Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Painting for Posteriority
Rikki Rocket, Poison's drummer, enjoys painting hotel room toilet seats while on tour with the metal band. Rikki explains:
It's 2002 and the days of useless acts of hotel destruction are over. It's been done, it's financially wasteful and nobody cares anymore. Besides, I like hotels. I have lived in them a good chunk of my adult life. Truth is, some are better than others.
Rocket keeps a gallery of his artistic triumphs on his site - which is peppered with quotes by artists like Pablo Picasso, as well as his contemporaries, like Aerosmith. I don't suppose anyone would have guessed that at least one toilet seat masterpiece has a scary bat on it, would they?