This is another installment
of music and/or movies that I’m reminded of when looking at old photos of myself, my family and my friends. It was brought to you by the letter R
and the number 8
. And through a generous donation from the Hindenburg Aviation Academy
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That's Chad, on your right. Next to him is him is his guitar, whose name escapes me, so I'll just call him Queezerwaroworolheethorlurl and never speak of him again. Chad remains one of the most complex and fascinating of my generation of Nevada City townies
. You know how people say people never really change? Well Chad really
changes, and depending on which point you select on the arc of his story, you'll see a man who bares little or no resemblance to his past or future. You could say that
is the one thing that never changes about Chad: he always changes.
At the point in his life where the above photo was taken (in front of the antique store that never opened once in my entire childhood
), he was a traveling minstrel with a particular fondness for Romani
, Klezmer and Spanish
This phase is Chad's life fit perfectly with his non-musical obsession: collecting and playing board games and putting together puzzles. It was as though he wanted to get his autumn years out of the way first, so he could enjoy his senior citizenship drinking and gambling and gallivanting with prostitutes.