IF THIS WHOLE “METAL” THING DOESN’T WORK OUT, THERE’S ALWAYS A CAREER IN PUMPKIN FARMING
Just ask ex-Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin. Our pal Nick over at The Deciblog reminded us of a hilarious fact we had forgotten about; Jim Martin is now a champion pumpkin farmer. Reports The Deciblog:
The results from yesterday’s Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California are in: Oregon farmer Thad Starr shattered the previous contest record with a 1524 lb pumpkin. Since the first place winner gets $6 per pound, Starr walked away from the event with $9144… Jim Martin, formerly of Faith No More, must be totally jealous: the highest he’s placed in the annual contest was 4th in ‘03 with a 1064 lb pumpkin. Not that he’s throwing in the towel on his alternative career anytime soon; Martin hit the leader board again this year for the “Biggest from a San Mateo County Farm Bureau Member” for his 977 lb behemoth. The pumpkin will be on view this weekend (Oct. 13 + 14) at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.
It’s good to hear that at least one former rock star hasn’t moved into producing and recording shitty bands or otherwise making a fool of himself. Seriously. Pumpkin farming is so metal.