Tuesday night, intern Jen and I took the Rock 92 Van over to Winston-Salem for the Gov’t Mule show at the Millennium Center. Neither one of us really didn’t care about seeing the Mule so we didn’t set foot inside.
I saw them last year and as much as I like them on CD, I just didn’t like them live. Perhaps it was the setting? Perhaps it was just the mood? I don’t know, but I do plan on giving the Mule another chance when I see them at a venue with better sound.
This is Jen posing in front of the Rock 92 Van.
Here’s another picture intern Jen telling me how much she enjoys her picture being taken.
Jen and I got there early and we set out for Foothills Brewery on foot. It was more than a few blocks away and it was a nice evening for a stroll. Especially if there’s handcrafted beer waiting for you. We had dinner and a few barley pops and headed back to the Millennium Center.
There we met up with Katie O’Brien (aka Knock Out) from the Murphy in the Morning show on our sister station, 1075 KZL. As it turns out, Knock Out is a big fan of the Mule.
Here is Knock Out (aka Katie O’Brien) getting angry with her roommate taking her sweet time getting ready for the show. This picture was taken minutes before the start of the show and the roommate was still at home.
Jen and I got back to the station around 9:20 or so. I pulled the Rock 92 Van next to her car and a Ford Focus pulled up on the other side. It was my friend Kim Thore!
I haven’t seen her in months because she has pursued other interests in Florida. She was up visiting her sick father and she was quite a sight for sore eyes. And I just thought that it was funny running into her after our Mule thing because the two of us saw the Mule last year.
Our first time at a Mule show went something like this… People were dancing as if they were having epileptic seizures while standing up. They were jerking around like they were playing Hackey-Sack with invisible balls. The music was loud and distorted and we couldn’t get close enough to see anything. So we walked out, found her car, and headed to Burke Street Pizza where I could have a few beers and a slice of cheese pizza for her.
We got back in time for the encores that lasted for fucking ever… They just wouldn’t stop playing and we were the only two people in the place not enjoying it. Then we stuck around for the meet and greet with the band. Yeah, I know that it’s a pretty shitty thing to do but I wanted autographs on my CD and I got Warren Haynes to give me “rabbit ears” in our picture together.
You’d be surprised on how many refuse my request for “rabbit ears”.
So Kim and I actually got to do a little catching up before I went to work again.
Yesterday, I received Breakfast On Pluto and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou from Netflix. I threw Breakfast in first and I loved it right off the bat! The movie is funny as hell!
Cillian Murphy plays this cat named Patrick that was left on the doorstep of a Priest when he was a baby. Patrick wasn’t a normal kid growing up… He liked to wear his foster mother’s clothes and put on make-up. You guessed it, Patrick wants to be called Patricia and has added “Kitten” to replace his middle name.
Kitten has a flair for the dramatic and was in constant trouble in school. During “her” teen years, she leaves home and heads for London in search of her birth mother who resembles Mitzi Gaynor.
Kitten gets involved with bikers, rock stars, and magicians through her travels. She also encounters gunrunners and terrorists.
It’s a TOTALLY crazy film and I loved it! I laughed my ass off! And the soundtrack filled with glam rock was totally awesome.
Then I tossed in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and again started laughing my ass off.
It’s a story about a Jacques Costeau type of oceanographer/explorer who lives on his boat with a crew. They travel the world searching for new creatures in the sea and film their adventures. Team Zissou are like rock stars and the paparazzi follows them around as if they truly are rock stars.
I cannot tell you the lengths on how weird this film is… Check it out for yourself. It’s no “knee-slapper” but it is damn funny at times.
On the Netflix grading scale of one to five stars, I’m giving them both five full stars!
Until tomorrow… Hopefully.