Saturday, October 27, 2012

Growing Up Green

I grew up on the other side of the barricade, in the crowd of bouncing heads, laughter, and clapping hands.  My brother, Paul, changed my life when he bought the Bootlegger Bar and Restaurant in Phoenix, AZ, and I crossed over to the backstage and never left since. 

The Bootleggers was a pioneer of many firsts-our first club, our school or Rock, our liberation.  One Paul brought the first garage band in the mountain was behind us, and the horizon stretched beyond our sight and our dreams. 

This is my Metal History, a salad tossed with my roots, my present life, the lifes of my children and grandchildren. And ...the story must be and can only be written by those who lived it...