Al Kooperto me
show details Sep 28 (1 day ago)
On Sep 28, 2009, at 1:39 AM, Robert Register wrote:
Our good buddy, Larry Tenor, formerly keyboard man with "Little Feat"
When was Bill Payne
NOT the keyboard player in LF ?????????
Hi Robert/ Al,As far as I know Bill Payne was always the keyboard guy with LF.
Larry lived in Southern Cal for quite awhile and has always claimed to be friends with the band and supposedly played and party'd with them both in rehearsals and some gigs. I'm sure that he was never an official band member. On the other hand he claims to have worked for the CIA, DEA, NSA etc. and did 8 tours in Viet Nam, some of which I know is true. With him, it's hard to tell what's real and what's not..if it's any consolation he can play most all of their tunes...
But the B3 is real and it's sittin' in the studio.
i hate revisionism.
I could easily have lied and said, as an actual member of The Royal Teens, that I played on their mega-hit "Shorts Shorts". But I never told that lie
All these "busts" that I correct in your blog are history corruptions. That's why I try and correct them. Anybody can say ANYTHING on the net. It is destroying actual history ESPECIALLY Bilkepedia
Off the soapbox and into the shower
Keep up the 99% good work !!!!!!
Thank you once more for your comments and your correction.
We like Ivory Soap... not exactly 100% pure.
Most of us here @ Zero, NW FL started blogging back in '03 because we got on the Web and couldn't find anything about "our" music. All of that has changed over the past six years & now the last thing we want to do is to publish lies and exaggerations.
Let me assure you that we appreciate the accuracy & the consequences of your bullshit detector. Feel free to call our hand on anything.
We may only be a bunch of bare-footed Rebel Sons of Bitches but we admire you as a musician & we also admire your life story and your love of the music.
Glad you read the blog and look forward to hearing from you soon.
You can choose to print this or not... makes no difference to me
My apologies to Al for phrasing my statement incorrectly. I'll try and be more selective about the wording I choose. I respect and admire all of Kooper's work and there is a lot of it. I do have a few words to say about Revisionism. There are certain undeniable facts concerning any situation.. like who played on which record.. or who played on a particular gig... or who recorded where in what year. These kind of facts should not be distorted or revised to suit the purveyor of the story being told... even if you are the only one left alive to tell the story. I'm in agreement with Al 100% on this.
On the other hand, there are situations in any given event where the participants view facts from a different perspective. Then there are those situations where no one is left living who can verify what really went down at a particular time... and who can claim to know anything about any situation except from their own point of view?
History is volatile and open to interpretation.. not lies.. If you lie then it becomes malicious... The Playground history is a perfect example. Although I have talked to as many PRS artists, writers and musicians as possible.. no one has the same story... and no one knows the real story. They only know the story from their experiences and their perspective. The only guy who did know the story died in '89. The only thing that is "gospel truth" around here is the music, the tapes, the archives. And By God when we're dead and gone the only absolute truths will be the music that we left behind.
I'll end my sermon with a passage from the "Long Riders". If you would turn your text to chapter 9, Verses 4&5 of Walter Hill's film about the Jesse James and Cole Younger gangs:
Men are revered and remembered
As they lay in their coffins and rot
Some live in the legends of history
but most are forever forgot
The Victory, it goes to the strongest
and only the strong will survive
Survival is living the longest
but nobody gets out alive
The Questions don't ever get answered
and the rights, they're remembered all wrong
The Facts, they get plenty confusing
so someday if you're singing this song
Remember, it's just for the record
You can't change the handwork of fate
Tell 'em I lived for the moment
and I died when I tried to go straight
Dickinson and Cooder "Wildwood Boys"
From the Boggy Bayou perspective,