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Old 05-27-2014, 02:46 AM
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This story seems apropos on Memorial Day. At one point I was in a band while also in the military (as a senior NCO, or sergeant). I was asked to escort the mother of a servicemember who had been KIA in Afghanistan to a Memorial Day service. Unfortunately, I think the toll of losing her son and age combined had done a number on this poor lady, and so she screwed my name up. She started calling me Tony, and even though throughout the day she would ask me if she had my name right, and I would very gently correct her, she would keep calling me Tony.

I made the mistake of telling this story to my bandmates, and that is how I got the stage name of Tony. I left that band a few years ago and I have never told my bandmates in any other band that story ever again, for fear of becoming Tony again.
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