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    By the way, that premiere exceeded my wildest expectations.
    We SOLD OUT the theater, they added two more screens and THEY sold out, too!
    It was an absolutely amazing evening.

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    I'm really blessed to have had such an incredible turnout, and I'll be taking my little film on the road this spring!
     
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    Checkerboard Strangler....What's up with that handle? Congrats on whatever that was.
     
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    You really wanna know?
    Two reasons:

    1. When I used to live in Minneapolis I was a keyboard player for a moderately successful regional rock and blues band and we used to love going to Southside Chicago and playing in a dive called the Checkerboard Lounge.
    This was back in the 1970's so I don't even know if it exists anymore but it had been around since 1972 and it was a blues lover's dream. Buddy Guy used to be one of the owners. We even got to jam with him a couple of times, what an exhilarating couple of nights that was!
    Oh wow, I see it just closed in 2015, how truly sad!

    Legendary Checkerboard Lounge Closed After Owner's Death

    2. Living and working in Dallas, I was just getting back to doing film/video part time, so I was doing IT work at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth as my "straight gig". Security was ultra tight as it was post-9/11, and the guards were all strapped with AR-15, and checking all vehicles and ID every morning, even running mirrors under the cars as they came in.

    First morning I came there, it was something like 21 degrees. Got held up by security, they didn't like my Arkansas license, spent extra time scrutinizing me and my POS minivan.

    "Look at this guy's license picture. Hey buddy, you look like some kinda terrorist or a mass murderer.
    What do they call ya, Checkerboard Strangler?"

    It stuck.
    And I guess I embraced it.
     

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    Great story!! Glad I asked! I can see why you adopted that moniker. I play guitar and love the blues too. Been doin't it for 40+ years. You were really lucky to find that joint. :beer:
     
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    I was suspended for a so called "RULES VIOLATION".
    I invite anyone to search my content (my posts) and find anything at all that would constitute a rules violation.
    I'm gone, outta here.
     
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    I get in trouble ALL the time. You have to be careful about what zones you are posting in. There are different zones with different rules. Makes it a bit confusing, but it is what it is. As far as leeway though, you probably won't find another forum that gives you as much as USMB. They put up with a LOT of abuse. :lol:
     
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    You get in trouble because you're a renegade sock!
     
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    I'm no stinky sock. Take that back! Besides that I don't agree with anyone here, so I couldn't be! I'm waaaaaaaay too smart for any of you. :2up:
     
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    If I'm a sock, then you're a stinky old sneaker! :lol:
     
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