Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cold Trade for Warm Sunshine

Because I miss everything awesome, I was off the day Alice in Chains came to the Park to film segments for the Headbanger's Ball. Luckily, we can relive the magic via YouTube. Observe the band and Riki Rachtman fishing in Roaring Springs:

And Layne Staley losing his shorts on Surf Hill:

More clips can be found here, including Riki and Jerry Cantrell wrestling in Sumo suits. (In the Jungle Warriors ring. Yeah, I know. It makes no sense.) Those very same suits are still used at the Spa's annual Oktoberfest, proving that the organization is still not at all culturally authentic and/or sensitive and, more importantly, that you should never, ever put one of them on. It will take way more than a spritz of Lysol to vanquish metal sweat that's had 15 years to incubate. You can't snuff that rooster.


Colleen said...

Ahhh Layne. RIP. He died, right? Of course I always remember the tale of him conking his head when he went to sit down at WSOU. Guess he was just a a big clown. A big junkie clown.

therese said...

He did die, sadly.

His head conk was funny, but it doesn't beat Ace Frehley throwing up in the bathroom. Because nothing beats the Comet.

Do you remember when we met Riki Rachtman at that Sony thing? And he was totally drunk and shorter than us?

Anonymous said...

Huh, just found your blog. I worked at AP, VVGG in the late 80's and early 90's. I remember the days when we had different uniforms for VV and GG. I remember that working at GG was easier - dead slow in the rental shop all day except for returns. I worked rental shop in the winters and worked GS or mowing in the summers.

Not remembering a lot of names, but I remember Jason and Denise from the rental shop. And I can see the guy who worked in the shop -tuning skis - I can see his face, but can't remember his name.

Mornings so cold that my coffee would be cold just from walking into the lodge from the parking lot.

And GS in the summer, supervising dominicans who couldn't speak english.

I remember off season, tuning 2500 pairs of rental skis. Renumbering boots. Prepping the site, moving lockers from the lodge to the pools. Installing the rebar fencing and putting up the yellow rope.

Lots of things I remember. You bring up a lot of them. And you'd think I might hate you for that ;)