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mike corry
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About mike corry

I started in garage bands back in the sixties. I had a friend named Marty Smith who showed me a few chords and I had a terrible 12 string acoustic set up as a six string. I started practicing and both Marty and I tried out for a band as rhythm guitar players and I was picked, that ended our friendship!

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Joshua corry drums,bill gaylord banjo,will Gunn bass and Mike Corry sings,guitars,vocals and every thing else including engineering and mix and production.

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Joshua corry drums,bill gaylord banjo,will Gunn bass and Mike Corry sings,guitars,vocals and every thing else including engineering and mix and production.

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About mike corry

I started in garage bands back in the sixties. I had a friend named Marty Smith who showed me a few chords and I had a terrible 12 string acoustic set up as a six string. I started practicing and both Marty and I tried out for a band as rhythm guitar players and I was picked, that ended our friendship!

I talked my parents into buying me a Framus 335 knock-off and a Gibson three piece amp, then I spent the next few years playing covers by The Who, Cream, John Mayall, The Blues Breakers, The Rolling Stones, etc., most bands from that era, (not a bad list for a bunch of 11-13 year olds). Our band later became known as "Opening Night" Joseph Pagan bass/harmonica DonBuchanan lead guitar and Martin Johnson drums and we used to play all over Santa Monica including dances at Miles Playhouse and Lincoln Park across from St. Monica'link, our lead player quit and I became an instant lead player, I'd gotten used to grabbing chords so tightly because of the high action I'd learned on I could barely move my fingers but kept on it, I used to break picks in half cause I was also digging too hard with my right hand. But I owe don a big debt because it instantly made me a lead link played through grammar school and when we got to high school we had a rival band in Santa Monica who needed a bass player, drummer and lead guitar so we joined Rick Dano (son of Royal Dano the actor from Twin Peaks )as our singer,and Steve Knox on link practiced in Ricks living room even without him at times and his folks were always cool with link was a really nice man and gracious and supportive as well as ricks mom.
Graduation came and summer of freedom,we pretty much went our separate ways mainly cause we were a cover band and had no desire to make it.
In the first year at Santa Monica city college I was majoring in music and met Thom Graves in choir,he was looking for a lead guitarist and was talking over me as I sat in my student desk thing to another guy and I said”I’m a lead player” they both looked down at me sorta link hit it off when I went to his house in Culver City,we both loved ry cooder and the band and decided from there to start a band ,I knew a bass player Alan fisher who was also attending the college,Thom said he knew a link the drummer didn’t work and Allen introduced us to Rick hill.
On a camping trip we were listening to the bands link. wallcot t medicine show and there’s a line in there,the Klondike klu klux Steamboat band and Thom said let’s call ourselves that. I didn’t think that was such a great idea,so the Steamboat band we link was playing pedal steel and a tele in those days and had a four ten fender tweed bassman and an ampeg vt link altec Lansing speakers .we moved up to Carmel and lived as a band for about a year,came back to LA and played every high school and jr hi in the link to get some record deals going,cause Thom’s brother in law was Glenn Yarborough,and we used to record with Thom Bresh the great finger picker and son of Merle Travis out in the link Bresh helped me record some commercials for the Good Stuff bread company of a song I’d written when I was 18 by the same name,the commercial was going to go national,but as the music biz,it never came link Bresh and I are still link steamboat were in a movie that won the golden globe documentary award for 1977 called youthquake I was taking a college course on 16 track engineering and the producer filmaker director max b Miller asked if he could film Steamboat during recording and use us as his project for the class,we each got 4 16 track songs to record at the end of the link disbanded about one years later when I was attending mount st. Mary’s up in link started a new band called Bandolin with Tony Askins fiddle mandolin and vocals,jim schram voice bass and guitars and vocals,and me on guitar and pedal steel,Tony was a friend of Ry Cooders wife and would take songs to Ry out in his house in Santa Monica Canyon and get his opinions,that was cool!we also recorded with Thom Bresh out in the valley and played some gigs at schools in west la and Brentwood jim and Tony traveled with on my next adventure,here it comes,....
That next summer I went to study at the Ali Akbar college of music with Ali Akbar khan,the master East Indian classical sarod player.
when I was.21 I wanted to do something new to expand my music after studying composition at Marymount in Brentwood link either wanted to fly to Hawaii and knock on gabby pahinui’s door ( the master slack key guitarist) go to Mexico and study mariachi music or then I found a magazine that advertised the AACM in San link opted on the frisco area cause it was easy to drive there from Santa Monica .i arrived at the first class and Ali Akbar Khan took my Martin d18 and tuned it and handed it back to me .i thought yeah I used to know how to play this lol! Tuning was cgcgcf,a sarod link half way through the summer session my ears opened up and I heard East Indian music the same as western,and I realized I was really at the best music school to really learn music and how to compose.
