Monday, August 18, 2008

mullet man...and no im not talking about the fish...



whoa, yesterday i saw an awesome mullet, but i didnt have time to take a picture...


i am reminded of a time when i was a micro-legendary rock star traveling in a band to san antonio, Texas on one of our tours. we decided we would do some outreach concerts for a guy over there (who we will call "mark" - who happened to be kevin prosch's ex-road manager), who ran a really cool street level ministry. well, everyone had heard about this guy's mullet. it was one of those really long kentucky waterfall types that would make even the bravest livingston parish soul shudder in fear. yeah...one of those kind.

well anyway, we were to meet at our lead singer's house to get in the van so that we could go over there and play some gigs... our soundman and road manager neil was really late. we weren't for sure what was taking so long...but we knew it must have been really important because neil was NEVER late.

right when it was reaching to the point of frustration about his tardiness, here comes neil with the fattest dukes of hazard mullet i've seen in a good long time. business in the front, party in the back. he steps out of his truck with a cape on and a large "M" on his shirt....yelling, " i am mullett man!"

Oh no....

well, we finally convinced him to not be mullett man around "mark" because we were afraid of hurting his feelings.

when we got there, we met "mark," and yep, there it was. it was the real deal...

the next several hours was really tough. neil (mullet man) would wait until "mark" would leave the room and then neil in a superman type of transformation would enter the van as neil the soundman and exit as mullet man. he'd run around the room with his arms outstretched holding out his flowing red cape yelling "i am mullet man!!!" then we'd all get upset and humored at the same time...telling him to leave before "mark" came back....

well, luckily "mark" never saw mullet man, uh, i mean neil do this, but to our surprise a few weeks after the gig, we received notice that "mark" had indeed shaved his mullet, complete with before and after pictures!!!!

we are thinking that perhaps he caught wind of mullet man.....



(this story is slightly embellished - but not much!!!)

5 comments:

Jessica said...

that's incredible! defintely something worth reading to get me through the last half hour of work!

Crispin Schroeder said...

Ahh Mullet Man! Now that was a real super hero!

Edgar said...

That's hilarious! Is that Mark in the picture, or is that just some random mullet?

Casey Campbell said...

no, that's not him, BUT - this mullet looked almost exactly like his....except mark's was brown. it was great!!!

Anonymous said...

Is it too late for the Real Mullet Man to chime in. "I am Mullet Man!" If I remember it correctly, it was very hard to keep a straight face when Mark was around. Most seriously, Mullet Man did have to battle actual scorpions during this adventure!

Neil