Long-time readers and dear friends know how much I fucking love Yacht Rock, the Channel 101 web phenom detailing the rise and fall of 70s smooth music. When I say "love," though, I actually mean "obsessed:" I know pretty much every episode BY HEART, I went as Kenny Loggins for Hallowe'en two years ago and actually bought several Mike McDonald, Kenny Loggins and Chris Cross records, and if you know what a fucking music snob I am you know what a big deal that actually is.
The show's been sadly defunct since 2006, but last night at Cinespace on Hollywood Blvd. the Yacht Rock guys premiered a BRAND NEW EPISODE of the show (I won't spoil it for you -- its going online in the next few days, but let's just say fans of Kevin Bacon might be quite surprised). And -- thrill of thrills -- I actually got to MEET THE GUYS FROM THE SHOW. And by "meet" I actually mean "stalk." Trix and I wedged our way in and demanded photos be taken like the crazed fangeeks we are.
"Hi! I'm Hollywood Steve! You've caught me entertaining a freaky bearded stalker."
Me and Fake Mike McDonald/show auteur/genius J.D. Ryznar, both sporting the Devil Eyes.
Trix and I with our "Get Your Dick Out Of Your Heart" Fake Oates t-shirts!
It was AWESOME. Total geek awesome. THIS is why I live in Los Angeles, folks.