Beth and I drove to Kansas City on Monday, August 27th for a John Hiatt concert. The opening act was a very pretty lady named Samantha Fish.
Her voice had nuances of Bonnie Raitt and Gus Hardin, and when she sang softly, Norah Jones. No mistake, she has her own, very distinctive, voice, without borrowing anything from anybody else.
I looked for the guitar player for a second, then realized she was the only guitar player on stage. Samantha could walk onstage with Jeff Beck or Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page and
trade licks with them without a minute of rehearsal. Both her singing and playing are fully world-class, fully developed and inspired.
When you add them together, all coming from this one young lady, the result is overwhelming. Her website says she has been playing guitar for about seven years.
There's no other rational conclusion: Samantha is a miracle. I want to get her to Tulsa as soon as possible. Samantha has lots of songs on Youtube. Treat yourself!
"Raccoon" is Rocky Frisco's nickname, has been for many decades.
He now has the Oklahoma vanity plate, "RACCOON," on his MG Special,
otherwise known as the "Tupperware Dragon."
It's a 1981 Victor TF-1, a turnkey car from the Victor Motorworks,
Powertrain, suspension, brakes, electrics, etc. are all from a late 70's MGB.
The bodywork, a fiberglass exact MG-TF replica, and the MGB components are
all mounted into a special Victor Factory steel frame, trimmed with the bits
from an MG-TF donor car. The car has been repainted in baby blue.
The MG suffered an engine compartment fire in 2010 and was taken to Bentley Automotive for repair.
The car was not only not repaired, but it was vandalized and neglected and I was lied to for months.
I had paid $4620 for the repairs. This was not refunded. The local District Attorney at the time
chose to ignore the crime. I eventually sold what was left of the car for $5000.
Frank Keating, formerly the Governor of the State of Oklahoma,
With Rocky and The Luggage
Me Too, Mister Heston.
My "Cold Dead Hands."
I recently received the following emailed rebuttal of this section of the page
from somebody named Adrian Sayers.
Adrian Sayers wrote:
THE COLD DEAD HANDS OF 32 YOUNG INNOCENT PEOPLE
Here's the reply I sent him by email
Why send this nonsense to me? I'm not the fool who prevented them from defending their lives.
Those people died because they were unable to defend themselves. They had no weapon to stop the murders.
They were, every one of them, disarmed victims because of Gun Control.
Gun Control disarms victims; it does not disarm murderers; murderers do not obey Gun Control laws.
When will you idiots wake up?
You are dealing with humans, not theories. Gun Control does NOT work in the Real World.
I'm a vegetarian; that's how far I take my own personal unwillingness to commit violence.
Armed citizens prevent violence; disarmed citizens are powerless against violence.