Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Christmas Caddy - A Caddy Miracle!

To celebrate Christmas I was out putting lights up on the house. The weather was so nice I got the Caddy out and put some lights on it. I thought it would make for a good Christmas photo. Within the hour cars were stopping and taking photos. Those photos made it to Facebook and people were demanding I leave the car in the front yard lit up! The wife wasn't so happy about this because I used the tree lights on it, but she also wanted to leave the Caddy out.

Fast forward to a few days ago. I heard my girl dog Billie barking. It wasn't the "Mom's here!" bark, or the "Kids in the yard! Kids in the yard" bark. I thought it was the "UPS TRUCK!" bark. I ran upstairs and saw a car from the local government in my driveway. I've been around long enough to know that car isn't usually a bearer of good news. I pondered whether I should lock the door or go outside. I opted for a leap out the door and with a hardy "Hidy!"

As the local govt. official walked up my driveway he was eyeballing my car. I immediately knew what he was about to say. "What's happening!" I asked the man. "Well sir, it seems one of your neighbors has an issue with your car in the yard and called to have it removed." What the neighbor didn't know was just the day before it was raining pretty hard and I had already decided to put the Caddy back in her covered area. "I'll move that car, I don't mind", I said. Then something very Christmasy happened. The man said, "Well I'm going to have to make you move that car by January 11th." Then he smiled, a lot like Santa might smile, and told me to, "Have a good one!"

Now I'll be the first to admit I like be contrary. It just seems natural to me. I called my wife and told her about our Christmas miracle. We both decided there was just one thing to... decorate the living tar out of the CADDY! I'm on the hunt for a Santa for the drivers seat. If I score that then there has to be reindeer pulling the Caddy!  I have added more lights tonight and as I was pulling out the LEDs and replacing them with old yellow lights it dawned on me that we are all like Christmas lights. Singularly we can put off a little light but when are all get together and "plugged in" we all shine!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidaze from Jim T's Caddy!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Jim T's Caddy - Rolling Stones Sax Player Bobby Keys Interview

 Jim T. Graham and Bobby Keys sporting "Team Hell" shirts!


In this podcast I interview my old friend and sax player for the world's most notorious band - the Rolling Stones. You might know Bobby's work from songs like "Brown Sugar" but did you know Bobby got his start with Buddy Holly? This fellow Texan found a sax as a kid and proceeded to change the sound of rock and take a ride most of us could only dream of, and few of us could survive!
I know Bobby from the airfield and we were friends before I ever knew what he did for a living. He has always been nothing but a great guy and I'm proud to call him a friend. Be sure to download this first of a series of 3 podcasts and hear first hand about the rock and roll exploits that myths are made of. Also be sure to go get Bobby's new book, "Every Night's a Saturday Night: The Rock 'n' Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys." It spans the early days of rock and really gives you a behind the scenes look at the formation of rock as we know it.

I also have an epic guitar story about a drunk, a gun, a bullet and a Les Paul! This story was so good I broke out the recorder and had to include it. It teaches a lesson we all should already know - a guitar can save your life!!

Check out this episode!