We would practice 10 hours a day at least,not including about 5 classes or more a week which lasted about 2 hours link’d wake in the morning and eat get to link till supper,take a bath,put fake nails on (playing the sarod is played with tip of the finger nail sliding on a metal surface so I’d wear out my nails daily). The nails held for about ten hours of playing.
I also at this time became a close friend of Ali Akbar Khan and he would invite me to dinner and conversation around chevis regal and coke and then he’d cook dinner about mid link East Indian food I’ve had !I asked him if I could check out his music room, and there were pictures of Jesus and Krishna and shiva and his fathers sarod alluadin khan .the room had an actual vibe to it,I felt it strongly and went out and asked Khansahib ( which was his title) what was that? He answered as a sage he was “ you will get used to it as you become better” he was right about that.
I remember one night he wanted to cook me dinner and he said he’d cook me egg curry and I said I was a vegetarian
and he answered that eggs were considered link I ate them in link they were link became the sound man for the school and had a teac 4 track that I’d gotten from Bresh it had three link would mix live sound,the school orchestra and the artists ,khansahib,Zakir Hussein,Sachdev ,the flute player,Aaish Khan and others and record the link school still has many of the tapes in their link I did sound for Khansahib and the jazz saxophonist John Handy at the keystone in San link was recorded link Hart of the Grateful Dead was studying tabla from zakir at the time and would loan me some of their P A stuff for link once loaned me a PA for my sisters link night I happen to notice that Khansahib had a horrible record player,all one piece ,plastic small so I said you need to get something that
You deserve( I’m thinking here’s the best musician in the world and he has a junk system?) so he gave me a budget of $2000 a large sum in the early 70s and went shopping for him! When I got it I put it together and had a few albums I wanted to play for him to get his takes I played Chet Atkins fingerstyle guitar from the 50s and he said he was good but the guitar was out of tune to his ears ( not Chet’s himself but all guitars) then I played him Beethoven 6th and he said it was beautiful and that his father had listened greatly to Beethoven and loved him and then I played him Harry Parch ,the San Diego area composer of modern music Khansahib said his music was like “having a beautiful woman to make love to and using a pin to prick her instead and kiss her blood” meaning it was a perversion of the beauty of music.
I was attending also at the same time Antioch West Mill Valley under Francis link AACM was not accredited which is completely stupid,being the best education in the US ..So I was able to document and be tested through link process which included hands on training brought me into contact with masters of their link With a bs in composition I had to prove I was worthy under a grilling board Of directors including the top percussionist of the San Francisco symphony,the San Francisco newspapers head reporter,burton Swan the headmaster of AACM,Francis coelho the professor and a couple of other link heavy duty,Sweating bullets.
I was living in Fairfax and would play down at a little restaurant .id record piano parts and then p,ay over them and do sings. R crumb and cheap suit serenaders played their and we struck up a friendship. My parents ending up hiring them for my sisters wedding in Chico. Calif for $200 bucks I borrowed micky Hart’s pa and played some music with them backing me link a picture of us with the saw player missing his socks cause I had left mine in San Rafael and I was best man. Ha ha
I left the Marin county area a little bit after I graduated and left the Ali Akbar link had come to realize it was not my calling to be an East Indian classical musician because song writing and composition was the real reason I played,not to be an instrumental artist per link was heavily into electronic music at this point,really into Tomita,and Wendy ( Walter ) Carlos and dreamed of having an entire moog system filling up my walls
That never happened but the move did and I had auditioned for different clubs in June lake and began playing up link great ideas don’t always work out as planned the pay dropped from promised amounts to a much lower pay because a drought came to the high link was getting va money for schooling and trying to finish my masters,but that dried up too when the va administration sued Antioch .i was writing some Christian songs in those days too but figured no one would care about that!
