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oldcroaker
Mar. 18th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Just space tripin with the google
eriktrips
Mar. 18th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Just space tripin with the google
Cool! Thanks for linking that. I don't happen to have a copy of that flyer. I remember the show very well: driving down to Olympia in our chronically overheating '66 3-on-the-tree Dodge van. It was out of alignment too. Every time we hit a bump in the pavement it would land headed in a slightly different direction.

They made me drive. I don't know why.

First time we'd played outside without any kind of structure reflecting the sound back at us. Quietest show we ever did as far as we could tell. I have no idea what the audience heard.
oldcroaker
Mar. 19th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Rock on
I have never spent any time in the south sound area except fort Lewis as a staging point for over seas.

It is these kind of memories you have to lock up deep in the strong box.

I guess I can call you the Road Warrior. ;)

I priced real estate down there around Oly and was shocked.
eriktrips
Mar. 19th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Rock on
I had to make an icon just for this reply.

The van was built like a tinkertoy car--maybe everything in the 60s was. We lost a piece of clutch linkage that was basically a 1/4" diameter steel rod a little less than a yard long. We searched every junkyard in Seattle for a replacement but apparently everyone else's had already broken many years ago. A friend of lisagail tried to make one for us but the stock he used was too big around by maybe 1/16". By that time the van itself had been towed but we couldn't get it out of the tow yard ourselves without the clutch working so I hand-filed on that rod for three days before finally getting it to fit but it still was not exactly right as the clutch would not release.

We ended up towing it to a mechanic. The story gets worse from there but to make it short, it was stolen out of the mechanic's yard. The police eventually found it, much to our annoyance. We sold it "as-is" for $50 soon after.

Our next band vehicle was brand new. We were tired of crapped-out used trucks! That one gave us lots of stories though. There are more. :)
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