By: Jim Paris
Most of our fans and followers know that I dabbled in the world of Rock and Roll many years ago, in what now seems like another lifetime. If you have followed the Texas Poker Store blog for any length of time then you also know that I used to produce the great, late Buddy Miles.
I’ve written about the poker games we had while touring the country with the Buddy Miles band and wrote a press release announcing that I was going to contribute to the Buddy Miles biography that his wife was planning to write. Unfortunately, Sherrilae passed away before she had a chance to realize her dream; hopefully it will still get done someday.
When Sherrilae and I were discussing Buddy’s bio we had also spoken about the fact that I was writing my own memoirs as well as the role in my life which Buddy had played. I remember telling her in detail how close Buddy and I were and how much I loved and admired him. We laughed about the fact that as masterful of a musician as he was, that the was a horrific poker player. He had the worst possible poker face. Of course, I always knew what he was thinking; he was never able to bluff me.
Recently I finally finished the autobiography that I had originally started writing about 25 years ago. I had shared a lot of it with Sherrilae; we laughed and shed a few tears about the parts that Buddy was involved in, and she let me know that she wanted me to help write his. I titled my bio “Them Changes,” not just in honor of my dear friend and brother George Allen “Buddy” Miles Jr., but because it was the perfect metaphor to describe what my life had always been about. I surely went through them changes.
For our poker friends and fans, you can download a copy of my memoirs at the Amazon Kindle store. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed living it.