Eventually Dana Ross husband to candy whose father owned a restaurant and hotel in June lake and mike vaqeo asked me to play bass in a band .i played with them a couple of times until one night I asked mike if I could play his guitar on Johnny b Goode .after the song he grabbed the bass and said you’re playing guitar from now on! We had billy ? As our drummer and asked Jan to sing with us and we became “ the only band in town” literally! We did fleet wood Mac and other covers and some of my link even jammed with Al Garth from loggins and Messina in bishop and later in June lake link played Reno link had a lot of “stranger things” happen to me in June lake and if your brave here’s a link to the stories link
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After living in the high Sierra for three plus years I decided to move back to LA and pursue a song writing link won a quarter finalist in the American song festival and that opened a lot of doors,I was a song writer with omnibus publications Ricky Nelson and glen campbell owned it and started shopping link always wanted to see the reactions of the a and r guys so I would go in person,to get their feedback and to sharpen my link Haskell started mentoring me and taking me to Disney studios,that was amazing and he helped me concentrate on my link taught me a lot about arranging and link I first met mr Haskell I told him the song that had one the quarter finalist was a tribute to the great song and arrangement by Ricky Nelson Hello Mary link smiled and said” I was the producer” oh my!Thom Bresh was toying with the idea of recording a few of my songs,he was at the time recording for abc/ dunhill with snuff Garrett. I recorded a few ditties at Bresh’s but those have gone the way of tape.
I was playing a few solo jobs,restaurants and pizza joints and getting some buzz from my songs.
I started working at the Tinder Box on Wiltshire the original one with ed Kaplan and learned a lot about,sales,inventory,pipe repairing and link was playing and living in West Covina and a guy from salt lakes biggest country venue heard me and called me to move up there to be in the House link paid a steady wage to pick,you link LA
So they actually paid for me to move to Salt Lake City,and I git in the old Toyota corrolla and head out to San Bernardino and over to the desert .I’d never been to Utah and drive straight through snow,stopping at a rest stop to take a shower and pulled into salt lake gave them a call and the phone was out of link! I thought great all this way,quit my job,lost my apartment what link them back in an hour or so and it link!
Met the band! the drummer was the one who heard me play in LA,Covina,and I’d met him the other two were a couple of crusty old country western good ole boys musicians that been around and were giving me the evil eye,being a long haired California link wondering could this greenhorn play country? I didn’t tell them I never really had but I strapped on my bc rich seagull electric( you can’t play country with that they thought we’re the tele?) donned my cowboy hat and cowboy boots ( this kids a dude city boy) plugged into my Roland jazz chorus 120 ( that ain’t no fender)and played “ me and bobby McGee “ I was suddenly okay with them!I learned quickly to change my blues licks into country. The club had a dance floor that must’ve held 2500 and the stage was moved from the front for the smaller crowds on weeknights to the back for the crazy link is a little word for the insane idea of having customers bring their own booze in 5ths,thats the law in link would all get so drunk we’d be walking over passed out customers outside the front door.
It was very cool to get paid to play full time,and I loved it,but the owner of the club was old old old school country and didn’t think I was countrifried enough for him so we parted ways after about four or five months.
I got a tip that there was an agent in town called cma music and had a couple of bands looking for a guitarist lead player,the Pinto Bennett band and the dan moody link adventures on the horizon!
I had been writing songs for quite awhile and had decided to leave LA for a period of time to perfect my stage presence,and singing,songwriting and overall link the saying goes “if you want to play the blues you gotta pay your dues.”
I would learn that playing 6 hours every night 6 nights a week would get me tuned up like an engine firing on all pistons.
I tried out for the Dan Moody Band ,met dick and billy,and rich and some link walked in with my bc rich seagull and my Roland jc link got the gig as lead link would later find out the providence had a hand in my link turns out that Richie moments before had got the gig and after he heard me play he told the guys that he would play rhythm for me,that they’d be crazy not to take link very unlike a musician to be so un ego like!thanks Richie you help mold and change my life.
The drummer was not very good,and they were talking about a drummer they’d fired named joe and how he drank too link heard a tape of them playing live in Whitebird link I asked is this Joe ? And they said yes and I said are you guys nuts? Get him back and trash this guy. They did and I met Joe Dow,who would later play with Pinto Bennett and the famous motel cowboys ( small world) and Sawmill creek band with Bruce Hauser out of pine dale Wy. Joe sang great had great taste in music and the best feel and fills of any drummer I’d link was real pleasure playing with that band.
Our first gig was in pine dale,Wy. Boy what a culture shock for a Santa Monica Beach boy! Cowboys dookin it out right in front of me ,women slapping the cowboys and out side they told me if I didn’t hold a cloth up to my face to breath through I’d freeze my lungs! what?43 below zero or something.
We played great that first gig and I was sold guess they were too cause they kept me on.
