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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 01:13 AM
Howdy folks, been out of town for a few ( please give me day or two viners) to the land of Otie-ville where I thought it would be good to donate keeping giant overlit buildings with the doors wide open to a comfortable 65 degrees while its in the hundreds outside.
Anyway, on the way back to Texas we got our seats and headed onto the plane.
My traveling partner was assigned a seat in the same row but across the isle, in an isle seat.
I was assigned a seat between two folks and thought it would make more sense to have my small framed partner in the " tween" seat. We got to our row and their was an attractive woman sleeping in the isle seat...and either getting to the center or asking if she would trade seats and still have an isle seat, I'd still have to wake her up. I really hated to do it because she was zonked out.
She agreed to move across the isle and everybody took their seats and closed their eyes. We were about about 300 feet off the ground was the last I remember until the pilot got on the intercom and announced we'd be in Dallas in 15 minutes or so...my calling card to get up and go to the bathroom because what should be a 5 minute taxi to a gate sometimes turns into 1/2 hour to 45 minutes down here every once in a while.
As we approached Dallas a man in front of me struck up a conversation with the lady we exchanged seats with. I really didn't pay much attention, but as we were getting ready to get off the plane he turned on his ipod and blasted Sweet Home Alabama.
I heard him tell the lady it was a tradition...what kind of tradition I don't know I missed that part. The lady mentioned that was a good song to him and he said something about John Fogerty .
She asked him what LP SHA was on and the gent said it was off his 20th Century Masters CD. I wanted to say " SECOND HELPING" my opinion as Skynyrds best LP. But I kept my trap shut...for a while.
They talked back and forth quite a bit about Skynyrd and Fogerty and I was a good boy all the while just wanting to get Duane into " their" coversation.
Finally the lady told the man she was a writer, or in sales for a classic rock magazine.
Classic rock magazine ??? I could take no more !!!!
My jaw must flap now.
I unbuttoned my dress shirt to expose the Jam For Duane 07 logo on the bossom of my t-shirt and said..." Write about the Jam For Duane Allman."
Her jaw dropped to the floor...well as far as a jaw could drop it dropped.
The lady said to me, " Jam For Duane ?" I'm Dana Dowd.
My jaw was on the floor.
I said " Daughter Dowd. I've seen your posts on HTW."
She asked who I was and I told her Haisija, yaddah yaddah zzzzzzzzzz
She asked me what my real name was.
I told her and that I've been to JFD the past few years and I hope she had a chance to make it there. She said she always wanted to go, and I assured her it was a very good time, this year Halloween weekend.
We went our separate ways and hopefully she made it to her next flight. I was going home and going to sleep.
Anyway I always travel expecting to make an Allman connection somewhere and it took a few days to make a face to face connection but finally did ...other than somebody playing Ain't Wasting Time No More on a jukebox in a bar/grille that was on state park land at the Grand Canyon. I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs after being hearded on a bus for 5 hours " THANK YOU TO WHOEVER PLAYED THAT SONG "
Last time in Otie-Ville I met a guy who was proudly wearing a Beacon shirt and said he'd seen the ABB 14 times.
In Japan, at a Kareoke bar during the week of 9-11- 01 a Japanese guy sits down next to a short haired clean cut me ( serious I could have posed for Young Republicans at the time ) as I was minding my own business and told me in broken English, " The Allman Brothers are my favorite band. "
I've been pretty lucky to do the traveling I've done over the past several years and meet " strangers".
I guess I shouldn't be so suprised when I meet up with them.


BTW the magazine Dana Dowd works for is STIRRINGS
I tried to supply a link but I get some lemonade recipe.
My apologies, I hope somebody can do better than me supplying a link.





 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 06:15 AM
Cool story, Jon. Small world, eh? Maybe we'll see her stop by here again soon.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 06:17 AM
Couldn't figure out where all this was going, but it was a heckuva story. Reminds me of my days as an NRBQ junkie, I'd be wearing my Q shirt somewhere and between people asking me what NRBQ stands for, and others telling me how great they are, I'd never be at a loss for someone to talk to.

[Edited on 8/8/2008 by Gregallmanfan]

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 06:31 AM
Very small world Jon!

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 06:32 AM
I love hearing about or having my own traveling stories... That Jon, was a good one...

