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VOLUME 24                                                                                      Shockoe Reader

 

 My education was different because I was different.
 Though never intending to intellectualize my interests
 I never-the-less had many interests besides music.
  
 As an art student working thru school playing music
 I had trouble fitting in especially with those who had
 real career interests that were considered to be useful.
 Not glitzy.
  
 My first new friends just wanted to go out to eat, but
 that was expensive and so I learned to to cook at
 home.
  
 Almost everyone wanted to drink.
 In fact nobody wanted a friend who didn't.
  
 Drinking often got me in trouble,  especially at work.
 Working a bar-band gig has both perks and pitfalls.
 Some gigs pay with 'all you and your guests can drink'.
 Sax life can drown you in beer. Literally.
  

 Everyone wanted to find a special friend. Dating was
 difficult. Scheduling was harder still. Everyone
 wanted to go see bands and hear music. I tried taking
 dates to my music gigs but they always got bored and
 went off with someone else.
    Females don't really like music that much, they just
 want to date the glitzy stars, especially chick magnet
 guitarists who don't  have time for dating.
  
 Few spoke my lingo. I never could relate to common
 ordinary diction of the masses. I had to learn slang as
 a second language.
  
 It was never the right time for dating. Especially with
 more mature individuals. Everyone was juggling
 work, children and vicious  animals.
  
 I was beginning to be bored with life and longed for
 new experiences.  One summer I left school and
 joined a band at the beach. It was all about night
 rituals and party life at the night club... the *._ ...
 
star dot bar grill pub.
  
 I became a student of life, working in clubs and getting
 to know the club scene and filling my surroundings
 with new interests. Some of them, dangerous.
 
  
 My new club friends were oddballs and misfits like myself.
 I often had a 3AM breakfast with strippers, actors and
 various late night performers. 
  
 Outside the club our drummer collapsed after the first gig.
  
 After that it was night after night of grueling hellish gigs
 with different drummers. I too, was beginning to see life
 thru the drinking glass.
  
 Music was becoming a hassle, a constant struggle with
 the owner and his bouncers.


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Vol. 25
Departure

     
  ...but wait, there's more
  ...continue on with VOLUME 24

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