One more tune...some Q&A...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, November 20, 2009

As a follow-up to yesterday review, I had sent Mr. Koelbl a list of questions and received his answers late last night.

I also wanted to share "Little Drummer Boy" as Dianne mentioned wanting to hear it in her comment.

Can you tell my readers what drove you to be a musician? Was it a specific moment when you realized you had to become an artist or was the 'need' born within you?

I always loved to sing and participated in all the school shows. But growing up in a small midwest town, I didn't really think that a career in music was a reality - until I went to high school and was mentored by my choir director, Judy Kuble. She really opened my eyes up to the possibilities out there and gave me the confidence to pursue a music career.

Do you support any charities and in what way?

I do support charities - mainly Aids Project Los Angeles. They have been around a long time - unfortunately - and have done some amazing work. I am also trying to give back with my new CD by participating in some Benefit concerts. There is always more to do though!

In your bio you talk of your love of Christmas and family...will you be home this holiday season?

Yes, I always head back to Wisconsin at some point during the Holidays. Growing up the youngest of 7 kids - Christmas was always a big event. This year when I go back, I will be doing a benefit concert at my high school with proceeds going to the Judy Kuble Music Scholarship Fund. After the show my family will all get together to celebrate the season - we always have a great time.

Are you working on new material to follow up this CD and your debut, "Somewhere In Time"?

At the moment I'm just focusing on promoting this CD and getting ready to enjoy my favorite season of the year! I have thoughts about another CD - but that's about as far as it is right now.

If you could collaborate with one musician, who would it be and why?

I would love to do a duet with Trisha Yearwood - she has the most incredible voice! She's the reason I started listening to country cross-over.

What song is getting the most play on your i-pod this week?

Well - this week I have to say - the most plays are the rehearsal tracks of my CD for my upcoming show here in LA on Nov. 20th. But a friend just turned my on to an a cappella group called Sonos - and I love their version of the Fleet Foxes song, "White Winter Hymnal." This is what I have been listening to to take a break from rehearsing.

Thanks again Kevin and good luck.

Here is "Little Drummer Boy"...have a great weekend y'all and wish my bride Nancy luck as she takes her Insurance License test tomorrow...


OOPSIE - forgot to add the song last night...

8 Of Your Sparks

  1. DrillerAA09 Says:
  2. Glad to see Mr. Koelbl honors his roots. The benefit concert for his high-school is a really nice gesture.
    Christmas is a big deal around our house too. The exterior lights will be going up this week-end.

     
  3. Dianne Says:
  4. Heck-a-doodle Vin! Thanks for the song!!

    Good Luck Nancy, I'm sure you'll do great

     
  5. Bond Says:
  6. DRILLERAA: yes, I thought it was very cool he was giving back like that

    DIANNE: You ask..I respond...I am just, ya know, made that way...BUT did you like????

     
  7. ...where's Bing Crosby when you really need him?...

     
  8. Good luck to Nancy on her test!!!

     
  9. Matt-Man Says:
  10. If I passed tests for both Life and P&C in Ohio, I'm sure Nancy can handle it. Good Luck. Cheers!!

     
  11. Starrlight Says:
  12. Good luck to Nancy!!

     
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