Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Not news, but funny

Look, I know there is lots of bad shit happening in the world right now, but that is exactly why you should take a few minutes to read the rider (slang for contract that rock stars sign which mandate how many beers they get backstage) that Iggy Pop put together. Typical Iggy. Highlights include the following:
Dressing Room One. Iggy Pop.

"You know what would be nice? If you could make this room look less like a typical rock star dressing room and more sort of interesting...Are you with me? Just let someone loose with a little bit of artistic flair. Er, do you know any homosexuals? And am I allowed so say that? Probably not."
And other such hits as:
Somebody dressed as Bob Hope doing fantastic Bob Hope impersonations and telling all those hilarious Bob hope jokes about golf and Holloywood and Bing Crosby. Oh God, I wish I'd been alive in those days, so Bob Hope could have come and entertained me before I went off and got shot. What joy they must have experienced...
And not to forget:
2 bottles of smooth, full-bodied, Bordeaux type red wine. Probably French. And something we've heard of, but still can't pronounce. Look, there's fucking loads of good red wines. Ask the man in the shop.
But Iggy's not the only one in on the act. the Stooges (his backup band) themselves contribute to the overall madness of this contract. Observe:
A bottle of Vodka. Decent stuff please, not made in bloody England. Some people seem to enjoy that Ketel One vodka from Holland, but our sound man says it's piss, and he could give the Saxophonist a run for his money. Not mention alcolhol. No accounting for taste though, so make it a bottle of Ketel One, or failing that Grey Goose.
Good lord.

1 comment:

Tom Hilton said...

That is awesome. Glad to see Iggy hasn't lost his sense of humor.