Tonight Lynn and I met up with our old friend, Michael "Pegleg" Johnson. We met Mike last year while performing on the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. When we first got here last year he was lucid, sharp and funny. Over the summer his drinking and anger seemed to get progressively worse. The day we left for the year was sad. Mike actually got really mad and caused a big scene. My CD, Someday I'll Be the Man Again, has 11 songs written about homeless friends of mine. Here's the link to listen to the song Pegleg Mike.
Also pictured in this photo is our friend Ray. Last year we thought Ray was a homeless fisherman from NC's OBX. As it turns out, he was a fugitive on the run from the NC court system. Ray was one of the most likable guys we'd ever met, but we didn't get to see him tonight because he was arrested arraigned and is now serving 20 years in prison. Maybe we made a difference last summer, but it looks more and more like we just made a small dent in the lives of our friends. Here's the song I wrote about Ray... It's called Malt Liquor and Cheap Tobacco
Here are some of the pictures from my summer on the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, SC.