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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Larry F, Nov 17, 2019.
Dammit! I was ready for some confrontation! You...
I'm not a badass at all unless you won't let me leave...
Wait, he died at 37, but in this pic, he looks like 57!
Remember that in the '40s and '50s, this was still a cash-and-carry world. Especially if you were an itinerant musician living out of a suitcase, every cent you had would very often be in your pockets (or your shoes, or your belt, or your hatband, or the lining of your coat). Getting robbed was much more than just an embarrassment and an inconvenience. It could leave you with literally nothing but the clothes on your back.
Rode hard and put up wet.
That’s a great record though.
it’s amazing how many blues “harp” players claim him as an influence , but if you really listen to his own sides and those he made with Muddy, he really doesn’t overplay at all, yet all of them do...
Life was tough for everyone back then, some more than others. Those men grew up on plantations, in poor conditions. Some had to steal for survival.. Anything they earned, they certainly weren't going to let someone take, at least without a fight.
Keef has a discussion of knives in his recent bio. As I recall his advice was IF in a knife fight slash the forehead as the curtain of blood will blind your foe....
Nothing could be more scary than a knife fight! had a knife pulled on me as a kid and didn't like that. I was confident the assailant was just trying to be tough which he was NOT. There's a LOT of knife crime on the streets!
My recent knife purchase is the Leatherman Free P4. Really like it! Can get a blade out with one hand and open to pliers even easier! A true work of art. My EDC is a Benchmade Mini Crooked River another piece of art and more formidable if need be.
I always have a pocket knife on me.
In case I drop my pistol or something.
I've heard that straight edge razors were a preferred carry "blade" during that period since they were super sharp and cut deeper....I had an old codger pull one on me in the seventies at a dive where I shouldn't have been in the first place.
it wasn't just blues. My dad played in a country band in the 60s, and one time a guy walked up to the stage.. while they were playing.. and asked the singer if he was such-n-such. Yes, I am... BANG! the guy shot him! Lucky for him it was a 25 (small weak caliber) and a bad shot. Seems he thought maybe the singer was doing the horizontal bop with his woman (no idea if any truth but probably lol).
As for me, I've never played a gig I didn't have both a knife and gun on me. But that's just part of my daily load out, so it wasn't like I was trying to be Howlin' Ray King Guy Wolf Donkey or anybody.
The blues have nothing on Renaisssance goldsmiths from Florence. Look at yhat Benvenuto Cellini. He hears someone is talking trash about him so he cuts him up outddide his apartments. He has to go on the lam a few months until his uncle can square things with the local government.
And it wasn't the first time.
Are you talking about “Moanin’ at Midnight”? Because the day after you posted this, I picked Mrs. German up at work (a uni library) and she handed me three Discard books that “she thought I might like.” One of them was Moanin’. I had never heard of this book, and I absolutely want to read it. Weird, though...
I'm getting to the point where I'm going to need a cane soon. I was thinking of a taser cane, like one of these:
how are you going not to taze yourself using it is the question !
Good question. My impression is that the handle is fully insulated and the trigger button is on the handle. You would have lift it up and touch the end to your attacker, and simultaneously activate the trigger. I'm guessing that's how it would work. If that fails, you pull out your gun.
is it like a cattle prod or does it shoots the 2 darts ? you might not know that though. I d be afraid to put in on my foot while talking or something and activate it.
edit: a cattle probe is the thing extra terrestrials use on cows.
I'm pretty sure it's like a cattle prod, but you're right. That could knock you flat out if you made that mistake.
Even if it fires darts, they could probably go through a pair of tennis shoes.