Tom Laughlin, the maverick actor and filmmaker best known for the "Billy Jack" films, has died. He was 82. Laughlin died Thursday in Thousand Oaks, his family announced. Laughlin had been married to actress Delores Taylor since 1954 and also had several ill-fated runs for president. But he was best known for the "Billy Jack" films, which also starred Taylor. In 1967, he wrote and directed (under the pseudonym T.C. Frank) and starred in "The Born Losers," a motorcycle exploitation film that became a big box-office hit. It introduced the world to the part-Native American Vietnam veteran title character.
Richard Coughlan September 2, 1947 - December 1, 2013 Richard Coughlan was an English drummer who spent almost his entire career as the drummer for influential Canterbury scene prog rock band, Caravan.
Pretty cool, eh? Found him in a second-hand shop and couldn't resist. I see Xmas, Easter, July 4th, Halloween; New Year, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, & St Patrick's Day. So we can leave him out all year round and be ready for anything (right now he's the Xmas Bunny).
Yes, 1100 (“Didn’t know there were that many kinds of pisswater” says the wife.)
And oddly enough, I didn’t find it in an expected place…
…found it at the Daytona Flea Market! On tap!!
Yup, was feeling thirsty trudging around the flea market last Friday (see previous post) and stopped at one of the food kiosks that are at the top of each up/down aisle. Most of them carry draft beer (actually Bud Light – so not really beer) but one of them carried in addition…
Brewed right here in Florida (Melbourne) by Florida Beer Co. so you know it’s fresh. And quite refreshing after a warm day at a flea market.
Interestingly, the brewery used to be Indian River Brewing and made the line of Indian River Beers, plus the beers from the defunct Ybor Brewing in Tampa & Miami Brewing. So I guess they’ll keep the brand differentiation & add new beers as Florida Whatever. Don’t get to Melbourne often, but will have to make a point of it now.
A good day for music! Friday went to the Daytona Flea Market, try to go there every year after Thanksgiving.
And of course had to stop at Mark’s music booth, like I do every year – best place for hard to find CDs, though it’s just an 8 foot wide booth with a table.
So this year, I found (among other items) the Classic Rock All Stars live album – saw them a number of times in the early 90s, Mike Pinera (Blues Image & Iron Butterfly), Pete Rivera (Rare Earth), Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf), & Dennis Noda (Cannibal & the Headhunters) (RIP). Early on, the band also had Spencer Davis as second guitar, but he left to reform Spencer Davis Group I believe.
Also found a Country Joe (Gimme me an ‘F’…) solo CD, a 2 CD Cream bootleg (Detroit 1967), and 2 Widespread Panic CDs, great jam band. Also found a James Montgomery Band CD, used to see them as James Montgomery Blues Band in the early 1970s at the Shaboo Inn (RIP) in Willimantic CT. So that was a surprise!
Also got a CD by some outfit called Black Sun Ensemble, never heard of them, but it is an interesting name, so you never know…I’ll listen to almost anything once.
And as an added bonus, there was another man selling CDs on the other side of the mall, so I picked up a few CDs there too.
Sometimes life is just too good!!! (and sometimes it’s better…)