Posted: Feb 3, 2007 9:50 pm
Steve Jones was my fav.
in 1978, when the pistols ended their tour and broke up, they all still ended up in LA. jonesy used to hang out in the british pubs and he had this trick for scamming money.
he'd ask you if you had a piece of paper he could write a phone number down on and make a phone call - back in those days, no cel phones - so you'd go use the pay phone. 9 times out of 10, in a bar, no one has a piece of paper. jonesy would say, oh - just write it on a note (meaning paper currency), i'm just going to leave a message.
plenty of people whipped out a buck or five, let jonesy write a number on it and "go to the pay phone"
of course, me being the total egghead that i am - always carry a notepad, so he never got me.
john ashton of the psychedelic furs did the same thing too.