August 05, 2022 03:05AM
I've told the story here before: 1984.. first time I ever did the exploding guitar, while playing it, trick.. unfortunately loaded WAY too much black powder and BOOM...

Instant second degree burns on both hands.. was right before the last song - just in case something went wrong.. it did..

By solo time in the last song, I started going into shock.. I don't remember much after that except I ran into the dressing room and laid under a table in the fetal position until someone came in to check on me.. they claimed I said, "anyone headed to the ER?" but, I don't remember saying it..

We get to the ER.. I'm in FULL stage gear, makeup, the whole nine yards.. I can't begin to explain how excruciating the pain was, because, by then, it had already been close to an hour.. Nobody did anything for me, no saline, no cold wet towels etc.. there was a bathroom with the toilet in plain site of the front desk, if you left the door open..

I left the door open and was in so much pain, I stuck my hands in the toilet, in full view of the nurses at the desk.. I sat like that on the floor for TWO more hours.. Once I got to see the doctor, he said, "nobody gave you and saline or cold wet towels?"


Apparently I was so much of a smartass that the doctor ordered a body bag.. luckily that didn't come, either..

Little did I know at the time, the TRUE excruciating pain would come the next day... twice..

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


  I'm a more waiting at the doctor....

JamesJM224August 04, 2022 03:02PM

  Good for you..

sstrams65August 04, 2022 03:22PM

  I have come close to doing that with my Gastro Doctor a time or two.

Ramgator59August 04, 2022 05:20PM

  THE worst was during my kidney stone attack back in 2006.

Ramgator60August 04, 2022 05:25PM

  Hooper: "I got that beat.. I got that beat"

sstrams62August 05, 2022 03:05AM

  Re: Hooper: "I got that beat.. I got that beat"

MamaRAMa78August 05, 2022 04:12AM

  That's the best part of the story, Mama.. Attachments

sstrams60August 05, 2022 05:18AM

  Re: That's the best part of the story, Mama..

MamaRAMa66August 05, 2022 05:22AM

  Lol.. thank you..

sstrams54August 05, 2022 05:35AM

  Keith Moon mode!!!!!! Exploding instruments!

Ramgator91August 05, 2022 09:51AM

  Yeah that injury took a while..

sstrams99August 05, 2022 10:03AM

  Funny you say... I have never been BADLY burned and.....

Ramgator60August 09, 2022 02:35AM

  My brother, the dumna$$..

sstrams73August 09, 2022 03:23AM

  Must be a Brother thing. Not long after our failed Hindenburg recreation....

Ramgator64August 09, 2022 10:30AM

  Its always funny when someone else..

sstrams42August 09, 2022 10:33AM

  Billy Madison!!!

Ramgator47August 09, 2022 01:52PM

  Dang, I don't even remember that part..

sstrams43August 09, 2022 02:24PM

  Very cute!!

Ramgator91August 10, 2022 04:16AM

  Never know for sure... but I think I was fortunate...

JamesJM42August 09, 2022 10:36AM

  Yeah, lucky you...

sstrams43August 09, 2022 10:40AM

  That's the issue I have...

sstrams57August 05, 2022 02:56AM