Luther’s Corner, Massachusetts
Whoa! I knew I was special. So special, in fact, that they named a town after me! Isn’t that serious cool? Okay. So I’m sure the town came first, but I’m still so excited. I plopped my name in a search…and THERE IT WAS! And it’s HISTORIC! 🙂 It’s called Luther’s Corner in Swansea, Massachusetts and I found it on Wikipedia.
This is so fun. A real place with my name.
The reason I’m so excited is that I was named by my fur parents as a homage to their most favorite thing. Rock and Blues music! My Maw Maw and Paw Paw are HUGE Blues fans and they know some cool musicians like: Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lonnie Brooks, James Solberg, Biscuit and the Mix, the late and great Pine Top Perkins. Paw Paw said Pine Top came over to the house a few times and actually showed him some guitar licks! That’s when he lived in south Chicago, back in the day. Paw says “back in the day” a lot…I don’t know what that means. Biscuit and the Mix had a gig last year in Omaha, Nebraska. Maw and Paw lived there at the time and they all got to hang out. Cool, man, cool.
Of course my fur parents are obsessive about music and have literally tons of CD’s and quite frankly, I think they play their music way too loud for old people. Maybe they don’t hear so well? And they wiggle and jiggle all funny when the music plays to loud. Maw even jiggles while she’s cooking and baking in the kitchen. Humans are strange.
The History of our Names
It all started with the girl Zappa. She was the princess I guess, and named after…drum rolllllll: Frank Zappa.
Then came Roach, the protector.
He was named after Roach, the lead singer from Café R&B. Cool double concept. R&B for rhythm and blues, and it also stands for Roach and Bill, her husband. Neato!
Then me, Luther! Named after Luther Allison (no, not Luther Vandross). 🙂
Any way. It’s been so fun to do my own research and find out about all this info. I love it. Whether it’s Luther’s Corner, Massachusetts, or Luther Allison the Blues great; I have a history, a lineage if you please. And to me…that’s barking cool stuff!
Till next time…