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Mr Roger's Return From The Hood
Posted on February 12, 2008Mr. Roger's Return To The Hood, indeed...words from Ill Nino percussionist Roger Vasquez whilst he is in town. And our latest installment goes like this: "What up my people, this is Roger, back again, with a new addition of Mr. Roger's Return To The Hood. Now I know I've been out for a while, but we're out there tryin' to make the chedda. We've been to Japan and all over Europe, and I gotta tell ya, it's definitely the shit and a crazy culture shock. Now I don't mean to get off on a rant here, but driving in Europe is pretty on the proper side. I mean the drivers don't sniff coke, don't smoke crack, don't drink...hell, they don't even sniff glue...they just proper driving. No doubt. Definitely no rumble strip kings there. I remember being in Ireland one day kickin' it with Slayer, the gods of metal. And then the next day, in Switzerland hangin' out with Tool. And much like going to church and hangin' out with the pope, you can't go wrong. Did I mention the pope is a pot-head? Good times. Well, here goes the entertainment: Last day on the P.O.D. tour. It's custom for the headlining band to fuck with the opening bands during the last show by making their lives impossible on stage. All I remember from the beginning to the end of our set was being pounded with ham, cheese, potato chips & salad. Oh, and all our stage water was emptied and filled with vodka. I remember finishing a song, grabbin' a bottle of water, and much like Bob Marley toking on the ganga, I took a big hearty swig...then realizing it was vodka. I look behind me and the P.O.D. guys are on the floor laughing. After the beatdown on stage, we all go back to our bus and find a little surprise - a bag of live crickets in our back lounge, just like somthin' straight outta that Bronx Zoo. It was crazy funny, but a crazy clean up at the end. But you know what, Ill Nino has a sense of humor...and payback will be a bitch. Well, at the moment we're getting ready to break out on Ozzfest. I really can't wait to hook up with all our friends again such as Drowning Pool, P.O.D., Hatebreed, etc...it's definitely going to make this tour the shit. So definitely keep in tune, cuz I'm definitely gonna keep you all informed on the knowledge. See ya at Ozzfest. OZZFEST, BABY!!!"