It don't slow down.
What an incredible 24 hours!
Last night I was alone with Jeff Cook, former lead guitar player for ALABAMA, & we had a wonderful conversation about the release of THE DAY BEAR BRYANT DIED CD the second week of September. Jeff has two cuts on the CD and the joker really wants to know whether I can sell CDs or what!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's where y'all come in!
When we pull the pin in a few days let me know how you can help me and I'll tell you how I can help you!
I BE SO BAD DAT TOMMY MANN DAH SWAMP MAN TALK TO ME!!!!!
Friday, August 18, 2006 8:01 PM
HEY ROBERT , MY NAME IS TOMMY MANN. I HAD A BAND IN THE 60`S CALLED THE K-OTICS.
YOUR WEB SITE IS GREAT, SOME WONDERFUL INFORMATION ON IT!!! I SAW WHERE THE
ROCKING GIBRALTORS HAD A REUNION AND I BELIEVE PLAYED AT THEIR CLASS REUNION?
BILL MOODY HAS NEVER GOTTEN CREDIT FOR BEING A BIG PART OF MOST ROCK GROUPS
OF THAT ERA FROM CENTRAL ALABAMA. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ANYBODY THAT
NEEDED HELP AND VERY SELDOM ASK FOR PERSONAL RECOGNITION. IF A LOCAL BAND
MADE IT TO THE BIG TIME HE WAS THE FIRST TO CONGRATULATE THEM .
THERE MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE VIBES, AS BUDDIE BUIE WOULD SAY. DURING THE
SAME TIME PERIOD THE K-OTICS PERFORMED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH 4,1966.
WE PLAYED AT THE TALLASSEE STREET DANCE ON JULY 15. WE HAD TOMMY MANN ON
VOCALS, MARVIN TAYLOR ON GUITAR, RAY GOSS ON BASS AND KIM VENABLE ON DRUMS.
KIM AND I ARE ON LAKE MARTIN, MARVIN IS IN ATLANTA, RAY IS IN TALLASSEE. TRIED TO
CONTACT GLENN GRIFFIN IN DOTHAN BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH HIM.
Re: Who Is That Man In The Fringed Jacket?
The "K-Otics" from the Sixties L to R: Glenn Griffin[A SR. '66 DOTHAN HIGH TIGER!!!!] on his Vox organ, Tommy "Swamp Man" Mann, Kim Venable, Marvin Taylor (seated) and Ray Goss http://www.fivefeathers.com/MarvinTaylor.htm
K Otics. (I think). Their version of "Double Shot" was bigger in Miami than The Swingin' Medallion's version. Glenn Griffin who graduated from Dothan High in '66 played Vox organ and he and I had study hall sixth period with Ms. Harmon during the '65/'66 school year at Dothan High.
Deys some folks out West workin' hard too!!!!
Aug 20, 2006
Matthew Turner and Lance Miccio of Happy Trailers HD announce that their film “Jukebox Vanishing America” has been selected by the Rhode Island International Film Festival as an official submission for Grammy consideration for best film score:
From Alan Gomes of Big Noise Productions and RIIFF:
“The Rhode Island International Film Festival is pleased to announce that the score for your film 'Jukebox Vanishing America' has been chosen by our prestigious panel as a submission to the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences' Official Grammy Awards Committee for Best Score.”
“Jukebox Vanishing America” was the darling of the 10th Annual RIIFF. Its musical score created much buzz with committee officials and the film audience alike.
Since its world premiere at RIIFF Happy Trailers HD co-producer Ken Hatley has represented the project to Discovery Channel HD, Eagle Rock Entertainment, and by Withoutabox Productions.
Turner & Miccio were the focus of much media attention during the event with the story of their film being picked up on the wire:
“It deserves to grow into a full-length movie. This trailer is just a taste of where this history could go: Many jukeboxes were high carnival art, everybody has a jukebox epiphany story, and the soundtrack could be unforgettable.”
- Sheila Lennon of the “Providence Journal”
The filmmakers were also on Brown University Radio “All Things Film in Providence and beyond…” for a live interview about their film.
Turner & Miccio were also on hand at RIIFF promoting their project at the principal film location famous juke-joint – Nick-A-Nee’s – in the heart of Providence, RI.
Jukebox lovers please rejoice in our film.
Matt Turner & Lance Miccio
“Jukebox Vanishing America” is viewable at the following links:
Happy Trailers HD
202 Main St.
Venice, CA 90291
Phone - 310-581-4130
Also thought of ya'll shooting your first video around Lake Seminole. Have you guys perform out in the jungle on the west bank of the Chattahoochee where Alabama, Georgia and Florida come together. Noone on earth knows where that place is so ya'll could set up on the river bank and be in all three states at once. You could also set up at Kamak's Stone near Nickajack and perform in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia at the same time but that wouldn't be quite as DEEP SOUTH as Lake Seminole. Have ya'll out catching monster fish, turtles and gators. How kick ass would that be? How about a song called "Down On The Line" or "Crossing The Line" or "When You Crossed The Line" and have a killing in the parking lot at a Florida Line juke joint and have the cops from both states either fight over the body or try to pawn off the murder victim on the other state because noone knows where to line lays on the ground.[and the line was commissioned in 1796 by President Washington and was the first Southern Boundary of the U.S. and stretched from the east bank of the Mississippi below Natchez all the way to the middle of the channel of the St. Marys River where it meets the Atlantic between the south end of Cumberland Island and Ft. Clinch on the north end of Amelia...now how DEEP SOUTH IS THAT?!!!!!]
Just wanted to let ya know ya'll are on my mind.
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 00:45:36 EDT
Subject: re:billy gilmore
imagine my surprise when i see cherish gilmore asking "who is jim monica". let her know that i'm just a fan of good music. this includes the music her father helped create. the songs "cherry hill park" and "pick up the pieces" will always remind me of a certain time and place in my life.
my best wishes to her and her family,
Suzy Kolber, the girl so sexy she put Namath in rehab, contacted me yesterday.
A friend of mine made this comment about Suzy's role in Namath's life.
Suzy looks pretty doggone good to me…I have spoken with Namath about this.
It was, as some say, a turning point for him…