Friday, January 22, 2010

"Maybe you're just too blind to....see"

I used to tell people that I had seen Leon Russell at Market Hall in Dallas on New Years Eve in 1973 and the floor was dirt and the beer ran like a river and everybody got muddy-drunk, and you couldn't see the stage for all the smoke, and that Leon was at least 6'5" and weighed 300 pounds and he could bench press both Elton John and Billy Joel at the same time. I thought his song "Tightwire" was the coolest song in the world, because it sounded like maybe he was so stoned that he forgot what he was singing and playing in the middle of each chorus, which really appealed to me.

But none of this was true.

I actually spent New Years 1973 at Smilin' Tony's parents house in a closet underneath the stairs making out with a roly-poly homely lookin' girl with a mole as big as a nickel on her face.

'Cept Smilin' Tony says his parents had no stairs.



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Barbara said...

Is this what you call a blur between fact and fiction?

Anonymous said...

Steve, you're a damned poet. Great post. Thanks for giving me something to smile about on a dreary Sunday afternoon...

UF Mike

bulletholes said...

Barbara, that NYE was the beginning of a long long blur.

Mike, I been singin' that Tightrope song all weekend. Nobody seems to remember it.
Hell, i'm prolly singin' it wrong!

GEWELS said...

I remember it!!!!! Now i'm gonna be singing it- damn it.

I, for one, don't mind you blurring the line between fact and fiction. Don't really care if any of it is true. I am entertained.