The gig in Erie last night was a raggity shambling affair, no doubt thanks to the bounty of tequila shots purchased for one Leo P. Love in celebration of his birthday. The decision to drive home was in theory a good one, but as I careened down construction torn I-90 West in the driving rain, the iPod's insistence on playing Bob Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks" wasn't doing me any favors. After pouring Leo home, I attempted to stop at a 24 hour restaurant since I hadn't eaten since lunch. The 24 hour always open restaurant was, of course, closed. I finally arrived back at HQ at the crisp hour of five am. Taking the van back to where it lives would have to wait.
This morning I unloaded the van and discovered an amazing rock n roll relic. One (1) of Leo's legendary mandals was sitting majestically under the Squirrel Seat, probably sitting undisturbed since Leo proudly strutted around Pittsburgh in the mandals when we played with Southern Culture On The Skids. A treasure this valuable deserves better. This incredible relic would probably be a great addition to the permanent collection at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, or behind a glass case at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe. However, I think something this valuable really belongs to "The Fans".
If you want to own this amazing trendsetting piece of rock & roll fashion, "like" the mandal photo posted on the Whiskey Daredevils Facebook page. Wednesday Oct 31st at Midnight, one winner will be chosen at random and have this incredibly valuable item shipped directly to their home with a certificate of authenticity, to be treasured forever and handed down generation to generation.
The Whiskey Daredevils prove once again, it's all about you!