Monday, September 22, 2014

Underrated Treasures Blogfest



Today I am joining in Alex J. Cavanaugh's Underrated Treasures Blogfest which I stumbled upon this morning.

Here is how this fest works:

Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure! 

Today, September 22, post about your favorite unknown –

MOVIE – BAND/ARTIST – TV SHOW – BOOK

Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice! 

Here is a link to Alex's blog if you would like to sign up and blog along.

I will do two of the four categories Band/Artist and Book.


BOOK

Bahamarama-St-Martins-Minotaur-Mysteries

More than likely I have blogged about this book before in the archives of this blog. This is the book which hooked me on the whole series, it is book one of five adventure filled mystery books. I am drawn to these tropical adventure style books from Hemingway, Peter Benchley, Jimmy Buffett and now Bob Morris. The adventure starts after the main character is released from prison in Florida and as one could guess it travels to the Bahamas. Murder, revenge, adventure,mystery and tropical locations it is all in this novel Bahamarama by Bob Morris.

BAND/ARTIST

So many and artists I could choose for this one. However, I will go with Billy Thompson who was a local artist living close to where I used to live. He had moved from California. The first time I heard him at a jam. My friend told me to check him out. I am blessed to have so many friends who can tell me who to check out musically. He didn't really grab me at the jam. However, he grabbed me the second time I heard him.

Here he is on stage with Billy Payne of Little Feat...

Billy Thompson on stage with Bill Payne


 I didn't know how good he was until I found out he played with Bill Payne a co-fonder of Little Feat and some of the finest side musicians in the business like Mike Finnegan. When I discovered how much talent was when I saw him playing solo in this bookstore/bar.

Billy Thompson in concert


Don't take my word for it listen to the music...

Here is a song called "Better Man"


Here he is doing some solo music...




If you like his music find out more at his website  order his music, see if he is coming to your town, and share it with your friends. I'm looking forward to discovering some music that is new to me, so TV shows to watch for, movies I need to catch and books I should read through this blogfest.

22 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

Great recommendations. I'll have to check that book out.

Margo Kelly said...

I agree - great recommendations. THANKS :)

Chrys Fey said...

All of these are new to much, which is why this blogfest is so great. Thanks for sharing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not my type of music, but he is a talented musician.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Jo said...

Interesting sounding book. Unable to play the music just now as the "TV" is on for hubby.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Mike. Haven't heard of these. Thanks for sharing your picks for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Good thing your friend recommended you see Billy then.

Bish Denham said...

New books! New music! I'll be delving deeper into these.

Pearson Report said...

Thanks for the intro to your selections… I'm going to check out the book, and I enjoyed the tunes.

Mina Burrows said...

I'll be adding that book to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Both new to me, liked the first song to

VR Barkowski said...

The book looks great. Of course I write crime, so murder always appeals (on the page, that is). And Billy Thompson is terrific. Loved his version of Corinna. I'm a big Taj Mahal fan.

VR Barkowski

mike spain said...

Miranda, Margo, Chrys thanks for stopping in

mike spain said...

Alex thanks for hosting a great blogfest!

mike spain said...

Jo, Susanne, L. Diane Wolf thanks so much for dropping in

mike spain said...

VR Taj Mahal is incredible!

mike spain said...

Bish, Pearson Report, Mina, Pat thanks for visiting!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for sharing your picks!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great picks. Not heard of them, but enjoyed learning about them, especially the book.

J. Lenni Dorner said...

Very cool picks. I hadn't heard of these before.

antipathti.com said...

Well Billy Thompson is now a thing I'll have to hear more of. Thank you!

P V Ariel said...

Hi Mike, what a pleasant surprise!! Oh My.. Those A C Days!! Good to see you after a long time. Thanks for dropping by. This is indeed a nice place to roam around. Will come again. Have a wonderful time of a to z blogging :-)
~ Phil