Saturday, February 24, 2007

Memories

As we prepare to take off on this trip I've been thinking of people i need to see. Today i went and had coffee w/ Rich who was the vocalist of the band i used to be in. Rich and i have probably more memories than either of us realize, but when we're together it all comes back in a big way baby. After i had two four shot lattes and a double it all stated coming together. The stupid one liners,things my Mom said to us, stuff we did while we travelled the country in our band and all the crazy days when we lived in downtown Portland. Wondering the streets,sleeping behind dumptsters on tour, and endlessly hanging out in coffee shops. We could write a book, and it might even sell. I met Rich in '86, when he was going to Bible College. He signed up to help with my youth group and it was all down hill from there. It turned out he was as big as idiot as me ( or bigger) so we formed a friendship that will last forever. Whenever i see him we just start babbling like it was yesterday. Like no time has passed. After i started freaking out from all the coffee another memorable guy showed up. Kerrin. (i may have spelled that wrong) I remember meeting him like in '88 maybe, and he was a cool guy. One of the first things Rich told me about him was when a security guard hassled him about a knife he had on his boot. He took the guard down to the ground and said "Now what are you gonna do?" but you know how stories are. Either way he's a serious guy and still is. It was good seeing both of them today and when (or if) we return to the Portland area i hope to be seeing more of these guys.

Thanks for all the coffee and all the memories.

4 comments:

bombing4x said...

You're a cowboy, on a steel horse you ride. Just like Bon Jovi.

jamie said...

rockin the single speed eh. i didn't see a picture of the pickle...oh wait, it's still in my garage with your bike. i guess robholio gets a back up bike afterall. ride long time!

Kieran said...

Groovy to see you you again and check out your blog. I don't recall taking a security guard down but then again life was pretty fuzzy back then. Nice effort on the spelling but it's Kieran. Anyway, looks as if we might sign on our building today and start building out the distillery, we'll keep you posted. Have a great journey!

bodybag said...

yo, sorry i missed you on that day you were at rich's apt. i was setting up grams b day party o'er ( thats church talk for over ) at bnc-{ talk about memories whoa just being in that neighborhood or in certain areas around town is other worldly to me} yesterday and a lifetime ago. anyhoo, im not writing a poem. i just am bummed we didnt connect, but i will catch your act on the raod hopefully. take care till then>mike