Friday, December 29, 2006, 12:17 PM // 0 comments

Short Martin Mull/Tim Conway joke

Subject: Short Martin Mull/Tim Conway joke
Date: December 29, 2006 11:44:33 AM EST

Here's a 30 sec. clip I put on YouTube. It's Martin Mull repeating a joke Tim Conway told him. I'm not sure it's so funny because:
  1. I can hear Tim Conway tell it OR
  2. Martin Mull is so happy telling it
  3. it's great that when Tim Conway and Martin Mull got together, they told jokes.
Whatever reason, it's funny.

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Monday, December 25, 2006, 10:44 PM // 0 comments

James Brown - The Godfather, Gone

Christmas 2006 - The Day The Funk Stood Still

James Brown was - hands-down - one of the most important musical forces of the last 100 years in how he transformed the literal rhythm of popular music. The ways in which he introduced new forms of syncopation and polyrhythm into the gospel, blues and jazz training of his youth lead to a revolution in sound and style within soul music. Brown didn't invent funk (no single artist did) but he transformed the sound of popular music through his funk innovations. And of course, in the process, he also created scores of samples that, a generation later, would become the bedrock upon which hip-hop was built.

For me personally he's one of my top five all time musical performers. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent listening to his music, his attitude, his beat, and his funk. It was through his music that I discovered rap/hip-hop, jazz, gospel, and disco/dance music. Before James I was nothing more than a classic rocker listening to the same three chords over and over again. To put it simply - James Brown changed my life.

James Brown, the ‘Godfather of Soul’, Dies at 73 - NY Times Obit.

Listen / Download:
James Brown - You've Got To Have A Mother For Me
Prince - Sexy MF
Public Enemy - Fight The Power
James Brown - Licking Stick Licking Stick

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Friday, December 22, 2006, 7:42 AM // 2 comments

My First Christmas without Dad

Remembering Don Altobell

When Dad passed seven months ago my brother, Stephen, produced a ten minute long tribute using pictures and the music of (who else) Frank Sinatra. So, if you have a few minutes, sit back and enjoy 68 years of my father's life.

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Monday, December 11, 2006, 8:31 PM // 0 comments

Looking For A Great Italian Sauce Recipe?

Sunday Gravy Never Tasted So Good

pasta-sauce-recipe-altobelliCan be prepared in 45 minutes or less.

large onion, sliced and diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4-cup olive oil
1 28-ounce can tomato puree
1 18-ounce can tomato paste
1-teaspoon dried basil
1-teaspoon oregano
1-teaspoon salt
1/4-teaspoon crushed anise (or 1/2-teaspoon whole)
2 tomato paste cans of water (see note)

Sauté onions and garlic in oil in a large pot. Cook until golden. Add rest of ingredients. After sauce starts to boil, lower heat to a simmer. At this time add a pinch of baking soda which will cause sauce to foam. Remove foam with spoon. Cover pot and let cook for 2 to 2.5 hours. Recipe can be doubled and then frozen for future use. One half-hour BEFORE sauce is finished cooking -add meats such as meatballs, pork or Italian sausage for flavor. If using ground beef, cook separately and drain off fat and then add to cooking sauce.

NOTE: More water may be needed if sauce becomes too thick.

Looking for a great Italian meatball recipe?


Friday, December 08, 2006, 8:23 PM // 0 comments

Remembering Lennon

26 years later

altobelli-lennonTwenty-six years ago John Lennon left this planet for the psychedelic pastures of Strawberry Fields.

Today we remember John with a Come Together outtake from Anthology 3. Famed rock critic Robert Christgau believes Lennon is rock's greatest vocalist. Listen to this version and you'll understand why.

Listen / Download:
Beatles - Come Together (Anthology 3)

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Saturday, December 02, 2006, 10:51 PM // 1 comments

The Birthday Boys

Celebrating Birthdays 1 and 41

Paul and Joey Altobelli

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Altobelli Brothers and Satna

Friday, December 01, 2006, 9:23 PM // 1 comments

Messing Around With iMovie Effects


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