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Sergio Mendes is the best

16 May

I seem to get more into the bossa nova beat with each passing day. Blame it on my beautiful tropical surroundings here on Siesta Key. My fave artist in this genre has got to be Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66. Great rhythms, superb vocals by Lani Hall (the future Mrs. Herb Alpert), and flawless taste in cover tunes. Hard to go wrong with Lennon and McCartney. Mendes went to that well many a time. Check out this YouTube clip and dig those groovy 60s threads. The dude introducing the performance is right out of Austin Powers. Just one thing, Sergio — we need more cowbell, please.

Glen Campbell’s best record ever?

16 May

A good question to spark some Friday debate.

My pick is Galveston with Wichita Lineman a close second.

There’s also By the Time I Get to PhoenixGentle on my Mind, Dreams of the Everyday Housewife (a little cheesy for my taste), Southern Nights (a terrific Allen Toussaint composition), and even Rhinestone Cowboy.

A better question might be where would Campbell’s career gone without the magic pen of Jimmy Webb?  

Lay off the booze and pills, Glen. You may still have one more comeback left in you. Jimmy Webb, where are you?


Iron Man is a truly solid dude flick

16 May

Just saw this one with my two sons.

This is a lot of fun — and action packed. Most of this genre is ultimately disappointing. This film lives up to the hype. Check out the trailer and, as T.O. would say, get the popcorn ready.

It’s official: Iron Man is now my all-time favorite super hero … sorry bout that, Silver Surfer!



16 May



Anthony Bourdain

16 May

This show is sooo cool — if you haven’t seen it, you are missing out on a real hoot. The video clip here is from one of my favorite episodes … Bourdain in Cleveland. Sounds like a good time, huh? Take a peek and you’ll see what I mean.

Mondays at 10 pm on the Travel Channel. Don’t miss it, folks. Who knew C-town could be so much fun???


Ted Peters’ Smoked Mullet

16 May

This place is the bomb — a must visit when in St. Pete. As you can see from before and after shots, I kind of liked the smoked mullet. Even the slaw and German potato salad were top notch.

Put this one on your must-do list and thank me later.


Anyone know the answer to this one?

16 May

Love the theme to Johnny Quest … catchy little number.

Any idea who composed this grossly underated masterwork?

Why don’t people dance like this anymore?

16 May

The world would be a better place if they did

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

16 May

This guy is amazing — listen and enjoy


OK … sorry about the !!!

16 May

Yes, so I’m a little excited about this new blog site.

Well, what the heck do you expect? It’s only about 3 years overdue.

I promise to tone done the exclamation points in future posts.

That make you happy?