Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Hot Club

Jesse, who plays bass, was bemoaning how the drummers get the girls not the bass players. Claudia was trying to be encouraging and suggested that some women might go the way of the bassists. However then Claudia admitted that she had gone out with 3 drummers. Jesse asked her if she went out with any bass players. Claudia admitted she had not which effectively blew up her own argument.

Was telling Jesse about chestnut trees and the game of kingers we played with chestnuts. Jesse said Mike Module had mentioned the same thing. We would drill a hole in the middle of the chestnut and run a shoelace through it with the end knotted. We would take turns whacking at each other’s chestnuts. If you had a 15-kinger and my 10-kinger beat yours, mine was now a 25-kinger. We even put them in the freezer but not sure it helped.

Something happened though and all the chestnuts disappeared. A Google search reveals that a fungal blight killed off almost all the chestnut trees on the East Coast by about 1950. This according to Joe Schibig (Biol. Prof.) of Volunteer State Community College.

Apparently there is a picture/painting posted on the Hot Club web site that looks like Jen Riley. She was denying it was her. Obasi posted it. A look at the picture (on her cell) revealed that, if it is Jen, it did not do her justice. Could not find the Hot Club website.

I was telling Fleet Feet Pete and Stevie Saucepan Hands that February 3 (1959) is the anniversary of ‘the day the music died’. That is when a plane crashed killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Recently I learned that the trio was headed to Moorhead, Minnesota for a show. 15 y/o Bobby Vee, who grew up across the border in Fargo, North Dakota, got some buddies and subbed, playing the gig instead. And the night before they died, the trio attended a club where Troy Shondell [This Time (We're Really Breaking Up)] was performing. They requested that he play That’ll Be The Day.

Mike Module said he thought Mary Tyler Moore did a Playboy pictorial. I told him that I didn’t remember that. I did recall that Mary Tyler Moore was the sexy receptionist in Richard Diamond, Private Detective. It starred David Janssen. Moore played ‘Sam’ and while you heard her sultry voice, you never saw her face, only her legs.

On overhearing Britt say she was from Seekonk, I asked her if she lived on the See side or the Konk side. That was because Seekonk used to have a Twin Drive-in and one screen was the See side and the other the Konk. So someone asked what the drive-in on North Main Street was. Jimmy Chelo’s friend Chet thought it was Loew’s State.

Sportzine is also available at jimdawsonsports.com (Thanks to Buffalo Steve)


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