Road Tales/Rode Tails (17)


Enjoy Road Tales/Rode Tails, Part 17 from Armond Blackwater’s blog.

Armond Blackwater

Rising Star

I received two distinctly different reactions from the wasicu kids at Central to my rising stardom. It was hard for anyone to deny that I was a serious musician. A few thought it was cool and sought me out, but most resented me for the fame I had accrued, like my success somehow diminished their life. Of course, the North End kids, the Indians and poor whites all loved me. I even became friends with Champlain, my rival for the Lafontaine sister’s affections and boxes.

Actually, I got quite close to Champlain. He knew most of the people in the Hayward area, which is near the Bad River Res where he had come from. I invited him to accompany us that summer when Dynasty would return to the resorts of Hayward. He assured me that he knew many girls like the Lafontaine’s. “We will mount many together, my…

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