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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, June 06, 2011

More and more people are moving away from blogging. We have discussed this subject before, but it seems to be truly sliding away. Well, maybe just those I have followed. As this is a group who adopted blogging early on.

There are still many blogging and maybe it is on me to go out and find new people to read and, hopefully, lead them back here.

My friends list over there on the right would be so much smaller if I truly deleted those who have not posted in say 3 months. And I do miss the writing of many of those out there. Jay no longer blogs...he is all about Twitter and Tumblr and the like.

Dana no longer blogs. Songbird will put up a post every month or so. Liz does not blog about life or food.

I still have my daily delights from Travis - hell, he is giving us history lessons most of the really need to check him out if you love stuff about WWI and WWII and more... and Driller posts about 3-4 times a week. Mickey-T is still letting us see his talents and The Blogfather, Phfrankie entertains daily and of course Ms. Mimi is still brilliantly writing.

Comments here have slowed down and I guess I understand that also. My writings have not been comment inducing as much as they were once upon a time.

For me with work, it has been tough to visit every day ... the times they are a-changing...

But at the same time, it stays the same...


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This week:


Two gentlemen who love sharing their music. One while serving his country and the other traveling a world he will never see.


Jeremy Bustillos is skilled on both the harmonica and saxophone. He travels to share his music throughout the year. His career is slightly different than those we have sat with prior, as Jeremy is a member of the US Navy Band!

Originally from Dallas, TX, Jeremy is now a Memphis denizen when not touring with the Navy Band. They recently performed during the Memphis In May Sunset Symphony.

How did he get to where he is today and what are his plans for tomorrow? We will sit with jeremy and explore those items and listen to some of his music, including the premier of a new song “When The Deed Is Done,” which Jeremy completed in the studio on Thursday!


Then, Bryan Lee will take a seat on The Couch. Lee is originally from Wisconsin, but for the better part of 30 years he has called New Orleans his home.

Known as the "Braille Blues Daddy" (Lee has been without sight since he was 8-years old), he was once told by the great Muddy waters, "Bryan, stay with this. One day you're going to be a living legend."

Bryan travels with his band around the globe throughout the spring, summer and fall. In the winter, they are a staple on the New Orleans music scene.

Lee recently appeared on Live! In Chicago, with the Kenny Wayne Shepard Band. The album was just named 2011 Rock Blues Album of the Year at the Blues Music Awards.

I am excited to sit with Bryan and talk about his long journey. We also get to hear some of the great music Bryan is making today with his band which includes our friend Slim Louis.

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7 Of Your Sparks

  1. DrillerAA09 Says:
  2. i do go through spells of not posting as often as I used to, but I don't see myself giving it up anytime soon. Thanks for the mention, it is always appreciated.

  3. Ken Says:
  4. It's true Vinny things just don't stay the same. I'm OK with that. As an old aquaintance of our old blogging family said it to me, "you change with the latest flavor" or something similar. I took it as a compliment but I don't think that's how he meant it.

    Change is good for me. I know it's not for everybody, some people wrap themselves in a blanket of security and are content, and that's good for them.

  5. Travis Cody Says:
  6. I guess some people want the instant communication and contact that comes through some of the other social media. Blogging is just a different format, and it definitely suits my interests for now, and for the foreseeable future. I remain content with my blog.

    Thanks for the shout. I do miss some of the old crowd who used to be part of my blogging community. Those other things just aren't for me.

  7. I blog, therefore I am.

  8. Hey, it's the first of the month, and I posted a new blog post! *wink*

    Yeah, I know, I'm lame. I'm trying to be better. I've been trying to catch up on reading blog posts, too. I got my unread posts down to 47. It used to be in the 500+ range.

  9. Unknown Says:
  10. I have to admit that I've been terrible blogging, on both sites. I really do want to get better, because I like it and the interaction with others. Hopefully I'll get back into it soon.

  11. Mimi Lenox Says:
  12. Blogging is NOT dead. I predict that once the newest thing replaces the newest thing once again (it's only a matter of time before Facebook and Twitter are upgraded by another company)..I predict that blogging will once again be the rage.

    My comments are way down. I have started posting my blog post links on my FB page and created a FB page named for my blogs. I get as many if not more comments about my blog posts on FACEBOOK! So people are reading and commenting, they are just not commenting at the same place anymore. So, I must feed both places now.

    FB and Twitter are remarkable tools for BlogBlast. In fact, MANY peace bloggers only do FB now. The new peace bloggers group is taking off like wildfire. People seem to be genuinely thrilled to find other peace bloggers on FB. Notice I did not change the name to FB Peacers or something like that...we are still, and will always be, bloggers.

    *and some of us more long-winded than others. Ahem)

    The end.


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