Ruby Tuesday

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, July 08, 2008


If you are unfamiliar with RUBY TUESDAY, then you must head on over and visit Mary/The Teach.

Here is my contribution. Taken a few years back, this dead tree caught my eye. I always called this photo "Serpent". When I added brightness and contrast to the original and then colorized it something popped out to my eye. On the front left, it looks like a dogs head in mid bark...

OK, so maybe it is just me and my creativity (in my mind) has run wild...but that is my story and I am sticking to it! (it will get very large if you click on it)

This is the original picture so y'all can see I did not add the head.

Well, the head I see...I still don't know if YOU will see it...

Let me know in your sparks comments...let 'er rip, I can take it...

OK, yesterday Dana commented "I am a HUGE fan of music that steps out of the -oh-so-common 4/4 time signature. I really enjoyed this one!"

Well, that got me thinking Billy Cobham or The Mahavishnu Orchestra, but I have not gotten that far along on my digitizing.

Well that led me to YES...but as I was scrolling, this song hit my eye...THIS is anything but 4/4 time signature...from Pink Floyd's first album, "Ummagumma", this is something that hit me when I first heard it and I love what he does...

He is Roger Waters. Ummagumma was a two disc set. The first disc is composed of live performances, including the brilliant "Be Careful With That Axe Eugene". The second disc allowed each musician a chance to go into the studio and record something.

The track consists of several minutes of noises resembling rodents and birds simulated by Waters' voice and other techniques, such as tapping the microphone played at different speeds, followed by Waters providing a few stanzas of quasi-lyrics in an exaggerated Scottish brogue.

The Picts were the indigenous people of what is now Scotland that merged with the Scots.

There is a "hidden message" in the song at approximately 4:34. If played at a slower speed, Waters can be heard to say, "That was pretty avant-garde, wasn't it?". Also, at the very end of the rant, Waters is heard to say "and the wind cried Mary", followed by "Thank you".

Some will find this the worst thing they have ever heard, some might not care either way and a smaller group will enjoy it. Some will call for the straight-jacket brigade to visit Memphis!

"Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" YUP! That is the full title of this composition.

Lifelogger is being itself and acting funky. Sometimes I see the player, sometimes I do not. Normally reloading the window will fix it.

Coming up this week on DR. BLOGSTEIN’S RADIO HAPPY HOUR:
(Live on Tuesday July 8th at 9PM ET and forever archived at

Jon Kelley
, host of ABC’s hit reality series The Mole will stop by the Radio Happy Hour. We’ll get insight into the inner workings of the game, his role in the intrigue and we’ll use “extraordinary rendition” to get him to reveal who the mole is to us.

We’ll also talk sports with Kelley who was a star running back for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and covered all six Chicago Bulls world championships for WMAQ-TV in Chicago. phoenixblock.jpgThen, band Phoenix Block visits Dr. B and Dangerous Lee. They’ll fill us in on their August 1st album release and their connection to the Barack Obama presidential campaign.

Also, renowned psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig will help us analyze what turned out to be the final interview conducted by author Thomas M. Disch before he committed suicide just days after appearing on last Tuesday’s show.

All that, plus Vinny Bond drags his Big Leather Couch into the Radio Happy Hour Lounge to chat live with the listeners, Justin the Weatherman and we’ll take your calls at 646-652-4804.

Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM ET. The Radio Happy Hour Lounge-a live chat room during show time-is a whole new reason to make sure you listen live! It’s the show within the show!

24 Of Your Sparks

  1. Actually, that photo in red reminds me of a Chinese paper dragon.

  2. DrillerAA Says:
  3. I like the pic. I might stay with "Serpent" as the title. It's a bit of a stretch to see a dogs head at mid bark. You really gotta want to see that to make it happen.
    Have a great day.

  4. Fred Says:
  5. Ummm...I don't see a dog. I see a blogger who needs glasses.

  6. SONGBIRD: Well..dragon..."Serpent" ya know

    DRILLERAA: LOL...OK, well maybe I have to outline it to show you what I see

    FRED: BUT I had my glasses on!

  7. Good Morning from Mississippi! Hope you have a great week. Keep up the good work here!

  8. Yes, Vinny, the head jumps out at you in the red photo. Excellent job! I like it! You done good! :)

  9. Dianne Says:
  10. I see a head but an alligator comes to me not a dog

    great shot - both the original and the creation

    the creation would make a wonderful lantern covering

  11. Tug Says:
  12. LOVE the tree picture!! Um...can you go into photoshop or paint & circle the dog head please? ;-)


  13. FOR THE PEOPLE: Hey, thanks for stopping by...

    THE TEACH: Are you just saying that or do you really see it???

    DIANNE: OOOO another animal thrown in there...

    TUG: Thanks and I planned on doing so for tomorrow...

  14. Raven Says:
  15. I love looking at driftwood and stumps and things like that. It's kind of like looking at clouds... if you look long enough you can see all sorts of images. Fun photo.

  16. I don't see a dog, but then again, I can't get the picture to enlarge - so it may very well be there.

  17. Ok the red version of that picture is kinda trippy. It actually made my eyes cross ....and I saw jebus and a sailboat and an icecream cone...

  18. Odat Says:
  19. I don't see the dog, but I see a whale tail on the right.....great the red....Happy Ruby Tuesday!

  20. RAVEN: Totally agree with your comment...there is so much to see

    RWA: Wow..not sure why they did not enlarge....Well I will be trying to show the dog tomorrow.

    STARR: Now, I never saw the ice cream cone! LOL

    ODAT: Seems many see many yoou see Starr's ice cream cone? LOL

  21. I do see the dog. It was the one that ate your steak...

  22. Dana Says:
  23. I can't believe no one has commented on the music ... it is SO fun!!

  24. Kb Says:
  25. I see a bearded Dragon lizard... but that is just me.

  26. Anndi Says:
  27. You made my dogs howl.

  28. RW Says:
  29. Good Ruby Tuesday Vin "woof woof"!

  30. BUD: Cruel dude....real cruel

    DANA: FINALLY someone said something! LOL

    KB: Well at least you see something!

    ANNDI: So did you and Turn on her show! LOL

    ROGER: And to you Sir...

  31. katherine. Says:
  32. its fun to play with photos....sorry I missed the show...can't keep up

  33. Travis Cody Says:
  34. I saw the dog.

    Now the right side of that photo kinda looks like a crocodile fixin' to chow down.

  35. Anndi Says:
  36. Um.. no.. she howled because the boy-dog was breathing... they're like an old married couple.

  37. desert rat Says:
  38. I think the dog looks like a Schnauzer.

    Is Jon Kelley standing at Idaho Falls?

    Whoa! Those animal noises are completely trippy. Sounds like Alvin and the Chimpmunks towards the end. The Brogue sounds Glaswegian! Ha!


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