[Dixielandjazz] I remember Eddie Calhoun!
Tue, 25 Jun 2002 10:47:17 -0400
Seems to me I read an account about an earlier late 20s or early 30s jazz
musician who had a similar run in with a tail light. I can't remember if
it was Pop's Foster's book or Mezz Mezzrow's.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charlie Hooks" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "DJML Dixieland Jazz" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] I remember Eddie Calhoun!
> on 6/25/02 5:29 AM, Phil O'Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Charlie
> > I can go along with what Eddie was doing.
> > I can remember a couple of years ago in my youth riding a motorbike
> > the middle of Canberra (Australia's capital) and thinking that I had
> > slow down or the cops would grab me. I looked at the speedo to work out
> > 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
> > Australia
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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,
> "It's a tail light on a Cadillac parked on the side!" This was when
> tailfins were all the style on American cars.
> oh, well--
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