Saturday, March 10, 2007

Misc. Stuff

GET WELL SOON, EDDIE
And I mean that sincerely—Eddie Van Halen announced this week that he is entering rehab and I commend him for it.  This man is far too gifted and talented to be wallowing in his own feces (figuratively) and becoming a punch line just like Anna Nicole Smith.  Don't know whether he will attend the R'N'R Hall of Fame ceremony Monday night or not (word has it that Michael Anthony may now be the only member of VH to attend), but I truly hope EVH is able to exorcise his inner demons and become a true guitar god again.  Let's hope Edward's rehab goes a bit more swimmingly than Britney's...

Incidentally, VH-1 is airing the RNRHOF thing live as it happens this year for a change.  May well be more drama here than the Oscars...

WELL, IS HE OR ISN'T HE?
You may or may not have heard about hockey player Chris Simon of the New York Islanders being suspended indefinitely for whacking a guy in the face with his stick on Thursday night.  That term "suspended indefinitely" always bugs me.  I know it means for an undetermined length of time, but it sounds so wishy-washy to me.  Shouldn't be anything "indefinite" about it—the miscreant is most definitely suspended!

LET'S DON'T AND SAY WE DID...
VH-1, in their seemingly never-ending quest to prolong the careers of has-beens/never-weres with their so-called "Celebreality" series, has managed to unearth the great douche-bag himself, Andrew "Dice" Clay for their latest "reality" borefest.  What, Bowser from Sha Na Na was unavailable?  Vanilla Ice wanted too much money?  William Hung not so well-hung?

Good golly, Miss Molly—must we dust off this no-talent jagoff and put him back on TV again?  I can honestly say that Clay's vulgarity never offended me at all—fuck, I've been a fan of the likes of R. Pryor, R. Foxx, G. Carlin , E. Murphy and the band W.A.S.P. for years!  My fundamental problem with A.D.C. is he just ain't funny!  What "Dice" never seems to understand is that dirty does NOT necessarily equal funny.  About the only noteworthy thing Clay ever did in my book was coining the phrase "cute bald chick".

CLASSIC MISHEARD LYRIC #14
"You’re The One That I Want"—JOHN TRAVOLTA/OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (1978) "I got chills—they’re multiplyin’." Or better known to my 8th grade ears as "I got shoes, they’re good for flyin’."  I told ya Travolta couldn't sing...

SINCE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT OF BOSTON, ANYWAY...
This may be poor timing on my part in the wake of Brad Delp's passing yesterday, but I'm reminded of a funny parody of Boston's "Rock 'N' Roll Band" by an Alternative band back in the early '90s.  I think they were called the Rug Burns (or something like that), and I heard them one night on KLZR out of Lawrence, KS.  Anyway, the song started off "We were just another band out of Duck-Snort..." and later they skewered the line about the man who "came to the stage one night" with "He drove a big cigar and smoked a Cadillac car..."

1 comment:

Randy Raley said...

My mom butchered lyrics with the best of them. She thought BTO was singing "making carrot biscuits" instead of "Taking Care of Business"...OK, then