From: Southern California
The turn is in but I'm at work so I have to pretend I'm working.
Wierd thing happened yesterday. This 16 year old comes in for a sore wrist and I just happen to discover he is using every drug of abuse ever discovered except magic mushrooms and that is only because he doesn't hang out with Phil Jackson.
His mom tells me he is abusing a Coricidin product. I can't remember what exactly is in it (Dextromethorpan) so I turn to a trusted medical source (Google/Wikipedia) and I find this amazing story about Duane Allman and the Coricidin bottle.
In 1968, Gregg Allman went to visit Duane on his 22nd birthday. Duane was sick in bed. Gregg brought along a bottle of Coricidin pills for his fever and the debut album by guitarist Taj Mahal as a gift. "About two hours after I left, my phone rang," Gregg states. "Baby brother, baby brother, get over here now!" When Gregg got there, he found that Duane had poured the pills out of the bottle, washed off the label and was using it as a slide to play "Statesboro Blues", an old Blind Willie McTell song that Taj Mahal covered. "Duane had never played slide before," says Gregg, "he just picked it up and started burnin'. He was a natural." The song would go on to become a part of the Allman Brothers Band's repertoire, and Duane's slide guitar became crucial to their sound.
Naturally, after this fortuitous discovery, I had to listen to an hour's worth of Allman Brothers songs on U-tube and was late getting home so SG was seriously ticked.
SG: Where the Hell where you? Trading WWI Siegfried Sassoon poems with the lab supervisor again?
FAM: But wait, your not going to believe what happened. You know who Duane Allman is, right?
< Message edited by Cap Mandrake -- 11/16/2012 11:02:05 PM >