‘Rock’ Pete Knows More Than You (And He Has Better Stories Too)

So this is 2012, ey? According to some shitty John Cusack movie, this is the end of the line for the human race. This is when an ancient civilization said we were toast so I guess us sinners are shit out of luck. Oh well, if this truly is the last year, I want to at least have some good stories before we all descend for that great big gig in the sky. I want to go out like “Rock Pete.” I had known about this dude’s existence for a good bit, but I never really paid attention. C’mon, youtube has a million different videos that I’m supposed to see, so unless school’s canceled, I don’t have to work, or I run out of weed or beer (or both), I can’t possibly watch every last one of them. In fact, it wasn’t until the other night when I watched the first video all the way through that I realized something: I’m a fucking idiot for not watching these sooner. The man is entertaining as hell. From the Youtube description:

‘Rock’ Pete is a Camden Town record store owner and perennial rock’n’roll outsider. Since moving to the UK in 1977 from his native Philadelphia to try and meet his idol Marc Bolan (who tragically died the day he arrived), Pete’s been involved in every happening music scene, from Punk to Britpop. Along the way he’s picked up a few stories. Here are just a few.

His stories range from being a touring guitarist for Roger Daltrey to good/bad encounters with Courtney Love, the Ramones, Cher and more. All are really entertaining and definitely worth a watch. So, for your convenience (and since I’m trying to cut back on the whole “asshole” thing I keep getting flak from pussies for), I listed all ten of the videos below for your viewing pleasure. Check em out, kids. We need more people like this.

Rock Pete’s Totally True Rock’n’Roll Tales Part 1

Rock Pete’s Totally True Rock’n’Roll Tales Part 2

Rock Pete’s Totally True Rock’n’Roll Tales Part 3

Rock Pete’s Totally True Rock’n’Roll Tales Part 4

Rock Pete’s Totally True Rock’n’Roll Tales Part 5

Rock Pete’s Totally True Rock’n’Roll Tales Part 6

Rock Pete’s Totally True Rock’n’Roll Tales Part 7

Rock Pete’s Totally True Rock’n’Roll Tales Part 8

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One Response to “‘Rock’ Pete Knows More Than You (And He Has Better Stories Too)”
  1. Here's Jonny says:

    wow… swallowing courtney love’s blood and vomit in the same night is a sure way to contract every disease imaginable.

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