Tuesday Tidbits

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Hey...go over to Mary/The Teach's and check out the cool Ruby Tuesday entries for this week. I didn't get my entry together, so I will be a lurker, a voyeur myself this week...

One of my new blogging friends - well actually she was a friend before she began blogging...so she is someone who blogs, but is a friend...but I have a ton of friends who blog and that is how I know them,,,from their blogs...but this person I have met and met before she blogged...I blogged when we met...and well, I still do


OK, sorry...anyway Charlene gave me this cool little trinket yesterday. She is a funny, sweet woman who is dealing with some difficult times right now as her parents are ill. If you have not given her a read, so so...but be prepared, she speaks her mind and doesn't censor her blog...


Some cool news for fans of Mr. Robert Allen Zimmerman who we know and love as Bob Dylan.

Tell Tale Signs – the 8th installment in the Bootleg Series - will be released by Columbia Records on Tuesday, October 7.
Tell Tale Signs is being released as a 2-disc CD package and will feature a booklet of rare photos, extensive liner notes by author Larry "Ratso" Sloman, and complete recording credits.

A limited-edition deluxe three-CD package of Tell Tale Signs will also be released, featuring all of the elements of the two-disc set, plus an exclusive bonus disc of 12 additional rare and unreleased recordings and a hardcover book of Bob Dylan singles artwork spanning his entire career. The three-CD package will be presented in a specially-designed hardcover slipcase.

You know what is cool? The fact that the record companies have begun to release music on vinyl again and not the vinyl of the 80's that would flop around in your hand it was so thin. This collection will also be released in a limited-edition 4-LP set, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a 12" X 12" box, and including all of the elements of the two-CD set.

This installment features previously unreleased recordings and alternate versions of tracks from sessions which generated some of Bob Dylan’s most acclaimed and commercially successful albums from the last two decades, including Time Out Of Mind, Love And Theft, Modern Times and Oh Mercy.

If you are looking to get a sneak listen before it's release, for a limited time, the all new redesigned bobdylan.com will feature a free download of “Dreamin’ Of You,” one of Tell Tale Signs many previously unreleased gems.

“Dreamin’ Of You” is a fully-produced recording from Dylan’s 1997 sessions with producer Daniel Lanois, which spawned Time Out Of Mind, the 1998 Grammy Award-winning Album Of The Year.

One of my favorite pieces of Dylan poetry...


I have noticed the players do not always appear.
But I also learned - if you refresh the page -
they do show up eventually...
Sorry for the inconvenience

Coming up this week on DR. BLOGSTEIN’S RADIO HAPPY HOUR:
(Live on Tuesday August 5th at 9PM ET and forever archived at

Bravo takes over Blogstein when the Radio Happy Hour welcomes two of the network’s reality stars to the Tuesday night Web Party.
First, Madison Hildebrand of Million Dollar Listing stops in to sell us on the season premier of his high-stakes real estate reality show. We’ll find out how Britney Spears can impact the real estate market and which of the presidential candidates could impact Hildebrand’s pocket.

The six-episode, one-hour docu-series, which looks at cutthroat world of real estate, premieres on Bravo on Tuesday, August 5 at 11 p.m. ET/PT immediately following the finale of Flipping Out. The series moves to its regular time period on Tuesday, August 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Then, speaking of the season finale of Flipping Out, Jenni Pulos drops by to dish the dirt on what fans of the show would consider the worst job in the world.


Pulos is the executive assistant to Jeff Lewis, one of Los Angeles’ most creative renovators and real estate speculators and perhaps the most abusive bosses in the history of working.

The season finale airs on Bravo immediately after the live airing of the Radio Happy Hour on Tuesday, August 5 at 10PM ET/PT.

Also, Andrew Dumont of tatango.com will tell Dr.B and Dangerous Lee about group texting and will also play text message trivia and give away one of their premium commercial packages to one lucky listener!

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 reaches new heights in the weather business 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!

19 Of Your Sparks

  1. Fred Says:
  2. D3 will love the new vinyl release. I'm not too sure why, but she's collecting all the vinyl she can find.

