From the Vaults

Musical ramblings from the manager

FTV: Celebrity Sightings

      One of my favorite cartoonists these days is Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis.  I have never met him, but I always enjoy reading the introduction he writes for his daily cartoon strip compilations.  Many of them involve his dealings with fans and/or other cartoonist.  In his honor, I almost called this FTV Sometimes […]

Read More

Puddles is back at PMJ

Our old buddy Puddles Pity Party has a new posting at Post Modern Jukebox.  The site has many of the newer posts besides Puddles so enjoy!  This link will take you directly to Puddles take on Blink 182 .

Read More

FTV: The Detective

      Among the many hats my father wore during his 40 plus year tenure as an employee of the State of Michigan,  one was that of a detective.  If one ponders the skills that make a good detective, it doesn’t take too much imagination to understand why I never found it in my best interests […]

Read More

FTV: Woody the Spider

      Contrary to an urban musical myth I am about to burst, not all rock drummers hailing from across the pond are named Mick.   Listening to Jeff Beck’s Truth recently (with that relatively unknown vocalist named Rod Stewart out front), I noted the exceptional drumming done by Mick Waller.  This got me to […]

Read More

FTV: Voice Lessons

      My mother has always loved to sing and even at age 93, she is unhappy when her Troubadour singing group fails to meet.  The Troubadours are a group at her residence (Brookridge Heights in Marquette) that gather on Sundays to sing and on the occasions when they don’t meet, she is always disappointed.  It […]

Read More

More planetary fun with Dr B!

Incidentally, yours truly won the trivia contest on the PLANETARY SOCIETY WEB SITE by correctly answering the question ‘Who was the first human to fly into space twice’ – and of course, the answer was Gordon ‘Gordo’ Cooper who flew on both the Mercury and Gemini projects.  The PS extended my subscription and membership for […]

Read More