PHILBILLY SHOW - Click Clack
by Wayne Carlan
Many years ago
I worked at a finance company with my good buddy
Joey Temples. We had our Christmas party at a
restaurant in Slidell, LA called Dixie and
Lamars. Now Dixie and Lamar use to
play in Hank William Jrs band. One of them
was even his brother-in-law; I cant
remember which one though. Anyway, we were having
a great time, listening to them play music,
eating wonderful food and having a few drinks and Im
feeling pretty good.
Joey gets up
to go to the restroom and when he returns he sees
me up on stage with Dixie and Lamar playing in
the band. Now I can play a pretty mean guitar but
that wasnt my instrument of choice at this
moment. I had grabbed two spoons off our table
and Joey is shocked to see me clickin and a
clackin. I was hammering down on those bad
boys. I even had a solo, click, clack,
click, clack, click, click, click, clack.
I can see
Joeys mouth moving but I cant hear a
word he said. Good thing I can read lips. He said
What in the heck is that crazy son of a gun
doing? The song ends and Dixie said, Lets
hear it for Click Clack.
Everybody claps and they set up for the next song,
but I aint moving. Im just getting
warmed up. Dixie looks at me and says again
Lets hear it for Click Clack.
Everybody claps again but I dont budge.
staring at me
I said Im ready,
lead us in brother. He just starts laughing,
shrugs his shoulders at Lamar and he leads off
with the next song. I start clickin and
clackin. Dixie cant stand it no more
and has to stop paying because he is laughing so
hard. I take advantage of this opportunity to
give another solo. Click, clack, click, clack,
, dang I dropped a spoon on the stage
and Dixie kicks it away with one swift move and
says Lets hear it for Click Clack.
Oh well, it
was fun while it lasted. I took a bow and went
back to my seat. No one at the table can breathe
and tears are rolling down all their faces.
Joeys sister Karla says I aint
wrote in my journal for years but this is going
in it. Good times. Im just