I'm Good she replied ,, what'r you doing hangin' out in
the lighthouse,, you don't drink ?
" Playin with the Band tonight Gale , Mike's Band , You gonna dance ?
" Maybe ,, tee hee " Where's your girlfriend ,, she here ? "
" What Girlfriend ,, I'm solo now "
Gale wants to hand me her number , I want it , well ,,,
I did and didn't want her number ,,
I don't call anyway ,,, I just throw numbers away ,,
i wanted to see her on the side , but not steady and not often
Hell , let's be real about it , I'd go home with her ,, but not date her
so it either had to happen right then or it wouldn't happen at all .
Some chick sticks her head in the doorway ,,,
" I'll be back in a few minutes " and smiles at me ,,
Gale looks at her , the chick is pretty and damned young to be in this
Gale points as the chick leaves the doorway ,,,
and ask ::::
" Who's that ? "
I answered with : " I don't know ,
someone who pick me out in the crowd I guess "
I look back at Gale ,,
She's reading my eyes like she isn't sure I'm telling the truth .
She now ask if i want to dance ,,
Alright kiddo ,, we walk out on the dance floor and boogie two shoes
to Huey Lewis and the news ,,,
well , actually ,, To the band about to vacate the stage for us .
There's this rule gale has with herself ,,
She doesn't like to be picked up ,,,
you call her and invite her out .
She has this dignity thing about it ,, she's always thought that it makes
a woman look cheap if they go home with a man from party
or club ,,,
I have this rule of my own ,,,
If we're going to be together , we go do it right then and there .
Not conducive to a gale and Rog' togetherness situation ,,,
she'll win with her rule because I won't attempt to break it with her .
Mike Riley Band is one I just sit in with and follow Mikes lead
on Rythem guitar ,, so i have easy with them ,,
this night Greg Almond will show up about 11:30pm to join in ,,
Mike does studio work on Greg's albums for him ,, playing lead guitar and slide .
I was hangin' in anticipation for it , I'd met him many times before , and
he's somewhat quiet mostly and boring when he does talk , but
good for the company he brings with him ,, those Musicians are tight
players and i dig running behind their jams with them .
Gales hands are warm and we hold on and i walk her to her table
say my bye
and slide out the back door with Dave and Mikes wife to walk the beach
a bit so they can smoke a joint.
Peggy ( Mikes wife is an old friend and sweet
as a bakers dozen with secret sauce on top , and we always talk like crazy
with each other ,, that night she was telling me with the check
Mike just got from Greg ,,, he was buying her a VW Karman Ghia and she
wanted me to come down and give it a check out for bugs to make sure it
was a Road Worthy old Girl ,, she was excited in good spirits so we hung
until showtime this time .
Walking back in ,, Gale strides right up to me and ask her the lady was ,,
She is beginning to get me curious about her motives ,,
I let her know it was Mikes wife ,,,
she smiled and looked over at Peggy ,,
is she nice , she looks like a sweet heart ?
" Oh yes , Peggy is heaven on two feet Gale ,, awesome apples in a pie ala-mode"
" Well , I gotta go Rog' ,,, here's my number , call me up , we'll get together "
I take the paper and put it in my wallet under " Throw this evidence away as soon
as possible "
She pecks a kiss on my cheek ,, turns and does that little Trot of hers ,,
out of the Club .
I never called her , hell ,,,, I forgot she was even there in about less time than it
took her to get out the door .
I snatched up my " PRS Guitar and tune in with the keyboardist ,,
I believe we started the set with " Angel from Montgomery "
Mike sliding and Lea and I on Vocals switching off and on in the lead per verse .
I got fired up with that one and gave Mike the idea that a cover of " Franklin's Tower "
a GD standard , would boast well behind Angel and we strummed into it ..
Looking down during the lead Guitar jam , I noticed Karen was dancing in front of me
and looking up into my face ,,
Karen and I get together every now and a when ,,
Looked good for tonight ,,
Karen is full blown Hippie sauce as I am , and I love just hanging with her
She loves to kiss if we hang out together ,, so we usually are when together
but ,, I could just hang with her and be almost as happy ,,
I really liked Karen , and she wanted us to become a couple , which ,, if i was
going to , it'd be her .
She smiled up at me as I smiled into her eyes ,,, Karen has Dimples man ,,
and her Left one winked back at me ,,
I heard a fizz in my head ,, like air escaping through a balloon ,,
yep , tonight I'm yours Karen ,,, tee hee ,,,
Lights go down and Jason tom toms into " Not Fade away " while I'm trying to
tell Karen I brought my Porsche instead of the Bike , so she won't
have to worry about a Jacket on the way to her house ,,
I step up to the Mic and Bellow out a " I'm Gonna tell you how it's gonna be ""
You're gonna give your Love to me ,, and step back for a Laugh as everyone
there comes in on verse ,,,
place is smiles
dancers whistling and excited cause it's a righteous dance jam
we do it about 12 minutes long ,,!
There in the light of the streetlight ,, in the doorway is Gale ,, her chin
about an inch from her cleave and staring down like her puppy just died ,,,
I flinch ,, what's wrong with her ,, she OK ?