From: "BLO DAT 'ARP" <;kaczma~tudents.uiuc.edu>;
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 1995 18:20:53 -0600 (CST)
Subject: chapped lips, cold sores

Hello there fellow 'arpers,

Just wondering if I've just got weak lips. . .

My lips have been continuously chapped for the last couple weeks. . .and
it doesn't bode well for playing. I've also had a cold sore on my lip
(this combination is not ideal)

Just curious what you experienced harpers do (medically) when you run
into this situation. Thanks.

Your (blues) brother,

ken

P.S. I saw Sugar Blue last week at the Blind Pig in Champaign. . . When
he first started playing I thought they added a third guitar. . .He went
through 3 special 20s in D within 3 or 4 songs. . . !

Overall, I don't dig his stlye so much (Popperesque at times), but
defininetly a great player. . .The band had two guitarists , a bassist, a
drummer, and Sugar. . . I felt they all played way too many notes. . .
But -- a great time nonetheless. . .

=============================================================================Kenneth J. Kaczmarek Jr. "Praise the LORD with the harp. . ."
kaczma~tudents.uiuc.edu -- Psalm 33:2
=============================================================================

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