. The stories Kreischer shares in Life of the Party are a guidebook on how not to grow up. At the time, Nirvana had just taped their Unplugged album, and Dacre gave me a video of the performance. Bars at first, then clubs, small theaters, arenas. He had gotten into a conversation at the house about wanting to start a band, and they sent him our way.
Fast-forward a little and I noticed that he was always reading on his lunch breaks at work, and I wondered why. By 15, Pat was a mother of two. His dad had stormed the beaches of Omaha and died when my father was very young. He is the host of Travel Channel's Trip Flip and previously hosted Hurt Bert and Bert the Conqueror. They'd start playing and I'd go back to butchering lyrics at the top of my lungs.
I wished them luck and they wished me the same. Candles, cardigans, greasy long hair covering Kurt Cobain's face—I found myself practicing his small nuances more than his lyrics. He addresses many topics - what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture. Mark had apparently told some of our fraternity brothers that our band sucked something I'm sure they already knew after listening to a couple of my impromptu coffee shop—styled performances and that his band would blow our band out of the water. But it will lead you to a shitload of fun. The next day at band practice we realized two things: 1 It was not a fluke; and 2 when I did have a voice, I more often than not sang the wrong lyrics.
Actually, his podcast is where I heard that he had written a book. What I didn't know was that my friends were only asking to hear it so they could laugh at me behind my back. But to know that rock stardom was within reach, and I let it go, will always loom over my head. My older daughter is named Georgia. A gonzo warrior driven not by cynicism or a desire to reveal dark truths but instead by a deep, almost essential, need to have a good time--no matter what.
His stories track the trials and tribulations of a big-hearted dude trying to fit in, help out, party and find himself. As soon as this came out, the room fell apart laughing. Do you think Life of the Party needs a follow-up book? One day, I walked into the garage to them playing a beast of a song. Copyright © 2014 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. I loved their music, but the idea that Jim Morrison would hang out of hotel windows hammered on drugs and alcohol—for some reason, it made the music that much richer. Maybe—and I knew this was sacrilege—if we got rid of Brackin and got a real bassist we could make a run for it.
Bert is the Life of the Party, and will have you dying of laughter throughout! That I could play shy to. And he wouldn't have been named the Number One Partier in the Nation by Rolling Stone, inspired the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder, or performed standup to sellout crowds across the country. He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and The Rachael Ray Show and has appeared on Late Night With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. And he wouldn't have been named the Number One Partier in the Nation by Rolling Stone, inspired the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder, or performed standup to sellout crowds across the country. Open to page one and let Bert Kreischer take you on the magical ride.
From his fraternity days at Florida State University, to his rise as a standup, to his marriage and first brushes with fatherhood, Kreischer shows you a path that may not lead you to maturity or personal growth. A gonzo warrior driven not by cynicism or a desire to reveal dark truths but instead by a deep, almost essential, need to have a good time--no matter what. What heirloom do you want to leave for your children, if anything? The stories Kreischer shares in Life of the Party are a guidebook on how not to grow up. But it will lead you to a shitload of fun. For the first time in my life I started doing my homework. I just love hearing someone get into a story that they wrote down and lived.
You know, just for levity. And, of course, to paraphrase Trent Reznor, therein starts the downward spiral. So we let our two good musicians, Ben and Dacre, jam while Brackin and I got drunk and watched. Also, I lost my virginity when I was seventeen. So I'd listen to songs that my bandmates could play, memorize the words, learn how to sing them. She was a chain-smoking, heavily drinking, interesting human being.