Musical palate cleanser, sex and guns and rock ‘n’ roll edition

A good friend of mine alerted me to this sordid tale of crime in my fair city.

Rock ’n’ roller Rick Derringer is 40-some years past his 1970s’ All American Boy phase. His flowing golden locks and shiny silver jacket is replaced by a short-cropped cut and a conservative business suit.

Derringer was dressed like that last week because he was appearing at the federal courthouse in Atlanta to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of trying to bring a loaded gun through airport security…

The aptly named Derringer got caught last month at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after returning from Cancun, Mexico. Transportation Security Administration officials found his Kel-Tec pistol in his carry bag after he left Customs and he went back through security to fly home to Florida.

Yeah, Derringer, gun, I get it.  But that’s not the best part of the story.  This is.

I asked Derringer, a diminutive and pleasant fellow, how he found Bruce Harvey to be his attorney.

“The FBI recommended him,” Derringer said. “The FBI agent was a fan.”

Sometimes you really gotta love this country.  Anyway, here’s a slice of seventies magic — live, with Edgar Winter, it’s “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”.

Lawdy mama, light my fuse, indeed.

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10 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, sex and guns and rock ‘n’ roll edition

  1. Spike

    “… Send lawyers, guns and money..”

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Bruce Harvey! Does he still have that gray pony tail?

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  3. 1974 Civic Center in Dothan Alabama. Mr. Derringer opens for Mr. Winter and they shook the walls. Great music and I seem to remember a vast amount of smoke coming from multiple places in the crowd. Different time and place but still great music. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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  4. David K

    That’s a great video. The tone on that Les Paul is sick.

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  5. georgiajeepn

    On return from Cancun? That means Hartsfield security was fooled by some
    Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo!

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  6. Sherlock

    Eh, the only reason they found the gun was because the Mexican equivalent of the TSA has already stopped him for “excessive liquids”. Had he stuck a bottle of water and a full size tube to toothpaste into his bag, he could have avoided this mess.

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  7. 81Dog

    A Kel Tec? Geez, Rick, that’s more embarrassing than getting arrested. Not exactly a high status brand. I wonder if he shoots it sideways? (that’s how they come out of the box, you know)

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  8. AusDawg85

    Never knew they were singing “Hoochie Koo”. Thought for sure it was something I just could not understand. Frankly, not sure what, where or when a hoochie koo is. Fun song though.

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