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Last night I went along to this party in Reading thinking it was going to be shit, cos there was only gonna be about 20 people there and half of them were up their own arse.

 

But, later on in the evening, a couple walks in and the guy is Mikey Demus - the guitarist of Skindred. Top geyser I tell ya. Im not a massive fan of their music, but he had some great stories about their touring and also gave me the low down on this years Download festival where they played the main stage.

 

We knocked back a bit of booze as well. :tumbsup:

 

Anyone else bumped into anyone in the business like this??

 

:drink:

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Last night I went along to this party in Reading thinking it was going to be shit, cos there was only gonna be about 20 people there and half of them were up their own arse.

 

But, later on in the evening, a couple walks in and the guy is Mikey Demus - the guitarist of Skindred. Top geyser I tell ya. Im not a massive fan of their music, but he had some great stories about their touring and also gave me the low down on this years Download festival where they played the main stage.

 

We knocked back a bit of booze as well. :tumbsup:

 

Anyone else bumped into anyone in the business like this??

 

:drink:

 

 

I had Firehouse come into a Retail Store I was working in.

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Last night I went along to this party in Reading thinking it was going to be shit, cos there was only gonna be about 20 people there and half of them were up their own arse.

 

But, later on in the evening, a couple walks in and the guy is Mikey Demus - the guitarist of Skindred. Top geyser I tell ya. Im not a massive fan of their music, but he had some great stories about their touring and also gave me the low down on this years Download festival where they played the main stage.

 

We knocked back a bit of booze as well. :tumbsup:

 

Anyone else bumped into anyone in the business like this??

 

:drink:

 

 

I had Firehouse come into a Retail Store I was working in.

I met A.J. Pero and Vito Bratta at a record store I worked.

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Last night I went along to this party in Reading thinking it was going to be shit, cos there was only gonna be about 20 people there and half of them were up their own arse.

 

But, later on in the evening, a couple walks in and the guy is Mikey Demus - the guitarist of Skindred. Top geyser I tell ya. Im not a massive fan of their music, but he had some great stories about their touring and also gave me the low down on this years Download festival where they played the main stage.

 

We knocked back a bit of booze as well. :tumbsup:

 

Anyone else bumped into anyone in the business like this??

 

:drink:

 

 

I had Firehouse come into a Retail Store I was working in.

I met A.J. Pero and Vito Bratta at a record store I worked.

 

What was Vito like?

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I am sure I've told the story here several times about my encounter with Ted Poley at a K-Mart I was working at.

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Living in Vegas for awhile it wasn't uncommon to run into famous and somewhat famous people.

 

One of the coolest was Carrot Top. He must have lived near me because I would see him in WalMart alot. about the thrird time I saw him there he asked me if I was stalking him. He told me he comes to WalMart because they have the cheapest stuff. He was looking for items to make props for his show. After seeing him a few more times at WalMart (each time he would talk with me briefly) I ran into him at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. He saw me there and bought me a drink... one drink turned to two and so on. I must of hung out with him for 2 hours that night. He put me on a guest list (4 total tickets) to his show at the MGM... When we arrived we were lead straight down to the front and seated... on the table was a complmetary bottle of champaigne for Carrot Top himself. Super nice guy. I saw him a couple of times around town after that. Then I know he signed a deal to do a few months worth of shows in Florida... never ran into him again after that.

 

Also remember seeing Brian Forshythe (KIX) in a record store years and years ago... before I knew them. He was shopping for Christmas presents with his girlfriend. I remember him trying to figure out what release to get for Steve Whiteman. His choice... A release by the Rolling Stones.

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I am sure I've told the story here several times about my encounter with Ted Poley at a K-Mart I was working at.

 

I`ve not read anywhere, so if you`d be so kind to tell it again :tumbsup:

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:rofl: at Manicego.

 

But seriously, since RRF asked so nicely, here's the rather underwhelming story of my Ted Poley Encounter. It was back in probably '93 or '94 (I don't remember exactly what year, the K-Mart employment period of my life tends to run together some as I was drinking a LOTof malt liquor because I was rather depressed at my station in life at the time... but that's a whole 'nother story for another time), and I was working another soul-sucking shift at K-Mart. Ever the anti-establishment rebel type I used to sport an assortment of rock n roll pins on my standard issue K-Mart vest, even though I'd been told not to by the managers numerous times. Anyway, on this particular day I happened to be rockin' a button of Gene Simmons' makeup face from the front of his solo abum. This blonde haired rock n roller dude lookin' guy comes walking down the aisle (looking very '80s, which stuck out because by this time we were well into the '90s and you didn't see too many "old schoolers" out and about anymore) and he sez "Hey man, nice KISS pin." I recognized him as local hero Ted Poley of Danger Danger fame immediately (even though I never really liked D.D. much) because I'd seen him play a local dive with his post -D.D. band "Bone Machine" a few months previously. So I sez "Thanks, man... hey, you're Ted, right?" He was like "YEAH! How are ya man?" and starts shaking my hand all happy and stuff (I guess he was simply pleased that someone recognized him!) So we chit-chatted for a few moments about bands, concerts, how much the current music scene sucked, etc., and he went on his way. Nice guy, I didn't have the heart to tell him I never liked Danger Danger much at all. :lol:

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:rofl: at Manicego.

