Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, April 03, 2008

Plain and simple today...

21 Years Old

(Click any photo to enlarge)

You know how I feel about you and I know how you feel.

Be safe in your life
Be enveloped by your passions
Continue to grow into a sensitive, strong man
Take the opportunity to explore life
I Love You

Last year we did a tribute to Matt. If you have never read it, you can find it HERE.

We will not be posting tomorrow, as we are off to the reunion in Tampa today.

Will have some catching up to do when we return on Monday.

Have a Great Weekend and be safe...

Some Tuneage to hold you over for four days...a smörgåsbord of genres - remember, it is always a great idea to hit the play button even if you do not know the artist...you can always stop it.


Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra performing "Ravel: Alborada Del Gracioso"

No really, give it a listen...great stuff

Donna Summer does "On The Radio" ...hey, we worked as a DJ and did parties and weddings...and wore platform shoes back in the 70's, but that is a whole 'nother post...

OK...totally stealing this from one of our new friends, LeeLee and her Kitchen Concerts blog. The day she posted this song, we had digitized the album and had listened to this like 3 times at least.

The Band - "Chest Fever" from the Music From Big Pink album, a classic that should be in all collections IMHO

A live version of Muddy Waters doing "Got My Mojo Workin'"...loves me some Muddy

From the Oakland Auditorium Arena, December 31, 1971, The Grateful Dead, "Mexicali Blues"

38 Of Your Sparks

  1. katherine. Says:
  2. Happy Birthday Matt!

    21...have a great time...be careful

    Vincent...have fun in Tampa
    be careful

  3. Schmoop Says:
  4. Happy 21st to Matt and have a safe and wonderful time in FLA Vinny. Cheers!!

  5. Kb Says:
  6. Happy Birthday, Matt! VInny have a fabulous time away!

  7. Twyla Says:
  8. Happy Birthday to your son!!!

  9. OBLadyBug Says:
  10. Happy Birthday Matt!!!!!

    Great tuneage Bond. Looking forward to a fun time in Tampa.

  11. Julie Says:
  12. Happy Birthday MATT! And Vinny...have a lovely time with old friends and your new love!

    **smooches and hugs**

  13. KATHERINE: TY so very much and we BOTH will be....

    MATT-MAN: Will do Sir...

    KB: TY

    NANCY" As am I...hours away from now

    JULIE: TY dear friend

  14. Liz Hill Says:
  15. Happy Birthday Matt!

    Have a great time in Tamps with Miss Nancy

    remember to get those toes in some sand

  16. Travis Cody Says:
  17. Happy Birthday to Matt!

    Have a great weekend Vin!

  18. Anonymous Says:
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  20. I've always loved that photo of you and your son doing the "musical jam." Great stuff, wonderful memories. Happy Birthday to your Matt. 21 - WOW.

    Have a great time in Tampa, but don't forget to come back!!!

    Oh, and Ravel first thing in the morning? Cool!

  21. Happy B Day Matt! Be like your dad in spirit and generosity and you will be fine =)

    Have fun in Tampa, Vinny. I am jealous! Will be hitting the Oregon coast this weekend but it won't be that warm :P

    Oh and The Band and CCR are pretty much tied for my all time favorite 60's era band. Levon Helm is the man.

  22. BeckEye Says:
  23. Happy 21st, Matt. Maybe your dad will let me take you out for a drink now.

    Heh heh.

  24. Angell Says:
  25. Ah to be 21 again.

    Enjoy it Matt honey - it goes by faster than you think.

    Looks like both father & son might be getting their drink on - both of you party it up safe (stay away from the ocean Vince). :P

    Have a great and safe weekend honey (and make sure Nancy has a great time too). See you back on Monday.


  26. Happy Birthday, Matt!

    I love the baseball action shot.

    Hope you enjoy your reunion and Tampa! Don't forget the ORIGINAL Hooters is nearby in Clearwater!

  27. Ken Says:
  28. Happy Birthday to your son Matt and thanks for the tunes while your gone!

  29. Vinny - I just noticed your purple ribbon in the side bar. I am deeply touched and moved. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

  30. Anndi Says:
  31. Happy birthday Matt!

    I remember the jammin pic!... he's grown into a fine young man.

    Give Andy a grope for me would ya! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! (Actually, he'll enjoy it more from Nancy)

  32. TURNBABY: Toes in the sand... yup on the list

    TRAVIS: Thanks we will...

    SONGBIRD: Took a flyer with the Ravel...have a great weekend

    STARRLIGHT: What a wonderful thing to say...thanks...and The Band has always rocked...

    BECKEYE: Matt lives in NJ..he can get to Manhattan easily...

    ANGELL: TY my friend...and we will BOTH be careful...

  33. RWA: That is one of my keepsakes...back cover of the main newspaper.
    So close..yet so far...LOL...so much planned for the weekend...

    MICKEYT: Enjoy the Tuneage...

    SONGBIRD: For a friend...anything

  34. ANNDI: Thanks...unfortunately, he will be a no-show at this one

  35. Canned Heat wasn't half bad either.

  36. Tug Says:
  37. HAPPY 21st MATT!! Wow, just a pup.

    Have a safe trip & wonderful weekend Bond!

  38. Anonymous Says:
  39. Happy 21st Birthday, Matt!

    Alles Liebe zum 21. Geburtstag! ♥

  40. Anonymous Says:
    Just imagine how excited we were when our first grandchild was born 21 years ago and you will not have to imagine how proud we are of you today. You have grown in many positive ways over the last 21 years. You're charming (don't ever lose that smile), you're handsome (genes you know), you're caring, sensitive and very smart.
    Stay the course!
    (Gee & Geema)

  42. TopChamp Says:
  43. happy birthday matt! (handsome x)

  44. twinnsmom Says:
  45. Happy 21st Birthday Matt! We miss you and wish we were celebrating with you! Have a great day!

    FYI Mom Joan had her Pet Scan today and everything is great! Cheers! Time to celebrate!

    Have a great time in Florida. Be safe.

    Lynn, Kevin, Candice, and Joe

  46. Jeff B Says:
  47. Matt, Grab the world by the horns, but just remember to loosen your grip slightly when if tries to throw ya.

    Happy Bithday!

    Safe travels Vin.

  48. leelee Says:
  49. Happy Birthday Matt!! 21 - YEOW!! Have fun and stay safe.

    Vinny, have a great time here in the Sunshine State..


  50. RW Says:
  51. Happy birthday to Matt! Have a excelant trip Vin!!

  52. Lu' Says:
  53. No time to listen right now, sad, but true. I'm reading the list of tuneage, love that word, and thinking WOW! Happy 21st Birthday Matt :) I see you are loved, that's a good thing. Very nice pictures.

  54. Hope you are loving life in Tampa!

  55. Mimi Lenox Says:
  56. Happy Birthday to Matt. Very nice post.

  57. Happy, Happy to Matt! Hope Tampa treats you well...

  58. STARR: Nope not so bad either

    TUG: TY

    SANNI: OOOO Speaking German...

  59. MOM & DAD...Thanks


    GANG: TY Fl was fun...Matt survived!

  60. Unknown Says:
  61. Happy Birthday Matt!

  62. amynoroom Says:
  63. I'm like a week late, but I wanted to wish Matt a Happy Birthday! He's such a handsome young man! Just like his Daddy!!!


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