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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, February 28, 2011

How was your weekend?

What did you do?

Saturday was baseball and then helping Nancy prepare for her business trip. I also made a nice London Broil which I had marinated in my Vacuum Sealer marinading dish. It sucks open the pores of the meat to allow the marinade to be drawn in. A few cycles on the machine is like marinading for 24-48 hours.

Sunday began with a trip to the emergency walk-in clinic with Peter who was suffering a sore throat. After a three hour wait, we ruled out strep, but went on antibiotics for 10 days.

Nancy left on her trip and will be coming back on Friday. This will get more frequent in the future, but that is another story for another time.


Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider
(September 19, 1926 - February 27, 2011)

There was some sad news, as it was announced yesterday that Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider has died. He was 84.

From BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer
The former Brooklyn Dodgers star died early Sunday of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, California.

Snider was part of the charmed "Boys of Summer" with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced his death on behalf of the family.

Snider was part of the charmed “Boys of Summer” with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. Snider also won a crown with the Dodgers in Los Angeles in 1959.

Snider hit 407 career home runs.

By the time the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles (before the 1958 season), I was not old enough to know about the team. I do know he was beloved in New York and in the coming days there will be an outpouring of sadness from fans of a certain age.

He was a center fielder and left handed hitter and played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers from 1947-1962. He then came back to New York to play for the NY Mets in 1963 and finally, to the horror of many Dodger fans he played his final season for the San Francisco Giants.



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Stevie J began his musical career in his father's church and soon after he began playing with great gospel groups such as The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Shirley Caesar, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Slim and His Supreme Angels, and Sugar Hightower. He blissfully toured with The Williams Brothers.

In 2001 he sat in with the great Bobby Rush and his career took a turn. He fell in love with the "Devil's Music" and since then he has combined his love of gospel and soul, learned in his daddy's church with blues and funk, learned in juke joints and stages around the country.

Things have jelled for Stevie after years of studio work, he hit upon his style and since 2008 he has been on the fast track.

Sit with Stevie and I as we discuss the years before his finding the blues and the years since. We will also discuss the double album Stevie released in August 2010, entitled The Diversity Project. One album, Standin' At The Station is full of blues and the other, Soul Sessions, is just that fine soul music, the Stevie J way.


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After years of non-musical jobs and then booking bands for his establishment and producing music, Greg found his mojo and hte songs flowed from his soul.

I will play music from Rqamblin' Man and Greg and I will delve deeper into his history.

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8 Of Your Sparks

  1. LAC Says:
  2. SOrry to hear Nancy is off on another trip.

    Our weekend was quiet, only one or two small committments. The rest of the time was spent at home. Cleaning, and cooking and just being.

    I was supposed to fly to Chicago today, and I am rejoicing that the training was postponed. I wasn't ready to leave my baby for a week.

    Enjoying the small favors today!

  3. Travis Cody Says:
  4. It was tax weekend for us. I got my return basically finished. I just need to confirm one more thing before filing. Break even, which is always the goal so I am satisfied.

    Pam made certain all her stuff was squared away so she can take everything to her accountant. It's always nice when we're both ahead of the game.

    My Dodgers epiphany came in 1974, but I studied the history of the club. Maybe the old timers don't think so, but for me, the 1955 championship cures any evil vapors from 1964. Swing for the fences, Duke.

  5. This Giants fan made Chicken Cordon Bleu on Friday and an Alfredo/mushroom lasagne on Sunday. Play ball!!

  6. Jay Says:
  7. Nothing as exciting as a three hour wait at the walk in clinic here. Just the usual weekend activities and things like earthquakes and wind and hail storms. Routine. ;-)

  8. I got to work all weekend, but that happens a lot this time of year.

    Duke Snider was one of the all-time greats. He will be missed.

  9. Dianne Says:
  10. Happy Monday kiddo

  11. TopChamp Says:
  12. Saturday - went to the Brownie campsite at Loch Lomond to help at a Repair Day in the morning then worked afternoon & evening.

    Sunday - DAY OFF!!!!!!!!!! Yeah! Tidied, made a set of curtains, tidied again, went to friend's house. Fun Day Sunday.

    Just googled Rambling Man (with a g) and got the Allman Bros. Interesting, but not what I was looking for. Oh well - Work O'clock now so out of time.

  13. Coco Says:
  14. Shovelled snow on Saturday. On Sunday, moved more snow. In between, B-man baked his first-ever cake from scratch and we had friends over, made cheesy popcorn and watched Yogi Bear. It was a good weekend.


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