I have a confession… I love B.B. King. I always have. That man is just so cool. I also love the fact that all his guitars are named Lucille. The story he tells is that when he was younger, and was playing at a night club in a barn, two drunks started a fight over a woman. In the fight, one of them kicked over a kerosene lamp, and set the barn on fire. Two people died in the fire, and yet a young King ran back into the blazing structure to rescue his $30 Gibson. After he recovered, he discovered that the woman the two men had been fighting over was named Lucille. He then named his first guitar Lucille, as a reminder to himself: 1) Never fight over a woman, and 2) never run into burning buildings.
Whatever the truth, that man can make Lucille sing!
When I got my first car, I decided that I would take her out on the highway, and when we hit 120 (kph obviously – mph is just crazy) I would hit the radio button, and whatever was playing, that we would name her. Well, she didn’t have a radio, and I never got around to installing the one I bought. So instead, I decided to name her Lucille. I tell people she is named after Lucille Ball, or the first girl I asked on a date (also Lucille) but actually it was inspired by this video. I just love Eddie Murphy’s smile.
See how many celebrities you can spot in this one.
My next car I named Nina, after Nina Simone. Oddly enough, since I did that, none of my Bonnie Tyler CDs work in the sound system. Seriously.
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