Shot Memories

RECEIVED Sat., July 6, 2013

Dear Editor,
    Great story about the glory years of Jägermeister at the Hole in the Wall [“Liquid Black Licorice,” Music, July 5]. Whew, memories … Yes, trays of shots would magically appear at the left side of the stage, but originally they were "mini gimlets." Jägermeister was a major step up, but the bands seemed to like it. I'm pretty sure that none of the bartenders actually drank it more than once. The Wannabes were one of many, many bands that we inflicted with this restorative. Alejandro Escovedo and his orchestra could sometimes cause us to run low on shot glasses. After a stopover, the touring band the New Duncan Imperials recorded the song, "Jägermeister." My favorite shot memory, however, is Evan Johns, the big and burly guitarist, yelling for "some of those peach fuzz thangs!" Let's not talk about when Rumple Minze hit town.
Kevin"the Squid" Bolling
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