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August 28, 2001 at 4:10 pm #64843
Cool story Allison,if I met Grant Hart I`d be so nervous I`d spill root beer over him!Actually that time when I met that old guy,I bought the Nova Mob album from 94 a week before for $7.99 in a delete bin.
I never met any famous or semi famous musicians,I know one local guy who plays in a alt country band,they`re doing really well,they got nominated for a Juno award I think or some kind of country music award,the country video station does`nt even play them!quite a feat!They also played on the Mike Bullard show(can`t stand that guy).
I was always hoping I`d meet Eric`s Trip in town here,but that never happened,I heard once on the radio that this girl and her boyfriend met Julie from Eric`s Trip and was really nice to them and took photographs of them,Julie published a book of her pictures in 1999,I just found out about it last night,I`m going to try to look for it.
My Mom`s met alot of cool people,she almost met Johnny Cash but he was in his dressing room,she met his wife and the Carter Family.I think I mentioned before that she met the Ventures.
Conway Twitty once flew over my house in a helicopter though.
I heard once that Sonic Youth played here in the early 80`s,but nobody remembers much,they were too drunk too remember,SY in those days were so noisy,drinking was problably the only way they got through it,they played at a local art school.August 28, 2001 at 4:26 pm #64844
about 6 years ago i went to see Sebadoh and Smog at a place called the Boardwalk in Manchester UK. this was a apretyy kool gig in itself and got even kooler when Smog (tee totallers) gave their alcohol rider to the crowd. then they played an ace gig.
Then Sebadoh came out and were really charged they played all my favs and then asked if anyone would like to do karaoke…to which my friend Xian got up and sang Really Insane it was awesome.
After the show we were going to a party at another club and the guy who’s party it was managed to invite Sebadoh and they turned up. We got chatting to Lou and Jason and Bob Fay and it was a pretty good laugh. Someone had video’d the gig and Bob said he’d send us a copy of the vid with my friend singing…this never happened unfortunately…
I saw Lou again a few years later and tried to strike up a conversation but he was being a bit aloof (as Sebadoh had gained in popularity).
I always try and chat to rock stars most of the time they’re okay…I think you shouldn’t be scared of them.
I even talked to Ian MacKaye (king of straight-edge) when i was really drunk once. he seemed very nice.
apAugust 28, 2001 at 4:33 pm #64845
I heard an interview with Mackaye a few months ago,he is really nice.
A local guy here talked to Guy from Fugazi,he was really nice as well.
One night in sept 93,Lou was at the local college station.I`ll post it up later of what a weird time it was,I was at home listening to it on the radio.August 28, 2001 at 4:36 pm #64846
Cool stories so far, definitely agree with eggwater you gotta take a chance to talk with your heroes. Not saying gush all over them and offer yourself up as bait but give a message of appreciation for all they have done for you with the music.
I was working at this hotel while I was in university and some wrestlers were staying at the hotel. This big guy Black Jack Lanza comes up to me making some crude and lewd comment about my polka dot shirt… [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] and asks if I wanted his autograph. I said no and quickly walked away, never liked that guy as a wrestler much preferred Jessie The Body and Bobby The Brain Heenan. He was pissed, reported me to the management but I thought it was a Kool Thing [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/cwm12.gif[/img]August 28, 2001 at 4:45 pm #64847
I have harrassed the following:
Damon Albarn – Blur
Kurt Fedora (Gobblehoof)
Gary Young (Pavement Drummer)
Mogwai (numerous occasions)
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (smoked things with)
Reni (Stone Roses Drummer)
Chris (from Come)
to name a few…all have fairly good anecdotes…take yr pick.August 28, 2001 at 4:48 pm #64848
My choice would be Kurt Fedora and Steve Shelley…of course you could post a bit about all of them over time [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/dizzy.gif[/img]August 28, 2001 at 5:04 pm #64849
The Kurt Fedora chat was not too long after the original Sebadoh meeting.
It happened to be only a matter of days between the Sebadoh gig and the J Mascis solo acoustic gig (both incidently at the same venue). Kurt Fedora was playing back up rhythm guitar for Mascis but also did a solo set of his own which was quite beautiful, he played a Nick Drake track (Things Behind the Sun) and also a J mascis track from the Film Gas Food Lodging.
