Sunday Thoughts

copyright JerryRainerThe more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by.

–Robert Brault




Photo ©2003 by Jerry Rainer

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Hide Your Ride From The Repo Man

Mobile, Alabama is home to some great entertainers. Not just yours truly. Talented musicians and bands experiment with a diverse range of musical genres. Styles range from country and rock and roll cover bands to original soul, hip-hop, and urban styles to original rock, jazz, blues, and contemporary easy listening.

My boss at my “day-gig” introduced me to “Mob Towne Revival” a local group growing in popularity along the Gulf Coast. As it happens, many of the members of the band grew up in his neighborhood.

From their website comes this apt description.

Mob Towne RevivalSwelling with Gulf Coast pride, Mob Towne Revival hails from Mobile, Alabama. The city’s central location along the Third Coast comes through in the music. The band has played in support of such acts as the soulful Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, John Popper, and for hip-hop artists like Gift of Gab, Nappy Roots, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

MTR combines the sultriness of humid Delta blues, the vibe of hip-hop lyricists, the soul of the New Orleans’ funk scene, and the wild festivities of a Mardi Gras parade. The sound is big. The grooves are contagious & you will be shaking and baking when we hit the stage. MTR has rocked crowds across the Gulf Coast, headlining local staples Soul Kitchen and the Alabama Music Box consistently and earning spots in regional festivals.

Their latest release from Repossessed Studios is also relevant to this blogger’s “day-gig”.  The video even features scenes and venues from Mobile, Alabama. Mob Towne Revival represents “The Mob Town” with some great footage as well as their performance. Consider this your “Saturday Diversion”


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Sunday Thoughts

“It isbrain-manmoon very important that you only do what you love to do. you may be poor, you may go hungry, you may lose your car, you may have to move into a shabby place to live, but you will totally live. And at the end of your days you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do. Otherwise, you will live your life as a prostitute, you will do things only for a reason, to please other people, and you will never have lived. and you will not have a pleasant death.”

–Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Special Thanks to Earnestine Perdue

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Happy Birthday, Daughter! 29 and Holding

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You haven’t hit the “Big 3-0″ yet! You’ve come along way since you were “Miss Dazzle 1986 through 1989″, or “A-smerica”, or just plain, “Sissy”.  I guess you can have one more year, not to “grow up”. Thanks for being … Continue reading

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