

December 5th

"Dixie Chicken"
Lowell George & Martin Kibbee

Hope you enjoyed the concert...Again...Watch out for the idjits who will undoubtably be on the roads this weekend...

See you all On Wednesday...

Off to Turnbaby and the DH's for their party...woooooooooooooooooooo....

Planning a special kiss at Midnight....be still my heart....

29 Of Your Sparks

  1. happy new year bond...

    smiles, bee

  2. Schmoop Says:
  3. Happy New Year V-Man. Be safe and enjoy the party. Cheers!!

  4. I've been a regular visitor on The Couch for over a year now, after I stumbled upon you in November 2006. I'm really glad I stayed.

    Have a wonderful New Year's celebration with TB and friends. I'm sitting nearby with the bail money at the ready...

  5. Mimi Lenox Says:
  6. Awwww Vinny....you deserve every ounce of happiness, a zillion midnight kisses and laughter, joy, and mucho love in the coming year.
    I wish all of those things for you (and your lady......)and thank you for being a steady friend to so many of us in the blogosphere.
    Your help and enthusiasm during BlogBlast For Peace I will never forget. And just your friendship - as all of us here can attest - is genuine.

    Happy New Year! Only good things for you in 2008.

  7. Yay! You will do the Delta proud, I just know it. Enjoy the holidays Vinny and watch out for the amateurs!

  8. Travis Cody Says:
  9. Wooooooooooooo! We'll be checking out that tuneage this weekend.

    Best wishes for your 2008 my friend. The good stuff in life really is out there and I'm glad it finally made its way to you.

  10. Happy New Year, Bond :)

    I wish I had someone to give a special kiss to at midnight!

  11. Kb Says:
  12. Happy New Year!

  13. Mia Says:
  14. Happy New Year Bond ((((BIG HUGS)))

    Enjoy yourself.

    May all your wishes for the new year come true!!

  15. Julie Says:
  16. **offers a sad wave bye-bye**

    Have a great time dear....make that kiss good enough to make her thud!

  17. Liz Hill Says:
  18. I think there will be lots of sweet kisses this year.

    I am so happy for you sugar---you deserve to be happy.

    I can't wait for the two of you to get here.

    I am so thrilled and honored to be your friend.


    travel safely--call if you need to

  19. TopChamp Says:
  20. I LOVE that Brecht song. I also love Kurt Weill.

    See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJKkqC8JVXk

    It was my favourite bit of music history from music college lectures.

  21. TopChamp Says:
  22. P.s. Hope you have a great time.. with the mysterious recipient of your kisses.

  23. BEE: And to you ans Sarge a Happy New Year

    MATT-MAN: Enjoy your night...Spam and Bagwine on the menu?

    SONGBIRD: I remember the first night you visited and our email exchange and have enjoyed our friendship ever since..HAPPY NEW YEAR

    MIMI: You know how strongly I feel about your happiness being around the corner...thank you for everything this year my friend..it has been special..HUGS

    SONGBIRD: Your help will be invaluable ... amateur night is what I have always called this holiday

    TRAVIS: Your friendship has been invaluable this year and for years to come, I hope it evolves...You and Pam have showed me it can happen...Hugs to both of you

    BARBARA: Happy New Year to you also...and those lips show up when we least expect...

    KB: and to you also

    MIRANDA: We both had such up and down year's ...Wishing you all the happiness you desire in 2008

    JULIE: So sad I will not give one to you at 5 after midnight...I will make her thud...again! LOL

    TURNBABY: Will be there in a few hours...Lasagna and Single Barrel in hand

    TOPCHAMP: Cool video...and you also enjoy your New Year...

  24. Sparky Duck Says:
  25. safe travels bud

  26. Unknown Says:

    :wonders when the day will come she'll be considered a hottie:

  28. RW Says:
  29. Wow! Vin's juke box, Happy New Year!!

  30. Sonny Says:
  31. I wish you and you're family all the best for the next year to come!

    Hugs and kisses,
    Sweet like Kitty

  32. Dr. A Says:
  33. Happy New Year! Great appearance on Turnbaby's show last night. Sorry I couldn't listen to the whole thing live, but I'll definitely catch the archives! http://tinyurl.com/ysfxpo

  34. katherine. Says:
  35. Have safe travels...and more than one kiss at midnight...give Turn a Happy New Year hug from me.

    Happy New Year Vincent.
    I'm glad I stumbled onto the Couch!

  36. Meribah Says:
  37. ...but not TOO still! Hehehehehehehe! Hope you and yours have a wonderful 2008. Hugs! :)

  38. cathy Says:
    thanks for taking the time and trouble to make your blog so interesting. I wish I had the time to visit more often:)

  40. Happy Happy Bond! Hope you are enjoying your holidays =)

  41. Thank god you have such great taste in music :-)

    Love you, babe... here's to a new year!

  42. Unknown Says:
  43. Happy New Year to you and yours, my dear friend! May all your dreams come true, Vinny ♥

    big (((HUGS))) and little kisses ***

  44. Tug Says:
  45. Happy HAPPY New Year my friend... I hope 2008 is so very good to you and your family.

    My granddaughter wore a Yankees t-shirt for family pics - you would have been proud! ;-)

  46. SPARKY: Hope your New Year's was wonderful

    DANA: You can not be a Hottie..you would be a HOOCHIE MAMA

    ROGER: Same to you Sir..hope you enjoyed

    SONNY: And hope everyone is well in Germany

    DR. A: Glad you enjoyed...we had a blast...Happy New Year

    KATHERINE: She got a big hug and kiss...and I got multiples! I am also glad you found The Couch...and I you...I truly enjoy your personality and ideas

    MERI: Never TOO still - LOL

    CATHY: Thank you so much..Happy New Year to you

    STARRLIGHT: Had a great time with Turn at her home...just got back home..Hope your's was wonderful also..Special Post on Friday I hoPE!

    108: KYRA - LOL well thank god YOU think I have great taste in music! Love you too..hope you and Dean had a great night

    Sanni: TY my friend for all you have done to assist me in my blogging journey

  47. Anndi Says:
  48. If there was ever a time I hope you're right...

    Happy New Year BFF of mine!

  49. ANNDI: This time I am...I feel it BFF


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