Friday, April 06, 2007

Botched Wrestling Moves

I used to live for "All Star Wrestling". We had a different version in Springfield than we did in the Quad Cities. "Cowboy" Bob Watts was huge in the Ozarks but no one ever heard of him in the Quad Cities. The show was out of Minneapolis with mean Gene doing the interviews way back then. I remember when I was a young boy of 9 or 10 going to the Wharton Field House in Moline to see Mad Dog Vashon and the Crusher with his hundred megaton biceps. RIP "Crusher" (1926-2005) Used to scream at the top of my lungs..."Mad Dog Needs A Milkbone...Mad Dog Needs A Milkbone!" Ahem. Anyway, my favorite wrestler in the world at that time was George "Scrap Iron" Gadaski. He.never.won. Ever. Later, I learned that they were "Jobbers" and paid well to lose. Every night. By some calamity. What do you mean the refs never saw the foreign object in his trunks? Whoa. Put that away, big boy. On the farm, every Saturday night the routine was to watch "Star Trek" at 10:30, then All Star Wrestling at 11:30. It was magical to stay up that late when you were that young. After Danny Williams would say..."that's it from here, be good and watch out for flying chairs" would be time to hit the sack late and tired on Saturday night. Gotta love it! God bless Dusty Rhodes for all the fun. Uh..wrestling..oh yeah, here's 7 minutes of what happens when wrestlers fake moves cause a few real problems

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Cat Mother and The All Night Newsboys

As discussed earlier on this here blog, I come from a pretty rough family. My mother's family would just as soon kick your ass as look at you. One of my relatives was a junkie and shall we say had very eclectic tastes in music. He shared a house with my other cousin who was about my best friend. I spent a lot of time at that house. His record collection was full of stuff up until that time that was unheard of. People like Potliquor, Spooky Tooth, Wishbone Ash, Love Sculpture and Cat Mother and the all Night Newsboys. I know these guys fueled late night speed induced thought about the universe and our place in it. According to this, I am not alone in my appreciation for the band. I have exactly three songs. "Theme In A" "Turkish Taffy" and "Theme From Albion DooWah". That's it. All poor quality and scratched, taken from Napster. If you hear anything about this band......thanks.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Randy's College of Musical Knowledge

Hey kids, lesson one here, we'll be back with more knowledgeable tidbits soon.

Here's a little known fact:
"Call Me" written by Giorgio Moroder for the "American Gigalo" soundtrack was first offered to Stevie Nicks. European Disco producer Giorgio Moroder wrote this with Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, who thus became the first woman in British chart history to write three #1 hits. However she hadn't been Moroder's first choice. The Italian disco king had originally wanted Stevie Nicks to provide vocals on the track but the Fleetwood Mac vocalist declined the offer.

The song went to number one in 1980.

Keith, Keith, Keith

He is the embodiment of rock and roll excess. But Keith Richards' latest admission is likely to surprise even his most hardened fans. The Rolling Stones guitarist has told how he snorted his own father's ashes in a drugs binge.
"The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," he said.
The 63-year-old detailed in a magazine interview how he mixed the ashes with cocaine and inhaled them. "He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. "My dad wouldn't have cared - he didn't give a s***. It went down pretty well. And I'm still alive." Richards's father Bert died in 2002 aged 84. The news may not be met with too much enthusiasm by Richards' mother Doris.

The star also recounted his worst drugs experience. "It was when someone put strychnine in my dope," he said. "It was in Switzerland. I was totally comatose but I was totally awake. "I could listen to everyone, and they were like, 'He's dead, he's dead!', waving their fingers and pushing me about, and I was thinking, 'I'm not dead!'," he recalled. He went on: "I've no pretensions about immortality - I'm the same as everyone else - same as you, same as everybody, I'm the same old b******, just kind of lucky. "I was number one on the Who's Likely To Die list for ten years. I mean, I was really disappointed when I fell off the list," he told NME. Richards added: "Some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral. The obit columns are of quite an interest to me these days. I don't trust doctors.
"It's not to say there ain't some good ones, but on a general level, no, I wouldn't trust 'em at all."

Richards predicted that Pete Doherty could be the next drugs casualty - and told him to leave supermodel Kate Moss alone. "My advice for Pete Doherty is that he should shut the f*** up and leave her," he said. "I don't know the man. All I know is he's pushing his luck and there it is, but so is Kate, who I know very well. "Kate wants to play with bad boys, and she's done one, and then another one, and then another one. Badabing, badabang, badaboom. She'll live, the boys will die." And he warned rock stars not to emulate his fabled drug-taking. "I did it because that was the way I did it. Now people think it's a way of life," he said.

Of today's musicians, he said: "Everyone's a load of c***. They're trying to be somebody else and they ain't being themselves. Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party? Load of c***, load of c***. Posers, rubbish." The Rolling Stones will kick off the European leg of their A Bigger Bang tour in June. Last year their touring was interrupted when Richards reportedly fell out of a palm tree while on holiday in Fiji. He said of the incident: "I wasn't climbing a tree. I was sitting on a f***ing shrub. I was sitting on that shrub again today, but I happened to fall off it the wrong way that day." He had brain surgery after the accident and revealed: "I've been trepanned. That's quite an interesting experience, especially for my brain surgeon, who saw my thoughts flying around in my brain. "I've got pictures of it, mate. They cut my head, brain, skull open, went in and pulled out the c***, and put some of it back again.
"But that's the way it is. I mean, s*** , Keith Richards has got to do everything once."

I love the guy, he always says what he thinks and the rest of us can piss off. And I absolutely believe he snorted his dad. If Ozzy can snort a line of live ants, why not? And what better way to say "I love you" than by snorting your remains? How funny. The line about seeing thoughts fly through his head is priceless.

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