Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy Birthday to Caroll Spinney!

Happy 84th Birthday to Caroll Spinney, the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch! 

Much love to you!

-Jeni Rizio

Thursday, October 5, 2017

RIP Richard Concepcion AKA Rapid T Rabbit

I must apologize for the delay in posting this memorial.

Richard Concepcion, of New York City, a long time fan of Caroll and someone who helped me develop Carollspinney.net, has passed away. His family had asked that people keep attention away from them during the immediate shock of his sudden passing on August 1st. It is completely understandable as Richard knew a lot of people and it has been said that the loss of a child is the worst form of trauma one can go through. Divorce and homelessness are other examples (my current situation), however I cannot imagine what it is like to lose a child as someone who has never given birth.

Please enjoy this video in Richard’s memory. I helped him out by performing the Dinosaur character Ricky Raptor in the Arthur Brown fan video for his song “Fire”.


May Richard Rest In Peace.


Treat yourself to “I AM BIG BIRD”


I have not mentioned the film, I AM BIG BIRD, The Caroll Spinney Story in awhile.

Check it out on Amazon:


While I have your attention, please go have a look at this interview I gave for the Muppet Mindset:


And have a listen here over at the MuppetCast, free of charge on iTunes!


Have a good day.

P.S. Look for my name in the credits. :)

Caroll Spinney Art

Check out this Caroll art! He is so talented. As an artist myself, I feel so blessed to consider my favourite artist a dear friend. I apologize about the lousy scans. I think you get the gist. :)

Cheers and enjoy,

Check out The Wisdom of Big Bird on your Nook or Kindle


It has been awhile since I mentioned Caroll’s book, the Wisdom of Big Bird, so I thought it would be cool to mention that you can get it on your Nook or Kindle.

Here is the Nook link:


Here is the Kindle link:


Take care and enjoy!