Saturday, November 14, 2009


The following is one of the most fascinating stories I've heard in a long, long time. And it's totally true.

SO! One of my favorite characters that frequent the bar I work at, is a 35 year old black guy with dreads, tall as hell; he spins records too (it's it his hobby - defiantly not your usual 18-wheeled trucker).

Here's the story he related to me and the bar staff early last night...

8-9 Truckers are killed in accidents on American Highways each and every week. To commemorate their fallen comrades, it's something of a tradition on Thursday's to play "Midnight Rider" by the Allman Brothers via CB radio.

And get THIS - they all sing along...together. And as I was told, CB radios have an average range of 5 miles, and as such, the truckers who are closer to you, as in on the same highway, they are WAY louder than the ones a few miles distant.

How fucking cool is that?

Consider my romance with random Americana re-ignited. For. Sure!

PS - He also grabbed my ass twice and my left nipple once, but I'm pretty sure he was just joking around.


The New Me said...

One ass-grab, he's kidding. The second he's serious, not to mention the over-the-top nipple. Trust me Justin, in the case of the guy with the dreads, you are loved...well, at least lusted after. Good luck with that.

jason said...

I just think it's cool that they're still using cbs at all.