Cocker arrives in the Garden City!
Cocker IMMEDIATELY finds a seat!
Cocker just wanted to be seen w/ this! He thought it was funny! Who knows how a chicken’s sense of humor works!
Cocker got to sing a few tunes w/ the Godfather of Soul!
Cocker says “NOW THIS IS MY KINDA PLACE!”
Cocker got drunk at a place called The Mellow Mushroom & picked a fight w/ the owner!
Then the bouncer of the place came over & said we had to leave!
Cocker at The Mellow Mushroom before He got us kicked out
Cocker trying to take a nice portrait but of course some silly ass has to throw some bunny ears in there!
Cocker LOVED the record store “Paper Vinyl Cloth” but was VERY disappointed that Renee had already bought ALL of the Hank Sr they own!
Cockers Chistmas Wish List
Cocker says “I DONT FUCKIN’ THINK SO!!!!”
“GET ME THE HELL OUTTA HERE!!!! THESE GEORGIA REDNECKS WILL EAT ANYTHING!!!!!!!”
Cocker visits Boneville, GA! This is about all there is to see there…..
Cocker didnt think this was very funny….
Cocker was excited about visiting Harlem! Unfortunetly this was all there was to see….and they were closed on the day we visited!
Cocker in Boneville! He is drawn to places w/ Beer!
Cocker scares even the most bad ass wildlife!!!!
and finally before heading outta town…..Cocker got to visit the Ghost town of Happy Valley, GA. The birth & final resting place of Blues Legend Blind Willie Mctell. Cocker was quite honored! I think I even saw a little Chicken tear welp up in his little eye.
But he doesn’t leave with out seeing some Georgia Peaches!
I recently opened up an email from our very own Encyclopedia Billy. He told me that Cocker had just left his place and was heading on down to Harlem Georgia. As I looked though the pictures of Cocker’s stay with Billy, I wondered how far he had traveled already in the short time he has being gone. He has been to five states, seven cities, and traveled 1,946 miles! It’s pretty awesome when you think about it. To have fans participate in this has meant so much to us here at IBWIP. But there are still so many places left to go. We have actually only put a dent in the list of people who have signed up for Cocker to visit. The coolest part of this is how creative everyone has been with the photos! So forget about only doing five pictures, take as many as you want. In a month or so we think that we will have enough pictures to put together a “Cocker’s Travel’s” video. Hopefully it will be PART 1 of a series of videos. Thanks again to everyone who has taken Cocker under their wing and opened their homes and families to him. We look forward to seeing the next batch of pictures soon.
The following is the pictures taken of Cocker during his stay with Encyclopedia Billy in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Billy was nice enough to provide the descriptions of the pictures as well. Thanks again to Billy and his family for showing Cocker a great time.
Since we were starting early cocker decided to rock out to some ibwip.
After that the day started out for cocker with a ‘gulp’ from 7-11 down in Baltimore.
Cocker was havin a good time until we saw the ‘Chicken Nook’
.He talked me into going in & savin some of his family. After stompin a mud hole in some people’s butts, we had 2 get some ‘repair’ work done.
I convinced him to stay so we took in some sights.
Later he decided to take a dip in the pool.
Then mama decided to get in the pool with him.
Before long it was bed time.
The next day we decided to take it easy. We went to a state park to see some of his cousins.
Friday night, I’m not sure what happened.
Much like the Walton’s, The Christy’s are a fun loving family who know how to have a good time. That is why we were so excited to have Cocker go and visit BJ and Nicole who are an extension of the IBWIP family. We are thankful that they took him to so many places. It was a great up-lifter to me personally to see all the fun shots that they took. We hope that you enjoy and as a special announcement… BJ and Nicole will be on EP44 to talk about Cocker’s stay. This is a first for Cocker’s Travel’s. Thanks again to the Christy family for there support, friendship, and participation.
It has been awhile since we last blogged about our mascot Cocker and his travels around the country. After hanging out with Edward Clarence Graves in New York City, he headed to Washington D.C. to spend a little time with our good friend Little Lisa Dixie. Just like everyone else, Cocker has a little crush on LLD so he decided to stay a little longer. DO YOU BLAME HIM?! While there Cocker got to cuddle up with LLD, hang out with his new friend Elvis (who helped give Cocker a bath), and got to hear the sweet sounds of that amazing voice. He did say that Lisa’s clown collection kinda freaked him out but it was well worth it. Thanks again to Lisa for taking care of our cock and for being such a great friend of the show. Word is Cocker is on his way to Pennsylvania as we speak.