Friday, July 06, 2007

Alpine Valley Jimmy Buffett Tailgate

Alpine Valley. East Troy, WI. July 2006.
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Alpine Valley, WI. Jimmy Buffett Tailgate Girls

Alpine Valley. East Troy. WI. July 2006.
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Captain Tony Lounsberry Buffett Tailgate

Captain Tony was a legend in the early days of the Buffett Book. They guy was like a tractor beam. Too bad he has dropped off the radar. Hey Captain Tony, give us a shout out and let us know you're alive!
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Jimmy Buffett Tailgate Girls

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Wayne "Crazy Wayne" Harrison Buffett Tailgate

Crazy Wayne has been MIA over the past few summers. We hope you're well and hope to see you soon.
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Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

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Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was a hip-hop group led by Mark Edwards. Mark made it big coming out of the hard roots of Eight Mile and the Big D. Members included Dan Tate (alias Dan Tanna), Brandt Byrd (alias Brandt the Bootie Inspector), Wayne Harrison (alias KrayZE Wayne), and Anthony Thomas (alias Ashey Ace). The group's best known song is Good Vibrations. Good Vibrations topped the American music charts and made it to number 1 in 1991.

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Captain Tony Terracino 1926 - 2008

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Captain Tony Terracino was a legend in Key West and far beyond the borders of the little Island. Former Mayor of Key West, Gunrunner, etc., the man's life was like an Indiana Jones adventure movie, only all the stories were true. As Buffett wrote about Tony in the song "Last Mango In Paris," "A Legend Never Dies."
I had to search my memory
As I looked into those eyes
Our lives change like the weather
But a legend never dies.

Captain Tony Terracino passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008. He was 92.
Godspeed Captain

Dan Tanna works his Magic

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Television's slick Vegas private eye DAN TANNA tools around town in his flashy 1957 T-Bird, complete with .44 Magnum and phone, and has an office in the Desert Inn Casino and Hotel, owned by Philip Roth. But he did work for all the casinos, and seemed to know everyone, including the ton of celebrities that wandered through this show, playing themselves. Tanna wore jeans, was properly tough, and got into a lot of cases involving beautiful women. He has two secretaries, a smart one, Beatrice, and a dumb one, Angie. And he can count on the help of his two Vietnam buddies, Crazy Wayne and Big Brandt, as well as the occasional aid from sergeant Bella Archer of the Vegas cops. Greg Morris (Mission Impossible) had a recurring role as a rather nasty cop with a grudge against Tanna.
Tanna makes it clear he is not a bodyguard nor does he do divorces. Mostly, it seems, he rescued damsels (always knock-outs) in distress. Intentionally or not, it was as slick and soulless as the town in which it was set. And even though the show was popular, it was the beginning of the end for television private eyes. Subsequent shows seemed unable or unwilling to break the formula that this one nailed down. Every possible cliche was used, from the handsome, glib, jeans-clad eye with the sports coat, the cool car, the ditzy secretary to the cool location, the beautiful clients, the war buddies, etc., etc.

Ken Wangbichler (Coach) Buffett Tailgate

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Walking in the Wake of a Legend
Coach (sport)

In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. Coaching entails the application of sport tactics and strategies during the game or contest itself, and usually entails substitution of players and other such actions as needed. Most coaches are former participants in the sports in which they are involved, and those who are not have usually had extensive training in the sport in question.

The term coach is sometimes equivalent in U.S. usage to the term manager in other English-speaking countries in reference to the director of a sporting team, particularly with regard to Association Football. Additionally, the director of the operation of a team in baseball, a sport far more popular in the U.S. than in any other English-speaking country, is also properly referred to as a "manager", particularly in the context of a team of adults, as opposed to youths.

A coach, particularly in a major operation, is traditionally aided in his efforts by one or more assistants known as the coaching staff. The coach's leadership is often cited, rightly or wrongly, as one of the prime or even the prime ingredient in successful efforts by the athletes under his or her direction, as indicated by the "Coach of the Year" award traditionally presented by all major U.S. sports. Many times, in major team sports the principal coach (usually referred to as the head coach) has little to do with the development of details such as techniques of play or placement of players on the playing surface, leaving this to assistants while concentrating on larger issues.

The title "Coach" is also one of respect or affection, often replacing the first name much like "Doctor" to become "Coach Smith". Former players will still address their instructor as "Coach", even if both the player and coach him/herself have long retired or graduated on.
Coach, Where You At? Give Us a Shout-Out and Tell US Your Okay?

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

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Brother, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
It's time to see the world. It's time to kiss a girl. It's time to cross the wild meridian. Grab your bag and take a chance. Time to learn a Cajun dance, Kid you're gonna see the morning sun, On the Alpine Valley run, Alpine Valley run...