Saturday, March 19, 2005

Hobbits Dig The Original Dirty Rapper

Quick South by Southwest summary: Saw Mike Peters (I think that's his name!), the lead singer of The Alarm--not on purpose, but because we wanted to get in the club for the next band, Scottish punky punks The Rezillos, who were really great. The female lead singer dressed all new wavey, with a black and silver vinyl minidress and big blue triangle-shaped earrings! Huzzah! They sounded good too. Played all the hits right up front!

Then it was off to see The New York Dolls, or what's left of 'em. Packed outdoors show at Stubb's; it was fun to see David Johannsen in full Doll mode: Long hair with bangs, tiny half-shirt, belly chain, and some kind of spandex-shorts-with-mini-skirt combo. It was like he took a trip on a time machine back to 1972! Yay! I love, love, love that all these older rockers know to give the people what they want.

Finally we went to Emo's to see The Original Dirty Rapper, Blowfly. There was some amusing conversation amongst the Friends of Felt Up as to the possibility that an angular-sounding pop-punk band of young Scotsmen had taken the name as an ironic homage, but it was the real, honest-to-god "Shitting on the Dock of the Bay" singer himself! At one point, he got a very nice woman up on the stage while he serenaded her with "You're Too Fat To F***." He was dressed in a sparkly purple-and-silver caped and hooded spaceman outfit. A trifecta of stage apparel in one night!

Most exciting of all, however, was our sighting of a hobbit at the Blowfly show. And not just some lowly, second-tier hobbit, oh no. The Hobbit himself, Frodo! Yes, Elijah Wood was at the bar, rockin' his tiny physique to the Blowfly dirty jams, trying not to attract too much attention (and failing.) Frodo Lives!

7 comments:

Tom said...

The Original Dirty Rapper loves felt up!!!!!

Hi there,
This is Tom, Blowfly's drummer. I have been laughing my ass off for the last 15 minutes -- when Blowfly wakes up (we just got home after a real ordeal on our airline)I will inform him of this great event. The image of frodo baggins getting nasty to us is almost too much to dream for. Thank you so much
Love,
Tom

Tom said...

The Original Dirty Rapper loves felt up!!!!!

Hi there,
This is Tom, Blowfly's drummer. I have been laughing my ass off for the last 15 minutes -- when Blowfly wakes up (we just got home after a real ordeal on our airline) The image of frodo baggins getting nasty to us is almost to much to bear. Thank you so much
Love,
Tom

Tom said...

The Original Dirty Rapper loves felt up!!!!!

Hi there,
This is Tom, Blowfly's drummer. I have been laughing my ass off for the last 15 minutes -- when Blowfly wakes up (we just got home after a real ordeal on our airline)I will inform him of this great event. The image of frodo baggins getting nasty to us is almost too much to bear. Thank you so much
Love,
Tom

Tom said...

The Original Dirty Rapper loves felt up!!!!!

Jen,
This is Tom, blowfly's drummer. I have been laughing my ass off for the last 15 minutes -- when Blowfly wakes up (we just got home after a real ordeal on our airline) I will read this to him!
Love,
Tom

Tom said...

The Original Dirty Rapper loves felt up!!!!!

Hi there,
This is Tom, Blowfly's drummer. I have been laughing my ass off for the last 15 minutes -- when Blowfly wakes up (we just got home after a real ordeal on our airline) The image of frodo baggins getting nasty to us is almost to much to bear. Thank you so much
Love,
Tom

Tom said...

The Original Dirty Rapper loves felt up!!!!!

Jen,
This is Tom, Blowfly's drummer. I have been laughing my ass off for the last 15 minutes -- when Blowfly wakes up (we just got home after a real ordeal on our airline) The image of frodo baggins getting nasty to us is almost to much to bear. Thank you so much
Love,
Tom

Tom said...

The Original Dirty Rapper loves felt up!!!!!

Hi there,
This is Tom, Blowfly's drummer. I have been laughing my ass off for the last 15 minutes -- when Blowfly wakes up (we just got home after a real ordeal on our airline) The image of frodo baggins getting nasty to us is almost to much to bear. Thank you so much
Love,
Tom