A Child's Perspective on Van Halen: An Accidental Interview
8/24/2012 2:52:26 PM by Jonah Haze

We happenstanced upon a trio of lil local beach boys, two brothers, 10 and 11 with a buddy 10 years old. After a visual lock on one of them sporting a Van Halen 2012 tour shirt and with the jungle produced clicking sound of the Predator I baited the little Spicoli's attention. For purposes of anonymity and the fact I don't remember his name, we will now refer to this young-ling as "Junior"...

As I advanced in for the kill he was halfway blinded by the sun so he wasn't sure if I was a Van Halen roadie or a park employee. I jump into interview mode without even putting on the suit.

I was just talkin’ rock with the boys and it never occurred to me that the conversation would go beyond the Big Dipper line, but it did and resonated beyond. I knew I had to write this. Such youth in the wise and wise in the youth moments need to be shared.

Column Link: [Tales From the Jugular #111]

<< back >>

· In Flames· Mudvayne
· The Great Deceiver· White Skull
· Twilight Odyssey· Carpathian Forest
· Immolation· Anthrax
· Goatwhore· Kalibas
· Seven Witches· Queensryche
· Circle II Circle· Nazareth
· Ring of Fire· Agoraphobic Nosebleed
· Dark Moor· Angel Dust
· God Dethroned· Dr. Butcher
· Cage· Evolution
· Nicta· Godiva
· Bloodbath· Chainsnap
· Wycked Synn· Malstrom
· Rob Rock· Sinergy
· Silent Scythe· Murdercycle
· Primal Fear· Defiled
· Mother Misery· Volbeat
· I Hate Sally· Drowning Pool
· Exodus· UFO
· Icon And The Black Roses· Disarmonia Mundi
· Van Helsing’s Curse· U.D.O.
· Marillion· Ministry
· Black Zodiac· Brutal Mastication
· Destructor· Mob Rules
· Fireaxe· Ungodly
· Dream Evil· After Forever
· Saxon· Annihilator
· Valume Nob· Neurosis
· Witchburner· Within Temptation
· Blind Guardian· Mirror of Deception
· Dark Tranquillity· Belef
· Crionics· Kamelot
· Requiem Aeternam· Soilwork
· Mystic Prophecy· Backyard Babies
· Samael· Argument Soul
· Novembers Doom· Bleed The Sky
· Omegalord· Frantic Bleep
· Fire Alley· Pro-Pain
· Ivory Knight· Agents Of Man
· Sothis· Graveworm
· Naglfar· Amorphis
· Monolithe· Devil Lee Rot
· Havochate· Agents Of The Sun
· The Scourger· Painmuseum
· To The Bone· Future is Tomorrow
· Loits· Redemption
· Violent Storm· Sun O)))
· Casus Belli· Algol3
· Avenged Sevenfold· Infliction
· Zero Down· Dogs Of Winter
· Vanquished· Absolution
· Vader· From This Day
· Firehouse· Clawfinger
· Viron· The Smackdown
· Cavalar· Athanator
· 8th Sin· The Furor
· The Strongest Proof· Theater of Tragedy
· Unsilent Phenomenon· Azure
· She Said Destroy· Dendura
· Agalloch· Woodtemple
· Zero Hour· Abominant
· Anata· Eyes of Ligeia
· Venom· Obtest
· Sathanas· Panzerchrist
· Better Left Unsaid· Kotipelto
· Steve Cone· Diagnose: Lebensgefahr
· Battered· Dream Theater
· Madking Ludwig· White Wizzard
· Hacride· Since the Day
· Manes· Aborted
· Denial Fiend· Glorior Belli
· Throneum· Funeral
· Keldian· Averse Sefira
· I Shalt Become· Mortiis
· Ost Est Ima· Demonic Symphony
· Witchfinder General· Last Stone Cast
· Moonshine· Embalming Theatre
· End of Man· Cursed
· Nasty Idols· Sotajumala
· Caliban· Giant Squid