Throwback Thursday: So Long and Not So Long Ago…

L-R, ignoring the random bass player on the left, David, Lee, Dr. John & Doug –
the Mighty Righteous Porch Pickers

So, tonight is one of those good nights. I get to spend an evening with these guys, playing some of that good ol’ gospel music, and raising funds for Humanity for Prisoners, a very worthy cause. And as if that weren’t enough, it’s also an evening to hang out with four of my favorite musicians on the planet, which is sweet fellowship indeed.

And it puts me in mind of how many musicians have been a part of my life, before my ReBirth and after…

Dr. John has been in my life for many, many years… frankly, I find it amazing that people have put up with me for that long. But he is a doctor, after all, with a lot of…

wait for it…

PATIENTS!!!! Har har har hee hee hee ho ho ho *snort* woo!

I’ve been in Jeremy’s band for a long time also, including a couple of gigs at Festival…

Where, for some reason, I decided one year that red shirt, white pants, and red HAIR was the look for a rotund bass player. *shudder*

Roger and Greg have been longtime friends as well, and it’s always a treat to gig with them.

Music has been the thing that carried me through all the years before my ReBirth – I’m not sure what I would have done without it. And, obviously, that’s kind of what God had in mind when he put me together… musical skills to carry me through until my body could carry me as well.

So when these guys and I get together tonight to get our gospel on…

I’m thankful for friends who have waited patiently over the years…

For something that none of us knew was coming, but always hoped that it might…

A body that can now keep up with the music inside.

And yes, the quirky sense of humor and lack of fashion sense remain. (To be fair though, the clown makeup wasn’t my idea. I was dared into it. I won’t name names here… the guilty party is wearing red… And antlers… And a dress… But no names.)

See you tonight, oh Mighty Righteous Porch Pickers!

Thankfully yours, Cal

Tune in next time to hear BekaV say…

*speechless*
(“Of course I’m speechless – I’m a DOG, you dufus! Sheeesh…”)

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