Monday, August 14, 2006
Alice Cooper ‘Billion Dollar Babies’
Friday night, I had the pleasure of introducing Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot at the N Club in downtown Greensboro. Sure, I have been the emcee for the Tate Street Festival in Greensboro and I’ve always been honored to host that event. I’ve also emceed a few Battle of the Bands events at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem. And I’ve introduced a few local bands around here in the local clubs. But this was the first time that I’ve ever introduced “big time” bands that are nationally and internationally known.
When I first arrived at the N Club, I was told by a few listeners that I had been banned from the 2 Guys Named Chris Show. I used a term that I thought was a “southern” one and no one in the room… Demm, Kelly, Deidre, Goat, and Weather Dave… Had any idea what the hell I was talking about.
We were playing the birthday game, Closest to the Pin, and I was the celebrity player last Thursday. Deidre started swooning over the mere mention of Antonio Banderas and I said something like… “I guess he takes the rag off your bush?”
I could hear the tendons in everyone’s neck snap as all heads turned to me with disgust. They took it to mean something about menstrual cycles for some crazy reason. I tried to explain it as a southern phrase, because I have heard it for most of my life either on The Beverly Hillbillies or used by relatives.
“Taking the rag off the bush,” means to beat all, to surpass. And as it turns out, it’s not a southern phrase at all. It actually comes from the Old West. So who knows, I may have heard it on Deadwood?
I’m listening to the show right now as I type this, and sure enough, they brought it up again. So it seems that I’m truly banned from playing Closest to the Pin.
The Self-Proclaimed Bad Boy of Rock 92 is living up to my own proclamation, yeah!
Saturday, I had a great time working the Cheyenne Kimball show at Hanes Mall. I met some cool people and managed to meet a very interesting and attractive lady. Mitch, our latest addition to the promotions team, should have really hooked up with some hot young girl. They were all over the place. It was shooting fish in a barrel and he came up empty. Instead, I chalked one up for the old guys!