Sep 052008

I just finished a nine-day drive across this great country of ours, and spotted a couple of things worth taking pictures of. Hopefully, these will amuse and/or inspire:

First, spotted in a roadside fireworks store in Indiana:

Southern boogie rock cruises to the Bahamas? No fucking way! But *this*? *This* is what I call an ass-kickin’ cross-promotion. HELL, YEAH!

Next, a fine dining establishment on the outskirts of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin:

If you don’t know why this restaurant is relevant to us here, consider your license to rock officially revoked.



  11 Responses to “Trippin’: Pictorial Artefacts From the Road”

  1. dbuskirk

    Jim Dandy’s got his own fireworks line? That’s some fittin’ product endorsement.

  2. hrrundivbakshi

    Like I said: HELL, YEAH! Mind you, for $75.00, Jim’s produck is a bit too rich for my blood.

  3. Mr. Moderator

    The boy is back in town! Welcome back, HVB.

  4. 2000 Man

    Hey, I thought Dino’s Bar and Grill was somewhere around Hubbard, OH. In fact, I’m sure it was, and this must be an impostor! I remember seeing the one way out there in Hubbard, and just knowing that that was the place. When I found out Phil was from England I was kinda bummed.

  5. hrrundivbakshi

    Until and unless I see a photo, I’m assuming the only “Dino’s Bar & Grill” in the world is in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Show me the photo!

  6. hrrundivbakshi

    In other road trip news, I scored a bunch of weird vinyl artefacts in various junk stores across this Great land. One in particular that intrigues is a copy of the Four Seasons’ “Genuine Imitation Life,” complete with the most bizarre cover/liner notes/booklet I may have ever seen in a “mainstream” music product. I’ll keep you posted. Any of the rest of you heard this? I’ve yet to cue it up.

  7. hrrundivbakshi

    Huh. How ’bout this testimonial?

    Goldmine: John Lennon was a fan of that album, too.

    Bob Gaudio: I had dinner with John and May Pang — There were about four or five, six people there. We had a wonderful conversation about it. He said that it was one of his favorite albums.

    I wonder if we need a thread about out-of-character, artistically heroic albums from bands you didn’t know had it in them. A really bad example would be Macca’s “Liverpool Oratorio.” Boy, did that thing reek!

  8. Mr. Moderator

    HVB, I’ve long been a HUGE fan of Genuine Imitation Life. It’s a stone classic of unintentionally funny good-bad-yet-somehow-good pop-psych.

  9. BigSteve

    I had to google Dino’s to find out what you were talking about, so my license to rock is revoked (actually it was already suspended), but googling also revealed that there is more than one Dino’s Bar & Grill, including one on Tchoupitoulas St. in New Orleans. I don’t have a photo, but will a website with map be sufficient?

  10. i’m totally dissapointed in you BigSteve.

  11. BigSteve

    Don’t worry, I’m still fully licensed to roll.

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