Posted: May 30, 2010 6:16 pm
I loved "The White" dancing jimi, I grew up in mid-town in the 60's. The man was a drunk a bum, a misfit, that made his way around memphis all over. You would see him in the downtown area as well, and as far as park and highland in the old Normal strip area. I gave him a ride once and he did smell bad, like ass crack bad, with a whisky or beer overlay.
My favorite thing about the man was his dancing, he did a dance called "The Helocopter". That consisted of him raising his arms straight out from his sides and start spinning as fast as he could go. Depending on how drunk he was on how good the dance was. I for one never saw him fall down from the spinning drunk or not spinning that fast and long would make me fall over, but he didnt. a mark of a good drunk ? IDK but his spinning would last for a full minute or more as fast as he could do it. it looked cool to me and it make him happy to get a buck or two or even a beer for the dance. He was mean because he lived on the streets and was a bit touched i think. not like the Monk guy, i always heard his people had money but he just wouldnt let them care for him. He could of had a nice place with family but for whatever reason, being crazy or mental he lived on the streets also. Loved you Jimi, still do with fond memories of the man.