Sat Nov 27 03:38:53 EST 2004
Rick, I read Ray's autobiography, "Brother Ray" (with David Ritz). He
states that while going blind as a boy he memorized the route he rode his bike so
he could still do it when he went completely blind. This is what I imagine he
did with the aforementioned golf cart -- someone showed him the route he
memorized it. The man was a genius for real! He ran the band, did
arrangements,supported a family, got all kinds of woman, wrote hit tunes, produced
sessions. I don't think he could see a thing and he wrote horn charts in brail
according to his book. I know from a close friend who spent years with Ray's
band that one certain member of the band always went back to Ray's room after
every show. Dig?
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 08:19:53 -0600
From: Ricky Stevens <email@example.com_
Subject: Re: RAY
Apparently he could also see well enough to write charts for sessions.
also drove a golf cart around his place in Louisiana.
Fact is stranger than truth.
----- Original Message -----
From: "hoodoojimmy" <firstname.lastname@example.org_
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 5:46 AM
Subject: Re: RAY
> ok.........here's my one question about "ray".........ray obviously
> many times by himself...according to the movie.........which means
> syringing, and hitting a vein.....blind? that seems difficult?
> (obviously inexperienced with this particular finery of life)
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