Archive for Fred Sanford

Zin and the Art of Vomiting

Posted in Rock Rant with tags , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2009 by 30daysout

UPDATED: With more fine wine toonage, thanks to our readers!

My very good friend Randy Fuller has a really cool blog that is not about rock and roll.  It’s about wine, but he wrote an excellent piece recently on rock and roll wines.  Actually, it’s about good wine in bottles with rock and roll labels – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is there, so are the Rolling Stones, and even a Woodstock poster bottle.  As I said, very cool, and you can read it here.

I’ve known Randy for many years now, we went to college and high school together and even back then I knew him as a wine connoisseur. My tastes in wine ran mainly toward the red, namely Ripple Red and Thunderbird Red Label.  Randy had a more adventurous palate, seeking out the exotic and poetically named Annie Green Springs.

Continue reading

Rock Star Sighting: Sheryl Crow

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2008 by 30daysout

In 1994, I went to go see Crowded House and Sheryl Crow at the now-defunct Rockefeller’s West in Houston.  Crow had just released her monster first CD, Tuesday Night Music Club, featuring the breakout hit, “All I Wanna Do.”  She was hot, in more ways than one.  I remember a friend of mine saying to me; “Did you see Sheryl Crow’s mouth in the “All I Wanna Do” video?”  “Uh, yes I did,” I said.                           

Anyway, I was working for a radio station at the time, and one of the promotions people from  KLOL (located right down the hall from my station) asked if I wanted to go backstage and meet Crow after the show. “Absolutely,” I said. So, I asked my friend Robert and my brother, Jim to go back with me. Well, I don’t know if she was tired, unhappy or what, but Ms. Crow didn’t quite look as good as she did in her videos. However, she was nice, and everyone has an off day. As you can tell by the picture at the top of this post, she’s still got it going on….. Oh, did I mention, my wife was also at the show.

Continue reading