Friday, February 13, 2009

Songs I Never Hated - Part 5



P.S. Thirteen Hours Until Bacon.

20 comments:

Jennifer said...

In regards to the 13 hours until BACON... is your will written??

Pinko Punko said...

Snag KNOWS I am helpless and traveling. He KNOWS that escalation is a VERY likely outcome for his brazen bacon attack.

Jennifer said...

Hey Snag... if we're really quiet, will we all hear the Bacon Explosion?

fish said...

If you invite me, I will bring this along.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Eff the bacon...what about the MUSIC??

I loves me some Bruce Cockburn. It's a shame that Dave Matthews stole the sound and became huge, while Bruce labors in relative obscurity.

True Story: Back in the collage days, I was friends - acquaintances, really, I'm not sure Peter had friends - with the booker for Alternative Concert Group on campus. After collage, he eventually opened up Shank Hall.

As booker, Peter would have to provide some labor for shows, so a friend and I would usually work the shows we were interested in. We would do load in, go to the bar and drink until show time, then watch the show and then do load out. Peter hated the drinking part of it, I'm sure he had nightmares of us dropping a 30K instrument...

So we did the Cockburn show; World of Wonders tour. A couple of the road crew didn't show, so we also did stage work, I was standing holding a ladder next to Bruce for the sound checks. He was a nice guy, didn't ignore the flunky.

Since they were short a couple of guys, we also got tapped for follow spots. Pretty easy work really, just follow the directions of the stage manager 'Follow A! Track Lead guitar!!" The only snafu was when the SM missed a cue, yelled at me too late "Follow B!!..." He startled me, and bumping the spot, it hit the woman singer.. which was where he wanted it. "Oh. Great." I looked like a freaking savant.

we didn't even get fricking t-shirts out of the deal. Peter is kind of a dick.

Anyways, this was great. If I Had A Rocket Launcher is also cool. I used up some eMusic to fill out my collection. Have you heard Cockburn's Christmas album.

Jennifer said...

ZRM has now taken to posting on other people's sites since AG has his yarbles in a jar over at EoS...

I hadn't thought of "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" in ages... I think I used to think he was saying, "If I had a rocking lawn chair"...

Jennifer said...

FYI- the yarbles in a jar comment was meant with love for both the holder of said jar and the former holder of the yarbles...

fish said...

Yes, for guys images of emasculation are always taken as a sign of affection.

Jennifer said...

Oh simmer down, fish.

Hey, will you be bringing the Vicotini to Snag's Bacon Soiree as well?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Sausage07, I thought about making it an EotS post, but it seemed like it fit better over here. Also, too much linkage, and I'm feeling lazy today.

Besides, I wanted to deflect the rampant bacon fetishization.

Besides Besides.. nope, better not say THAT.

Besides x3... After trashing Snag's family room, this place feels comfortable, and I thought why not party in his music room?

So there.


I wasn't invited to Snag's bacon soiree....

Jennifer said...

Hey! I'm not the yarble collector!

I don't think any of us were invited to the bacon rites. Snag doesn't want any of us to see him in his ceremonial toga and horns.

And... if he doesn't survive, I'm guessing his blog will be open for the taking on Monday. Someone should get the keys now...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Who will take over the Awfulbet?

Jennifer said...

Snag has completed the Awfulbet. I merely need to finish his vision. It will continue if he does not.

I really think he should be live-blogging the bacon extravaganza...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Snag has completed the Awfulbet.

Snag is superfluous, nao?

Hurray!
~

Jennifer said...

Snag... the suspense about the bacon bacchanalia is killing me. I hope the abundance of bacon isn't killing you. You should have done an Ann Althouse-type vlog!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

.. or a Pam Geller style one.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

ZRM has now taken to posting on other people's sites since AG has his yarbles in a jar over at EoS...

btw, AG gave me some Neuticles for use while she was AWOL.

Jennifer said...

Woo-hoo!! Here's to the Neuticles! Don't let Snag wrap them in bacon!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I dunno, the neuticles look an AWFUL lot like water chestnuts....

Jennifer said...

Zombie Rumaki!