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Topic: Bonamaglossary

this is something that was started back on March 11, 2004 on the fansite. Since Joe's forum now allows bring thread to the top, I've moved it here. I didn't copy every post however.
There's been some terms that folks have come up with since, please add them if you have them.
some of the previous entries lose a little meaning without the 'smilies' from the other site...

Mar 11, 04 - 6:33 PM

hope John G. whom I believe is the one who coined the term Bonabaptism finds his way here

Bona(anything)-means its ALL good

Bonabaptism - Your first Bonamassa show, or any show if you sin alot and need to be born again

Johio - that dang blasted state that gets way too much Joe time, unless you live there and then its not enough

Joe-maha Bonabraska - where Garth and MattR live.

the Wing - if you are here, you are under it

Bonamalessons - what you learn at a show or a '03-'04 Blues in the Schools presentation

Bonaddicted - what you sick fans reading this are!!!

hey fix these and/or add your own or one you heard somewhere

Joe's most Bonafflicted fan

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Mar 12th, 2004 - 6:27 AM
Bonamassatherapy: As BB King says, "The blues is like a tonic for all that ails ya," and Joe's brand is the most effective treatment of all.

Bonamassification: Attending live Joe shows, listening to them on CD, or listening to his studio CDs (in that order, probably); all of which serve as therapeutic interventions (see above) for the soul.

Bonamasses: Dedicated, loyal, and mildly obsessed (speaking for myself, anyway) legions of Joe's fans who make it their business to think, speak, and spread the word about him.

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bill masullo
Mar 12th, 2004 - 11:08 AM
two more...bonamatuer...when i don't practice my guitar and
after joe plays in your town its usually a bonamassacre

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Stu Craig
Mar 12th, 2004 - 12:40 PM   Re: Bonamaglossary


(1) A small town in NJ, about 60 miles Southeast of Bill Twomey's house.

(2) A psychological state, especially prevalent in the Pacific Northwest.

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Mar 12th, 2004 - 5:09 PM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonaventure- Road-trip to a Joe show.

Bonanza- A bonaventure involving multiple shows.

Bona Fide- Joe's guitar skills, OF COURSE !

Bonaparte- Teary eyed, telling Joe THANKS for another FANTASTIC show before leaving the venue, and praying to heaven it's not TOO long before the next one.

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Mar 12th, 2004 - 10:46 PM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonamastery--What Joe demonstrates every time he picks up a guitar.

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Mar 14th, 2004 - 10:11 PM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonadrought------living in Arizona.

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Mar 15th, 2004 - 2:35 PM   Re: Bonamaglossary

pro bona - being, involving, or doing musical work donated especially for the public good e.g. "Blues in the Schools"

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Jane H.

Mar 16th, 2004 - 6:52 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonamanappolis - where the band is playing 4/12/04!

Jane H.
Apr 6th, 2004 - 1:05 PM   Re: Bonamaglossary

www.bonamassabluesrock.com = world's coolest website

Joe Fest = see www.joefest.com (note 2007 this is now an old link) for definition

Bonamaglossary correction - Bonamanappolis is really spelled BonamAnnapolis

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Apr 30th, 2004 - 4:54 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonamassamobile: A vehicle (like mine, for example) whose exterior is adorned with the new stickers, whose visor case is stocked with both live & studio Joe discs, and whose CD player consistently contains one & plays it at a considerable volume level.

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May 3rd, 2004 - 12:57 PM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonatsunami - what its like when Joe comes to town!!
Bonawannabe - I think thats self explanatory..
Bonawigglerama - what I can't help doing listening to Joe


May 6th, 2004 - 7:05 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonamania - what i feel everytime i hear the music!!

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Jane H.

May 6th, 2004 - 8:02 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonamasymphony (Bonamasymphonic) = Joe's composing and playing
hope to hear Joe play at the Meyerhoff symphony Hall one day

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Phil Cornell

May 9th, 2004 - 3:00 PM   Re: Bonamaglossary

I'll give it a try.......

Bonaburned --- what my skin looks like after a Joe show in sunny San Diego!

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Jane H.

May 18th, 2004 - 6:57 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary

B.Y.O.B. = Bring your own Bonamassa!
I'll play mine  loud for you but hands off the discs !

Jane H.

May 27th, 2004 - 12:31 PM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonamasskickin' = what happens if you touch a fan's Bonamassa discs, or if you impersonate a fan 

Jane H.

May 28th, 2004 - 6:07 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonabuddy = what we be

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May 31st, 2004 - 11:54 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bonamandated: What a goodly portion of the day's music was at this weekend's car show & what it will be at my nephew's upcoming graduation party (and anywhere else I that may gain access to the tunes).

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Jun 9th, 2004 - 7:32 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary

I heard this great one from jim m. at the chat last night
bonafluenza  - the excuse you use to get out of work for a Joe show
i am sick, soooooooooooooooo sick like that

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Jane H.

Jun 11th, 2004 - 7:15 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary

Bondaid - Joe's songs - currently available in assorted sizes, tunes and tones ready to protect all your blues-boos and speed the healing of your deepest cuts.

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Jane H.

Jun 30th, 2004 - 7:06 AM   Re: Bonamaglossary


Bonamaseyes  - when you see a show or get to meet Joe, its the dazed look in ones eyes.

Bonamasize - The musical equivalent of "super sizing" an extra value meal  . "Yes dear DJ I would like to request a double shot and Bonamasize it"