Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Save
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Little Dreamer
    Join Date
    07.26.00
    Location
    chicago, il
    Posts
    18
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    From http://www.nypress.com/static/billboard.cfm


    William S. Repsher
    Nineteen Eighty... Fore!


    While it’s great news that Eddie Van Halen is purportedly holding up well in his cancer fight, the real news is more troubling. No, the real news is not the question mark hanging over the possible return of David Lee Roth to Van Halen; it is how we learned of Eddie’s positive attitude toward his condition: via an interview in the August issue of Maximum Golf magazine.

    Maximum Golf? Am I the only one who saw that and thought, “Another nail in the coffin of rock and roll”? I could picture Eddie, with his modified shag that makes him look like an angry, middle-aged housewife, chainsmoking despite the cancerous outbreaks he’s experienced over the past few years, decked out in his golfing togs—but, mind you, sitting in an electric cart, since that hip-replacement surgery most likely keeps him from walking 18 holes.

    It’s no secret that plenty of famous (and aging) rockers hit the links every chance they get; Alice Cooper is apparently almost good enough to turn pro. I, perhaps living my life in reverse, used to golf, in high school. Yes, I was one of those dorks on the high school golfing team. Within the cocoon of our nerdy little golf world, the sport was great fun and a nice refuge from the ills of our teenage world. But outside it, we were universally recognized as “dicks” and “homos” by a majority of the high school, especially by the kind of rough-housing jocks who served as archetypal targets for the Columbine losers.

    We were forced to wear white short-sleeved knit shirts to school on game days. (I see corporate drones dressed like this on casual Fridays and involuntarily shudder at the memories.) We kept our clubs in our geometry teacher/coach’s classroom. When the van came to take us to our match, we invariably had to wrestle our clubs from the cro-magnon grips of white-trash yard apes in coach’s sixth-period remedial class who were using our clubs as informal air guitars and pool cues.

    Adding insult to injury, we were a bad team, with the coach getting hammered on martinis in the clubhouse while we got our working-class asses beat all over the course by snooty Young Republicans with country club memberships. In that context, perhaps, our love of the game took on a certain rebel stance. The problem was, we were rebelling against the rebels, the cool kids in school who wouldn’t be caught dead on the golf team. The only thing unifying the jocks and the stoners was their derision of staid school institutions like the golf team. Ironically, most of those hammy, short-sighted jocks ended up as avid golfers, and the stoners got stuck working in factory (or sometimes jail) jumpsuits that made our knit shirts look like the height of fashion.

    These thoughts flashed through my head when I learned that Maximum Golf had scooped such august “rock” publications as Rolling Stoneand Spin on the Van Halen story. Maybe those magazines should station a reporter at courses in the greater Los Angeles area. And on those days when the sun gets a little too hot, they could stake out high-end hair replacement salons, where they could perhaps score an exclusive with David Lee Roth as he tries to fight the inevitable and avoid turning into your perverted Uncle Shecky.

  2. #2
    Baluchitherium Mikey Metalhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.25.00
    Age
    52
    Location
    Tx
    Posts
    4,033
    Last Online

    06.12.15 @ 11:43 AM
    Likes
    3
    Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts


    Donor

    I fell asleep 3 times trying to read your post, someone summerize it for me [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
    I SURVIVED TEXAS LINKERS WEEKEND I, II, III, IV and VI and VII.barely made it to VIII time to slow down
    I musta had a broken middle finger for V
    http://www.youtube.com/user/daneph

  3. #3
    Eruption
    Join Date
    11.08.00
    Age
    45
    Location
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Posts
    1,010
    Favorite VH Album

    A Different Kind of Truth
    Favorite VH Song

    Girl Gone Bad
    Last Online

    01.13.16 @ 04:43 PM
    Likes
    1
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Well,

    It sounds to me like this writer needs to get over his high-school angst and bad memories. It isn't Eddie's fault that golfing is such a painful subject to him.

    Has anyone considered that the same legal restrictions keeping VH and DLR from getting together presently are keeping them from putting a story in Rolling Stone or on MTV? Maybe the golf article was a roundabout way for Eddie to get some news to the fans, since it isn't technically about the band.
    Staying Frosty

  4. #4
    Little Dreamer
    Join Date
    07.20.01
    Location
    Tn
    Posts
    5
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Burning Tires:


    Has anyone considered that the same legal restrictions keeping VH and DLR from getting together presently are keeping them from putting a story in Rolling Stone or on MTV? Maybe the golf article was a roundabout way for Eddie to get some news to the fans, since it isn't technically about the band.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Excellent point! I have wondered if the legal restrictions could be what has kept the band from putting out any kind of news.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Old Sheehan Interview (Interesting Read!)
    By Fidochippy in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04.13.05, 05:34 AM
  2. Interesting old EVH/AVH interview taken from the Army...
    By dirtymovies in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07.26.02, 01:17 PM
  3. Interesting Gary interview online...
    By Abatoir in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 03.23.02, 04:44 PM
  4. EVH interview in Maximum Golf magazine
    By tap1966 in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 184
    Last Post: 10.03.01, 08:05 AM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07.10.01, 06:49 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •