Into The Weekend...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, April 25, 2008


Well, it seems many liked the Video Tuneage Tutelage yesterday,, with the caveat that maybe things this long will not get viewed.

Well to do a Tuneage properly, it would have to be about 10 minutes. Think about it folks, most songs run in the 3-4 minute range. Now 10 minutes would only allow for 3 songs to be used. I guess we could do the Video and then add some songs after it (if we can find a reliable player that is).

One idea I do have is to run these only on Fridays so you, my most wonderful guests, can take the weekend to enjoy.

As Travis suggested, I could also only include pieces of songs on the video, but I am not sure if that is enough to really satisfy my urge to share. So, you see...that is a huge part of this. I do not want to do something half-way. What the hell is the point?

I did think the playing the Wolf's audio over the song and then bringing the song up in volume at the end has some possibilities to include the narrative I was hoping to include along with the music. I do have two new posts in the hopper - so look for a new Tutelage next Friday, the first day of the Beale Street Music Festival. It will either be something I can be proud of...or a total train wreck and you will be the ones to decide!

Now to decide which of the two I will complete. Both are major forces in the Delta Blues. Can you guess who I am thinking about?

As I am eating lunch at work and putting this post together, I have no idea if there will be some tuneage today. Not until I get home and find out if lifelogger is working again. It really pi**es me off when you send an email to the help group of a web site and you never hear back from them. Especially when they have a blurb on the page that states "If you see an error message, send us an email and we will come running quick".

Sorry 50 hours later and no word from them after TWO emails...that is pi** poor customer service. All I really want to know is what the error message means because no where on the site does it list the error messages. If it is something I am doing wrong and I can correct it, THEN LET ME KNOW!

In case you had not heard...The Boston Red Sox jersey secretly buried under the new Yankee Stadium in a failed curse attempt sold Thursday for $175,100 in a charity auction.

The bid was the highest of 282 for the battered No. 34 David Ortiz jersey, which the Yankees jackhammered out from under two feet of concrete earlier this month.

The Jimmy Fund, the cancer charity that sold the shirt, did not immediately reveal the name of the winning bidder after the week-long eBay auction ended at 12:30 p.m.

Seems like that is all I have today. More baseball this weekend...hoping the sun is shining again, I am finally getting some color and feeling healthy again...

All y'all have a most wonderful weekend and stay safe...

OK, this is where I will insert some Tuneage IF, when I get home lifelogger allows me. Well actually, no matter what, you will get some...but it might have to be a repeat.

Yup...a repeat...

David "Honeyboy" Edwards. Saw him at the Beale Street Music Festival last year. He is on his last tour before finally retiring at 93-years young.

Edwards was a friend to the legendary musician Robert Johnson, Edwards was present on the fateful night Johnson drank the poisoned whiskey that took his life.

Folklorist Alan Lomax recorded Edwards in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1942 for the Library of Congress. He recorded a total of fifteen sides of Edward's music.

The songs included "Wind Howlin' Blues" and "The Army Blues". He did not record again commercially until 1951, when he recorded "Who May Your Regular Be" for Arc Records.

Congratulations to Honeyboy for winning a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas! The album also featured Pinetop Perkins and the late legends Robert Lockwood Jr and Henry Townsend.

This is called "Drop Down Mama"


20 Of Your Sparks

  1. Travis Cody Says:
  2. You'll be happy to know that the music posted...and it sounds fine.

    This is cool, because it feels like we can share the music festival with you.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Sorry that I've been around but not reading much. I don't want to skim your posts, and I haven't had time to read them and enjoy them at length.

    So, here I am commenting without having read for the past three days. It's been a hectic, stress-filled week since I got back (including the fact that my hot water heater blew up and ruined the garage wall and carpet in my daughter's room - SHIT!).

  4. Liz Hill Says:
  5. Still giggling about the jersey.

  6. Lu' Says:
  7. Have a great weekend Bond. Enjoy the tuneage. I'm sure you will.

  8. TRAVIS: Thanks. I had this uploaded already. I just can't upload anything new and they are NOT responding to my emails
    Great Weekend Sir

    SONGBIRD: No worries...and OMG so sorry about your water heater...

    TURNBABY: Giggle away

    LU': You have a wonderful weekend also

  9. Schmoop Says:
  10. You hit the nail on the head Vinny. If you want to give your videos the time they need to do them justice, which you do, by the way, they should be up over the weekend so people have time to view the entire clip.

    Cheers Vin!!

  11. MATT-MAN: I believe that is the overall solution to a post that must be longer than usual due to it's content.

    SMOOCH Matt...LOL

  12. hi bond... just looking to see if there is any cake in here today...

    smiles, bee

  13. leelee Says:
  14. Music sounds fine and perfect for a TGIF!

    You may want to check out Hipcast for music and video uploading and posting. It's not free but I have been pleased with the service.

    have a great weekend..


  15. BEE: Sorry not today...have a good weekend

    LEELEE: TY and TY for might have everything I am looking for from what I have already seen...even with the cost.

  16. leelee Says:
  17. ;-)


  18. "Honeyboy" Edwards ... I am very impressed with your taste in music.

    Hope the weather cooperates with your weekend of baseball. We're supposed to have rain down here tomorrow and Sunday.

  19. RWA: LOVE Honeyboy....actually found out he will be performing in June in MS..and this is his last tour, so going to do my best to see him one last time.

  20. DrillerAA Says:
  21. Great, great song. I'm listening through my new Bose Tri-port earbuds! They actually work best on my computer.
    It's a shame that someone really hasn't picked up on this music and passed it to the next generation. I could listen to this all day. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  22. Tug Says:
  23. Have a wonderful weekend Bond!!

  24. I think Fridays are a great idea. I am not hot on the snippets of songs ideas. Gimme more to quote Miss Spears!

    And if I ventured a guess it would be between Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Although Son House springs to mind as well as John Lee Hooker do as well. And while I know he was texas blues...someday ya gotta do Lightnin Hopkins!

  25. We can't comment intelligently on the Sean Bell verdict, Vinny, because we weren't in the courtroom. It's just terrible for the policemen (they can be sued in a civil suit) and for the family of Sean Bell.

  26. Dana Says:
  27. I'm with Matt-Man ... well ... not with him, but you know what I mean. 10 minutes would seem to be a minimum - anything less wouldn't begin to do Tuneage justice. BTW, I *heart* me some blues!

  28. Meribah Says:
  29. You've opened the puppy's ears to many new songs and artists. Thank you for that. :)

  30. Kimmie Says:
  31. Hey Bond I left you a message back in your post "Best/Worst Concerts". In answer to your question.

    I saw Muddy Waters in a Overhauled two floor barn in Boston, New York in 1977. (A country suburb of Buffalo) The place was called "Belle Star" was amazing, the bottom hosted all the entertainment and the top was a balcony to overlook the place. He was there with someone else, I want to say Ted Nugent, but I am not 100% positive. I am going to have to check that out. The tickets were $10.00. I remember I didn't want to go to it, but BF talked me into it. We went in a big group, and I ended up having a memorable experience. I think what made it was the complete difference in the two performers. Muddy got everyone in the mood, and then Nugent blew us all away. That was one cool place. It had couches on the upper balcony, you could go up there and stand and watch the performance over the top.

    So many memories...I like coming to your couch have managed to bring back some very good and forgotten times. Thanks friend.


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