The road,is a dangerous and crazy place,so hold your hats we’re going to the rodeo!
And rodeos are abundant in the north west link started playing the Bronze Boot in Cody Wy. One of our favorite spots for many reasons. I loved the Irma restaurant,bill Cody’s daughter,beautiful rosewood bar gifted to Wild Bill from the Queen of england,metal lace ceilings,nice atmosphere and great roast beef dinner with real mashed link real find from all the greasy spoons in other link must for any foodie starving to death on the link time I walked into a market somewhere in Wy. And asked where their fresh vegetables and fruits were,they pointed to a table filled with fruit flies and rotting veggies and fruit! No thanks,for a kid from Santa Monica used to the best?not acceptable!
Cody also had some hidden hot springs that we leaned about from friendly locals and a huge rodeo every link the best old western museum!a real pleasure to play link people too.
A lot of fun times at the bronze boot in Cody Wyoming sometimes the fun spilled over onto adventures and link got in bit of trouble one link used to like his drink and his wife came to visit us and the two of them would stay after till closing sharing shots with link band had a bar tab in each members name and one night joe was feeling really good and said a round for everyone! That shot his bill up so high that by the time we got paid that weeks work joe owed the bar a few hundred link they worked out a deal and joe got the opportunity to stay there a week and help tar the roof of the club in the hot Wyoming summer sun! Lucky for him and us that following week we had taken off to rest,so joe stayed behind and sweated bullets!ha ha !
Another time Joe’s wife showed up in colville Washington ,we had a band house that was really nice and they’d told us to make sure that all the doors were locked when we left cause teenagers would go in knowing when the cleaning lady came in and when the next band in line would show and they’d party!
Joe and his wife weren’t ready to leave with rest of us and we warned them to lock the doors.
About a week later we were in South Dakota and we get a call from our agent telling us we all have warrants for our arrests in Washington,felonies to boot!
We said WHAT?
Turned out the cleaning lady was the wife of the local sheriff! She was cleaning and found a little vial of white substance under the link had strict. rules in the band,NO DRUGS!
That finally got worked out,and they dropped the link had to thank our drummer and his wife from our hearts for that fiasco.
We played the Rancher in Jackson hole a few times and did great,fun fun town to play but we really wanted to play the Cowbar across the way,that was the important place to get link kept asking them and theysaid “osure yeah someday.”one Saturday night we were picking up a storm and had the place packed,turned out we took the people away from the cowboy bar so they closed early and came over and told us,” you win”
Next time in Jackson? You guessed it! we were at the Cowboy!
We’d seen “tarwater” play their last set at the cowboy and they were the band in those days,up there with the mission mountain wood band,later Montana,and sawmill creek link we were star struck to be on that stage.
A great deal of real cowboys and real cowgirls kicken up their heels doing the Western swing your partner link were thrilled.
I was living in pingree Idaho over the hill through driggs link I’d come down the pass to get to Jackson around 730 on one of the times down it I could see a fire in the link I got closer I saw they had downtown blocked off,no cells in those link our gig was link million dollar cowboy bar,not THE Cowboy burnt to the ground,with all those silver dollars in the bar!the fire went right up to the alley behind the link didn’t get to find that out until a day or so link bc rich seagull guitar and Roland amp were in the cowboy and I didn’t know if I’d lost everything. But all was safe and no fire or smoke link resumed playing a night or two later to a packed house and very happy musicians!
We also loved playing Grand Targee on the other side of the Grand Tetons,up from Driggs link was our week of vacation! We were the only band they allowed there with a drummer and I remember getting that room hopping with people right up to a foot in front of my mic link got a dinner every evening from their Fabolous restaurant,crab,steak,a feast for road musicians,we each got our own condo and ski rentals and lift link had never tried skiing before but all the rest of the guys had been doing it since they was babies.
On the other side of fun we got booked into Gillette Wy. That’s an entirely different experience coming your way.
Gillette has no houses just trailers because it’s an oil riggers town,filled with some wild western folks without link bar we got booked into turned out to be according to playboy mag,one of the top ten most dangerous bars in the US .thanks coming to our agent for sure!a guy had been hung there 6 months earlier and there were some link what we want to hear!
I was standing out in the parking lot and saw these two guys welding a trucks bumper to one of those metal car stopper posts,this was around link went back in to practice with the band and then we took a break and I noticed this fellow that was staggering drunk going to his link got in started it up and put it in reverse,you “ain’t goin nowhere” should’ve been playing on the link ground the gears on numerous tries spun tires smoked them and finally gave up and jumped out of his rig cursing up a storm,kick his truck then the tires and went back in the link must’ve thought a few more beers would’ve worked things out!
