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15 seconds of fame...

That's right folks - we got our 15 seconds of local fame thanks to the good folks who put on the Cotee River Blues Fest in New Port Richey. It seems that Virginia Johnson of Bay News 9 needed some…

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the "Gary Westbrook" party scam

It seems that the good folks in Nigeria have nothing better to do than try to scam people. I just got my first fake 419 Nigerian money order for $4000.00 to go play a party in Salem, Oregon. http://www.sarasotaslim.com/images/scamcheck72dpi.jpg I…

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We will scatter Mabel's ashes

After a long and difficult 2 to 3 years in the nursing home my mother Mabel, the youngest of four, finally joined her two sisters Eva, Roberta, and brother Bob. We plan to scatter her ashes on Siesta Key Beach…

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Tim's Barber Shop

For years I had long hair and never worried about hair cuts or barber shops. Then a few years ago I went into stealth mode and got a traditional hair cut. Jack's next the El Cap helped…
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15 Seconds of Fame!

My 15 seconds of fame will air tonight at 11pm. on channel 13 NEWS. News host Loyd Sowers asks me questions about Tampa Red and I try to answer and pick a little for a special thing on Tampa Red…

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A long overdue Slim-Lucky Reunion

http://www.sarasotaslim.com/images/luckyslimadd.jpg http://www.sarasotaslim.com/images/ssluckysam72dpi.jpg Way back in 1988 the Sarasota Slim - Lucky Peterson Blues Band was tearin' up the bay area and beyond. Since then Lucky has moved on to become one of my all time favorite musicians and…

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SlimTube?

Tecknogeek failure that I am, I have not yet figured out how to convert some of my old VHS tapes of the band into YouTube clips. So here's a big thankyou to Mark Lester for being the first one to…

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Winos - I need your help!

OK all you wine drinkers I need your help. I need you to send me or bring me all your old wine bottle corks. Only real cork - not the new artificial type. I'm redoing Possum Studio and 1 wall…

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New recording toy yields results!

Just got a new recording toy! It's called an Alesis HD24. I recorded the last couple of gigs and although there are a few bugs to work out - I was able to get some stuff from each night. It's…

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Mark Olbrich - Blues Eternity

Mark Olbrich is the bass player from London who came over here on "holiday" with his family a few years back and we met and became friends. We did a little jamming while he was here and later he arranged…

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Hard headed Damon

It's a good thing he's hard headed 'cause that's where he landed - on his punkin' head! For those of you who have not heard the bad news - Damon Fowler - bay area blues guitar slinger-singer - had a…