As I mentioned briefly in my previous blog, I went to Chesnee last Wednesday to participate in Rainbow Lake Middle School's career day. This was my second year in a row so I suppose they enjoyed having me last year. That seemed to be the case once again this year even if the kids were not listeners of the Planet in particular. It was interesting talking to a group of kids that were not even born when I first started at this station back in March of 1999. It made me feel old that a handful of kids informed me that their dads listen to the station. What made me feel even older was that, when I was showing pictures of me with some bands, they did not know who they were. They were not familiar with The Offspring or even Evanescence! Many of them knew Chris Jericho from my pic with Fozzy and, of course, they knew Kid Rock and Ozzy.
After my presentations to several classes, I posed for a pic with the other presenters as well as some students in front of the school.
Friday after I got off the air, I made my way down the opposite way on I-85 to Anderson for the Boogerman Bounties release party. Boogerman Bounties is a horror web series directed by a friend of mine named Robb Baker. The perks of having a friend with a video camera and accompanying skills is getting to make cameos in some of his projects! I will have to post my scene when I get my hands on it!
I helped emcee the event even though I had no idea what I was doing (as is usually the case with a lot fo things I do)! Afterwards, I joined the cast and crew for a group photo.
The next morning, I got up and made my way to Cabela's which was having its grand opening weekend with a little help from some TV and film stars. One of which being the one and only R. Lee Ermey (aka "The Gunny") best known as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the classic Vietnam war flick Full Metal Jacket. Being a big fan of that film as well as other films such as Switchback, Se7en, The Frighteners and his History Channel documentary series Mail Call, I had to meet him so I put on my Entercom collared shirt and joined Stoneman from our sister station, Classic Rock 101.1 for his live broadcast there. I looked official enough to get in and get a picture and an autograph with him right after Stoney did his interview with him and before his autograph session started in the store.
Damn right I had him sign my copy of Full Metal Jacket! Wanna guess what me and the Twisted Missus watched that night?!