I’m Officially “Internet Famous!”

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So…I was sitting in the studio recently. Wondering just *how many* AC/DC songs, ended in a similar fashion. It’s been a long-running joke that the band have a “pattern” within their music. A “blueprint,” if you will. 

Now…if you’ve ever listened to me…on *any* of the stations I’ve been on over the past 30 years…you already *know* that I’m a massive AC/DC fan. My love for the band is both long-standing, and unending. I have been fortunate to have met them once. They are literally the *nicest* band I’ve ever met. They didn’t need to be as gregarious, and hospitable as they were. Angus & Malcolm actually grabbed a couple of stools, and sat with me for about a half hour…just to talk about their brother George when I mentioned I was a fan of his old band, Flash In The Pan. You would be hard-pressed to find a classier band in Rock.

So…it was out of love, and appreciation that I put together an audio montage of *every* AC/DC song that doesn’t fade out at the end. It was an innocuous joke. Completely meant as a tribute, and tongue-in-cheek nod to what a lot of musicians refer to as “the AC/DC ending.”

Little did I know that the website Ultimate Classic Rock would pick up the bit, and begin an avalanche of publicity, that made me internet famous overnight. Normally, you’ve gotta kill a guy, or fellate a 3rd rate rap artist to get the kind of fame I’ve been slammed with over the past few days. I never thought that VH1 would be interested in my stupidity. And the train kept a-rolling. I heard that Satellite Radio host, Eddie Trunk, did about ten minutes on me. Thanks for the love, Eddie!

Then…Reddit linked to the UCR story. Which is always fun. Because then, you get the real internet trolls to tear into you. And the fun really starts.

Hours later, I get word that Australian music sites, Musicfeeds, The Music, Tonedeaf, and Fasterlouder have jumped on board.

Which leads to the story trending on Twitter. and Flipboard.

…and Guitar World!

…and Guitar Player!

…and Metal Sucks!

…and AV Club!

…and Metal Injection! Who were nice enough to include my premonition of radio taking the bit, and using it. Thanks!

As of this writing, at least 2 dozen American radio stations (and growing by the second) are posting the story. Most of them are actually crediting me. Which is nice. Even WZLX in Boston, where I worked early on, posted the bit…and dropped a nice “alumni shout-out” my way!

On the way to a quarter-million hits on the audio. It’s all *very* surreal.

It won’t last long. But for now…

I think my favorite part, is reading the commentary from people. The Internet is hilarious when it comes to “people watching.” I know the bit has made an impact by the sheer number of people dropping hatred my way. As if I’m somehow attempting to discredit AC/DC. Or…I think I’m breaking some amazing new fact about the band, or music in general.

I would have to be an idiot to believe that.

I’m simply a fan of one of the greatest bands of all time. And I thought it would be fun to put it together.

So, I did.

It was.

And watching the reaction worldwide, has been pretty cool.

For at least one day, I’m “World Famous.” And…I didn’t have to kill/blow anyone to make it happen.

“Today, was a good day.” – Ice Cube

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