the Texas Honky Donkey is not in Texas. It is in Estonia, but I'm
sure the their slogan of "visit Texas, eat Texas, drink Texas"
made the patrons believe that they were smack dab in the middle
of the lonestar state. After all, it is a "real place",
with "real stuff" and "real music" What more
could you ask for?
go to Europe for this one, which I suppose is imploring us not to
play the trumpet. I certainly would agree that certain trumpet players
should be silenced
Malaysia, the strangest visa stamp I have ever got. If you look
on the bottom of the left page, you will see that we are not allowed
to "sit out or dance with audience" And since they have
the death penalty in Malaysia for many things, I didn't dance with
Moments on the Road
wish that I had caught more funny moments on film, but rarely is the
camera in reach when a spontaneous funny even happens. However, here
are a few choice moments
Classic moment in band history, somewhere in Europe. We were waiting
for the bus to arrive, and Roger Ingram decides to vent some frustration
in Curtis Ohlson's direction. Stella Yarborough is looking decidedly
unamused about the whole thing.
another "Roger moment" that's pretty much self-explainatory
by the pool. Somewhere in Michigan, I think. Arman Marmelejo and
Peter Beltran started diving into the pool between tunes, and by
the end of the rehearsal we were all jumping in during 16 bar rests.
One of those lighthearted good times that are memorable.
even the suave and debonaire Richard Ford and Michael Guerrier can
make these silly zoot suits look good. Sometimes I think Ray Charles
dresses the band.