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 06:50 AM
Good story
 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 07:59 AM
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Great story, Jon! I'm always looking out for folks with ABB stories or experiences. Mostly, I get the "You know why they called the album, "Eat a Peach", don't you?" thing.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 09:31 AM
Last Saturday, my '04 shirt was spotted by a couple of guitar players from Nashville. Major ABB fans, playing country because that's where the money is. They said they would try to arrange their schedules so they could come by the Jam. One of them is in one of Johnny Neel's band, and good friends with Jack and Jimmy. He said he was going to talk to Jack to find out more about the Jam through his eyes, then see if Johnny Neel was interested in dropping by. All came from wearing a JFD shirt to dinner.

Good work, Jon.....it would be great to meet a member of Tom Dowd's family. I bet she's got some cool stories.

 
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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 09:43 AM
Johnny Neel coming to JFD would be AWESOME!!

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 09:46 AM
Cool story, Jon!

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 10:07 AM
Great story!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 12:21 PM
Ya never know....I have had some of the coolest people come up and ask where I got my JFD shirt and ask about what the event is all about....well, 15 or 20 minutes later,
I get around to inviting them to come to the 'Jam'. It never ceases to amaze me the folks who want know about, or have a story about, or knew about, Brother Duane and the ABB. The spirit of Brother Duane is alive and well.....

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 12:24 PM
Thanks for sharing Jon, very cool story. Stuff like that while out on the road makes you feel good.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 12:53 PM
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Couldn't figure out where all this was going, but it was a heckuva story. Reminds me of my days as an NRBQ junkie, I'd be wearing my Q shirt somewhere and between people asking me what NRBQ stands for, and others telling me how great they are, I'd never be at a loss for someone to talk to.

[Edited on 8/8/2008 by Gregallmanfan]


I have an NRBQ/Allman story you would not believe !!!!!!!!!!!

the Rusty Nail, outside the UMass campus, Spring Break.

 

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Howdy folks, been out of town for a few ( please give me day or two viners) to the land of Otie-ville where I thought it would be good to donate keeping giant overlit buildings with the doors wide open to a comfortable 65 degrees while its in the hundreds outside.
Anyway, on the way back to Texas we got our seats and headed onto the plane.
My traveling partner was assigned a seat in the same row but across the isle, in an isle seat.
I was assigned a seat between two folks and thought it would make more sense to have my small framed partner in the " tween" seat. We got to our row and their was an attractive woman sleeping in the isle seat...and either getting to the center or asking if she would trade seats and still have an isle seat, I'd still have to wake her up. I really hated to do it because she was zonked out.
She agreed to move across the isle and everybody took their seats and closed their eyes. We were about about 300 feet off the ground was the last I remember until the pilot got on the intercom and announced we'd be in Dallas in 15 minutes or so...my calling card to get up and go to the bathroom because what should be a 5 minute taxi to a gate sometimes turns into 1/2 hour to 45 minutes down here every once in a while.
As we approached Dallas a man in front of me struck up a conversation with the lady we exchanged seats with. I really didn't pay much attention, but as we were getting ready to get off the plane he turned on his ipod and blasted Sweet Home Alabama.
I heard him tell the lady it was a tradition...what kind of tradition I don't know I missed that part. The lady mentioned that was a good song to him and he said something about John Fogerty .
She asked him what LP SHA was on and the gent said it was off his 20th Century Masters CD. I wanted to say " SECOND HELPING" my opinion as Skynyrds best LP. But I kept my trap shut...for a while.
They talked back and forth quite a bit about Skynyrd and Fogerty and I was a good boy all the while just wanting to get Duane into " their" coversation.
Finally the lady told the man she was a writer, or in sales for a classic rock magazine.
Classic rock magazine ??? I could take no more !!!!
My jaw must flap now.
I unbuttoned my dress shirt to expose the Jam For Duane 07 logo on the bossom of my t-shirt and said..." Write about the Jam For Duane Allman."
Her jaw dropped to the floor...well as far as a jaw could drop it dropped.
The lady said to me, " Jam For Duane ?" I'm Dana Dowd.
My jaw was on the floor.
I said " Daughter Dowd. I've seen your posts on HTW."
She asked who I was and I told her Haisija, yaddah yaddah zzzzzzzzzz
She asked me what my real name was.
I told her and that I've been to JFD the past few years and I hope she had a chance to make it there. She said she always wanted to go, and I assured her it was a very good time, this year Halloween weekend.
We went our separate ways and hopefully she made it to her next flight. I was going home and going to sleep.
Anyway I always travel expecting to make an Allman connection somewhere and it took a few days to make a face to face connection but finally did ...other than somebody playing Ain't Wasting Time No More on a jukebox in a bar/grille that was on state park land at the Grand Canyon. I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs after being hearded on a bus for 5 hours " THANK YOU TO WHOEVER PLAYED THAT SONG "
Last time in Otie-Ville I met a guy who was proudly wearing a Beacon shirt and said he'd seen the ABB 14 times.
In Japan, at a Kareoke bar during the week of 9-11- 01 a Japanese guy sits down next to a short haired clean cut me ( serious I could have posed for Young Republicans at the time ) as I was minding my own business and told me in broken English, " The Allman Brothers are my favorite band. "
I've been pretty lucky to do the traveling I've done over the past several years and meet " strangers".
I guess I shouldn't be so suprised when I meet up with them.


