Hola Ninas & Ninos de My Bad Tequila!
YES, Autumn is in the air, even here in warm, sunny Scottsdale. In the mornings and evenings a person can feel the coolness, freshness of the fall oxygen filling the lungs with hope of a mild winter.
September was yet another busy month beginning with Labor Day celebrated in Mexico with Amigo T.C. Thorstenson, the world’s foremost famous Buffalo trainer and rider and his Amiga Hollie Butler, the gorgeous cowgirl who is an incredible horsewoman and races around the rodeo grounds at Hogs n Horses in Cave Creek, Arizona with the U.S. American Flag flapping in the wind caused by Hollie’s quick pony which comes to an abrupt halt for the singing of the National Anthem by Elvis Presley’s legitimate, illegitimate son – Mr. John Smith Presley.
Hammerhead’s Dockside Bar & Grill was the place to be in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico as Amigo Troy & Amiga Noreen along with the fine staff, friends and customers were celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Hammerhead’s. And remember last September over Labor Day that Don, Tina, Connie & Yours Truly, Rico were Hammerhead’s very first paying customers. How fitting to have the MEXICO got LUCKY debut book signing at this fun restaurant / bar on the marina. Musicians Lorena Robles, Leslie & Bobby Sahlen & Ronald Vogelsang Daisley all showed up to get their copies of the epic, true story of Jim Kawaguchi and his wonder dog, Lucky. Too Jim LaVanway, Marcia & Mike Quinlan, Ex Rodeo Star – Tommy Pinnell, SBPA volunteer Caroline Durand, Colleen & Joe Locke, Gerri Ortiz & Tony Matz, John Patze, Ramon Cervantes, Bryan Replogle, Kim & Abby Cady, Hollie Butler & T.C. Thorstenson showed up for the festivities along with about another 200 Amigas & Amigos of the laidback lifestyle of San Carlos.
Remember your best friend in Junior High & High School? Many of us have moved away from our hometowns to begin new lives, careers while some of stayed near where they grew up, familiar with all their surroundings because of employment, marriage or having a family farm to take care of. Well my best friend in Jr. & High School, Mr. Craig Clapier went to the University of Idaho in Moscow with a degree in agriculture and then returned home in Southwest Idaho to the family farm to help feed America. While attending the University of Idaho he roommates with a guy that is a studying for his Master's Degree and is a coach for the Vandals who later becomes the offensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints, Coach Bret Ingalls and my Amigo Craig gets invited to a couple Saints games a year. Well Craig decides to go to the Arizona Cardinal hosting game in Glendale, AZ and Craig & I have kept in touch over the many years, we know and care about each other's family and I try and see Craig most every visit to Idaho when I visit my mother along the Snake River in the Sunny Slope and Owyhee County area. Craig gives me a call and asks, "Do you want to go the Arizona Cardinal vs. New Orleans Saints game with me, oh, and we'll have sideline passes as guests of the Saints." Oh Yeah, never have I been on the sidelines of a professional football game. Yes, College games many times as I was a former Boise State football player before the "Blue Smurf Turf." What a great time, Coach Ingalls & Quarterback Drew Brees both received an autographed copy of "My Bad Tequila" for their reading enjoyment while traveling on away games in the team jet. Thank You Craig Clapier & Coach Bret Ingalls for one heck of an experience. I couldn't lose either way of whichever team won as I am now a huge Saints fan right after my beloved Arizona Cardinals; but, now I find myself rooting for and watching the New Orleans Saints in most of their games. "Who dat?" has become a chant of team support. It is most widely used by fans of the New Orleans Saints, an American football team. The entire chant is: "Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?"
