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"A Job For Big Lefty"
This from a great and well-known steel player friend:
"Nineteen years ago, I called about a job with ******* ******
(A female Country star).
I spoke with her bandleader, who I think was her son.
I was giving him my track record, when he said,
'By the way,how old are you?'
I replied, '45'.
He then said,
'Oh, sorry, but ******* is not hiring anyone over 30!'
I was so dumb-founded, I didn't even think to call the labor board and report it.
I'm 64 now, and probably playin' as good as I ever did, maybe better,
but where am I gonna go?
Who's gonna hire me? "
Another friend who is a session leader in Nashville
told me that he brought in one of the all-time great A-team pickers,
and the producer yelled this at him:
"Don't you EVER bring another gray-haired musician into my sessions!"
We're gonna have to send Big Lefty over to pay these idiots a visit.
Copyright © September 7, 2002 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.