Originally Posted by commaKaze
You must know Mr. Butch, "King of Allston." I guess he was in jail or something and they finally just set him free from what I heard.
Aw, man, now you're bringing back some memories! I used to see Mr. Butch in the late 1970's standing outside the Bentley Smoker (drug store/cigar shop on the corner of Mass Ave & Boylston in Back Bay, where I guess there's now a bank or a convenience store) playing some red no-name electric guitar through a Pignose. He was basically just making noise; you could sort of tell he'd picked up a guitar lick or two somewhere in his storied past, but it had been so corrupted by whatever else Mr. Butch had been through that it was almost indistinguishable from talentless wanking. But he was *sincere*, and he was out there playing every day.
And then a few years later he "relocated" to Allston. I remember seeing him on Harvard Avenue a lot, but playing his guitar less so. My favorite moment though was when I wandered in to Mr. Music, & saw Mr. Butch trying to sell his cherished red electric guitar! I actually heard him say "C'mon, I need some money now, Mr. Butch is gonna get some pussy tonight!"