I'm planning on heading south out of Tuscaloosa Wednesday afternoon.
Looking forward to hanging out in Panama City until Sunday.
I want to try to go out to Shell Island for a long hike.
I'll might get a ticket on the Ashley Gorman http://www.shellislandcruises.com/
or take the Shell Island Shuttle
http://www.shellislandshuttle.com/ but I'm open to suggestions.
Back in the 80s, Gelly & I used to rent a boat, motor & trailer from U-Haul in Panama City for $14 a day and put in @ The Tyndall Officer's Club but them days is over. (Just found out my son is gonna let me borrow his kayak so I'll get out on Lake Powell, too.)
I've already heard from Brian Smith. www.myspace.com/theacoustixmusic
He and Dallas will be playing The Treasure Ship Thursday & Friday so my plan is simple: I'll be @ Happy Hour with The Acoustix www.theacoustix.net
and have a nightcap @ THE NO NAME.
Hope to see some of y'all soon!
image courtesy of http://www.history.com/shows.do?episodeId=464960&action=detail
Looking forward to watching SEX IN '69 on The History Channel Monday night.
Talked to Anthony Bratina of The Tuscaloosa News @ The Pub http://www.myspace.com/downtownpub
about getting the word out about Sturdivant Hall & Gaineswood.
Sturdivant Hall in Selma is arguably the greatest Southern antebellum mansion in the country and Gaineswood in Demopolis has arguably the most ornate & beautiful rooms of any antebellum mansion in the country.
1936 image of the interior of Gaineswood courtesy of the Historical American Building Survey http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?hh:2:./temp/~ammem_OOIf::
click on SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL for more drawings and photos
I've spent one morning at Gaineswood and then traveled to Sturdevant in the afternoon. What a glorious heritage you experience when you visit these two buildings.
I love Jesse G. Whitfield's recollections of Gaineswood written in 1938 and his observation: "Some of the most expert men with the trowel I have ever known were of the Negro race, some of the best carpenters, and the ability to use tools deftly lifts a man far above the savage."
Check out magnificent Sturdivant Hall by clicking on this YouTube clip:
Got an email from Al Kooper requesting Buddy Buie's address. I received this message from Buie today:
"Kooper sent a copy of 'Conversation' [Buie-Cobb] which he cut on Ricky Nelson. It has never been released.I loved it."
I'm finally getting pictures from my son, Christopher.
Here are the first two but now I got tons more to put up on the Web.
Christopher's friend John
Greetings Earthling - I come in pieces
Thanks for any help you can provide.
I remember Hydra playing Solomon's at the intersection of University Boulevard and Wallace Wade here in Tuskeeloosee.
I'm blasting out your post to all the citizens of ZERO, NORTHWEST FLORIDA, tonight so maybe you can get some bites.
YOU CAN'T HAVE MY ALBUMS!
Share your reminiscences.
On any Google subject just put "robertoreg" on there with it &
Zero, NW FL pop up.
I've got an ad somewhere for a club in Nashville where she performed that has her picture on it. I hope I haven't lost it.
I'll forward this to Jim.
Man, she was built!
I mean she had a set of lungs on her.
What's her story?
image courtesy of Jim Lancaster http://playgroundrecordingstudio.com/
Kalantan was the one of the first exotic dancers Finley Duncan hired to perform in Duncan's Bar & Restaurant in Valparaiso.
WEB SITE STORY
Enjoyed every moment of it.
Took my gal to see West Side Story @ the Alabama Shakespeare Theatre about this time last year so I remember the songs.
Subject: Michael McCarty Reception at Cafe Thirty-A
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 23:08:13 +0000
Come one, come all, to a reception honoring Artist of the Year Michael McCarty on Wednesday, July 29, 5-7 p.m. Café Thirty-A will provide hors d’oeuvres and $5 Martinis and Wine. Please RSVP to me via email reply or call Café Thirty-A (231.2166 ext. 1) or Debby Pozza at the TDC (267-1216).
Thanks so much! See y’all there!
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