[Dixielandjazz] I remember Eddie Calhoun!
Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:24:21 -0500
on 6/25/02 5:29 AM, Phil O'Rourke at email@example.com wrote:
> I can go along with what Eddie was doing.
> I can remember a couple of years ago in my youth riding a motorbike through
> the middle of Canberra (Australia's capital) and thinking that I had better
> slow down or the cops would grab me. I looked at the speedo to work out how
> much I had to slow down by and saw that I was doing 25mph.
> I realised that I had better speed up; it was a 50 mph speed zone.
> It was a nice smoke though.
> Phil O'Rourke
Might prove to be a great thread on the list: "Once in my youth...."
My own contribution: Jack McDaniels (fine tenor player) and I were somewhat
oversmoked after the job and trying to exit a traffic circle. Around and
around to the left, streets and roadways flipping by like a deck of cards
under your thumb, until I said, "Uh, man...just take any one of them and get
off: we'll figure it out later." It worked, or I'd still be there.
Maybe that same night, came to a stop at a red light at top of a hill.
Waited. And waited. Light never changed. About five minutes, felt like an
hour. Finally Jack said, "I'm gonna go investigate." Came back a minute
later laughing so hard he could hardly get into the car. "What's up, man?"
"It's a tail light on a Cadillac parked on the side!" This was when
tailfins were all the style on American cars.