Sunday, November 05, 2006

Scott's Only In It For The Money

A belated Halloween pic of Scott McCullar, lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and composer of many of the greatest hits of the legendary Los Blues Guys Band. He' s a serious rock 'n roll kinda guy, not afraid to provoke a firestorm of controversy with this elaborate costume mocking the commercialization of......well, hell....I dunno. Damn near everything, I guess....

He doesn't know it yet, but I'm soon gonna harass him to record with me some of his greatest hits, such as 'They Want my Four-Wheel Drive', 'The Egg', 'Element of Fire', and 'PC Woman Blues'.

For the culturally challenged -- Steve and Scott and me and Brad Denton and Martha Wells and other notables too numerous to mention were in Los Blues Guys throughout much of the go-go Nineties. I still get emails, flowers, and boxes of panties from adoring groupies.

Perhaps my favorite memory of an LBG gig was the night we were playing at some rowdy con, (perhaps 'DilloCon?) and Gardner Dozois started heckling us. Was he drunk, or stoned, or just crazy? We'll likely never know.

Anyhow, he loudly and repeatedly demanded that we play 'Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida'.

Little did he know that we'd recently added 'Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida' to our set list --but we used the lyrics from 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game'. The mixture works shockingly well, creating a heavy, doom-laden song drenched with a twisted dark love for professional sports.

Gardner fell over and started convulsing when we kicked into it.

Yay, Scott! Great memories of our misspent youth, dude.

1 comment:

Steven Gould said...

Let us not also forget that Scott is a talented cartoonist. See here for his book of Library humor, Dewey Decimal System Defeats Truman.