Thursday Tidbits....

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, July 08, 2010

  I received this in an email from Dad Vince yesterday and sat with my jaw against my chest as I watched this ingenious system at work.

Think about how this could improve the congestion in cities across the USA and allow for pedestrian areas at some famous tourist areas.


I posted an update on Facebook yesterday, but wanted to acknowledge the 97th Birthday of Mr. Pinetop Perkins for those who do not do Facebook or might have missed it.

I got to see Mr. Perkins 3 years ago at the Beale Street Music Festival (where I took this picture) and when he completed his set, he talked to people at the side of the stage.

Amazingly, he is still touring and I am listing his schedule here, because if you live anywhere near where he is going to be - you MUST go and see him.

Folks, this is living history. He and Mr. David "Honeyboy" Edwards (whose 95th Birthday I failed to mention on June 28th and who I also got to speak with that same day in 2008)are two of the last musicians from the time of Mr. Robert Johnson, he of the infamous Crossroads know, met the devil, made a deal so he could become the best guitar player on earth and then wowed the world. It is said that "Honeyboy" was with Mr. Johnson the night he was supposedly poisoned for allegedly flirting with a married woman. (There are a lot of alleged and supposed in the life of Mr. Johnson!)

Pinetop Perkins Tour Dates:

Sat 07/24/10 - Lake Harmony, PA - Big Boulder Ski Resort

Fri 07/30/10 - San Antonio, TX - Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall

Thu 08/05/10 - Clarksdale, MS - Ground Zero Blues Club

Sat 08/07/10 - Wilmington, DE - Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Appearing at "Riverfront Blues Festival" Wilmington, DE

Sat 08/14/10 - Wheeling, WV - Heritage Port Amphitheatre
Appearing at "Heritage Music Bluesfest"

Fri 08/20/10 - Benton Harbor, MI - The Livery

Sat 09/11/10 - Niagara Falls, NY - Niagara Falls Blues Festival Grounds
Appearing at "Niagara Falls Blues Fesitval"

Sat 09/25/10 - Ocean Springs, MS - The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint
Appearing at "Shedhed Blues Festival"

Sat 10/09/10 - Helena, AR - Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival Grounds
Appearing at "Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival"

Sat 02/05/11 - Fernandina Beach, FL - Fernandina Harbor
Appearing at "Amelia Island Blues Festival"

"Honeyboy" Edwards tour schedule: (AMAZING! He is booked through March 2011!!!!)

July 10 - Briggs Farm Blues Festival - Nescopeck, PA
Performing with Michael Frank on Harmonica and Michael Packer on 2nd guitar

July 11 - Central Pennsylvania Blues Society - Mississippi Railroad Picnic Harrisburg, PA
Performing with Michael Frank on Harmonica and Michael Packer on 2nd guitar

July 31 - Fargo Blues Festival - Fargo, ND

August 6 and August 7 - Kitchener Ontario Blues Festival - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

August 9 - Hugh's Room - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

August 14 - Mike's Barn - 10516 Indian Hollow Rd. - Elyria, OH
Performing with Michael Frank on Harmonica

September 2 - Gutar Center's Kings of the Blues @ House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA

September 18 - Delta Blues and Heritage Festival - Greenville, MS

September 24, 2010 - Ponderosa Stomp - New Orleans, LA
Performing with Joel Patterson on second guitar

January 29, 2011 - Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall - Costa Mesa, CA

January 30, 2011 - Anthology - San Diego, CA

February 10, 2011 - Hill Auditorium - Ann Arbor, MI

February 13, 2011 - MSU Riley Center - Meridian, MS

February 16, 2011 - UNC Chapel Hill Memorial Hall - Chapel Hill, NC

February 18, 2011 - Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA

February 25, 2011 - McCarter Theatre - Princeton, NJ

February 26, 2011 - Montgomery College - Blue Bell, PA

February 28, 2011 - UB Center For The Arts - Buffalo, NY

March 5, 2011 - Holland Performing Arts Center - Omaha, NE

March 8, 2011 - Krannert Center - Urbana, IL

So, Ms. Lohan is going to the joint. Sentenced because she kept breaking her parole stipulations, she cried and apologized in court the other day, but is going to be spending 90 days behind bars and then 90 days in an inpatient rehab. She said more than once she did not consider what she did a joke, yet there on her middle fingernail was a message that TV cameras caught and are now all over the internet.

I wonder if the judge will decide to increase her jail time for being such an idjit!

This is NOT photoshopped. I saw it on good Morning America and you can find it all over the internet.

Make sure I do not hire her dumba** lawyer who let her walk into court like that...

10 Of Your Sparks

  1. Unknown Says:
  2. That parking system is *genius*!! Nothing is uglier than a big old multilevel parking garage.

    And, LL? I've got nothin''s hoping that 90 days in the hole will smarten that kid up.

  3. DrillerAA09 Says:
  4. Can you imagine the political logistics of getting that parking system approved in Manhattan? It is pure genius, but the cities that need it most would be the most difficult places to get it implemented. Just sayin'.
    Lindsay seems to be traveling the same road as Robert Downey Jr. She's going to be forty before she gets her head on straight. By then, there won't be any roles for her. Just sayin'.

  5. ...I'll take two o' them parking doo-hickies...

  6. MARGARET: I was just so impressed

    DRILLERAA: Not sure it would be political. Manhattan could never implement with all of the subway systems. Probably the same with most of Boston and Washington.
    Robert Downey Jr. is not doing so badly now...

    VRANKIE: The man with multiple names! Just two?

  7. CiCi Says:
  8. Happy Birthday to Pinetop Perkins, and many more to come hopefully. Amazing to see the tour dates of both special musicians.

  9. That parking system is amazing. Having just come back from Washington, I would agree it wouldn't be feasible where the metro is in place, but the possibilities are fascinating to contemplate. :)

    Musicians who continue to tour even in their advanced years. There are men like Mr. Perkins and Mr. Edwards. Then there are the Mick Jaggers and Keith Richards type. I wouldn't place the latter in the same league with the former. ;)

    As to that redheaded creature...well.....she deserves to spend as much time in lock up and rehab as necessary to try and screw some sense into her. If that's even remotely possible. Oh, and she will probably NEVER follow in the footsteps of RDJ. He has actual TALENT.

    BTW, I posted to my blog. ;P

  10. Anonymous Says:
  11. LL has just asked for this, I think. Pretty ballsy to have that written on your nails when going to court.

  12. Travis Cody Says:
  13. That parking structure is fascinating!

  14. Jeff B Says:
  15. The parking system wasn't bad, but that tight jeaned, pouty young thing driving the car was Hawt!

  16. Tug Says:
  17. Imagine all that went into the planning of that parking structure; beyond amazing.

    Not sure LL will ever get it together with the family she has. Sad, pathetic and so much more.


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