Honestly, the longhairs in my town looked for any reason to kick ass and this created a fear of metal fans that lasts to this day. Most dudes (cuz there ain't no girls into metal) I know these days who are into metal are super cool people and not the sorts who want to start fights. Still, when I think of the genre, I think of that older kid who lived around the corner from me. He had a bad teenage moustache and he'd spray the hose at us anytime we walked past his house.
Maybe that's why I dig the show so much. Behind closed doors, I can listen to hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson talk about shredding guitarists and wailing singers without feeling like I'm about to get a beat down.
Hopefully no fisticuffs take place on Friday night as comedians Florentine and Jamieson bring their stand-up act to the Rhythm Lounge in Long Beach. I've seen Florentine before (even hung out with him for a bit although he'd never remember me) and if Jamieson's act is even half as funny as Florentine's, then the show should be the equivalent of watching Slayer play South of Heaven while making out with Lita Ford.