Continuing the brilliant idea I had to post a music column on Saturdays, today I talk about Lynyrd Skynyrd. (Today's column title is actually the name of the gym teacher they named the band after- but I didn't want to scare away a musical novice like Deep).
They're one of those bands that I'd never turn the channel to try and find but if there's nothing else on, they're not a bad listen.
And nearly everyone knows of the tragic plane crash that took their lead singer- but Artimus Pyle was the drummer. He survived the plane crash, and then from the Howard Stern show- relates the following:
Artimus recalled that, once he knew he wasn't badly injured in the plane crash, he went for help, walking through 'black water' and encountering snakes on his way. Artimus then said he eventually saw land with cows on it, and because his legs were hurt, he had to 'roll over' the barbed-wire fence protecting the land. Artimus added he approached the farm covered in blood, and that he was shot in the left shoulder by the 19-year old son of the farm's owner, largely because of his appearance. Artimus went on to say the shot was so powerful it 'spun him around,' and that the shooter realized his mistake as soon as he yelled 'plane crash' as he fell to the ground.
Talk about a bad night.....and now you know.....................................................................
the rest of the story.
-Zjabs (Rochester's Official Columnist)
© 2012 Zjabs - 3/24/12