[Dixielandjazz] Playing Yourself Aboard

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald@calweb.com
Mon, 16 Sep 2002 06:19:57 -0700

I have not had to play myself aboard an aircraft.  However, in 1968 while
waiting to enter a building to play for a political rally for presidential
candidate, Hubert Humphrey, I was asked by a Secret Service officer to open
my banjo case.  Underneath the neck in the little pocket was a (certain
unnamed substance) rolled up in a cigarette paper.  I did some fancy talking
about how delicate the banjo neck was & how it should not be touched or
lifted up to look in the pocket.  I dodged that bullet.

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