- A Junior for All Seasons Part 1: the Kid on the Topps Designs of the 50’s [The Junior Junkie] (JT sez: This is an old post, but Topps’ recent use of Griffey in The Living Set brought it back to my mind.)
- 2019 Chachi #45 Jay Bruce [The Phillies Room]
- 1989 All-Star Ballot [From a 1980s Baseball Card Collector]
- He-wok and skel-wok figures [fortheloveofoldtoys on etsy]
- The Patents Behind Toy Story’s Beloved Characters [Smithsonian.com]
- Optimus Prime Gets a Cool Transformers/Ghostbusters Mashup Action Figure For SDCC [GeekTyrant] (JT sez: Cool? Definitely. $150 cool? Not so much.)
- 5 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block [A Writer’s Path]
Black Country Communion was a great group, releasing three albums in four years, hearkening back to the thundering rock of the 1970s. Unfortunately, the group was unable to tour extensively because of conflicting schedules, and a split occurred after the 2012 album Afterglow.
Fortunately, Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham have decided to forge on with a new trio completed by guitarist/vocalist Andrew Watt, a young guy who grew up on grunge but was also influenced by the classic rock that his dad forced upon him (good job, dad!). The 23-year old and the grizzled vets have formed California Breed, with an album due out in May on Frontiers Records.
Classic Rock Magazine published an article about the new group yesterday. Check it out, and while you’re waiting for the record to drop, fire up some Black Country Communion.
Guitarist Joe Bonamassa, who has an excellent solo career on top of his work with Black Country Communion, turns 35 years old today.
Joe was previously in a band called Bloodline with Berry Oakley, Jr., Miles Davis’s son Erin, and Robby Krieger’s son Waylon. Bonamassa was still a teenager when that album was released.