As their Myspace page so eloquently states, Bastard Lovechild of Rock n' Roll (B.L.O.R.R.), "is the musical sword that is to save the world through Booty Shakin’ Rock n’ Roll. It's a double edged blade with a velvet grip that will surely stir your hips to dance in fear." Anyone who has had the opportunity to witness B.L.O.R.R. live knows how much love and funky fresh grooves are projected like pulsing waves from the epicenter of the stage. Even the most sheepish or snarky crowd cannot resist their hypnotically catchy, sweaty rhythms for long. It is indeed nigh impossible.
B.L.O.R.R. is fronted by Cookie SugarHips who transitions like a champ from bluesy, crunchy electric guitar to infectious keyboard synthesizer. He is backed by the pounding, and confident percussion (and occasional flag waving) of Hot Damm Sweet Huckleberry Winn. Think White Stripes meets LCD Sound System… then stop thinking and dance like a giddy school girl.
B.L.O.R.R. are not only talented musicians but they are true showmen, born with mutant performance-enhancing powers. If you are an aspiring musician in the Space Coast area interested in learning how to rock proper, go see a B.L.O.R.R. show. You could even try to bring a pen and pad to take some notes, but you will almost certainly lose that pen in a swirling pit of grooving, sweating bodies. Mostly because of said difficulty of note-taking at their shows, very few bands have been able to duplicate the infectious, yet intangible awesomeness they witnessed on that day.
In a generous attempt to educate the community, Cookie SugarHips (aka Chris Hess) and Hot Damm Sweet Huckleberry Winn (aka Adam Winn) have agreed to answer a few questions:
What does a typical day leading up to a B.L.O.R.R. show consist of? How do you guys prepare for glorious battle?
Cookie: Well it is nice when we are not in a van driving during that day, but if we are not, it could go something like this… Hot Damm usually rolls over and wakes me up with butterfly kisses. (He knows not to wake me violently) After an hour’s worth of meditation (during which we use the powers of visualization to will excessive drinking amongst our friends the following night) we usually spend a few hours smoking from a magical hookah that was inherited to us from Rock legend Phil Lynott (apparently “The Boys are back in Town” and “Wild One” were both written after use of this device.
Hot Damm: Cookie will then do my nails and I will do his hair. We set aside at least an hour to argue about wardrobe before every show. We drink lots of water, one shot of whiskey, write our set list and black out from that point on.
We all know the clothes make the man. Please explain to all the children who are hoping to grow up to rock very hard someday just how to pick out the perfect outfit and accessories for a gig.
Hot Damm: We beg our grandmothers to raid their closets and that will usually suffice for at least a top..
Cookie: Fashion before comfort. Duh.
I always seem to notice an abundance of sexy ladies and handsome gentleman at B.L.O.R.R. shows. How did you manage to become the Pied Pipers of such a lovely lot?
Hot Damm: With two tranny looking weirdos on stage it makes the audience look that much better.
Cookie: It really is hard to stay focused sometimes with all the Hot dudes in the crowd. But we like to think of the crowd as our family so we are biased. Everyone in our family is beautiful inside and out. (awwwww)
You guys have been doing a lot of travelling this year, jet setting between Jacksonville, LA, and NY. Please regale us with whimsical tales of far off lands.
Cookie: We feel really lucky 'bout all that. We‘ve had the chance to meet some pretty interesting people.. Some of the most fun times I‘ve had are at home. One night in Jacksonville after we were all out on the town, someone got a rumor goin towards the end of the night that BLORR was playin’ a secret show at our house.. When we got home at two there were like fifty people in my front yard waiting for the show.. I’m sure the Jaegger Shots my good friend Scott bought me through out the night made me play way better.
Hot Damm: There was a night in Tokyo that we went out after a show. Most of the bars are underground so you don’t realize really what time it is at all. We walked out of the bar after dancing to Britney Spears for hours and it was broad daylight. Amidst the fun I somehow ended up with the nickname Leaky Faucet… thankfully it hasn’t stuck.
You just made your triumphant return to Satellite Beach a few weeks ago at Sport's Page. When are you coming back? We miss you...
Hot Damm: We will be coming back around December 20th and will surely be looking to get down with you hot dudes and all of our amazing friends so we’ll see you then?
Cookie: Cliffton Chandler (Local artist and SpaceCoastVibe.com contributor) better have something sweet for me for X-mas yo.
Ah yes it will be like Christmas in... December. And I will definitely be there in the beautiful, joyful crowd dancing like a slightly overweight, rusty robot and not giving a damn who sees me doing it! And, Cookie, I'll make sure that Cliffton makes that list and checks it twice, 'cus B.L.O.R.R. has been naughty AND nice. Until then...
Cookie "SugarHips" Hess, HotDamm "SweetHuckleberry" Winn