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The Rockstar Ramblings: California Comfort

Swedish glam rockers, Crashdiet, have released their second video (and single) from the album ‘The Savage Playground.’ The song is titled “California.” Warning: This video promotes drinking.

Whenever I see a man sitting in the dark, staring at Polaroid photos, I always assume that person is a serial killer. Clearly, I was never into photography.

Next scene we follow lead singer Simon Cruz, who is in bed with another band mate (it’s okay – he’s fully dressed in leather?!?), make his way to the bathroom and puke in the toilet. Confused? (I sure am.) I’m assuming Cruz was dreaming of sitting in his dark room, surrounded by photos of Southern Comfort bottles. Being hung over (safe assumption); this would send anyone to the toilet. When he returns he tips the bed, dumping his leather friend onto the floor. Huge asshole move; nothing less than a punch to the balls is deserved.

Is there anything worse than the Southern Comfort hangover? It lasts for YEARS! To this day, just seeing the bottle makes me cringe. For those who have not had a Southern Comfort night – DON’T! I have three rules in life: 1. Never stop for someone on the side of the road (50 percent chance you will be murdered). 2. When you find yourself holding a banana, always put up to your ear and pretend it’s a phone. 3. Never drink Southern Comfort.

Back in the dark room and Cruz is remembering (via flash backs) the night before, drinking with his boys. They don’t use glasses or plastic cups to drink, just the bottle thank you very much. Everyone doing a “cheers” with their own bottle creates a dramatic sound and also adds that eighties “drinking at The Rainbow Room” authenticity this band clearly craves. Still alone and thinking back to the night before: scenes of naked, drunk bros; even a shower scene. Time to head back to the toilet, may also want to brush your teeth.

Apparently this band likes to drink in the morning, for lunch, and dinner. Well, at least when they are in California…

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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