Friday, November 20, 2009
I'm finally starting to catch up on my TV viewing. Well, kinda. My DVR is still loaded with episodes of various series I follow. I'm woefully behind in most of them. There's just been too much Jovi-Goodness going on lately! Hell, they're EVERYWHERE! Not that I'm complaining... Monday night I recorded Lopez Tonight, comedian George Lopez' new late-night talk show on TBS. I've never seen it before, though I think Lopez is a HOOT. The only reason I hit the "record" button was because I saw on Twitter that Slash was going to guest (yes, I follow Slash on Twitter. He's funny as Hell!) I was out of town for a couple days, then catching up with work, so I didn't get around to watching Lopez until last night. And Holy Crap, was I in for a pleasant surprise! Not only was one of my favorite Bad Boys on the show, sitting in with the band... my OTHER Major Bad Boy Crush was the featured guest! The one and only Charlie Sheen. I've mentioned before on this blog that I've had a major thing for Charlie since 1986, when I first saw him lounging on that Police Station couch in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." *shiver* He just makes my toes curl. Through all the trials and tribulations of his life, I've remained a Charlie Fan. Same with Slash. I've always found him insanely HOT, in a skeezy, dirty, wanna-lick-the-sweat-off-his-bare-chest kinda way. Not to mention he is one of the most amazingly talented guitarists ever to walk the earth. Every time I see him play, I just stare in awe. This performance was no exception, even though it wasn't "incredible" by his stratospheric standards. He really is in a class of his own. (Sorry, Richie Baby--you're amazing too, but I know you'd agree Slash is not of this planet.) So imagine my glee when I discovered Charlie and Slash were on the SAME SHOW at the SAME TIME! It made for some funny dialogue about their Wild Days together, including a story about Charlie taking Slash to his first Dodgers Game and neither of them remembering how they got home. Slash is now one of Charlie's neighbors in Malibu, and they kidded about carpooling to the show, and about their kids having playdates together. Lopez, ever the comedian, just shook his head and observed: "Man, what's happened to you? You've gone from Playmates to Playdates!" VERY funny moment. Charlie was on to talk about "Two and a Half Men" and his new twin boys, Bob and Max. Slash not only sat in with the band, but did an interview with Lopez to promote a benefit concert he set up for the L.A. Youth Network, a charity he is actively involved with (his wife Perla is on the board). The concert is tomorrow night (11/21) in L.A., with a killer lineup of the Who's Who in hard rock (Ozzy, Billy Idol, Tom Morrello, Dave Navarro, Perry Farrell, et al). Then he performed a SMOKIN' guitar duel with House Band guitarist Tommy Organ. Okay, I confess, I watched it a couple times. And it's staying on the DVR for awhile.