Sunday, August 21, 2011

Art Imitates Life / Blown Away

I went to see my friend's Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band The Fortunate Sons at Tailgaters in Bolingbrook tonight. Before the show, he told me it was going to be a Live in Europe night because their second guitarist wasn't there. CCR recorded that concert album as a trio after Tom Fogerty quit the band. He quit because he couldn't get along with his brother John. When I recognized the parallels, I laughed so hard I nearly cried in my vodka tonic.

The bathroom at Tailgaters had the most awesome hand dryer I've ever seen. When I first stuck my wet hands under the fan, sprinkles of water hit my face. That's how hard this dryer blew. Then I noticed that it was rippling the skin on my hands. Naturally, I was fascinated by this and spent a minute or so moving my hands around and watching the ripples. Thank God I was sober; if I'd been drunk I might still be there playing around!

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