Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Cowboy Junkies/Richie Havens - Hand Outs in the Rain


Three amigos!
Tres Grande Cerveza
Torrevieja's Finest!
Here are the young men!

COWBOY JUNKIES - Handouts in the Rain

A few weeks back I had my nephew over from Canada along with one of his friends. They were both in their early fifties but boy! were they wild and boy! could they drink. I had a few sessions with them but just could not keep up the pace so we shipped them off to Benidorm for a few days. I needed recovery before the next session.

It was just one long gut busting laughter session. These guys had so many stories to tell. My nephew is a freelance photographer for the police and the other guy was an engineer and part time guitarist in a Band. and travelled all over. 
At one time Fred lived next door to two members of Arcade Fire and knows them well and often heard them jamming next door.
As for their love life well they could make 10 movies about them and much better than that shitty 40 shades of crap effort.
Here are two little things that happened on their trip of which was an incident filled happening. Both I found so amusing, I even laugh out loud thinking about them.
They had planned to catch flight from Montreal to New York then to Madrid and then to Alicante. When they arrived at Montreal they found that their flight was cancelled. Holiday over before it began. By my nephew Fred is a real charmer and managed to get arranged on the same ticket another flight to New York and then a flight to Paris and the on to Alicante. Carl was very impressed with all this organisation and decide to just sit back and let it all happen and follow Fred. When he told this, Fred was in total surprise and said that is odd and that he was following Carl as he seemed to know what he was doing. I don't know how?  but they got here,
The second story was after a drinking session, all day (I am still suffering) Carl got up during the night and went outside for a smoke. In a daze he came back in and passed my parrot, the parrot,  in my voice said 'are you OK'. Carl replied  'yes I am fine, just going back to bed'. He was half way up the stairs when he realised he just had a conversation with a parrot.  

RICHIE HAVENS - Handouts in the Rain

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8 April 2015 at 10:10

Brilliant stuff Old Pa. It looks like a great time was had by all. I hope you had plenty of painkillers in the house for those hangovers!

24 April 2015 at 10:22

All I can say is I wish I was there. The parrot story is priceless. Richie Haven's version shades it.