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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Bev on Bass

A couple of years I found out that my old friend from high school, Bev McAmmond, reads this blog from time to time. It seems sort of unfair that I've never written anything about Bev, so here he is, thrashing on bass guitar back in January 1985. Bev was the bassist for Sever, Leduc Composite High School's heavy metal band. For a brief time I sang, but only because no one else was willing; I was replaced in...oh, late grade 11, perhaps. I took it a little hard at the time, but the choice was justified, and the boys went on to win the big Battle of the Bands in Edmonton not long after. I still have about a dozen cassette recordings of our practise sessions; someday I'll digitize them.

One day, walking home from school, Bev called my name and I turned to look at him. He spat a wad of bubble gum right at my face, which mercifully bounced off my front teeth instead of landing in my mouth. I was pretty annoyed at the time, but I have to admit that I find it funny now. Boys have an odd sense of humour.

Last I heard, Bev was a successful lawyer. I hope he's still doing well, and Bev, if you're reading this, I hope you get to wail on the bass from time to time too. The way I remember it, you were pretty good.

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