Friday, August 31, 2012

No Terror

No violence, few arrests. The cops took extra box lunches to the campers at Romneyville, the little tent city set up in downtown Tampa. The chants from the protesters were clever, not mean.

"Take off that riot gear, we don't see no riot here!"

I'm going to see Jon Stewart do his final show from Tampa this afternoon. The jokes about my hometown have been really funny. I get asked frequently why I stay here. Usually the point is that there is no music business here. My heart's here. It's been busted and patched back up so many times that I've lost count. I'll tell you a little secret. I don't like the music business. I like music. Lots of the folks that I like to play music for live around here.