His name removed for posterior reasons…..

i sat down with the drummer
(this was years ago)
chatted him up in booth inside
restaurant
learned he did roofing in between
the cross Canada tours
and recording sessions
Yeah they were big in a national
rural sense
with television gigs
and stadium tix
but
in between, most of the
members lived on
CFL wages
(which of course only made
them more authentic)
I interviewed the bass player
in the doorway leading to the stairs
he commented on their
music saying they wanted to
prove they were Canada’s
greatest rock n roll band
After that,
the lead singer came down
the steps from outside
so i came up the steps hoping to meet
him halfway
When he saw me he
said,
‘I’m (blank) fuckn’ (blank)! who the fuck
are you!’
Immediately i could tell he was the NHL or NBA or NFL or whatever league
within the bandmate stature so,
after giving him my name
I asked him
‘who the fuck is (blank) fuckn’ (blank)?!
6 months later after 15 years of striving
the band broke up and the lead singer became an actor,
I understand everyone knows who the
(blank)
he is now……

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About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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