After a good laugh we went back to practice and a huge Indian walked across the dance floor to ask Dick Orr for a link was 6’2” and wore a big cowboy hat,we were on a stage about three feet high and when this Native American came up he was looking at Dick eye to link my! We definitely took his request.
There was a pretty cocktail waitress there who kept hitting on me,but I kept turning her down,for one her boyfriend just got out prison for assault and two he had a reputation for being one mean sob! She said she wanted to dance with me and I had told I couldn’t dance ,I was the lead player in the band so they couldn’t do it without me and finally I resorted to a big lie,I told her I didn’t like girls!She answered,you won’t be anymore! what?the band thinking they were cute told her they could play a slow dance without me,crap! Thanks boys! So we started to dance there in the afternoon,no one in the place,she was hugging me and I was stepping on her shoes ( I really don’t dance) and who walks in?yep the boyfriend,al Capone’s link the song ended and I needed a smoke .i went outside and was standing there and she comes out to tell me she’s sorry and I said sure nonproblem just as her boyfriend comes out cursing at her throws the keys at her and yells if you want to go with this Mexican it’s your decision,I’m looking around for that Mexican and it dawned me he was referring to link was tan but really? I thought this is just great.
To get into the bar you walk through the front door and the bar is right there,you go a little forward and there’s latticework and a entrance to the dance floor on the right and that’s how I’ve get to get back to the link thought well here’s goes!
I walk in and he’s sitting at the bar with his body turned to the front link next to him,his best friend is I’m pretty sure the brother of Sasquatch,that Indian I told you about,and this guy attacks me yelling obscenities,I grap his wrists so he can’t punch me and I see the bartender pole vault the bar to the link don’t want to hit him,I like my fingers,and that’s my money link Dow shows up out of nowhere and pushes the guy me,he’s holding unto me screaming bar tender gets in between and pull him off me,no injuries,but man I’m wired,I’m keeping my eye on the Indian.
The band and I take off till the evening gig,and they’re all joking about me getting shot!ha ha yeah I’m not in a good humor.
We get back fir the gig and the bartender tells us he fired the waitress and banned the boyfriend and the Indian from the premises forever! Great insult to injury.
There’s was a side make door to the bar that was always open a crack and the guys and I kept an eye on it for a rifle poking through.
There’s was a table full of migrant workers to the front side right of the stage and there came a big pop pop pop! We all froze in mid song,looking at each other to see who would drop First! It turned out the workers had lit some firecrackers just for a bang! Dick went up to the mic and said”you have no idea what you just did!”
We were wired up that entire night back at our tent in the KOA link sleep much either.
theres was a tornado the next day too!
This is really a fun gig!
The next night,an old woman came sluggishly across the dance floor and motioned for dick with index finger” come here” and she asked dick as he bent down if we’d play a ray price link said we had one,pedal steel and link was the bass player but when he’d play the steel I’d grab the bass. We did a decent job of it,and she comes slowly back across the floor,finger motions dick again and he bends down close to hear her and we’re thinking she’s going to compliments us and say thanks but she clears her throat and hocks up a big luggi and spits in Dicks face!
Then she cackles “ that’s the worst bunch of shit I’ve ever heard”
We couldn’t get out of Gillette fast enough!
It was about this time that we heard the horrible news that most of the members in Mission mountain wood band known later as Montana had been killed in an airplane accident.
It was coming home to roost how dangerous being on the road link women telling you they were divorced and were not and ex’s being two states away which they were not and sliding on black ice in winter and cops and rigs and equipment breaking,or stolen ( I forgot to mention all of richies effect pedals were stolen out of that bar in Gillette)and other members of bands getting killed in freak accidents and a host of other insanities it gets to wearing some guys pretty thin and homesick.
Then there’s the crazy slow learners such as yours link show must go link Dakota,South Dakota,Montana,Minnesota,New Mexico,Colorado,Idaho,Utah ,and Wyoming on the horizon.
We were doing a few of my originals in those days “ such a shame” “ hard cider woman” written by Thom graves and I from steamboat days,”the shores of Malibu “ “ I should’ve known better” “ fat city” “somewhere in the twilight zone”and a couple more that aren’t coming to mind. I had a rule ,we’d follow up a big hit song like “ sweet home Alabama “ with one of mine,if we dropped the ball,didn’t feel right or the folks did not keep dancing the song ended up on the cutting room link was a song I liked a lot called “ spinning our wheels” a saga of life on the road,it had an instrumental middle that I wrote in 15/16 so it would drop a beat,it was funny to watch them dance to that,but we trashed it cause someone said they didn’t like the song????
