Let's face it -- the members of Three Hour Tour aren't exactly spring
chickens. In fact, at any given time most of them are afflicted with some sort of
bizarre, obscure, and/or totally ridiculous medical malady. Julie, for example,
recently had some sort of muscle strain caused by merely lifting her leg over her
motorcycle one too many times. And of course there was the famous "Vertigo
Incident," when the entire band came down with dizziness and vertigo for no apparent
reason. (See Carl Gibbs' famous "Top Ten Possible New
Band Names for Three Hour Tour," penned in response to that incident.) We
know you're all concerned about our ongoing health problems, so this page will serve to
keep you apprised of just how close we actually are to total decrepitude.
In the meantime, we're looking for a band doctor. Anyone interested?
Paula Bocciardi, drums
In 2005, Paula tore her
rotator cuff while sleeping. Thanks to the sterling timeliness and
accuracy of our health care care system, she finally had surgery in 2006
to repair a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum. She'll never be the
same, but she's back to drumming nevertheless, with a rearranged kit.
Never underestimate the passion of a drummer.
2003, Paula was stricken by
the 7 plagues of Job. Or was it 10? In any case, she had
whooping cough and pleurisy! For cryin' out loud, aren't those
diseases that the pioneers got? Anyway, as if those weren't enough,
she also got hives from her medications, and you may as well have just killed her
with the itching!
Sometime during her illness, Paula
got morbidly depressed and decided to read The Grapes of Wrath start
to finish. At least it made her feel a bit less
put-upon, as she does not have to sleep in a boxcar and eat fried dough all
Julie Riffle, guitar
Julie Riffle recently ran the Big
Sur International Marathon, one of the roughest races in existence,
what with the high winds, the hills, and God knows what else.
Amazingly, she ran all the way, didn't crawl across the finish line the
way some of those poor devils do, and finished with a personal best
time. Considering her diet, which consists almost
exclusively of fat, grease, and lard, this must be an absolute miracle of
"Who in the world would want to run for
5 hours?" wonders Paula, wheezing after 2 minutes on the
treadmill. "I get tired when I drive 5
Char Sachson, guitar
Char had her appendix out
a few years ago but
seems to have fully recovered.