    The second paragraph makes sense. I think. I wonder where I fall into that rambling discourse?

  3. Matt-Man Says:
  4. You big Teddy Bear, you. Cheers Vinny!!

  5. Charlene Says:
  6. you are welcome my darling
    now i ask for your help
    i need some advice about some problems that i don't know what to do to come to some kind of solution,
    please give me your thoughts on what it the right thing to do with these problems~~i am asking from help from blogastain readers~~the readers i know and others who may have been in similiar situations~~this is a combination of several problems and maybe bloggers have encountered a similair problem to the many that i have.
    i have been trying to figure out what is the best and right thing to do for months and i just don't know what to do
    so i am appealing to bloggers to give me their thoughts
    thank you for any thoughts, suggestions, advice and humour that you can enlighten me with
    the post link is here

  7. Turnbaby Says:
  8. I may have to start grabbing vinyl again now that I'll have a proper place to play/display it.

  9. katherine. Says:
  10. I miss hanging out at the RHH....

  11. Dana Says:
  12. I get trolls, you get awards ... wanna trade??

  13. Starrlight Says:
  14. I'd kick Jeff Lewis in the ass repeatedly if I had to deal with him. He gives queens a bad name.

    We both are channeling Bobby Zimmerman today!

    And you are Beary Beary =)

  15. Tiggerlane Says:
  16. My hubby loves Dylan, and worse yet, likes to sing like him. Sigh. And isn't BRAVO the BEST?!?! LOVE their shows...and you're right, Jeff is a sadist!

  17. Bond Says:
  18. FRED: D3 is very wise...

    MATT-MAN: I know you want to squeeze me....

    CHARLENE: Hopefully someone can help


    KATHERINE: Then come play tonight

    DANA: Sure I will take your trolls and turn them into mush-patties

    STARR: great minds darlin...LOL I actually have no idea who he is!

    TIGGER: Then buy him this new release and make him happy happy

  19. Mimi Lenox Says:
  20. Thanks for the heads up on the Dylan download. I'll be right there.

    Happy Ruby Tuesday!

  21. Tug Says:
  22. Much deserved award - congrats! I'll have to check out the Dylan...love me some Bob. ;-)

  23. TopChamp Says:
  24. I'd love to listen - esp as the show is sounding so impressive these days.

    However 2am on a Tuesday is a bit late for me.

    I love the track by the way in this post - and thanks for your comment. I was in a worse mood and you cheered me up!

  25. Ralph Says:
  26. You are so right about the more modern vinyl. Take any 33-1/3 LP or 10" 78 record from the '40s or '50s and those acetate discs weighed a ton (figuratively, of course).

    i have plenty of vinyl here, and saw a USB turntable for $150. Thinking real hard...

  27. Anndi Says:
  28. I saw an exhibit at the RRHF about Dylan, he's not my favourite singer by any means but knew how to craft a message.

  29. Travis Says:
  30. Hmmmm. How to say it? Well, I guess the best way is just to put it out there.

    I don't like Bob Dylan.

    Now that wasn't so bad.

  31. DrillerAA Says:
  32. Welcome back big guy!
    I didn't get a Ruby Tuesday put together either. I don't know how it will survive without our input.
    I will have a Wordless Wednesday up tomorrow morning though.
    My blogging hasn't been as consistent as it used to be. I've had a bit of a dry spell I suppose.

  33. Lu' Says:
  34. I'm glad you noticed you were rambling earlier, I thought it was just me, HA!

  35. Bond Says:
  36. MIMI: Glad to help

    TUG: Thanks and so do I

    TOPCHAMP: I know the show is too late for you...check the archives

    RALPH: Do it...They are great.

    ANNDI: That he did

    TRAVIS: It is OK...we still love you

    DRILLERAA: We all go through slow times...no worries

    LU': I always know when I am rambling...LOL

  37. Meribah Says:
  38. Daniel Lanois??? Hey, he's a friend of my cousin! **Clamps paws over mouth before she reveals anything else**


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