Friend of Leo's
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- Mar 2, 2003
- Sarasota, FL
Of course I was aware of the Has Beens. I booked all of those players except Joe Steil, Jon Paris and Jerry Harrison in their other projects.I went to high school with the guitar player in Sweetbottom (post-Daryl) and the first time I saw them was the Summer after we graduated. Walked into the club and they were playing Inner Mounting Flame. I saw that band a lot because it was right at the beginning of me getting into Fusion and they really scratched that particular itch. I saw Duane at a club in Brookfield where he was doing some gigs with Warren and when I walked up to him during a break, he said "Wow! I haven't seen you in years!".
Short Stuff still gets together occasionally, Jim Liban sits in with Greg Koch, Steve Cohen (Leroy Airmaster), Junior Brantley and others get together and it's great. I still see Steve Cohen, Daryl Stuermer and others at various grocery stores- that's one of the cool things about them being from here- they don't act like movie stars.
Did yu ever hear about The Has Beens? They were originally called The Washed Up Has beens' and played on Sunday nights because they were all gigging and couldn't do it during the rest of the week. It was Sig, Pat McCurdy, Pete Balestreri on sax, Victor DeLorenzo on drums, Mike Seiger on bass with others filling in on drums and bass, like Joe Steil (Gypsy and other Scott Finch projects), Brian Ritchie, members of Bo Deans and many others. Lots of other sat in when they were in town, like Jon Paris & Jerry Harrison.