Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Those Were The Days My Friend

Photograph by Kilroy_60
Watching John Mellencamp get inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame got me to thinking about Weever.

If Weever ever could have been a rock and roller he would have come out of the same cracked mold that produced Mellencamp. As it turned out, the closest he came was putting together a backup band when I played Elwood Blues to Biff's Joliet Jake to win a talent show put on for charity.

Amazing what Jack Daniels, a handful of quaaludes and an ounce of Panama Red can get you to do.

We hatched that plan one day when we were taking a bus from downtown Pittsburgh to Beaver Falls to pick up Weever's car. From there it was four days on the road hitting spots in Morgantown, West Virgina, Winchester, Virginia, Frederick, Maryland, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

When you're young, have what seems like too much money in your pocket, are horny and can get behind the wheel of a hot car what else is there to say? Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll ruled the weekend! With an added kick in the ass from a jug of West Virginia white lightning!!

...Funny, eh, some things don't change.

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