Friday, February 22, 2008

I'm Lame


You probabaly should stop reading this right now. It's going to be LAME! Lame I tell you!
I am a moody s.o.b.. In random mode, my ipod gave me Jackson Brown's "Late for the Sky". It's kind of foggy and gray this morning, the vibe was in effect.
Kenny Suarez was the drummer from Four In Legion when I moved to Tallahassee. He played with Gary Wright, Iron Butterfly and a long list of Jazz artists. He is one of the best drummers I have ever seen. His influence on me was profound. He called me last night after a ten year silience. He emailed me pictures of all that his life has become. I started sorting through pictures to send him, and as Jackson Brown dropped the lyrics, I reviewed the last decade. Pictures of a bike trip's to Dauset, San Felasco, and some of us being idiots here in town. My kids in Jacksonville on their first surf trip. Socialburn in a New York limo, and on a tour bus with Seether. The boys from Radio Bikini at the old Cab Stand. My wife and I have been together nineteen years this month. I have two cool kids. I have had a great life so far.
You know all this is just a b.s. excuse to put another cool picture of me on the header. This is a shot of me playing with socialburn at the Bay Civic Center two years ago. It was their last gig, they had just fired the drummer and asked me to fill in. I felt like a "Make a Wish" kid. We opened for R.E.O. Speedwagon (I know). There was about fifteen hundred people there when we played. I hadn't been on stage in eight years. I am feeling like I got more than my share today. I have always believed in taking a big slice, and I advize you to do the same!
W.B.Z.N.

10 comments:

Magnum said...

Nostalgia means the pain of returning, the good kind of pain.

I've done some pretty cool things, but I will NEVER be able to say, "we opened for REO Speedwagon"!!!

get some, go again

RickySilk said...

Man you gotta give the people bigger pictures.... I want to see the sweat glistening!

Human Wrecking Ball said...

That was one of the only shots. Somethings shouldn't be well documented. When I play drums, I look like a cat in a litter box.
w.b.

juancho said...

Yeah, like the bigfoot pics or the zapruder film, these pictures are just out of focus enough to believe it might be you.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

Don't make me post that pic of you sitting in the mud refusing to ride anymore!
w.b.

juancho said...

I don't know why you waited this long.

Ms. Moon said...

Awesome post.
Four In Legion? Hey man. I completely remember that band. In fact, we still exchange Christmas cards with the Zig Family.
Congratulations on how well your big slice has worked out, especially as to the marriage. Nineteen years is a number to be very proud of.

Human Wrecking Ball said...

I played in a band with Ziggy for a short time. Does he still have that parrot?

Ms. Moon said...

Ziggy still has that parrot. That parrot will never die. Even more surprisingly- he's still married to Lee and their sons are all grown up and handsome and smart. Google him. He's still playing.

Ms. Moon said...

Oh yeah. The Parrot's name is Boomer. He is smarter than most people.