In the Official If I Smell Of Mints I Was Feeding My Horse Treats If I Smell Of Shampoo T-shirt and by the same token and old days, my name was Walter Miller. It was a fairly normal childhood. We grew up poor, but nothing really dramatic happened until I went to a Sam Cooke concert at the age of fourteen. I was excited to attend that concert, so I pushed myself to the front row near the stage. The crowd was really moved because it was dance music. And Sam Cooke did so.
He kept telling people to sit down. And after only two songs, he was so angry that he left the Official If I Smell Of Mints I Was Feeding My Horse Treats If I Smell Of Shampoo T-shirt and by the same token and stage. So I screamed at the top of my lungs: ‘Sam Cooke ain nam shit !, And in North Carolina, in 1964, it was enough to get me arrested for causing disorder. Things went downhill pretty quickly after that. My mother is raising eight children on her own, so she cannot control me.