Erick Lyle chronicles his adventure hitchhiking to Texas in order to play bass in Ginn’s new Black Flag lineup, being offered the job and ultimately turning it down. Hat tip to Ross for the recommendation.
It dawned on me: Black Flag did not have a bass player. I could be that bass player! I decided right then and there to find out where Ginn was living, hitchhike across the country, and persuade him to let me try out—just as I had attempted to do at 16. I knew all the old songs, and I figured that thumbing it instead of flying or taking a bus would prove to Ginn that I had dedication.