Sunday, March 15, 2020
My neighbor Jim
Autos of beauty
For today (Sunday):
First my neighbor is James (Jim) Arp http://www.rockabillyhall.com/JimArp.html
Belmont has produced some good ball players. In Sherry’s class there was Jimmy Hall who played for the Yankees, Cubs, Braves, Indians, Angels and finally the Twins. Sherry had a nephew and I had a child hood friend who went pro for a few years from Belmont also..
Evidently a few Actresses and Actors also. These are fill-ins and bit parts and whatever else you call the actors who are not the stars. I only know that part because while in business my bookkeeper said he had five people in Show business, Hollywood, he still did their books and taxes.
My eccentric neighbor Jim Is in the Rock-a Billy Hall of Fame and was featured in two movies and introduced many of the nationally famous rock stars. To be fair, Jim is too good natured and has given a lot away. I am afraid he has lost some of his ability to deal with the ‘STUFF’ he has accumulated over the years. His houses actually look like what is called ‘hoarders’. You can’t help but like him. He is unique in one area. He says you could put all the booze/beer that he has drank in his lifetime in a half coffee cup. Doesn’t smoke and has never done drugs of any kind, that is an amazing thing.
He has published two books, some screen plays and is an amateur artist.
one of his guitars to pay his tax. I keep reminding him I want the vacant lot across from his houses.
For the last few years of his working life he was a very successful disc jockey. That is Jim!