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Yoakum's Ramblings

How music influenced my life

Posted by Larry Yoakum III on March 3, 2021 at 12:25 PM

I remember the first time I really got into hard rock.  I was 10 years old and my cousins turned me onto a group called Ratt.  Later on that year for Christmas, my parents bought me a cassette of Ratt's album "Out of the Cellar" and I was hooked.

A few years later, in the good ol' year of 1987, I was 12 years old and I saw the Motley Crue video "Girls, Girls, Girls" and from then on I was a dedicated Crue fan.  I swore that day that when I was old enough, I'd go to my first nudie bar.

When I was 19 and about to leave for Air Force basic training, my coworkers took me to the local nudie bar and the bouncer wouldn't let me in because I was under 21.  My boss tried to negotiate with him "Come on, man, he's leaving for the Air Force tomorrow afternoon".  The bouncer said "The girl on stage is joining the Army next month.  I don't care.  He can't come in.

"I took the opportunity to look inside as I was saying long goodbyes to my coworkers.  The door was wide open and the fat ass bouncer just sat there.  I guess it was ok as long as I didn't go inside.  I made up for it while I was in Tech School after I graduated basic. 

 Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX.  It was 1995.  We could get into the strip clubs as long as we wore a band saying we were under 21 and not allowed to buy alcohol.  No worries.  We got to see naked women.

But I haven't been to a nudie bar in a long time at this point.  I love naked women but I have better things to spend my money on.  Being an indie author, I have to pay for my own promotional materials and book copies to be sold at signings,etc.  I don't miss the nudie bar but I will always have my fond memories of the Matador club which sat right next to Eglin Air Force Base.  Walking distance.  Spent many a Friday night there.  Met many women of loose moral fiber, which was my favorite kind back in the day.Glad that is all behind me.  That's a lifestyle that catches up with you.

I'm content to live in my own head writing my books.  Those are my legacy.  I want aliens to find my books centuries after the human race is gone and think that was how our world was.  They might even start a religion with me as a prophet.  

But we'll never know.  Anyway, keep on reading and I'll keep on writing.

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2 Comments

Reply Bobbie
3:24 PM on June 8, 2021 
Nice books.
Reply Alonzo
3:46 PM on July 19, 2021 
Motley Crew sucks and so do all there fans as well as your books