"The Secretions are men of peace in a world of mayhem. They are poets and onanists and bloodsucking freaks. They are punk rock."

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Star Studded Weekend!

Me and Mickie attended the Horror Convention at the Scottish Rite Center on Saturday and the comic convention the next day and ran into some pretty fucking cool people! Mick was wearing a Secretions shirt so every picture he took that day was a perfect Secretin photo op!

First we met Sid Haig, who has made his living in horror and western movies for almost 50 years. You probably recognize him as Captain Spaulding from Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects. If you haven't, watch them. They're some of my favorite movies - maybe we could do a movie night or something. Haig was really nice to us when we met him and his panel was hilarious.

Check out his website. He has some awesome merch for sale.

Then we met Wil Wheaton, who I've had a crush on since I was like six. He's most famous for his role as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: Next Generation (which was ironically way before most of the people who are reading this generation) but he's also done other movies and TV shows, and moved on to be a brilliant and successful writer. He maintains a really cool blog that I check almost daily, you might like it too.

While stalking his blog one day, I noticed that he kept mentioning bands like the Horrorpops and Thee Merry Widows as bands he likes. We thought he might like the Secretions, so we brought a copy of Faster than the Speed of Drunk and gave it to him with an explanation of WHY we thought he'd like it and kind of what it sounds like.

He took it from Mickie and seemed actually excited to have it and commented on how awesome the cover was (Paul!). We took the CD tray out and showed him the bottle opener and he squealed in excitement and his eyes almost popped out of his head like a cartoon wolf in one of those old cartoons (also before your time, sorry kids). Then we stood there and chatted about venues and bands for a while and he has totally awesome taste in music - my dream man (sorry Mickie)!

I don't know if he ended up listening to the CD or not, but it's cool to think he might have, and might have even liked it, and that there is a possiblity that he has a Secretions bottle opener dangling from his key chain. We can dream, and I intend to.

Saturday we also met Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo on Battle Star Galactica who WANTED a Secretions CD. Somehow we didn't end up with a picture of him...don't think I'm not kicking myself in the ass for that one. As a side note, he started grilling Mickie about how he ended up with the "hottest girl at the convention", clearly this guy knows what he's talking about! Granted, that's like being the smartest kid in the special ed class, but it's still something! What can I say? I'm a magnet for old semi-famous men!

On Sunday we met Billy West - whose name I prefer to type as "BILLY FUCKING WEST!". He does the voices of most of the cast of Futurama, not to mention his extensive and impressive voice acting career. Look him up on IMDb and see if you don't remember growing up listening to his voice (well, voices). We found out West is a vegan and talked to him about a band he used to be in and gave him a Secretions CD too. Oh, and I also grabbed his butt.

Basically, I guess we just walked around and whored out the Secretions CD all day...but we also got to meet famous people so that was cool.

Send me pictures of you with famous people - I wanna see them! crystalsecretin@gmail.com

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