Tuesday, November 20, 2007
RR is a BA!
Hanging out here with some REALLY ugly people, afterall the hospital is not the place for the beautiful folks is it? This shit is starting to wear on me and my sister. She’s having a hard time sleeping. My dad IS better but it’s just very slight. At his age, he can’t heal as fast as we’d like him to. I can’t worry. His nurse, Katie is an angel. David was asleep when I saw him but I got some really good feedback as to his goings ons yesterday. But I was just thinking about last night, not about when my starter on my van failed me and I had to have my son drive to Raleigh to get me and not about drinking too much Gamba which is like blood to a vampire, but about just what damn BADASS guitar player Rick Richards is. I mean this cat is worth any and every penny anyone pays him to play. Even between takes, he’s over there just jamming with himself, just singing and playing the coolest shit you ever heard. Monty called him up here to play on his record (which should be available in the Spring. It takes longer than you think to master, manufacture, blah blah blah) and Rick played some badass shit on about 5 songs. We (Jonathan) got this tone from the Gods for him, a Hiwatt amp compressed to shit, that was just unbelievable. And while we were just standing there waiting for Monty to get back from the liquor store, since we couldn’t stand NOT hearing him play, we got him to rock up Keith Christopher’s record (2 songs, “Little Stories” and the as yet untitled badass Humble Pie rip) AND the OakTeam’s new record (one song “Willie Mays”). Many many thanks to Monty for paying his way up and for the experience of getting to work with such a phenomenal player! Who knows, maybe we’ll work on a Rick Richards record next year! BTW…did I mention that Rick Richards is a badass? OMG!