but, no, this is an old, old pro whom I have semi-convinced to come out of retirement.
Whenever I used to try to sit down to play a tune at a gig, he would yell: "If you're gonna pull a party out of your ass, you might as well stand up!"
NOT the cryin' kind...
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose." --- Thomas Jefferson to Baron von Humboldt, 1813