Happy Birthday Joe Poltz

pop-in-water23.jpgSo ya say you were born on March 12th eh? Well here's a cool pic of you in The Canadian Royal Air Force on survival practice. I found it and scanned it so all the people in the world could see you in your glory days. This is going to be your lucky year. Double sevens is a winning combo. Happy Birthday and I'm glad you quit smoking years ago. This planet needs you. You're way hotter than Justin Timberpond. What a blast was the city of Toronto last weekend. I saw cousins that I didn't even know I had. 2 great shows and I shall be acquiring a Canadian booking agent right quick and spending a bit more time in the land of my birth. Have you ever had a moment that you wish you could bottle? And then take it out on a down day and drink it up? I had one of those moments in a cab ride back to my hotel on Saturday night. I was with Hardy Mcbee from my mgmt. and we hopped in this 60 year old Chinese guy's cab. He didn't speak english that well and I was singing a Bob Dylan song as I sat down in the back seat. "you're gonna have to serve somebody. It might be the devil, might be the Lord but you're gonna have to seeeerve somebodyyyy." In my best Dylan drawl. All of a sudden the cabbie turns around and starts singing the next verse word for word. He sings to us "You may be a construction worker working on a home, You may be living in a mansion or you might live in a dome, You might own guns and you might even own tanks, You might be somebody's landlord, you might even own banks But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed!" Then he he puts in a cd and it's Dylan singing Tambourine Man. So we all start singing together at a red light and then, get this; he pulls out a tambourine from under his seat and is banging on it while he drives! Finally when he gets to our hotel we don't get out. We just stay inside with our arms around each other singing "hey mister tambourine play a song for me I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm a goin' to..." I swear I had goosebumps and never wanted the moment to end. Chinese Dylan. Freaking cool I tell you. Freaking cool. Happy Birthday Pa. Thanks cousins. Austin Texas and SXSW here I come. Poltz not Smoltz