May 1, 2010
On this show I recap my trip to Laughln, NV for the 2010 Laughlin River Run. I also do a Listening With Butler segment, read another Butler money grab email, talk about Bret Michaels’ health issues, the Who Killed Bambi screenplay that was just released and a bunch of other crap.
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March 23, 2010
On Friday while at SXSW we went to the BMI stage to see Cheap Trick perform. I found out earlier in the day while at Flatstock, a poster show inside the Austin Convention Center, that Bun E. Carlos was not touring with them. A guy selling posters told me after I commented on the CT poster he was selling. About 5 minutes later, who do I see walking the floor? Only the greatest singer in the world!
I walked up to him like a high school kid and said something really lame like “Hi Robin, I’m a huge fan. I think you are the best singer in the world. Can I take my picture with you?”
Robin: ” sure, no problem”
Me: “Is Bun E. playing tonite?”
Robin: “No, he’s in a convalescent home. We are all old men. Dax Nielson is playing with us tonite”
Me: “I know” (trying to sound smart, not realizing I just asked if Bun E. was playing the show)
Me: “The last 3 Cheap Trick records are 3 of the best records ever made. I especially like Special One”
Me: “Have a great set tonite”
I go find my friend Jasper and tell him I just met Robin Zander. He flips out and runs up to Robin and geeks out even more than me. We continue to snap pictures with the greatest singer in the world. He was really nice to us, as he could tell we were worshiping the ground he walked on.
That night at the show, we arrive just as they are getting ready to start. The place is packed. I mean like 10,000 people packed. We fight our way through the crowd to somewhere near the sound booth. Jasper recognizes the sound man as a guy from Detroit from the band Speedball. He jumps the barrier to the soundboard, lands flat on his face, then gets up and goes to the sound guy and says something. He runs back to us and says “It’s cool, come on over the baricade!” So we watched the entire show from the comfort of the soundbooth area!
I’m trying to film several songs and each time, Jasper is shoving me, trying to screw up my shots and yelling “CHEAP TRICK!”.
All in all, a great time was had.
Cheap Trick played almost no hits, with the exception of I Want You To Want Me, Surrender and Dream Police. They sounded fantastic, even without Bun E. in the band. Included in the set was a nice tribute to Alex Chilton, with the songs Sleep Forever and Heaven Tonite.
Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson – “The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Would Be Lucky To Have Us”
Rock and Roll Geek Show 386 – Ass Kissing With Butler
Rock and Roll Geek Hall of Fame Induction – RnR Geek Show 373
June 7, 2009
I do this show from a hotel room in Walt Disney World. My daughter was on a panel at the Mega Book Conference 2009 to help promote a book she is in called The Richest Kids in America. On the show, I play a new Cheap Trick song, read some emails play some audio coments and do a Listening With Butler. Also, [Read more]
April 12, 2009
On This show, I do a track by track review of the new Tinted Windows record featuring Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins, Taylor Hanson of Hanson and Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne. [Read more]
March 15, 2009
Another Classic albums revisited with one of my favorite overlooked and underapreciated abums, ‘Point Of Entry’ from Judas Priest. Also on the show, a Listening With Butler, audio comments, emails and a show review from friend of the show Kaz in Japan. Music by: [Read more]
March 8, 2009
Topics: A track by track review of ‘Red Light Fever’ from Darkness frontman Hot Leg. Listener emails, requests and a toast to Nick in Australia for the beer fund donation. Another toast to all of the donations for my SXSW fund. A Nashville Pussy show review. [Read more]
February 1, 2009
Toast to Brent Bonet for the Beer Fund Donation
Cheap Trick Youtube channel – Listening with butler – Douchebag Clip of the week – Billy Powell R.I.P. – Darkness Interview feedback – Cooking With Butler – Mott The Hoople Reunion [Read more]
January 4, 2009
On this show I do another Classic Albums Revisited segment with one of my favorite under-appreciated albums, Party from Iggy Pop. I also play a new Wildhearts song, a Cheap Trick Show review from long time listener- first time caller Jamie, a Douchebag Clip of The Week, a classic Cheap Trick song and a Bloodlights song. [Read more]
November 22, 2008
On this show, I drink toasts to Original Joe for the Thin Lizzy, Paul Houston and Erik Klein for the generous beer fund donations. I also do a track by track review of the new Guns n Roses record, the long awaited Chinese Democracy. I close out the show with a great new song from Cheap Trick. [Read more]
October 19, 2008
On this show I pay tribute to Teenage Head singer Frankie Venom who died last week. I also play some music from my top 3 bands of all time, read your emails and play a show review from Jim S.
Music from: Teenage Head, Juliet and The Licks, AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith [Read more]