J had been in the audience watching Fedora and a lot of kids were approaching him which he seemed okay with. They were asking him for plectrums and stuff though which is kinda wack so I decided not to meet my ultimate axe wrestling hero…
as it was Kurt played on approx. two trax when j was on stage for the rest of the time he was stood in the audience near myself.
at the end of the show I struck up a conversation about Gobblehoof…he was impressed that someone in the UK actually knew of the band…so he told a few Gobblehoof stories and I also asked him what Murph was doing…he said he was playing in a new band (can’t remember the name now). I said i recognised the Nick Drake and Gas Food Lodging stuff..he was really happy that I knew this and it felt good to know that I made Kurt Fedora feel as famous as J for a brief while.
the Steve Shelley story is slightly bizarre and kind of rolls into the David Pajo story which is kinda kool.August 28, 2001 at 5:13 pm #64850
Kool stories, man o man J Mascis and Kurt Fedora…you are a very lucky guy!!! Looking forward to more stories
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/cwm12.gif[/img]August 28, 2001 at 6:24 pm #64851
<BLOCKQUOTE><font>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by eggwater:
<STRONG>I have harrassed the following:
LOL… shits and giggles… [img]images/smiles/converted/cheers.gif[/img]August 28, 2001 at 8:43 pm #64852
Eggwater-I like to hear your Mogwai stories,did you get into any Slint discussions with them?Chris from Come would be cool to hear about too.
Time for my Lou Barlow story;there`s alot of Lou fans so I thought I`d talk about a bizzare night at the local college station in Sept 93.
I did`nt get to see Lou play,he played one night with Eric`s Trip also on the bill,and the next day in the afternoon.I think I was busy both those days and missed seeing him both times.
The 2nd day he played,that night he was invited by a local musician,to come up to the college station to be on his show.Lou and his then fiance Kath agreed and at 10 that night I got to hear Lou and Kath and the show`s host play some tunes,talk and Lou played acoustic versions of "Homemade" and "2 Years 2 Days".I don`t remember the first tune they played but the 2nd was Fugazi`s"Bull Dog Front",the guy played the band he was in for Lou and Kath also.The guy kept saying cool when talking to Lou,then some guy on the phone called and Lou answered,the guy said stop saying cool.Kath suggested that they play tunes with cool in the title like Kool Thing!(strange that Allison called this thread that and I mention this)Anyway I remember them playing MBV`s "Honey Power"which Lou liked.Kath and Lou requested some tunes-Bikini Kill`s "Rebel Girl",Palace Brothers,Pain Teens-"Anorexic",King Kong-"Uh Oh",they also wanted to hear Nirvana because they were going to play Saturday Night Live that night.
The guy who wanted the cool repetitions to stop also claimed he and his friend was in a limosine driving around.A local hip hop group called up to ask Lou a question,what the hell is that 4 string guitar you play?Lou explained it was the guitar he had that he learned on,the rapper also asked Lou if he was confused the night before or was it the people talking too loud while he was playing,Lou said the guys who were talking and not paying attention were annoying but he did`nt want to lay a primadonna trip on them and say"SHUT UP".
They also did a giveaway contest on a Lou 7 inch-"The Mysterious Sentridoh EP"the question was who is the band that Hole covered-"Over The Edge".No one got it!,not even me!at that point I knew very little indie knowledge until they played the actual band,it was the Wipers.
A strange night to hear a hip hop crew talking to Lou!or two guys in a limo talking to Lou.Lou never came back here!maybe that first show kinda pissed him off about here.we get very little bands touring around here,I don`t think J ever played here,or at least not to my knowledge.
I think Americans think it`s a backwards Canadian town with alot of fishermen.August 28, 2001 at 10:45 pm #64853
Great story, too bad you weren’t able to check out the shows. Sounds like those were a couple of weird days for Lou, the limo thing would probably scare me to [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] That cool playlist thing sounds like a plan… just to piss off the hippies [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/cwm12.gif[/img]August 29, 2001 at 2:52 am #44626
This thread was kinda inspired by a couple of guys…El Jesus talking about his experience at Oz fest and Salamiguy telling us about some cool guy he met on a hunt for more songs. What I am looking for is a Kool experience of any kind…live show reviews, meeting a hero, or just a bizarre kool experience that you think we would enjoy.
Mine goes back to 1992, my hero Grant Hart played two nights at a local dive…couldn’t believe it was happening. We were so thrilled, we actually showed up early and as we were walking into the club Grant Hart comes up to us and asks if we have any papers [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] Of course my pals were happy to provide him with that. The shows were amazing, it was Grant with the Nova Mob guys so it was amazing…2541, Come Come and All My Senses were my favs. Place was packed, shoulder to shoulder, smiles everywhere.
The second nite was just as cool, a pal handed me this brown paper bag with a root beer can appliance so being the discreet girl I am I exited stage left to the ladies room. I was standing there all by myself and someone gave a huge boot to the door, scared the crap out of me. I look over and its Grant Hart in this huge winter coat and boots. He’s smiling and laughing at how high I jumped, he hands me the cd single of Shoot Your Way To Freedom and stays to share the rootbeer can deal. He is quite the charming guy, don’t know why he decided to come in and give me the single but hey it was definitely a Kool Thing.
Anyone out there want to share their Kool Thing kind of experience?
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/newangel.gif[/img]August 29, 2001 at 2:57 am #64854
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