Tommy Smothers back in the day
I saw the thread re: Dick Smothers going electric and it brought back a great memory of playing the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva Wisconsin in the late 70's.
The Smothers brothers were playing the main room (we were in the lounge) and sometimes the bands hung out on breaks. One night we invited Tommy to join us in smoking something 'hand rolled'. As he was exhaling (I suppose he could claim he didn't really inhale) he said: "I don't really need this, I'm just doing this to be sociable" Well, it was really funny at the time.
He also told us that the most common word in the English language is 'Ear'. We all looked puzzled until he took another toke and while holding his breath as he passed it along said 'ere'.
And I was never here and you never heard this.
Rick Wolff in Raleigh
Phil Jones Bass Club #60
"I saw an Angel in the stone, and carved to set it free" Michelangelo