Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What A Bad Boy

Up until the Barenaked Ladies released their hit single "One Week" I was a huge fan of the band. Since then, however, their constant attempts to write songs similiar to their one major chart topper bores me.

But I still have great affection for the group we affectionately call "The Boys." We've seen them up close in a 200 seat venue and from a distance in large stadiums. We've been fans for so long, we actually own their early work on cassette.

So, I was terribly disappointed when I heard lead singer, Steven Page, was popped for cocaine and marijuana possession while partying with two women this past Friday in Syracuse.

I'm not naive when it comes to off-stage showbiz behavior, but I so wanted to believe that the Barenaked Ladies were just a group of wacky, clean-cut, fun-loving Canadian lads. I just didn't want to imagine any of them snorting coke off a strange woman's ass or trolling dark alleys looking to score drugs. I wanted them all to go to on picnics with their kids and play in celebrity hockey games.

Oh well, perhaps we can just blame it on the fact that there's not much to do in Syracuse. Shopping the toxic mall can only take up so much time.

Here's Steven Page singing "What A Good Boy" in 1992. Back then he looked more like a Dungeons and Dragons nerd than drug-addled rock star.

1 comment:

Tom Wilson said...

Wow, I thought I was the only person on earth with a Barenaked Ladies cassette, bought from the Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard, the same location where Andrew Clay and I listened to the first promotional copy of Michael Jackson's new LP "Thriller" while discussing this new "Dice" character he was thinking about, since Mitzi was evicting him from the comedian's house above the Comedy Store.

Perhaps I've said too much.