BTW the magazine Dana Dowd works for is STIRRINGS
I tried to supply a link but I get some lemonade recipe.
My apologies, I hope somebody can do better than me supplying a link.








 

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Couldn't figure out where all this was going, but it was a heckuva story. Reminds me of my days as an NRBQ junkie, I'd be wearing my Q shirt somewhere and between people asking me what NRBQ stands for, and others telling me how great they are, I'd never be at a loss for someone to talk to.

[Edited on 8/8/2008 by Gregallmanfan]


I have an NRBQ/Allman story you would not believe !!!!!!!!!!!

the Rusty Nail, outside the UMass campus, Spring Break.
Do tell....

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 01:51 PM
Very good story, Jon.

and good friends with Jack and Jimmy.
Randy I know who Jack is, but which Jimmie?

What I have heard most often is, "Oh yeah, Gregg was wearing a white suit on the cover of People magazine with --------------." Oh well.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 02:11 PM
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What I have heard most often is, "Oh yeah, Gregg was wearing a white suit on the cover of People magazine with --------------." Oh well.


This is what I get: "Gregg Allman?? Good Lord! Is he still alive??" LOL!

Btw, awesome story Jon.

[Edited on 8/8/2008 by greggswoman]

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 02:22 PM
Interesting story Jon. Hope she drops by here in the near future and makes an appearance at JFD.
 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 03:06 PM

The only music magazine I could find named Stirrings is located in Great Britain. Could this be the one?

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 03:46 PM
Interesting Allman story; local detective spots the Eat a Peach tattoo on my right calf (nymph carrying mushroom with sun above his shoulder) and asks if I'm an Allman Brothers Band fan. I say yes.
He proceeds to tell me the story about how Duane Allman was run over by a peach truck. I only mildly disputed his rendition of the details of the passing of our hero. Does no good to anger a detective.
At a recent CA picnic (those in the know will know what CA stands for and people sported more tattoos that I could shake a stick at in one day), a really old black dude sitting at a picnic table stops me on the way to the guys holding fort at the BBQ's and asks me "Whose the best goddamn guitarist that ever lived?" "Duane Allman", I tell him.
"Thas right", he says with a big, toothless grin.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2008 at 03:59 PM
A very cool story Jon. Scroll the page on this link, and there is a nice pic of Dana, and her business partner.
http://www.indiewire.com/ots/onthescene_030929ipop.html

 

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Interesting Allman story; local detective spots the Eat a Peach tattoo on my right calf (nymph carrying mushroom with sun above his shoulder) and asks if I'm an Allman Brothers Band fan. I say yes.
He proceeds to tell me the story about how Duane Allman was run over by a peach truck. I only mildly disputed his rendition of the details of the passing of our hero. Does no good to anger a detective.
At a recent CA picnic (those in the know will know what CA stands for and people sported more tattoos that I could shake a stick at in one day), a really old black dude sitting at a picnic table stops me on the way to the guys holding fort at the BBQ's and asks me "Whose the best goddamn guitarist that ever lived?" "Duane Allman", I tell him.
"Thas right", he says with a big, toothless grin.
Well, before I was hipped to the truth about Duane's accident, that's what I was led to believe, too.

Personally, I would have told the narc he was full of sh*t just to get a rise out of him. People who think they know everything are especially annoying to those of us who do.

 

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