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....

JamesJM133August 04, 2022 03:02PM

  Good for you..

sstrams33August 04, 2022 03:22PM

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

Ramgator36August 04, 2022 05:20PM

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

Ramgator38August 04, 2022 05:25PM

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

sstrams39August 05, 2022 03:05AM

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

MamaRAMa52August 05, 2022 04:12AM

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

sstrams38August 05, 2022 05:18AM

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

MamaRAMa35August 05, 2022 05:22AM

  Lol.. thank you..

sstrams33August 05, 2022 05:35AM

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

Ramgator52August 05, 2022 09:51AM

  Yeah that injury took a while..

sstrams53August 05, 2022 10:03AM

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

Ramgator45August 09, 2022 02:35AM

  My brother, the dumna$$..

sstrams34August 09, 2022 03:23AM

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

Ramgator27August 09, 2022 10:30AM

  Its always funny when someone else..

sstrams28August 09, 2022 10:33AM

  Billy Madison!!!

Ramgator30August 09, 2022 01:52PM

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

sstrams28August 09, 2022 02:24PM

  Very cute!!

Ramgator62August 10, 2022 04:16AM

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

JamesJM26August 09, 2022 10:36AM

  Yeah, lucky you...

sstrams28August 09, 2022 10:40AM

  That's the issue I have...

sstrams34August 05, 2022 02:56AM