Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics

December 8, 2018

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Entertaining show last night at the Hargray Capitol Theatre by Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics. This was our second time seeing them live, and this venue seemed to be more conducive to Ruby Velle’s dynamic stage presence. What a little spark plug on stage! She admits to being her own ‘merchandise girl,’ and I should have taken the opportunity, after the show, to ask her if she minds references to Amy Winehouse. Definite similarities, to me. 

What a shame there were only about fifty people in attendance last night. They deserved more than that. Fortunately, it did not seem to dim the musician’s enthusiasm.


Phil Bonner’s Thunderbolt at the Georgia Motorsports Hall of Fame.


On my first visit to the Georgia Motorsports Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, I rounded a corner of the museum, and seeing this car took my breath away. That is a trite figure of speech, but this part of Ford’s racing history is my favorite, and seeing not just a Thunderbolt, but Phil Bonner’s Thunderbolt, was a strong emotional experience.

Here is a  worthwhile story from Hot Rod Network about the restoration of this historic vehicle.