A Birthday...A Sky & A Rocking Memory...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, July 17, 2009

My birthday reminder was late for this one.
Please go over and wish DANA from "Amid Life's Crises"
A big old


She celebrates tomorrow!

Sitting here staring at the screen and just not coming up with a usually brilliant idea to post.

I don't have any interesting sky shots - though I probably could walk outside right now and get one. The sky is breaking up into a rich blue at 5:32pm CDT on Thursday, after we were greeted with torrential downpours and lightening and thunder overnight though about 1:00pm today.

In fact, the electricity went out sometime overnight and the skiy was pitch black this morning so I was a tad late to work. The alarm never went off and the light from outside was non-existent.

Be right back...

OK, I am back and it is only 15 minutes later...

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This is what the sky looks like facing South-East, the sun back behind me about 45 degrees, which is why there is a tiny lens flare on the right side.

Did a Tuneage Tutelage on this band back on August 1, 2007. And that post was actually the first with the designation of TUNEAGE TUTELAGE.

One of my fondest memories are back in college - Friday afternoon in the fraternity house (we occupied the fourth and fifth floors of a 5 story dorm...opening the glass double doors - that led to a 1 foot wide balcony, guarded by a four foot high rail - today they would be top to bottom -

"Don't let little Johnny jump off when he gets his first B and
mommy and daddy can't get the big mean professor change it!"

Sorry, got off on a rant there, didn't I? Anywhoodle, where was I..

OH yeah, open the glass doors that look out on the quad below with students beginning to mingle around planning the weekend...and the speakers would be turned outward, and I would walk into my room (where the stereo was located - of course), and crank this mother up!

The opening guitar riffs would burn out of the speakers and those down below would begin a cheer...For the next few hours we supplied the soundtrack for chatting, Frisbee, hackie sack (ugh), drinking and other personality altering substances.

This song became the call for weekend in the Sol Heumann Quad at R.I.T.

Guess I came up with something after all...whether you enjoyed...is up to you


11 Of Your Sparks

  1. DrillerAA09 Says:
  2. Absolutely nothing like a little Lynyrd Skynyrd to get you in a week-end mood.
    Monday morning tickets go on sale for McCartney's concert in Tulsa, OK. I'm going to try to score a couple. I'll let you know how that works out. Have a great week-end.

  3. Skynyrd's music has held up SO well. I enjoy it even more now...

  4. Dana Says:
  5. Really? My birthday and Lynyrd Skynyrd in the same post?? Now that's moving up in the world!

    Thanks sweetie! I was quite surprised to read this this morning!

  6. Travis Says:
  7. Skynyrd used to signal the start to a lot of weekends for me too.

  8. Micky-T Says:
  9. Li and Sky with nyrd to back it has always been a good thing.
    Party Hearty this weekend Vinnie.

    Phfrankie and I are checking out Rex Street........

  10. Bond Says:
  11. DRILLERAA: Good luck on the tickets

    BUD: It sure has

    DANA: How could I forget my friend???

    TRAVIS: For many I presume

    MICKEY-T: Going to be a blast dude.

  12. Oh yeah. Brings back lots and lots of fond memories. *smiling, smiling, smiling* Thanks for the trip down memory lane, my friend.

  13. Bond Says:
  14. SONGBIRD: My pleasure...that is why we are here1

  15. Tug Says:
  16. Beautiful sky...have a wonderful weekend!

  17. ...have a great one, Sir...

  18. Julie Says:
  19. Hah! Now that's funny! You wanna know what I did? Well.....I asked my son's 5th grade teacher to give him a "B" so he could deal with non-perfection before middle school. She obliged! I loved it. Not sure if I ever told Nathan though. Ya suppose he might be upset?


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