SXSW Tragedy: Salon Owner Burns to Death ‘Always had a smile and Aveda products’
Bad news for musicians at the South by Southwest festival: Austin’s only salon, From Hair to Eternity, burned down last night after the owner, Spanky Meddows, fell asleep during American Idol. Though details are sketchy at this time, apparently he had forgotten to unplug a 1977 hair device called a Hot Comb.
The antique overheated and exploded, spewing flames throughout the salon.
Mr. Meddows died in the fire.
The flamboyant cutter is survived by his roommate, Ken, and poodle, Bonkers.
If anyone reading this is still on their way to Austin, Texas for the SXSW festival--please be advised there is a great need for hair products of any kind: mousses, gels, pastes, waxes, hairsprays, anything.
A.) Spanky Meddows knew follicles. He will be missed. B.) Spanky was supposed to style me for my BMG showcase. I’m fucked. C.) Me, too. A hat. I’ve got to find a hat, fuck.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah... She’s Got a Ticket to Ride
Someone left a bag of stuff at the front door of a Red Cross thrift store in England. Shopkeeper Viv Dent brought it inside and rummaged through it.
"There were lots of things in the bag," she said.
Hmm, like an old prayer book…two denim shirts…an empty Billy Beer can…a coat check ticket with John Lennon's autograph…a black plastic comb…
What? John Lennon’s autograph? On a coat check ticket? What?
"I dismissed it for a while, it's not something you expect to find,” the old lady said. “But I kept it and decided to have someone have a look at it."
That someone was the never-heard-of autograph dealer Steve Speakman of Freaks, Geeks and Autographs. Speakman says it’s the real deal and worth more than £1,000!
A.) Wow, £1,000! Wait, I don’t know what that means, I’m American. B.) It’s in British pounds, dumb ass. What? No, I don’t know either. C.) Can’t read the blog, I just heard about Spanky Meddows.
we did a jay leno thing yesterday. said maybe he has a big chin. reader marty sherman left a funny comment. we're moving him from the cheap seats to the second row.
Bust Your Conk ..................withMarty Sherman
Leno's chin is definitely too freakin' big! And he hasn't been funny since the '80s.
I saw him on Melrose last week driving a pink '57 T-Bird. No shit. He was wearing matching pink leather driving gloves for Christ's sake.
Now that picture's funnier than anything he's said on the Tonight Show lately. I know it was him in spite of the fact that he was wearing a big floppy hat and sunglasses in an attempt to travel "incognito". How can I be so sure? Why, because of his ridiculously oversized chin, of course!
Rumor has it that he is also ridiculously oversized in the lap department. Sandra Bernhard claims he nailed her back in the day and she couldn't get out of bed for a week. And have you ever seen pictures of his wife standing up? I rest my case.
A.) Is this guy Bobby Sherman's son? B.) Wow, I used to love the Partridge Family. C.) Marty Sherman is the Andy Rooney of the blogosphere.