The evening before the game I stayed downtown Phoenix at the Hilton so as to be able to have dinner and drinks with Craig & Coach Ingalls at Tilted Kilt and as I was leaving the hotel to meet up with these gents, I ran into a couple of HEROES - the Navajo Code Talkers who helped us defeat the enemies of Germany & Japan during World War II were checking into the Hilton as they were being honored that September 12th evening at Sun Devil Stadium during the Arizona State vs. Cal Poly college football game. It was an honor to be able to take a couple of photos with one of the Code Talkers as his daughter who was accompanying him took our photo. If You've never seen the movie Windtalkers produced in 2002 about this historic, true event, then You need to rent the movie and enjoy! These Code Talkers came from the Arizona Navajo Reservation to serve the United States Marines, Army & Navy!
Next up was Lil’ Sammy’s Birthday Bash which was anything but Lil’! It was a Blowout of Epic Proportions due to Amiga Lynn Nicholson knowing how to get three great bands in one venue and promoting it brilliantly.
Top Rock Entertainment is once again pleased to present, LIL SAMMY's aka Lance Tate 4th ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH....BAGOW!!!!!
Join Lance Tate with friends, family, schoolmates, co workers, and Lil Sammy followers as we celebrate his birthday in style!!! Another outstanding year and reason to ROCK the HOUSE with LIVE ROCK N ROLL!!!.
A night for sure not to be miss with live performances by;
Störmbringer Deep Purple Tribute
Hurrikane (Scorpions Tribute)
LADY ZEP all Female Tribute
Also, we have a SPECIAL Event Signings!!
MEET & GREET with our own CHS Alumni;
Author Sonia Farnsworth-"Losing the Plot in LA”
Author Rico Austin – “My Bad Tequila” best seller
Shopping in Style with: Lisa Martin – Rockin’ Rags;
Lynne Merriam – Hearts & Daggers
Cherry Garcia – Rock Art Watercolors
It was truly a Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza! Can’t wait for 2016 as we will be celebrating the 5th Annual Lil’Sammy’s Birthday Bash. Soon he’ll be surpassing Red Rocker Sammy Hagar for attendance and fun. The real plus is you don’t have to go to Cabo San Lucas to see Lil’ Sammy, just to Long Beach, CA and he’ll make it worth the trip to So Cal!
After a full rockin weekend, I headed further south to San Diego to see Amigo “Mexico Mark” Mulligan & James “Sunny Jim” White at a home concert at Amigo Kevin & Tish’s pool party. Great Trop Rock Music and then I saw them a few days later in the Phoenix area for their last show together of this tour at Fiddler’s Dream.
Last on the list is an invite to all my loyal readers, Amigas & Amigos & Familia to join me in Las Vegas for Halloween as we tailgate at Sam Boyd Stadium while UNLV Rebels play my Boise State Broncos. This party is co-hosted by Amigo & Fireman Lou DeZarn of Las Vegas, NV & Author & Tequila Connoisseur Rico Austin of Scottsdale, AZ;
If interested, here is the link & please do not be afraid this Halloween to dress up – there will be prizes of Tequila Shots! https://www.facebook.com/events/962756040447153/
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Paula Campbell & another Beauty at Lil' Sammy's Birthday Bash! BAGOW
really rocked this Rattlesnake Skin Dress! Can You say SEXY!
beauties Lynn Nicholson & Sonia Farnsworth & Amigo Rico Austin in Long Beach, CA
Lil' Sammy aka Lance Tate turns a year older & wiser;
with Milagrao Tequila, a gift from Author Uncle Rico to Lil' Sammy!
Sir Lancelot will love the Hussein Obama birthday wishes & Milagro Tequila, with a special bottle of Don Julio for the Queen of Top Rock Entertainment - Miss Lynn Nicholson!
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ
in University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, September 13th, 2015!
Gerri Ortiz, Kim Cady, Hollie Butler under Connie's beer & Rico Austin taking group selfie!
together again at Fiesta Restaurant along the Sea of Cortez in Delfin Bay!
Author Rico Austin, singer/songwriter Ronald Vogelsang & Cowboy Tommy Pinnell
at Hammerhead's Dockside Bar & Grille, San Carlos, Mexico!
on the Sea of Cortez in beautiful San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico!
where the few surviving World War II Heroes will be honored on Sept. 12th, 2015!
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