Sunday, April 30, 2006

Been a Long Time...

Boy, it sure has been a long time, eh?

Truth be told, I forgot I had this blog set up... (The computer I had back in 2003 wasn't all that great, and had trouble with certain sites... This was probably one of 'em... Somewhere along the line, I just plumb forgot I ever set up this blog, & that was that.)

But the other day I was listening to a bunch of cover tunes, & got to thinkin' about a local band I used to go see called Rising Sun. (This was the mid 80's I believe.) They put out an independent album (the real 33rpm kind) that contained a damned good cover of "I Saw Her Standing There". Next thing I knew, I was googling around trying to find out what ever happened to them, & particularly to their guitarist, Tony Catania. (I went to high school with him, & thought him quite talented.) Well, that search led to this (note my comment), which subsequently led me here (& note my comment there, too). As long as I was here at blogger anyway, I thought I'd set up my own account, & was shocked to find that my user name was already taken (it isn't common.) A little more investigation, & I (re)discovered my very own blog!! If that ain't groovy, I don't know what is...

So, I plan to go see Tony next Wednesday, & perhaps do a little blogging every now & again, seeing as how I have one all set up and everything... 8>)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

In Reply: Tony Catania, Again

In reply to: BelewGirl's Bloggin Now....: Tony Catania

Thank you...

I'll try to get there next Wednesday (as I obviously missed him yesterday... 8>)

I found/ordered the Jason & Traci Bonham CDs that he appears on... (Just received the first of 'em today, actually...) & I've got a friend who says he can turn my RS record album into a CD (assuming I can ever get it to him, & he gets around to actually doing it, & getting it back to me... ((I lack the equipment to do it myself, unfortunately...))

Anyway, thanks for the info!!

Posted April 27, 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006

In Reply: Where's Tony

In reply to: BelewGirl's Bloggin Now....: Rising Sun Tribute Blog

Ok... If anyone would know, it'd be you...
As of now (4-23-06) where is Tony playing?
What's he doing...

I called the Mill Pond Inn, but they told me he doesn't play there anymore... I found a few other sightings, but you seem to have the most info... So???

Who I am: My name's James... Tony sat right behind me in Whitman HS homeroom for a few years (Kevin "KC" Carney was in front of me... I heard somewhere he was playing with Roomful of Blues sometime in the 80's. Needless to say, there was plenty of music talk buzzing by me 'tween those two.) I wasn't really friends with either of 'em, but we got along ok...

I also used to see Rising Sun a bit at Apples, & then West Hills Inn (wasn't there a regular gig there?) Have an album, signed & everything (though one of 'em signed it to Paul--& Tony did know me well enough to correct it)

I was listening to a bunch of covers today, & got to thinkin about their cover of I Saw Her Standing There... That's how the search began & why I'm here, now...

So, If you have any info... (You know the drill)
J Casper

Posted April 23, 2006

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