Friday, January 16, 2009

Rockin' and Rollin'

I have started going to Rock & Roll Karaoke night at Arlene's Grocery Monday nights. It's basically a dirty old bar with a rock band that lets you choose a song from their set list and sing it live on stage with them. It's a decent size crowd that shows up to this wild evening to scream their heads off. I went for the second time last Monday. Casey and I decided to go early so we could get our names in the book and sing early on.

We walked in at the same time as a guy that was their the week before and is clearly a regular. He is 40 years old with an unkempt mohawk, a dirty leather jacket, and the worst case of body odor imaginable. He very well could be homeless actually. So the three of us walk into the bar and some sort of comedy show is in the works so we belly up to the bar and sit on the stools to watch the end of the show. It wasn't bad especially since we came in at the end and didn't have to pay. While the show is going on I happen to look at a guy sitting to my left and realize he looks familiar.

Does anyone remember my Missed Connections post? Last July I saw a guy on a train that I had posted a missed connection about in 2004 as a joke and he found it. We don't really know each other put our paths kept crossing somehow. Well, he was now sitting next to me. This time I said hello and let him know I have been reading his blog. It was a very unusual experience for me. I have never even seen some of the neighbors that live on the same floor as me in my apartment building but somehow I keep running into this guy. Luckily he seems like a normal person. So my evening started out with this odd occurrence. It would take a lot to top that, right? Apparently not.

Fast forward. The band is playing. People are singing. Creepy stinky guy is jumping around up front and wait, what is that? He is making out with some chick? Eww. They are making such a big scene that the band actually comments on the fact that it's a good night because this dude somehow found a girl. She is kind of scaring me. Casey is up to sing before me. He is in the middle of rocking "Don't You Forget About Me" when he pauses to mention that the chick is showing her tits. Yep, he announced it to the whole crowd because that is what a rocker should do. This chick is not only showing them but she took off her whole shirt and bra. Nasty stinky guy was cupping and fondling while Casey was singing and the whole audience was watching the show.

One of the fun aspects of Rock & Roll karaoke is that they usually have a photographer there taking pictures of all the singers. He gets a couple hundred photos and posts them all to flickr for the world to see. Guess what the majority of Casey's pictures looked like. Yep, a greasy topless chick with Casey in the background. That is Rock and Roll my friends. That is how it's done.

21 comments:

Jay said...

8 million people in the city and you keep running into the same dude. I find that so funny, cool and a bit weird at the same time.

I have another place in NY have to visit if or when I ever get there. The chick taking her top off and showing off her boobs is the essence of rock 'n roll.

Rock on! \m/

Tall Lanky Jew said...

She was indeed the trashiest of the trash, but it was a fun night for sure. He is 40? No way... How do you know that? Even though he is a walking, stinky mess he didn't look quite that old. Perhaps he has found the secret to looking young. Raging BO and PBR from the can. :)

jezdez said...

Sounds like like a wild night for sure! I hope the pictures don't connect Casey and the toppless girl as a couple in the photos!
And, stinky guy....eeewwwwww....

Bethany said...

U had me rolling on the floor laughing! I want the Flickr link to see this lady in the flesh...and to see my bro as a rock whore. Great blog post!
(BTW, maybe you and this strange guy u keep running into are really related and then u can go on the The Today show and share your story...just a thought!)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Christ Casey, I am almost 43 and still look 15 (I think so). One day you wake up and you're 40--just seems to happen.
BTW Knight, my little pal Ben has a wee little crush on you, if that makes anybody around here jealous...

Michael Knight Rambo said...

You know what else is unusual?
I AM STINKY MOHAWK GUY!
I thought you looked familiar.

No but really you should probably buy a lotto ticket or something when you see that other dude.

Fu Manchu Dad said...

Ditto the lotto ticket idea! And yeah, that is definitely rock and roll! Sounds like a fun night tho' You'll forever be saying "Remember that time you sang at that bar, and that drunk naked chick was making out with the stinky mohawk dude?" And your kids will just roll their eyes and ask for the keys to the flying car.
FMD

kcinnova said...

At the start of this story, I was thinking, Cool, a rock'n'roll Karaoke bar... but the rest of it is just too weird.

Reb said...

R&R karaoke sounds kind of cool, but stinky mohawk guy and the topless tart are just too much! There is something kind of cool and yet freaky about running into that fellow all the time. I would buy a lotto ticket next time I see him too.

Farmer*swife said...

Okay, I just have to say (while holding down my dinner) that there were a whole lot of violations going on in that bar....

Meaning that if I was still in litigation, there were a whole lot of litigable situations.

But, I'm a Texas Gal and maybe New York law is more liberal. Still, there are some that would stick anywhere.

And, lastly, N-A-S-T-Y! Not Casey's singing, but the nasty parts.

tt said...

double eeewwwwwwww!!! stinky,nasty..gross!
sounds like fun. lol

Micky-T said...

I love how you started this story.....
a dirty old bar.

That just set the mood perfect for the stinky mohawk guy, skanky girls kissing skanky men, sleezy photographers and a mystery man who obviously has the ability to lurk, in and out of your life.

Knot said...

Well ... good for Stinky McMohawk. He may not get much nipple cupping so you gotta take advantage of your opps.

It is odd that in a city that large you run into the same guy twice.

Knot

furiousBall said...

i'm very sorry for my mom's behavior

fiwa said...

Damn, it sure made for a good story though! That part about the guy you keep running into is so weird ( in a goosebumpy way, not a bad way ).

Dana said...

I'm just thinking it's time for a visit to NY!

LL said...

Heh heh... Well... I'll bet it's a night you'll never forget...

And you and that other dude definitely have a magnetism. Funny that...

Mike said...

The word "cupping" made my day.

Is that normal?

cat said...

Gross! I think I threw-up a little in my mouth.......I can't stand to be around someone with B.O. or bad breath.

"Soap" is not that expensive.

I've been stuck beside this women who stunk so bad I actually threw-up. I was on a train while in Chicago and her breath snd body was so bad and I couldn't get away from her because the train was PACKED and there was no-way I could get away. When the doors finally flew open, I ran out and threw-up in a trashcan.

She stunk so badly, it was a mixture of bad B.O. and (I know this is really bad what I'm about to say, but for you to get the measure of this I must say it). IT must have been her time of the month and the "Painters were in town" and the "Painters" hadn't CHANGED their clothes in a LOOOONG time....get me? Because that was what she smelled like.....a nasty sanitary napkin with bad breath! I will never forget it! Sorry, I know. TMI!

Darla said...

I need to see these pics.

Tink said...

I'm torn between being grossed out and curious. Where's the link to those pictures? ;)