busy. I still write music and record demos in a mini-studio I have in my house. Check out search Damned Ole Dave. I’ve got a couple of things on there. Keeps me off the streets and out of the bars. •

The preceeding interview first appeared in GRITZ magazine and later in my book Capricorn Rising (Mercer University Press).

Touching Base in June 2019

sound awesome, If I do say so myself. And with the new release of Rock & Roll Transfu- sion coming soon, that will complete all the actual albums we had out. Then we get to the good stuff - studio outtakes, live recordings, rehearsals,a lot of good stuff. I think the album I like the best is- I listened to Drinking Man's Friend the other night, I guess that's my favorite - for now.

Yeah, I love Transfusion. What do you remember about that 20 -ear reunion show? I was scared shitless. My face was flour white. We hadn't played together for a while, except for rehearsing, and I had quit playing alto- gether. Tried to do the family thing for few years.

Who are your favorite bass players? Jack Bruce Is #1. then there was Jack Casady, throw in Paul McCartney for some silly pop, and I think that's about it. I'm sure there's more, but those were my biggest influences.

Tell me about your other musical proj- ects, past, present and future? I bought a bread route here in North Augusta, SC a few years back and that keeps me pretty

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since our interview for Gritz magazine. What have you done musi- cally since then, and especially in re- gard to EQT? As you know, I’m retired, but because of you and some other people I have been actually considering standing up on stage and playing the fool again. I have completely remodeled my bass rig, and I’m in my own rehab right now. I haven’t played in a long time. It’s been about 15 years since I played in a local band here. I’ve started working on my stamina, standing up and playing for an hour and such. As crazy as it sounds, I’d like to get out there and shake a tail feather again. I had a heart attack in 2012, it wasn’t any big deal, and after that I realized I wasn’t Superman any- more. After a couple of years I realized I needed to do something and I knew that the only thing I really know about is guitars. So, I started making cigar box guitars, and am now doing quite well at it. Even you have one! But yeah, I’m in my own rehab. Playing isn’t as easy as some people think it is. You have to get the muscles in your fingers built back up and calluses. Gigging takes a lot more stam- ina at 70 than it took at 25!

We are reviewing an EQT cd you have released called “1969.” Tell us about that album. The material had been previously released. I did the album cover using a photo taken by

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