Friday, August 7, 2009

Here's A Tip!

So we were playing one of those gigs last Tuesday night... that won't be forgot. Holy smokes, was it an epic event! I don't think I've laughed as hard while playing... well, ever. The owner of the joint that we were playing stopped me when we were done and said "We ARE doing this next year on this exact same day again!"

You like hearing stuff like that.

It was hot as hell, everyone in the band was drenched... but SO worth it. Sal couldn't stop laughing all the way home.

Anyway 'bout halfway through our second set, a pretty well ruined bar patron staggered up to me and did a whiskey whisper directly in my face... "Can you plaaaaahhy Your Cheatin Hearrrrrt?"

As soon as I regained oxygen in my lungs I told Prince Charming that we didn't do that song.

He said "Cannn you just do ANYTHING Hannnnnk Sr." I said "You bet your ass man". And then real coy like he slips a wadded up bill in my hand and gives me a knowing smile.

So now I'm thinking, heck, this guy is alright. I say into the mic we're gonna do a Hank Sr. song for old money bags over there holding that wall up... I pull the wadded bill outta my pocket to wave in front of Martina's face, and then I noticed the enormous amount of money that had been shoved in my paw...

Eh well... I screwed the song up. :-)



mzbehavin said...

Big Spenders, with Whiskey Breath.... Can life get much sweeter??

Bella said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Bella said...

hi there, just out runnin' my doggies along the prairies of Blogger! Sounds like livin' has been good to ya!

mooooooovin on now! Get along little doggies!

Cora said...

A dollar bill! Ha ha! Well, just be thankful Mr Drunk Money Bags didn't try to shove that dollar in your drawers.

Stacie's Madness said...

hahahah, good times.

JennyMac said...

LOL...hey big spender.....:)

Susan said...

Hey, for a drunkard, that ain't so bad, right?

Jerry said...

I say pocket it, Cowguy. You're worth it.

Ummmm, that came out wrong.

Ah hell, you know what I mean. :)

Gwen said...

Are you suggesting he should have kept the $1 and spent it on mints?

Nej said...

At least he didn't ask for change!!

I used to manage a grocery store. I loved helping people out to their car with their bags (as it got me out of the store, and into the fresh air).

One older lady used to tip me $.25, every time (I learned early to try and turn it down). "Get yourself a sodi pop," she would say.

Made me smile every time.