The One-handed Texas
|Last call at
Hat after Supersuckers Country Hoo Haw at the
bartender swept through the restaurant and said, "Finish it," to me and the
tall glass of Maker's just poured after I'd waited in line so long. "Finish
it, finish it--now!" he insisted. He gave me the chance and I downed it quick.
"You're a friend of the people," I said and I wasn't being sarcastic. He
walked on picking up empty glasses and those abandoned with something still
in them. What a waste, I thought as I walked towards the door, pausing to
light the cigarette I found off a candle.
The good news--as if you needed it--is that Eddie Spaghetti and company can
be seen every Friday at the Barge Inn in Ballard, 610 NW 65th St. That's
where I'll be.