Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Black Musicians as New Mexico Sheriffs

I had long known that Bo Diddley spent some time in the 1970s as sheriff of beautiful Los Lunas, New Mexico. But last night I found that Gatemouth Brown had the same job in Farmington in the 1960s.

This is a very strange coincidence. What else will I find out? James Brown as sheriff of Hatch (he's hot, like green chile!)? Prince as sheriff of Mora? Rick James as sheriff of EspaƱola? Oh, that last one would be appropriate.