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Friday, March 06, 2009

March Madness

For some March is all about the NCCA Tournament. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement. Take my buddy Mark for example. This is an actual voice mail he left my brother Mike a few years back:

Unfortunately, Mark's heart exploded with two minutes left in the game. He is missed.

I'm not here to discuss basketball though. I want to talk about another form of March Madness: Steve from Baby You Got A Stew Goin' is attempting to see 100 bands in one month. He laid out the ground rules and started on his quest. SXSW will help but to get to 100 he'll have to attend a concert almost every night and get there in time to see all the bands on the bill. No easy feat. We barely manage one outing every 10 days so a show almost every night is tough to fathom.

Rock Club wishes Steve the very best on the 100 Band Challenge. Being the opportunistic bastards we are, we'd also like to make a little cash off of this. We're now taking bets on the final tally of bands. The over/under currently sits at 91. Get your bets in early before the line moves!


Jimbromski said...

he won't make it

prediction--Steve will be FDDPUBFHB*

*dead in a ditch pants unbuttoned bleeding from his buttocks

I use that so much i'm turning it into an acronym to save time

Steve said...

Wow, I'd say I'm honored by the shout-out, but man... that's some dark shit.

Jumbo Slice said...

Jimbromski is dark. He has predicted that demise for the each of us at some point.

I think the toughest part of the challenge will be the shows after SXSW. Don't know about you but after a big festival and long days watching bands, I need a break. After three days of ACL, I didn't go see a band for two weeks. If you can overcome that, you have a shot.

Steve said...

Absolutely. Right now I've got 14 bands (5 shows) scheduled for the post-SXSW part of the month. I'm hoping to blow SXSW out of the water, though, and give myself a little more breathing room. We'll see.

Potsy said...

Hoop Madness Mikey. HOOP MADNESS. Rad.

Jumbo Slice said...

I've been listening to that voice mail since 1994 and it never gets old. Mark was home alone, drinking beers, and going nuts over the game. The guy isn't even a basketball fan which makes it funnier.