Gut Rumbles

June 30, 2004

the tuxedo

I read this post and had a real memory flashback. Somewhere in the pile of crap in my 'pooter room is a picture of me, taken back in 1976. I have long hair, a Fu-Manchu moustache and a snarky look in my eyes. I'm holding my 1964 Martin D-28 guitar and grinning for the camera.

That was my PR pic when I played semi-professional guitar for several years of my life. That picture appeared in advertisments (right next to the ones for massage parlors and escort services) in papers all over the Southeast US during my musical career. I was proud of it.

You know what I'm wearing in that picture? A baby-blue tuxedo shirt with a black cotton vest. The shirt has ruffles all down the front and French cuffs. (I NEVER wore cufflinks when playing the guitar, but I wore them for that picture.) I look downright sophisticated. The name is Bond. James Bond.

I miss that shirt. If I had any Scotch around the house, I would drink some tonight.


I have a 1975 pic taken of me & my brother @ his wedding. I have my former hair, to be sure, but there is also that brown leisure suit thing goin' on.

That could cause me to reach for Jack Daniel's....several times over.

Posted by: Hap Arnold on June 30, 2004 07:03 PM

You ever want a drink of good scotch, Pappy, you know where I live ;-)

- D

Posted by: Donnie on June 30, 2004 09:04 PM

Man, if I was holding a 1964 Martin D-28, Id be grinning ear to ear. And I've always got scotch around the house... Course tonight it's Grant's... $10 / liter at TJ's... but still... wait, maybe i still have some JW red around...

Posted by: Dz on July 1, 2004 02:32 AM

Damn -- you not gonna scan it & post it for us? Share, dude! Those are always fun. Always did have a thang for long-haired guitar players -- now a baby blue tux?? Good Lord -- you MUST share!

Posted by: Marianne on July 1, 2004 03:27 AM

Yes, pleeeeease? Post it?

I looove Fu Manchu's....

Posted by: Stevie on July 1, 2004 06:02 AM

...well, that night I was wearing a black tux that I bought back in 1997... still fits... it is truly amazing what kind of trouble a bored mind will get you in to, Acidman.. truly amazing...

... still, I like to think that Honey Ryder enjoyed to compliment...

Posted by: Eric on July 1, 2004 07:24 AM
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