Labor Day Weekend 2011 Chesapeake Bay

It's been a while since I posted some video but here is a nice piece from our sail on the bay using my Contour HD a nifty little wide angle sports camera. I also added some music from the Vimeo Music Store a great new feature that offers music to a...

Hofbräu Festzelt Craic at Oktoberfest 2010

Finally after a 9 year wait, I was able to get back to Oktoberfest in Munich Germany for the 200th Anniversary of the event. When I went in 2001 with 5 friends, my old crappy VHS camcorder 2 piece had long been retired and modern digital equipment an...

Lahaina Maui Lei Day

So Samantha was told that Lahaina was not worth the trip to visit while on the island of Maui. "Bah! Humbug" I scolded her, this is a historic whaling town from the 1800's that was a major part of start of commerce in Hawaii and written about by Jam...

Sunrise Eagle Beach Aruba

It's so nice to stroll Eagle Beach early in the morning before the sun gets blazing in Aruba and I met a really nice guy that meets up with a few friends everyday at sunrise to workout and to feed the birds. I had my Rode boom microphone which was gr...

Sailing Tribute to Uncle Sam Torchia

I had the opportunity to go sailing on My cousin Steve "Looper" Villager's boat Hoku'ula on the North Shore of Oahu last summer with his brother Scott. I thought it would be a great idea to dedicate the sail to our late Uncle Sam who passed away a fe...

Meet The Residents Green Eyeball

Got a quick interview with one of The Residents eyeball after their Talking Light show at World Cafe Live. During the show, Mr Skull, who is now an old man/woman told the SRO crowd that Carlos, of the four members of the band had gone to Mexico. Ther...

Flatbread Organic Pizza Paia Maui

I've been so busy with the worst winter of snow and work the last 3 months that it seems I've neglected to edit and post much of the footage of our trip to Hawaii last summer. This is a quick little piece that I did on Flatbread Company a great spot ...

24 Hour Booze Cruise on the Bay

I took Tony and Glenn out on the Chesapeake Bay for a 24 hour bender last summer. Poors guys make marriage seem like prison the way they totally let loose. They really need to get out more. We had a great sunny sail into Annapolis and moored the boat...

Judy in the Pool

This winter never seems to end as an epic storm is about to clobber Maryland and threatens to dump 6-12 inches of snow on Philadelphia. What better way to celebrate by hibernating in the house and posting a video that I shot on my waterproof Santo Xa...

A Love Letter For You

I recently had the opportunity to meet Steve "ESPO" Powers on the last mural he was doing for A Love Letter For You. The project was an ambitious program, funded by Pew Center for Art and Heritage with 50 murals to be painted along the western part...

Dog Walk in Clark Park NaVloMoPo

Dog Walk is my contribution to NaVloPoMo The idea is to do a video that was inspired by the previous days video. I followed Cheryl Colan and was inspired by her use of windows, leaves and a morning face. This inspired me to imagine waking up to the b...

Beer with Johnny Rotten Lydon 1983 NYC

If you're old enough to remember recording video on VHS, you might remember the white balance button. Or in my case, sometimes forget to balance the color. It was easy to forgot since the camera monitor was in black and white. This is prized footage...

Happy 50th Birthday Hawaii and Me!

What better way to celebrate a 50th birthday than to visit Hawaii (for a 5th time) and visit some relatives and do some sailing and windsurfing. Hawaii became a State on August 21, 1959. Of course I was born August 30th so nice treat USA. J Cap'n He...

Pirate Beach Plunder Rock Hall 2009

The second Pirates and Wenches Weekend arrived to big crowds and a bit warmer weather but that didn't slow any of the activities. This specific event was the dinghy beach plunder and reenactment of The Legend of Graybeard - PART II - The Abduction of...

Bastille Day 2009 Eastern State Penitentiary

For the last several years or so a Eastern State Penitentiary had played host to Philadelphia's celebration of Bastille Day. The prison which served from 1829 to 1971 is now a National Historic Monument. Marie Antionette can be heard yelling "let the...

