Monday, January 28, 2008

Smooth. Frighteningly, awesomely SMOOTH.

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.


Anonymous said...

Those t-shirts are amazing! JELLUS.

Anonymous said...

Those t-shirts are amazing! JELLUS.

belsum said...

Oh. My. Gods. Have you told Chris?!?!?! He's going to be more than double jellus Diablo's jellusosity.

Teslagrl said...

Awww, you guys look so cute in those shirts!


Superbadfriend said...

Heeee, very awesome adorable pics.


Molly P said...

Cuters! Oh, poor Oates. Just because he's so tiny his lil' 'fro would get swallowed up in the deep end doesn't mean he had a heart of dicks! Nah-uh!

BTW, it's negative-six here. And it's pink outside. Who's jellus now, eh?

crazyinbox said...

what a fantasy come true, so happy for you Jonnee! :)


Beckner said...

You bastard.