Monday, February 11, 2008
If You've Got a Ten Dollar Head ...
Left to right: Vic, Russ Knaack, me, Scott Aguilar, and Dave Andrews on sax.
Strictly speaking, this photo belongs at classiccourtesyflush.blogspot.com, not classic stickmen, because it postdates the band by a couple of years. Don moved to Arkansas, putting a final end to all Stickmen activities, and almost immediately I started sitting in on bass with a band of engineers styling themselves Courtesy Flush.
The other guitarist stopped showing up, so eventually I was involuntarily reassigned to guitar duties. When they found out about Vic (meaning bass player, not his dirty secrets!), he was drafted too ... just in time to rename the band Ten Dollar Helmet. Notice how well Vic and I fit in. "We miss My New Invention!"
Ten Dollar Helmet went the way of The Oneders (with one fewer hit) only a few months after this photo, taken Spring 2002, not January 1, 1994. Jeez, set the damn date your camera!