Thursday, June 2, 2011

590 MIGHTY MEMORY #463



PHOTO INDEX: BOB WOODY.

WOODY AS A NEIGHBOR PART 2

WOODY'S BIGGEST REGRET

In 1980 I was on my way to Yankee Stadium for Old Timer's Day. The bus was sailing along when we were told we had to make a turn to come back and pick up some stranded passengers who's bus broke down. I became very good friends with a guy who was Woody's next door neighbor. Through the years this guy and I remained friends. In my visits to this guy's house, I saw Woody as the neighbor. Quiet, kept the place up, at one point had his parents living with him. In the winter when I had to pick up dubs in that box outside the studio it was an adventure going down that sidewalk on the side of the house when it was icy. I seem to remember getting dubs for Music Box Playhouse, Motor Twins and a few others. One time I asked Woody if in his long career he had any big regrets. He thought a moment and said, "I wish I hadn't driven George Gilbert as crazy as I did. I wish I was a little bit less confrontational and easier on him. I'd like to tell him "I get" what he was trying to say to me". I don't know if he ever told "double G" that but I'd like to think he did. The house at 317 Harrison Avenue belongs to someone else. My friend still lives at 309 Harrison. Because of my accident I can no longer make the steps but every once in a while when I drive down Harrison Ave to pick up my buddy for a Yankees game or a night out, I half expect Woody to be charging out of his house on some mission that he only "gets" in its full magnitude.

3 comments:

Emily Grey said...

There are very few people in this world that I truly would trash but Bob Woody was an ass. He & his concubine Renee thought they were better than others. His "Warner Seminars" with his "get" & his/her "you didn't really "intend" to do it was over the top bull. He once told me I wouldn't amount to anything he ws s wrong REALLY wrong. The difference between my success & his...I treat people as equal & give them respect. I'll say it again he was a total ass!

Emily Grey said...

There are very few people in this world that I truly would trash but Bob Woody was an ass. He & his concubine Renee thought they were better than others. His "Warner Seminars" with his "get" & his/her "you didn't really "intend" to do it was over the top bull. He once told me I wouldn't amount to anything he ws s wrong REALLY wrong. The difference between my success & his...I treat people as equal & give them respect. I'll say it again he was a total ass!

Emily Grey said...

There are very few people in this world that I truly would trash but Bob Woody was an ass. He & his concubine Renee thought they were better than others. His "Warner Seminars" with his "get" & his/her "you didn't really "intend" to do it was over the top bull. He once told me I wouldn't amount to anything he ws s wrong REALLY wrong. The difference between my success & his...I treat people as equal & give them respect. I'll say it again he was a total ass!