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The things you can’t remember

Posted on Sunday 29 May 2005

and the things you can’t forget…

I forgot how tedious it is driving to a gig in another town. Six hours of Alabama.

I mean, it wasn’t too bad, but it was always a great opportunity to get some reading done back when I did it with Five-Eight. Didn’t bring a book today. Duh.

This was after rolling out early from the rack this morning and changing plugs, wires and air filter on the truck, as well as oil, oil filter and fuel filter. I had forgotten how easy it is to work on these old pickups. There’s plenty of room to move around in there. I was half done even before my coffee was cold.

Cut the shit out of my finger swabbing out the air filter case. Nothing like slashing some grease deep into your body. But it was no big deal. I managed to do the whole job on the truck with one 5/8 socket and a 5/8 spark plug tool. I felt pretty smart when I fired up the engine and nothing screwy was going on. All in a day’s work for The Fixer. For me? A complete miracle.

    May 29, 2005 | 6:44 am

    I felt pretty smart when I fired up the engine and nothing screwy was going on.

    I’m with ya, pal. 30+ years in the business and sometimes I still get that ass-puckering sensation when I turn the key for the first time. (Hey, sometimes, not often, you just gotta guess and pray. That’s where 30+ years of experience comes in.)

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