We are humbled...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, February 26, 2009

WOW! My traveling has caused me to miss some posts and HECK-A-DOODLE, we missed an incredible honor bestowed upon Nancy and I by the most excellent blogger SANNI of "Sanni-licious" and her annual BL-OSCARS

Nancy & I were honored with Best Performance For A Love Story for THIS POST


And then THE COUCH was awarded the Bl-Oscar for Achievement For Sound Mixing!


Simply incredible...Last year THE COUCH won for Best Variety Male...what can I say...from Nancy and I and from THE COUCH...THANK YOU SANNI!!!!!!!!

I want to share the acceptance speech left over on Sanni's site...

WOW! First off, sorry I was not here earlier, but my traveling has interrupted my blog viewing.

Nancy and I thank you and the Sanni-Cademy for this incredible honor.

Who knew finding the person you have looked for your entire life would bring such a wonderful honor!

Also, I truly appreciate your recognizing THE COUCH for Sound. Sharing music makes me so very happy (not as happy as Nancy does, but still...)

I will display the award with great pride!

Many other great bloggers were honored this year and it is worth your time to head over to SANNI of "Sanni-licious" and check out the winners and give them the props they deserve.


What I do not understand is why someone with the opportunity of a lifetime would continue to mock themselves and toss that opportunity out the window.

On American Idol, Nick Mitchell originally auditioned as his alter-ego Norman Gentle...for some reason the judges put him through. Now over the course of Hollywood Week, Nick/Norman actually showed signs that he had a decent voice and probably might have deserved to be there.


Last night, Nick came out as Norman and actually made last year's contestant Sanjaya sound like Frank Sinatra! America, if you put this guy through you are making a mockery of all the others who are actually trying to succeed in the business.


If you want to check out the new Taylor Hicks album The Distance, which will be dropping in a couple of weeks, head over HERE.

Now, I know that many of you are not fans, but he has put together a collection of really good music with some Country flavor, some Latin flavor, some soul and some rock.

There is one song "Nineteen" that I truly believe will become a Country/AOR cross-over radio hit and which pulls at the heartstrings.

Honestly, I do not agree with the song he has chosen for his first single, "What's Right Is Right", I think there are much better songs on the album and would have chosen "Maybe You Should" or "Keeping It Real".

There is also a duet with another Idol alum, Elliot Yamin that I believe will be a radio hit.

All the songs sound a little 'thin', but I chalk that up to the delivery system and believe on CD the music will be more solid.


Well this morning Nancy and I are off to Philadelphia, MS and her conference and three days and nights of fun.

I will be back on Monday with more Tuneage Tutelage - New Music Monday...

Have a fantastic Friday and a most excellent weekend!!!!

20 Of Your Sparks

  1. Congratulations to you and Nancy. Your "honor" is well deserved.

    I wish we could figure out why IE7 doesn't like your blog. I can't even get it to link right in my blog roll.

     
  2. Matt-Man Says:
  3. Shouldn't that be...Best Variety Blog by a Female? Either way, you're aces. Cheers Vinny!!

     
  4. Dana Says:
  5. You know, as much as I give you a hard time, your love story really is a touching one!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

     
  6. DrillerAA Says:
  7. Congratulations on the awards. I read all of the winners and a few are my among my favorite blogs as well.
    I can't wait for the Taylor Hicks CD to come out. The cuts I have heard are really good.
    Have a great week-end and don't spend it all at the poker table.

     
  8. Micky-T Says:
  9. You guys have a blast in Philly and congrats on your mushy award!

     
  10. Congrats, Vinny and Nancy, for the awards from Sanni! You deserve them! :)

     
  11. Travel safe!

     
  12. Starrlight Says:
  13. Congrats to you and Nancy! Norman won't go through. Not that it matters as I am underwhelmed this year. Danny Gokey has a great voice but his I am gonna inspire hope in people via pimping my dead wife routine is grating on my last never.

    Matt Giraud I LOVE although his desire to be the next Chris DoucheMonster Martin is disturbing.

    Adam is the only one I am excited to see. These last two weeks have been very bad karaoke.

     
  14. Starrlight Says:
  15. Congrats to you and Nancy! Norman won't go through. Not that it matters as I am underwhelmed this year. Danny Gokey has a great voice but his I am gonna inspire hope in people via pimping my dead wife routine is grating on my last never.

    Matt Giraud I LOVE although his desire to be the next Chris DoucheMonster Martin is disturbing.

    Adam is the only one I am excited to see. These last two weeks have been very bad karaoke.

     
  16. congratulations to you both!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

     
  17. Dianne Says:
  18. this might be a dupe since blogger got funky

    anyway -

    you and the beautiful lady in red absolutely deserve the love story honor

    have a great trip/weekend

     
  19. JohnH985 Says:
  20. Hope you both have a great weekend.

    I have been listening to the new Taylor album and am enjoying it. I like it a lot more than his previous one.

     
  21. Ralph Says:
  22. Bond, I'd give an award to you for your Darlin'...and for your musical adventurism

     
  23. Travis Says:
  24. The link to Taylor's CD came up busted. But that's ok. I've heard two tracks and I like them both so far. Can't wait for the CD.

    And congrats on the awards. Well deserved as always.

    I am in agreement about the Nick or Norman or whatever he wants to call himself.

     
  25. Tug Says:
  26. Congrats on the awards! I just can't get into AI this year...it's kinda painful really.

    Have fun on your getaway!

     
  27. Mags Says:
  28. Have a great weekend Vinny!

     
  29. Meribah Says:
  30. Wooo! Congrats on your award! You richly deserve it. I'm really looking forward to the new Taylor CD. Since they've taken the songs down now, at the site you mentioned, I've only heard "What's Right Is Right," but it sounds good and I expect I will like the rest cuz Taylor does good stuff.
    Happy weekend, Bond and Nancy!

     
  31. Dana Says:
  32. Woo! Woo! And double woo!

     
  33. Julie Says:
  34. Congrats Mr and Miz V!

    You sure are a busy guy aren't you?

     
  35. TopChamp Says:
  36. Congrats on the accolade(s!).

    I was just wondering today what Taylor Hicks was up to these days as you guys were fans but I hadn't heard anything for a while.

    You've answered that question!

     

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