Kofi's hat

Kofi's hat

MP3s, music news and reviews, and a sprinkling of pop culture. Named by Aqualung's Matt Hales, after his son.

My Photo
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ink in my blood, a song in my heart. Metaphor is my middle name.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Awaits You - And Your $8499

Got a spare $8499 and a dream? Then attending Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood, California next February 16-20 is for you! That is, as long as your dream involves performing "live on stage with Roger Daltrey of The Who, the entire band Cheap Trick, & Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers at the famous House of Blues on the Sunset Strip!"

If you're asking yourself whether that's worth more like $7499, keep in mind that's the entire band Cheap Trick.

Plus, the line-up of counselors is nothing to sneeze at:

Jack Blades, Night Ranger (Camp Director)
Simon Kirke, Bad Company (Drums)
Bruce Kulick, Kiss (Guitar)
Doug Fieger, The Knack (Guitar)
Elliot Easton, The Cars, (And The New Cars) (Guitar)
Michael Lardie, Great White (Keyboards, Guitar)
Vince Melamed, Jimmy Buffet/Eagles (Keyboards)
Kip Winger, Winger (Bass)
Gary Burr, American Idol (Songwriter)
Jeff Pilson, Dokken (Bass)
Jerry Renino, The Monkees (Bass)
Kelley Keagy, Night Ranger (Drums)

Still not convinced? Do the words "welcoming cocktail party" mean anything to you? Of possible concern is that aspiring rock gods are required to "show their musical ability" to the rock counselors who "will place each camper in a band according to his or her ability." This (potentially) humbling process occurs immediately prior to the cocktail party, raising some questions. Like: is it an open bar? And how early does rock school start the next morning? Rock stars shouldn't have to wake before noon, should they?

Last year's schedule reveals that classes sometimes started as early as 9 AM, which feels too "camp" and insufficiently "rock and roll". However, I approve of this kind of activity (listed on last year's schedule):

1:30 pm - ? LOCATION TBA

That's more like it. Rock!

The Monkees - Randy Scouse Git (from Headquarters, Greatest Hits, etc.)

Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy (from ... Twice Shy, Greatest Hits, etc.)

Eagles - Desperado (from Desperado, Their Greatest Hits: 1971-1975)

Cheap Trick - ELO Kiddies (from Cheap Trick, The Essential Cheap Trick)

The Knack - Good Girls Don't (from Get the Knack, The Retrospective: The Best of the Knack, etc.)


Post a Comment

<< Home