 

But seriously, since RRF asked so nicely, here's the rather underwhelming story of my Ted Poley Encounter. It was back in probably '93 or '94 (I don't remember exactly what year, the K-Mart employment period of my life tends to run together some as I was drinking a LOTof malt liquor because I was rather depressed at my station in life at the time... but that's a whole 'nother story for another time), and I was working another soul-sucking shift at K-Mart. Ever the anti-establishment rebel type I used to sport an assortment of rock n roll pins on my standard issue K-Mart vest, even though I'd been told not to by the managers numerous times. Anyway, on this particular day I happened to be rockin' a button of Gene Simmons' makeup face from the front of his solo abum. This blonde haired rock n roller dude lookin' guy comes walking down the aisle (looking very '80s, which stuck out because by this time we were well into the '90s and you didn't see too many "old schoolers" out and about anymore) and he sez "Hey man, nice KISS pin." I recognized him as local hero Ted Poley of Danger Danger fame immediately (even though I never really liked D.D. much) because I'd seen him play a local dive with his post -D.D. band "Bone Machine" a few months previously. So I sez "Thanks, man... hey, you're Ted, right?" He was like "YEAH! How are ya man?" and starts shaking my hand all happy and stuff (I guess he was simply pleased that someone recognized him!) So we chit-chatted for a few moments about bands, concerts, how much the current music scene sucked, etc., and he went on his way. Nice guy, I didn't have the heart to tell him I never liked Danger Danger much at all. :lol:

 

Thanks mate :tumbsup:

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Here's a story!

My friend's girlfriend and my ex used to talk about BLAS ELLIAS (Drummer for SLAUGHTER). A couple of years later, we saw SLAUGHTER, FIREHOUSE, and WARRANT at a place called THE TRADEWINDS. I see BLAS outside the tour bus talkin' to some people. So I go up to my friend's girlfriend and said "Hey! there's someone I want you to meet). I take her by the hand and walk up to BLAS and say " Hey Blas I want you to meet your number one fan". He then gave her a big hug. She was on cloud 9 for the rest of the night.

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>> I would have had to molest him in the paper towel aisle.

thats just me tho. <<

 

Perv!!!! Sheeesh, some people!

 

 

if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, i dont know what is.

 

:tumbsup:

 

My kettle is a nice chrome with an orange light! Perv! :D

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>> I would have had to molest him in the paper towel aisle.

thats just me tho. <<

 

Perv!!!! Sheeesh, some people!

 

 

if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, i dont know what is.

 

:tumbsup:

 

My kettle is a nice chrome with an orange light! Perv! :D

You sure it wasn't a red light?? :whistle:

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>> I would have had to molest him in the paper towel aisle.

thats just me tho. <<

 

Perv!!!! Sheeesh, some people

 

 

if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, i dont know what is.

 

:tumbsup: <<

 

Whooo, meeee???????? Nuh uh! I don't have a pervy bone in my body! :whistle:

 

 

you keep telling yourself that lambiekins. :nyanya:

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I am sure I've told the story here several times about my encounter with Ted Poley at a K-Mart I was working at.

 

 

I would have had to molest him in the paper towel aisle. :lol:

thats just me tho.

 

That's actually very thoughtful of you.....you could clean the aisle up after you were through!! LOL

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I picked up the METAL XMAS c.d. from BEST BUY.

I remember over 20 years ago goin' into ROCK & ROLL HEAVEN on R.T.E. 18 FLEA MARKET.

It was run by JOHNNY Z. of MEGAFORCE RECORDS. He told a bunch of us that he was working on a CHRISTMAS album. He also told us he was goin' to try to get LEMMY to be on it.

Well!

That album never came to past. I picked this XMAS album up and sure enough, LEMMY'S on there!

I find that to be weird :unsure:

JOHNNY Z. had that idea before anyone!

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>> I would have had to molest him in the paper towel aisle.

thats just me tho. <<

 

Perv!!!! Sheeesh, some people

 

 

if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, i dont know what is.

 

:tumbsup: <<

 

Whooo, meeee???????? Nuh uh! I don't have a pervy bone in my body! :whistle:

 

 

you keep telling yourself that lambiekins. :nyanya: <<

 

But, but, butt ........

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