The Finger That Lingered

This may be too graphic for some folks, so please exercise caution while reading…

The first touring vehicle I ever used (with my band-mates) was an OLD BEAT UP BLUE VAN.  In the back of the van there was a wheel chair accessible lift, that we had kept mostly out of convenience.  It actually made it pretty easy to LOAD EQUIPMENT, and we were just happy to have a working VAN.  One day, a friend of ours borrowed the old blue van to move some furniture.  Later that night, while closing the van’s lift, he failed to avoid some moving parts, and cut the tip of his finger off!  OUCH!  He paid a tiny little painful frickin’ price for that one!  The story gets a little WEIRD at this point so brace yourself…

Finger Tips

So we get the van back and we hear this crazy story from our BANDAGED, annoyed, and dejected friend.  Everyone agrees that what happened was terrible! Luckily, it was just a small chunk of finger…  Ya know, small enough to slightly chuckle at under your breath by the water cooler.

The next day, we get the OLD BLUE VAN ready to load up for a HUGE GIG that night at the HOUSE OF BLUES.  All of the sudden BAM!  There it is… It’s the tip of our friend’s finger just chillin’ on the lift!  YIKES!  So we play the gig that night and I do my best to block out the memory of this finger tip I’ve now witnessed.  Here’s where it gets even WEIRDER!
Fingers
As the story goes, a few days later two of my band mates were working on some tunes when out of nowhere the finger tip suddenly appeared! (We still don’t know where it came from)  While one guitarist was strumming away on the BATHROOM TOILET, my other band mate SHOOTS THE FINGER TIP with uncanny precision through a tiny opening in the door.  BAM!  Our disgusted guitarist absorbs the blow with as much grace as possible, but in the end he was no match for the flying finger tip of fury…

Man… THOSE were the good ol’ days…

As always, keep in touch, but PLEASE watch your fingers!

Take care,

Mark

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