Reasoning with Madness
"This is a barbaric yawp, and it will be sounded over the roofs of the world."
Well. I guess Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead was human after all....At the age of 70 years old, Lemmy has left the building.
I never got to meet him personally, but I've had my fair share of Lemmy Moments, of which I'll share below.
I am proud to have been a part of programming 101.5 KFLY at one point in my life...it was the ONLY station in the city, maybe even the state, hell, maybe the whole northwest that had Motorhead in rotation.
Not just Ace of Spades, but Killed By Death, Overkill, White Line Fever, Orgasmatron, Rock Out, Born to Lose and many live cuts. Sticking with this "against the grain" philosophy and against all traditional programming theory, I plugged their single, Heartbreaker, from the Aftershock album into power rotation a couple years ago which helped Motorhead hit the top of the radio charts for the first time in their history.
Thanks to John Perrone who got the band to send a ton of Motorhead gear that we gave away and Lemmy sent thanks by way of station liners...they were easily two of my favorite liners I ever received.
Enjoy. RIP #KFLY and #Lemmy, who both died of rocking out til the bitter, violent end in the same strange year.
One of the craziest nights of my journalism career was at the 2nd Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards in LA a few years back which I covered for KFLY. In addition to having Ronnie James Dio throw us the horns from the stage, I got to witness a brilliant super group of Lemmy, Slash and Dave Grohl take the stage for a brief set. It was incredible. Here's a few pics from that night...
Who Am I?
I am Ahab.