Can’t please everyone,but it’s a good thing to watch for reactions rather than lifting your own ego link it’s brutal but that’s link
Not everything you write is gonna be Beethoven’s 9th.
When playing in Jackson hole once a guy came up and offered $2500 to do a one night gig in North Dakota,up near link asked fir half down up front,no agent fee this time,and the rest when we played it,before we played for a date 6 months away,in spring.
Spring came and Dakotas here we come.
They call the dakotas the bad lands for a link can be bad when the storms roll in across the mountains and link they roll in fast!And it can be bad because it just feels like being link was feeling bad the day we pull up to the one store in some real little town in North Dakota.
I’ve been in small link Idaho,June lake,calif,a couple truck stops in Montana.
And whistle stops across the northwest,but this little town,wasn’t even a speed bumb!
I don’t remember the name of that town,but I remember trying to get out of there so fast I was driving through corn fields and went airborne in the Toyota through a sudden right turn with a stop sign into an adjacent link was actually kinda fun.
But back to link arrived and called the guy and he said he meet down link town meant stand between the smallest post office I’ve ever seen and mini mini mini link was wondering as we were waiting if Minnie pearl was from around there,and he pulled up told us to follow him to our lodging he’d worked out for link not kidding here,the house had no doors,because theyd probably blown away
There was no water,no plumbing the bathrooms were stripped bare to the link started thinking I’d see mick Rooney walking around the corner as we stepped unto the set of atomic kid.
Needless to say,this address would NOT be our resting place for the link of the deal was room and board plus the link part made me very suspicious to find the board part of this link I’m not eating THAT!and the cash deal,the-rest in confederate bills?
We didn’t complain ,we said NO!
He said he’d find better
He did.
The gig that afternoon was to be on a huge flatbed out in a field with link a crowd of I’m guessing the direct descendants of the cro magnan tribe was out there rocking with us,so was a huge,fierce storm approaching from the link 25 miles link happened to mention this to the organizer and he said no big deal.
Tons of equipment does not move itself,usually even with much assistance it’s a slow link the vans just right,gently setting power amps in their places and valuable instruments. A torrential rain pour changes deliverance,it’s turns to grab and link one of these grab and throws,i not only injured a finger of my left hand,yes my playing hand,! Crushed between two klipse lascalla link eventually got a hernia.
Ah found memories of North Dakota basking in the sun,the lovely natives bringing me flowers,....wake up mr corry we must administer your medicine!
Rain on your parade is one thing,rain on your equipment link really hate three things sharp harsh dropping causing percussion! Beer spilled over and in and link three events were happening around us as we watched in horror as the inexperienced tossed equipment into our link we couldn’t see them actually do this because of the downpour we could hear them through the sudden claps of thunder and catch a frozen image as lightening flashed! Hey watch out and hey don’t fell on deaf ears.
Dangers on the road? Nah just a never ending party man!
Well they decided to pay us a little extra,extra as in the money they owed us ,the following day,hey that ain’t the deal! Unspoken rule,never leave a gig without the cash.
So we were to meet him in Podunk town square ( don’t ask) the next day and get paid and then play that afternoon at a farm a little up the link waited in that exciting metropolis for about three hours and finally he fell into town.
Got paid,got directions!
Three mailbox’s up that road.
30 miles later were still looking for mailbox number two!
The farm had a barn and setup amongst the hay stacks facing the link was kinda cool,and a lot of people showed link was hard to see through the crowd and they were right up to our link was playing a solo and after this guy walks up to me and says I have something for you put out your hand,I did and he poured a handful of white little pills in my hand ,cross tops and disappears into the link thought what do I do with these and put the mound Of illegal amphetamines on my amp and continued link me!
Joe was having too much fun and was starting to get slower as the set link asked for a few tabs of the medicine on my amp and gobbled down a handful! We were playing a fast tune about set three and all of a sudden no drums! I turned to find Joe passed out cold in the hay! I think I played drums for the rest of our set.
North Dakota what a trip!
Don’t get me wrong the road is a blast and you get paid for seeing great places.
With more adventures on the horizon even the best give it a call quits.
Lewiston Idaho,coming down highway 12 though the canyon was gorgeous headi