"Bright Spark"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by volker, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Reading Joe Jackson's book "A Cure To Gravity" (which I highly recommend), I just came across the following bit in which he's going on about extraordinary people in London:

    ... "My favourite character, though, was the bassist of an Irish country and western band with whom Steve Tatler played one gig.

    He was painfully out of tune, and he obviously didn't know it. He was a big guy, and Steve didn't want to offend him, so he asked if he try out his bass, so that he could tune it surreptitiously.

    The bassist agreed. But when Steve tried to turn the machine heads, they wouldn't move. All four of them were jammed tight.

    'What the hell...?' said Steve. 'Ah, there's a reason for that', said the bassist with a wink. 'Y'see, 'twas in tune when I bought it, so I had 'em welded.' ...

    What a great idea! This made me laugh :D