Well, it’s not Billy Idol….

But last night, I did bump into Keith Morris, Black Flag’s vocalist before Rollins was part of the band, and the founder of the Circle Jerks. One week ago, he was featured on an IFC (Independent Film Channel) documentary about punk music, and then I randomly run into him at a bar in New York. I said, “Hey, you’re Keith Morris!” And he said, “Yeah I am, how are you?” I said, “I’m good. I just saw you on a VH1 documentary last week.” He froze, staring blankly at the wall, and asked, “What the hell was I doing on VH1? Do you mean IFC?”
I originally did mean to say “IFC,” but I’ve got 4 or 5 different music channels all with three letter names, and after a few drinks, they all blend together into one giant mess of reality programming, Howard Stern, R. Kelly and Ashton Kutcher. And then I told Keith Morris that I had just seen him amid that mess as well.
I quickly recanted, but the damage was done. I may as well have said, “Hey, I just saw you on BET (Black Entertainment Television) last week!”
Keith Morris walked off into the bar’s nether regions, wondering how his fans could confuse his work with the same station that hosts ‘Celebrity Fit Club….’

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