January 6, 2005

Rathburn Threatens Near-Naked Walk!

Joe RathburnUntil now I've always considered Joe Rathburn to be a fairly normal musician -- if "normal" and "musician" are words that can be used together ;>. Today, however, he sent me an e-mail in which he threatens to walk near-naked amongst the sea lions at the Children's Pool in La Jolla if people don't show up for his concert Saturday at the La Jolla YMCA Firehouse!

I myself can't attend, as I have other plans that night, but I'm hoping some of you will go, and therefore spare the poor sea lions from being traumatized by a near-naked Joe. If none of you do go, I'd advise you to stay away from the Children's Pool until we hear that Joe has been arrested and removed from the area! I shot this photo of a clothed Joe in 2003.

Here's Joe's e-mail threat:

Did I ever mention to you that I'm playing in La Jolla this Saturday night? Did I tell you that Paul Beach and Roger Friend are joining me on bass and drums, respectively? Did I tell you we're performing in a real nice place called the La Jolla YMCA Firehouse, located at the corner of Herschel and Wall Streets in Downtown La Jolla, or that the show starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $15 for general and $10 for YMCA members? Or, that you can call the La Jolla YMCA at 858-459-1640 for ticket information?

Yes? Then maybe I didn't tell you that if you don't show up for my show I will smear my near-naked body with sardines and walk amongst the sea lions at The Childrens Pool, which could be very dangerous! You'd show up for that, wouldn't you? You're sick. See you Saturday!

Posted at 12:26 PM in Music