Greetings From Newberry

Hey Hot Rats, you’re never going to believe who just called me today.

Tony Chapman.

That’s right, Tony “Cheese Grits” Chapman.

Tony sounded great, although I have to say that Tony always had a unique southern accent that makes anything he says sound like he’s happy to be saying it. Tony would make a great airline Captain: “Ladies and Gentlemen, we are experiencing a bit of turbulence, but it’s all cool. Now, we lost the tail and we’re spinning out of control, but y’know, I’m not worried.”

Back in 1996 a lot of the crew from the Aaron Spelling TV show “Savannah” hung out after hours at a local bar named “Bud’s” near our stage facilities. Some of the regulars were kids who were going to a nearby school for morticians. One of those guys was from Newberry, South Carolina and said that he knew Tony Chapman. I gave him my card and nine years later BINGO, Tony calls. Pretty cool.

My favorite part of the call was hearing Tony dash off a couple of lines of our legendary fighting song. To say it was magical would be asinine.

It was magical.

One Comment on “Greetings From Newberry”

  1. man, that chapman fella has got it goin’ on……you said to put my email on this site and I reckon this is as good a place as any

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