#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, September 26th, 2013 18:11
#2 By: hughstimson, September 26th, 2013 19:07
Wait, Bo Diddley was a sheriff?
Ah, yes he was, sort of:
He served for two and a half years as Deputy Sheriff in the Valencia
County Citizens' Patrol; during that time he purchased and donated
three highway patrol pursuit cars.
Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American R&B vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel), and rock and roll pioneer. He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton,Elvis Presley, and The Beatles, amo Born in ...
#3 By: SedanChair, September 26th, 2013 20:12
This some concentrated-ass wisdom right hurr
#4 By: deedub, September 26th, 2013 20:19
Women: The first thing you ask her is: “Are you alone?”
Different times, I guess.
#5 By: Old, September 26th, 2013 20:32
Does Mr. Diddley have any advice on what the superior shape for a guitar is?
#6 By: Noah Django Gross, September 26th, 2013 21:04
I'm paraphrasing, but this is the advice Mr. Davis gave to his son, Miles:
whenever anyone pays you cash, no matter who it is, count it in front of them
this ought to be in grade school curriculum.
tangentially related: back when i was catering, I asked the quiet new guy (i.e. his first gig, the first words we ever exchanged) if he had a lighter so I could light the candles. he handed me a brass zippo. as I used it, I noticed it was inscribed:
TRUST NO ONE
"Trust no one, huh?" I said as i returned it to him. he kinda chuckled and said "yeah. words to live by." turns out Errol was hilarious, but I'll always remember that moment.
#7 By: Preston, September 27th, 2013 01:47
And never get the cows and the women mixed up. This is important.
#8 By: teapot, September 27th, 2013 02:39
50% good advice.
1) Nothing keeps your throat from drying up like the dehydrating effects of liquor, amirite?
1a) No drugs? Guess that rules out Grand Mariner
1b) Sorry Bo, you rule but I'll take Jimi's acid-fueled shredding over pretty much any guitarist, ever.
2) Food: Agreed.... but they didnt have 1 fast food restaurant for every American when Bo was around so take this advice with caution.
3) Health: aspirin is actually quite a miraculous drug, but insisting on the Bayer brand? Weird.
4) Money: FREAKING AWESOME ADVICE
5) Defence: kicking > punching? o....kay. Guns: good advice.
6) Cows: is this a euphemism? Otherwise.... weird.
7) Women: I dunno.. sounds like he's a bit of a dbag.
8) Hearing: probably the subjects he's most qualified to speak on.
#9 By: John Holden, September 27th, 2013 04:55
Apparently he got sick of having his guitars stolen; that's why he started making them square and ugly.
#10 By: Paul Renault, September 27th, 2013 07:01
#11 By: Vinnie Tesla, September 27th, 2013 08:35
"...so I stole his lighter."
#12 By: millie fink, September 27th, 2013 08:52
Heh. Though his ass-wisdom doesn't seem especially wise. Except for the part about not smelling like a goat.
#13 By: Brad_Pocatello, September 27th, 2013 11:38
HIs advice on food isn't great, considering his Diabetes. Gotta watch what you eat carefully when you have it.
#14 By: snig, September 27th, 2013 12:28
Kicking is better than punching presumably because you can play guitar more easily with broken feet than broken hands.
#15 By: ForeverZero, September 29th, 2013 16:28
That does seem a bit creepy. But out of morbid curiosity, what is it now? Pull out your mobile computer and see their facebook status?
#16 By: teapot, October 1st, 2013 01:43
ah.. grok fail on my part!
I assumed the "..or I'd go broke" was because of potential litigation. My, how times have changed!
#17 By: snig, October 1st, 2013 03:09
True, times have changed. That's why in the new century, we must adopt secret identities, don masks and DNA/print blocking costumes to fight crimes. (poses heroically)
#18 By: Mark Frauenfelder, October 1st, 2013 18:11
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