They stood at the river, waiting for Colonel Bruce Hampton to pick them up and carry them to the other side

“…in Hoogie Boogie Land there is no war, there is no hate, can you relate? So take us Sparky. Take us where we want to be.”

And then, of course, you will want to watch the interview.

“Stop that,” the Colonel said, and rode on, exhibiting only a trace of embarrassment.

(Actually, one of the more brilliant theatrical music performances I’ve ever witnessed was a rambling Bruce Hamptonthon at the Moonshadow with the Late Bronze Age. Jerry Fields, Ricky Keller, Bill Hatcher. And Bruce pontificating. Marty remembers he was laying on the floor laughing and Jerry Fields ended up at our table, doubled over, he was laughing so hard. And I was laughing so hard that I accidentally set my shirt on fire with an unnoticed cigarette ash. I doused myself and no one was the wiser.)

Update: Ooops. It occurs to me that you may not look at the Youtube pages and see the videos are for a band called Complete. Nothing to do with Bruce. I was just free associating.

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

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