1983 Memorial Day Old City Philadelphia

I finally finished up one of the first videos I ever shot with the 2 piece RCA VCR and camera I bought in 1983. It was quite cumbersome by today's standards and the battery life was quite short. My good friend Chris "Theo" Theodore led the interviews...

Sail Freedom 72″ Schooner

Every time I travel to a place that has big water, I just love to find me a sailboat that takes people out for a good sailing trip. In Aruba my favorite sail is Mi Dushi, which I've done a number of times. This voyage is from Sail Freedom an incredib...

St Augustine Florida Easter Week 2009

Demanda Diamond and I flew down to Tampa to visit some of her family over the Easter break and decided to make the 4 hour drive to St Augustine . I'd never been to St Augustine but knew how historical a city it was, dating back to the 1500's. It's a ...

Visiting Dad’s Grave…5 Years Later

My brother Andrew and I visit our dad's grave who passed on tax day April 15th 2004. Nothing real heavy here, just a few minutes to pay tribute to Coffey loved ones. I'm guessing dad is rolling over in his grave upon hearing that neither Andrew or I...

Party With Some Pot Belly Pigs

My good friend Dave now lives up in New Hope Pennsylvania so I took the opportunity to get out of West Philly and journey to the country on a sunny winter day. He had been telling me about a couple of pigs that he had saved from the bacon factory and...

Obama Whistle Stop Train Philly to DC

It was 9 degrees Fahrenheit in Philadelphia this morning but I bundled up as best I could and took the 10 minute trolley down to 30th Street Train Station to catch the launch of Whistle Stop Train ride for President Elect Barack Obama. Without gettin...

Happy Birthday New Year Sam Local 44

This marks the start of my fourth year of video blogging and I decided to take a small break from shooting any of the Mummers Festivities for this year. I did go down to do Washington Ave for some site inspections and caught up with Jonny Goldstein a...

Sea Isle City 1988 Part 1

Well it's taken 20 years but I finally started to edit the videos I shot at our summer shore house in Sea Isle City from the summer of 1988. There wasn't much of a market for editing VHS movies for the regular consumer but thankfully, my tapes have h...

Sailing Lake Nockamixon, Go Phillies!

Philly was going through a bizzare weather weekend. The Saturday Phillies game the night before was rain delayed to a 10PM start that didn't end till 1:45 AM. A front brought a really nice brisk fall day to the area on Sunday with SSW winds from 6-8...

Mystic Whaler craic in Rock Hall

What a great weekend to take down a couple new folks to the boat for some great day sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. Beautiful fall weather with an easy 5-8 knot NE wind. After a great day of sail we see Mystic Whaler on the way back to my mooring. We ...

Philadelphia Red Bull Soapbox 2008

Hurricane/Tropical storm Hannah arrived to the Delaware Valley just as Red Bull Soapbox was about to launch on the fabled Wall of Manayunk Philadelphia. The rain held off till about a half an hour before the first run, but I did get enough footage of...

Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend

Pillaged and plundered Rock Hall for the first ever Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend. The weather was fantastic and so was the large crowd. Many thanks to Cuban stowaway Jorge Muniz for singing and guitar, and Blue Crab Charters for making it all ...

Aruba Butterfly Farm

I've stopped by this the Butterfly Farm the last 2 times I vacationed in Aruba. It is a quick little tour and Demanda, a high school biology teacher, does a great job at filling in some very important butterfly information. Jimmy CraicHead

Madame Janette Aruba Seafood Dining

Demanda insisted we try something new in Arbua and many of the people at our time share Paradise Beach Villas suggested we try Madame Janette for some excellent sea food. Being one that eats to live, I'll let Demanda do the talking. Beware of the two...

Odunde Festival 2008

A tradition in South Philadelphia since 1975, Odunde played out to a sweltering heat wave that hit the east coast. I got the opportunity to chat to Daily News reporter Damon Williams a longtime Philly resident and Odunde attendee and neighbor of th...