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May 25th, 2005

Which Doobie U B?

One of yesterday’s more interesting news stories comes from the Wall Street Journal, where they featured former Doobie Brother Jeff Baxter (he was the dude with the long hair and wicked ‘stache) and discussed how he’s currently an counterterrorism expert. Baxter makes surprisingly hip, yet appropriate, observations like, “We thought turntables were for playing records until rappers began to use them as instruments, and we thought airplanes were for carrying passengers until terrorists realized they could be used as missiles.”

Unfortunately, the article fails to mention where Baxter got his start in fighting crime. In the late 70s, Baxter and his bandmembers apprenhended a bootlegger in a Watts coffee shop known as Rob’s Place. The man had attempted to make Rerun record a Doobie Brothers’ concert at the guys’ school. Raj and Dwayne weren’t too pleased, but went along with the plan until the recording device fell out during the concert. Oh, Rerun, why did you dance so much?

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