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..”


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

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


  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.


  4. David K

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


  5. georgiajeepn

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


  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.


  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)


  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.