Because you just can’t get enough ShineBox.
Rock n Roll, golf, and Hooters. Ahh, indeed!
A new, old video – from Masters Week, 2015. Yes, that’s Big John on stage with ShineBox. Finally dug this out of the archives.
Who knew the boy could sing? Pretty good stuff. And, yes, this is clickbait…
*As noted on YT, buy a Dylan album…
Another terrific Masters week is in full swing. The 80th Tournament commences tomorrow. Today saw an epic Par Three Contest featuring nine hole in one shots – a record. Also a record was the hole in one by Gary Player at age 80! Jimmy Walker won with the lowest score in event history.
Last night Shinebox was rocking at Hooters. They’ll be back Friday night.
My friends from Top Shelf Cigars made their usual appearance.
Speaking of friends, Vinnie made two new ones from Virginia.
Yes. It’s a good week to be in Augusta.
I survived another Masters Tournament! And what an affair it was – one of the best in great period of bests! Tiger didn’t win but he did greatly improve over his recent forays. None of my favorites made it either. Hats off to Jordan Spieth. What a showing!
The show over at the Hooters’s tent on Washington Road was outstanding as well:
(The one and only John Daly made it to the Top Shelf Cigar table. Thanks Big John!)
(My friend’s band, Shinebox, entertained.)
(How about John Daly performing with Shinebox!?)
Seriously, who knew Daly can sing? He sang Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door by Bob Dylan. And, he was good. That’s Big John in the above picture on the left. I have a video of the whole song. Shinebox is disappointed as you must be that I lack the technological know how to post it. It’s coming along with blog-related videos. Remember, I have the tech skills of a possum.
(Perrin working on this post… Google.)
(Doug (drummer) and I pre-Daly show.)
(It was a great week. Join us next year.)
As a happy aside – we just celebrated tax day! Another best of best days but some are perplexed: “As they rush to file their taxes by April 15, Americans are rightfully frustrated with the complexity of the 74,608-page-long federal tax code.” The Not-So-Affordable Care Act (just another tax) added a measly three thousand pages… What’s there to complain about?
Today I published An Unexpected Gift: Christmas at the Supreme Court, a celebration of the Court’s ruling in Rodriguez vs. United States, April 21, 2015. Give it a read. I’m working on a few more heavy hitters, one of which might make it out today. Stay tuned.
Ah! The sun is out, the azaleas are in bloom and John Daly is in front of Hooters. It is Masters week in Augusta! Tomorrow they commence the 79th Tournament. Today I make my predictions. It’s hard with such a stellar field of talent. Here I go:
I will always maintain Miguel Jimenez is the baddest man to ever swing a golf club. With him anything is always possible. Last year he finished with a career best fourth place. Let’s call him my number one pick.
To be realistic, I have a short list of contenders. The Southerner in me is pulling for Bubba. I’m also a big Patrick Reed fan – his star has been rising of late. As a former big guy I can’t help but like Kevin Stadler. Then there’s Rory, Adam Scott, and everyone else. Incredible talent. I give Tiger until Friday.
If you’re in the Garden City on Friday night, stop by Hooters and see my buddy’s band, Shinebox. Another friend of mine will supply the cigars. It’s a guaranteed good time. Just leave your drone at home…