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Another Food-run to Remember:
My Recent food-filled, festive, face-to-face encounter with ex-Korn King Brian "Head" Welch*
by psychologist, Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr BLT

My daughter was having a birthday party on Saturday, June 30. She will be turning 2 on July 5. We needed some food for the party. My wife placed an order at Subway and sent me on my way.

I wanted to stop off at Target and pick up a copy of Nickelback's latest CD, but changed my mind half way down Coffee Road and headed back North on my way to Subway.

When I arrived at Subway, on Olive and Coffee, I couldn't believe who was standing in line with his daughter. It was none other than Kern County's own Brian "Head" Welch, formerly of the supergroup, Korn.

I approached him boldly, trying hard to appear cool while deluding myself into thinking I was hiding my star-struck excitement. He appeared rather timid, but nonetheless friendly and hospitable. As it turned out, his daughter was also having a birthday party on the same day as mine. I can't remember for sure, but I think he said she was turning either 7 or 9.

I managed to secure an autograph on the back of a Subway Restaurant Comment Card, I helped grabbed his platter of cookies, as I insisted on helping him carry his food to his car, which just so happened to be parked right next to mine. I told him about /Tradin' in Korn (For a Krown of Thorns)/, and, as it turned out, he had heard the song---a song I had written about him upon learning about his departure from Korn and about his conversion.

I told him I wrote for an ezine called Phantom Tollbooth  and asked him if he was doing interviews. He said yes, adding that he is about to embark upon a tour to promote his new book. He gave me his manager's phone number.

I noted some interesting food parallels that mimicked an encounter I had a few years back with John McCrae, frontman for the band, Cake. That was an incident in which, similar to this one, I had been sent by my wife on an errand involving food. On that incident, she got a craving for ice cream and sent me to a local grocery store to pick it up. On that incident, (which became what I referred to as my "Cake and Ice Cream" evening), like my recent encounter with Head, what started out as a food errand evolved into an encounter with a primary member of band with a name that sounds like a food product. It all makes an even more interesting recipe for rock when you consider my aka which doubles as a formal presentation of my initials. There's nothing quite like a BLT sandwich doc mixing it up with a key Cake ingredient and a kernel of Korn that fell off the cob and landed firmly on holy ground.

When I arrived home with sandwiches in hand.

That's my encounter with Head in a nutshell. It looks like an interview may be in the works. I'll keep you all posted. In the meantime, while you're waiting for Brian's new book, Save me from Myself, to come out in bookstores around the world on July 7, check out this song:

/Korn-bred/
Dr BLT
words and music by Dr BLT (c) 2007 Smash Records
http://www.drblt.net/music/KB.mp3
 

 Brian “Head” Welch Book Tour

*Brian “Head” Welch* will be doing a tour <http://www.headtochrist.com/swf/tour.swf> in support of his autobiography, /Save Me From Myself/. The book will be in stores on July 7. Click MORE for tour dates.

07.13 ATLANTA
7:00 PM Books-A-Million

07.16 PHOENIX
7:00 PM Borders @ Mesa

07.17 LOS ANGELES
7:00 PM Border @ Torrence

07.18 LOS ANGELES
7:00 PM Book Soup

CHICAGO TBS

07.13 ATLANTA
7:00 PM Books-A-Million

07.16 PHOENIX
7:00 PM Borders @ Mesa

07.17 LOS ANGELES
7:00 PM Border @ Torrence

07.18 LOS ANGELES
7:00 PM Book Soup

CHICAGO TBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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