Re: Yerxa - The Early Years

Bobbie - 

LOL! You are a truly demented and twisted human being!

What have I done to deserve this (aside from commenting on your, um, 
fearless driving and playing hide-the-Renny just when I'm supposed to 
give it back at festival's end)? How am I supposed to keep a poker 
face while surreptitiously checking my personal email at work in the 
morning? I very nearly burst into uncontrollable guffaws, spewing my 
coffee all over the monitor in front of various vice deans, 
government dignitaries, and high-powered donors, had there been any 

Yeah, that's actually pretty close to how I wished I looked at age 
14. That image represents a lot of work on your part (folks, note the 
legend along the top of the window - this gal leaves no detail 
unattended). I'm touched, impressed and more than a little scared by 
the demented yet affectionate tribute this represents.


- --- In harp-l-archives@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bobbie Giordano <bobg@xxxx> 

Recently, on HarpTalk, a mention of Jack Bruce and a discussion on 
members got started playing harmonica prompted Winslow Yerxa to write:
>When I think about it, if there is one person who motivated me to 
>start playing harmonica, it'd have to be Jack Bruce. That little two-
>note lick on "Spoonful" on the first Cream Album, "Fresh Cream" got 
>me crooning those notes into an electric kazoo that I'd cobbled 
>together out of old telephone parts, with my garage band at age 14-
>1/2. Pretty soon I started to feel a bit silly - there I was all 
>dolled up like Hendrix (or at least the best I could muster up and 
>get away with - probably looked pretty lame!) - humming into a 
>black biscuit. 

Well, I'm sorry, but the imagery of that last line was too much to 
ignore, and I just had to see it for myself.  So can you, at this URL:

Who knew???  I mean... like, WOW, man!!!


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