Friday, March 27, 2009

The Hot Club

Mr. D’s band Almond Joy had a great gig at the Volturno Club last Saturday. Sitting in at the Spring Fling was the Ohio Hitman, Ken Arnold. Besides adding his guitar to the mix, The Hitman did the vocals on Georgia Satellite’s Keep Your Hands To Yourself. We almost saw Mike Module sit in too, but he didn’t bring his guitar.

Buffalo Steve was in attendance at the Almond Joy concert, and informed me that when he Googled the Volturno Club to get directions, the Hot Club section of Sportzine was the first site to pop up. It was that mention of the gig in the last Zine. Ah the wonders of the Web!

In a conversation with Foot Joy, he pointed out that Manny’s new contract with the Dodgers has a player option for 2010. FJ said that if Manny opts out, LA can not offer Manny arbitration and would lose him with no compensation. I said it was stupid on the Dodgers part, stupid on owner Frank McCourt’s part. Foot Joy said, “You’re talking about somebody who hired Grady Little to manage the team after the Red Sox fired him.”

I mentioned that Patrick O’Bryant’s lasting impression on the Celtics was giving Brian Scalabrine a concussion in practice.

Friday the 13th Mr. D. noticed an amazing event – there were more women at the Hot Club than there were men. It was the first time since last summer.

Many of the women present were very tall. So I started humming “Short people got no reason to live.” Randy Newman, the great satirist, wrote Short People (and he’s short). Not everyone gets satire. Newman’s I Love LA was actually a slap at the city but they never understood that and used Newman’s song as a marketing tool.

I was discussing learning the pitfalls of having a cell phone with the ringer on. I was at a wake and walking up to the casket when my cell phone rang. I was mortified. Citizen Caroline observed: “You should be mortified at a wake.”

Mr. D. was singing J. Fred Wilson and the Playboys’ Judy in Disguise. Only he was singing Julie in Disguise. The Jules corrected him and made it Judy in Disguise.

Jokin’ Joe said that one of the best TV lines from the past was from Leave It To Beaver when Mrs. Cleaver told her husband, “Gee Ward, you were a little rough on the Beaver last night.”

Sportzine is also available at (Thanks Buffalo Steve).


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