Flaskaland
Sunday, January 02, 2011
 
The people who owned the place were nice. They knew things about me not many people knew, not all in a line at once.

They knew I had been shot at and wounded after a small civil rights demonstration in the summer of 1963.

They knew I had literally been kidnapped by armed, dangerous, and uniformed members of the American Nazi Party on my way back home from the UCLA Folk Festival in 1964 and I had managed to wriggle free.

They knew I had been temporarily detained in the Tijuana jail while I was trying to get a cello player for Frank Zappa.

They knew I wasn't making it on my own.

They said sure, you can use the cabin.

(As the New Lost City Ramblers sang, "Take me home, rock of ages, cleft for me")
 




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