Monday And A New Week Begins

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, August 22, 2011

Had a busy weekend getting information out to different groups regarding the International Blues Challenge.

Need to alert the Blues Societies to get word out about the broadcasts and to ensure the acts who win their way to Memphis know to come and visit.

Need to get sponsorships! Different emails to agents and mangers, record companies, promotional firms and retail outlets.

Looking for friends to make suggestions. If you know of someone who might benefit from having ads run during the 26 live hours and then forever in the podcasts, please have them email me at

Already booked one sponsor at the highest level available which took a little pressure off. At least I can pay for part of the gig!

Do you think Derek Jeter got that memo that said he was washed up? In the last month he is hitting .371 with 20 runs scored and 21 RBIs. His season average is up to .291 - yup washed up!

Is the NFL planning on going to a flag-football concept? That hit Ndamukong Suh is being fined for was NOT worth fining over. Good gosh...the game is supposed to have a little roughness to it. He slammed the runner down, but if they were calling it then, like they are now, Lawrence Taylor, Gene Upshaw, Mike Ditka and so many others would not be names you know today.

Tonight a wonderful singer named Cee Cee James joins me on Music On The Couch. Besides her talent, this woman is a wonderful human. She is involved with a project called Never Forgotten, for which she contributed the song "Someday I'll Be Goin' Home"

The compilation will be released on September 1st and 100% of CD and Downloads will be given to the following 4 organizations: 9/11 Families For A Secure America, Operation Troop Aid, Landstuhl Hospital Care Project and The Wounded Warrior Project.

We will get to hear the song Cee Cee contributed along with cuts from her album Low Down Where the Snakes Crawl.

Also tonight the west-coast blues, swing sound of The Mighty Mojo Projects.

Hope y'all can come and listen


The man is a mighty fine carpenter, boatsman, funny guy and all around super human being.  Let him know he is special and stop by his site and say Happy Birthday!

Buon Compleanno Amico

5 Of Your Sparks

  1. Ken Says:
  2. Golly gee Vinnie, grazia mille.

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. Thanks for the heads up, Vin!

  5. Travis Cody Says:
  6. The rules are different across eras based on size and speed of players and advances in equipment and medical technology.

    If you're talking about Suh's hit on Andy Dalton, it's not legal to grab a player around his head and slam him to the ground, whether he has the ball or not. There's physicality, and then there's unnecessary roughness. In my opinion, the hit on Dalton was unnecessary roughness.

    I don't think Suh is a dirty player, just a very strong and powerful one. I think it's important to hold players accountable for the way they play. He was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play. I say the call was correct and the fine appropriate.

    Don't grab a player by his head and slam him to the ground.

  7. The NFL is turning into a league for wusses. Suh's hit was 100% legal and clean. He didn't grab the helmet.

    Who is this Jeter guy you speak of? He must play a sport that is suddenly irrelevant as soon as it's football season. ;-)

    - Jay

  8. Dianne Says:
  9. wow!! your work on the Blues weekend sounds exciting and challenging
    you go guy ;)

    sweet of you to recognize Mick's birhtday, he is a sweet guy
    as are you

    have a good week kiddo


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