“Now is that any way to behave…at a rock and roll concert?” – Jim Morrisson
So this weekend, same as last year, we were fortunate enough to be my wife’s cousin’s guests at the Los Angeles Zoo’s “Beastly Ball”, a charity event that included a silent auction, a regular auction, and various “taste of” stations from restaurants in the area. Oh, and open bars. Ever so many open bars. In a wonderful coincidence, among the auction materials for yours truly was a paddle with the number 666.
After hobnobbing with various celebrities (read: sitting a row behind local TV presenter Julie Chang, who has impossibly nice skin), we were lucky enough to get to see a concert that featured Slash playing with Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band. Slash is a very good guitarist! Before the concert, though, was the auction portion, which was nice and brief. They auctioned off three big-ticket items (which ended up raising on the order of $50k) and then put out a call for straight donations. The auctioneer announced the amount, and those who held up their paddles were immediately (and conveniently!) charged. The first two amounts he said…well, they were too much. But once they had lowered the amount enough…my wife gave me the nod.
I held up my paddle, and in my loudest, drunkest voice I yelled out “UP THE IRONS!”
Last week’s Request Line topic was “The Afterlife”. If there is one, I hope that Chris Cornell is happier there than he was here – the man brought a lot of joy to people through his music, and I sincerely hope that he can find some himself – he’s earned it. Hopefully it’s not like that scary Rock and Roll Heaven from the Steven King story, although I guess the musicians themselves were pretty happy. Oh, and let’s not forget that that lecherous slug Roger Ailes is dead, too! Have a great week, everyone!