|View single post by Johnny Huma|
|Posted: Sun Oct 21st, 2007 02:19 pm||
Well there were numerous bands I played in but the last one I organized played from 92 to 02 and we went by the name
"4 on the Floor" simply put there were 4 of us and we had the floor...And since we played a mix of Country and Southern Rock we flew the Rebel Battle Flag at all concerts.
Yes even in theme parks, and at local events. When we played it flew off of the keyboards. And I tell you in 10 years of playing I only had one person ask me "Hey whats up with that flag" a young white male who had blue hair and I said "Hey whats up with your hair"..He laughed and I explained why we flew it..It was our type of music and the flag represented the Southern Rock and Country..Then I went on to ask him what he knew about the Civil War and he knew nothing of course and I encouraged him to study up on it and find out what that flag really was...He said he would..
Education is the key..One other place we played said that we would not be able to display it..I said "No problem well just tear our equipment down and leave"..Well all of the sudden it was OK to fly it..
I started with the Beatles and Beach Boys and as I got older Country Music was going crazy and thats where the money was and I also liked it..Alabama songs made me buy an Old fiddle and start learning licks to accomodate the band.
Charlie Danials signed it for me so it became a treasured piece..I have met some country Stars in my endeavers and if I was 20 years younger I would still be out there doing it because I loved it and its hard to give up what you love.
So with my intrest in CW I thought I think I will try playing a fife I got at Williamsburg..It played terrible since it was a walnut 10 dollar fife..Went on line and found Ed Boyles at Beafifer.com and spent some money and now I really love it..Just purchased a rare Firth and Pond Fife that can acutally be dated to 1862 on E-bay..305 dollars lighter now but a really nice historic piece.This one will go in the Curio cabnet...
Last edited on Sun Oct 21st, 2007 02:22 pm by Johnny Huma