I walked down to the
cookhouse and ran into the ole showmen Scaggs Malloy, I bought him a cup
of his pleasure.. an asked him.. Scaggs, what would you call a show like
He replied " the 1st mistake in your life is your mother shoulda named
2nd there hasn't been a show out here for at least 20 yrs! Son what
you've got is a "Walmart"..
A walmart? what the #&!? are you talkin about Scaggs... He shook his
head as if I'd never spent 27 + yrs, on the sawdust trail..
KId when you played those backwater towns with Culpecker.. what did all
those towns have...that they don't have now!!!
I'm confused Scaggs? damn 1st of may punk he called me.. Look KId use
yer brain.. In the day most of the Carnival was backend shows... and
most towns had downtowns, now, downtown is on the edge of town called
Walmart, is it good, some say no,
But Scaggs, Rides killed the backend, not shows,
Maybe so Kid, you want the "truth or smoke blown up yer ...."
The truth Scaggs I want the truth!
You can't handle the truth Kid but here it is....The great shows of
Kelly and Sutton, Hall And Christ, Pete Cortez, Sam Alexander and the
rest would of ate you for lunch.... but the DAY is gone kid just like
ole downtown, so what we're left with is Walmart and shows like
yours, but don't feel bad Kid, most people are to young to know what
they had and to curious to realize what you don't really have...gotta go
As for me, I'm still confused, I think I'll eat at Dennys for bit.
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