The Queen's Meme...smoke 'em if ya got 'em...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Every week, the Queen Of Meme, the glorious MIMI, puts up another meme at her palace. If you wold like to visit, just click on the graphic above.

Now, if you end up in the dungeon for any of the 10,000,000,000,000,000 reasons the Queen seems to come up with, y'all just reach out to me and I will have my band of merry pranksters break you out quick as two shakes of a lamb's tail.

This week, the Queen put on her Birkenstock's and jeans and flannel lumberjack shirt, pulled her hair back into a pony-tail and tied it with a wreath of sunflowers grabbed a lighter and a bong and came up with this ditty...

The scene: You are at Woodstock. You go alone but meet up with a beautiful man/woman. You spend three days together.

Put yourself inside the peace & love vibe. You can choose to be stoned or straight. I put it in the story for the sake of reality. Just don't inhale in this meme.
This is the conversation you have upon meeting or you can make it into what you overhear others say.

It makes no sense and has no continuity by design.

You must fill in the familiar blanks to finish the story. Some are song lyrics. You may use more than one word to fill in the blanks. (The blanks will be shown in my purple)

Oh! I forgot to tell you (must be the smoke in here) You have a new name. It must a combination of the first letter of your first name, the third letter of your middle name and the last letter of your last name.
Peace out! Somebody might wanna turn on a fan in here.

1. "Hello, my groovy name is VNI.

By the looks of those flowers in your hair, you must be Melanie.

Didn't they tell you? No Sha-na-na allowed!

2. Come on, Baby, light my Canned Heat .

When I lay me down to Swami Satchidananda I pray the HECK-A-DOODLE my Ravi Shankar to keep.

If I Bert Summer before I wake, I pray the Band my Tim Hardin to take. (Hey, this is Woodstock...well, they didn't use condoms much back then...or did they?)
**puff puff**

3. Because the first time ever I saw your Hendrix I realized that what the world needs now is Ten Years After a sweet Incredible String Band. Besides, I always feel guilty watching you Quill when I should be climbing a Mountain.
But I dig it!

4. Have I told you lately that Creedance Clearwater Revival(s) you? Hey! Don't step on that Santana !!
Dude. That guy is really weird but.....

5. There's a party in my sleeping bag and half a million of my Sly & The Family Stone friends are coming over tonight and we're gonna Jefferson Airplane my baby off my mind. Darn the luck. It's raining Crosby Still Nash & Young

Luckily, Papa was a Joe Cocker and I'm on a first name basis with the cops.
**puff puff**

6. I'm really digging your Blood Sweat & Tears but that Sweetwater has got to go. Those flowers in your hair are beginning to smell like The Grateful Dead.
Have I told you lately that The Who you?
** puff puff**

7. I'm beginning to see Richie Havens in those trees over there. Do you see it?
Out of all the millions of hippies here, you are the most Johnny Winter.

But I dig it, man.

**puff puff**

8. I'd use all my blood, sweat and Keef Hartley just to get next to your Joan Baez.

Love is free but I'd really like to buy that guy's Paul Butterfield.
It says "Make joints not Country Joe McDonald. " Far out!

9. I'm grateful to be Janis 'cause there's a bad Joplin rising in Jefferson's Airplane. But that's okay, 'cause Joe Cocker said I could get by with a little John Sebastian from my friends.

10. Oh, by the way, your Arlo Guthrie is on fire. But I dig it.

Anyone got a light???

I was able to mention all 32 bands that played at the original Woodstock Music & Arts Fair in 1969. OK, so some of them sort of worked, some of the worked and some of them were very very poor selections...but I think I stayed within the spirit of the meme...unless that is reason # 765,987,562,091 in The Queen's "Dungeon Offenses Handbook"....

Finally...OK, the picture...this is 1970 - 16 years old at a party where we were the band for the evening...

Maybe music will soothe our savage Queen...

19 Of Your Sparks

  1. Matt-Man Says:
  2. Groooooovy vest Vin. Cheers!!

  3. DrillerAA09 Says:
  4. Love the fringe vest dude! Did it come out of the Fifth Dimension?
    Who am I kidding, I had a full blown fringe jacket. No chopper. No Dennis Hopper, just a fringe jacket.
    Peace brother.

    Hey, you missed the pork loin, but grilled chicken is on the way. Stop by tomorrow for some grillin'.

  5. DrillerAA09 Says:
  6. But we did have good tunes didn't we?

  7. Bond Says:
  8. MATT-MAN: You know it dude

    DRILLERAA: I also had the full-blown jacket....I did see the pork loin today! YUMMO
    We had the best tunes

  9. Dianne Says:
  10. I will add my prayers that you keep your Ravi Shankar!

    lovin' the vest ;)

  11. Jay Says:
  12. Yeah, that was really groovy man. I can dig it. ;-)

  13. ...did you smoke an entire lid before doing this?...

  14. Bond Says:
  15. DIANNE: LOL thanks

    JAY: right on brother

    PHFRANKIE: Well not quite...I ran out while writing it though..and now have to wait a week - OH THE HORRORS

  16. Mags Says:
  17. I think you totally should wear that outfit for your wedding. :) Fun stuff. I love old pics like this.

    What is in your hand? It looks like whipped cream. Which would be OK...more than OK actually. But also a little weird.

  18. Bond Says:
  19. MAGS: How do you know that is not my wedding outfit!
    Cake Mags....

  20. Mimi Lenox Says:
  21. Vinny,

    that was way far far faaaar out, man (or maybe it's the nitrous talking - and more tomorrow - yippee!)but I'm feeling the groovy vibe all the way over in Bloggingham's forest.
    Using all the band names was brilliant!

    "Your hair is beginning to smell like The Grateful Dead"...ha!
    I'm digging the 1970s picture. The vest. I remember those. And the hair. Very hip for those days.

    Wait a minute.
    Did you say something about a savage Queen??!
    A revolt?

    I think not.

  22. Starrlight Says:
  23. Well it's a 1 2 3 what are you smokin, Bond?

    Nicely done =)

  24. Bond Says:
  25. MIMI: Glad you enjoyed...LOL if I want a revolt -THERE WILL BE ONE

    STARR: LOL nice Starr an nothing today!

  26. Starrlight Says:
  27. I admit I am looking forward to Ang Lee's movie on Woodstock. Should be interesting. I trust Ang to get it right.

  28. Whoa. I'm trippin', man.

  29. Travis Says:
  30. Dude, that was really weird but really cool.

  31. katherine. Says:
  32. far out man.

    (you always had the hair...)

  33. Julie Says:
  34. I knew you would kick butt on this meme! It skeered me.

  35. Mimi Lenox Says:
  36. I don't see no stinkin' revolt.


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