Wedding Bells for ST co-Leader
Famed rock musician Dr. Roscoe Trash was married last night in a simple Quaker ceremony to Heidi Edelweiss, his longtime girlfriend of two days. The pair met when Edelweiss, a reporter for the German cultural rag Das Bild, interviewed the Doctor at his Hawaiian retreat. "They hit it off right away," said longtime Trash personal secretary Doris Hunter. "It was a beautiful thing to see... excuse me, I'm getting emotional."
The clearly joyous couple was married at midnight with fireworks exploding overhead, at the Doctor's 77-acre, $7 million ranch outside Taos, New Mexico near the community of Arroyo Seco. There were married under an arch of white and pink sheaths and within a circle of scattered red, white and pink rose petals, while a small group of guests looked on. The approximate 50 guests - most flown in from Los Angeles on a private jet - were asked to wear white linen and to bring a special plant so they could become part of a special wedding garden on the ranch. Among those present were Bill Murray, Bono & The Edge, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton and her fiance Ian Klaus, Olivia Newton-John, Al Pacino, Henry Winkler, Woody Allen, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre, french auteur Jean-Luc Godard, Warren Buffett, Jon Stewart & his wife, Willie Mays & Willie MacCovey, hockey hall-of-famer Marcel Dionne, and ST stalwarts KF Nibla, Markus Elman, Ennis Hair, and Ken Weeks. Surprisingly, a balding unshaven Wok also appeared and stood, swaying, in the back.
In keeping with Quaker tradition, there were no groomsmen, bridesmaids, or flower girls. In taking their seats and giving themselves to each other, the couple eliminates the custom of another person giving away the bride; then in quiet reverence, the couple arises in an atmosphere of silence. They then hold hands and one after the other they recite: The former Fraulein Edelweiss read a poem by Goethe; Dr. Trash recited his own famed lyrics to "Acacia Missed Me", and then read a May 1925 Giants-Dodgers game summary by Ring Lardner Sr. Former big league manager Whitey Herzog performed the ceremony that included simple, handwritten vows. Wedding music was performed by Helen Schneider, a mutual friend from Germany, and her band The Kick.
Heidi's wedding dress was a pale pink cotton halter dress that was hand-painted with flowers, and had embroidered pearls and antique beads. Dok T of Rock wore a red ruffled shirt and white leather pants.
"I am much very happy," said an emotional and passionate Edelweiss, tears of joy dripping from her coral blue eyes as she embraced her husband. "During this interview, our attraction it was strong, and then he ask me goofy-like, in German, to dance, and I become smitten." The Doctor, squeezing her tightly, smiled simply, "She's hot."
KF too was optimistic for his longtime bandmate. "She's great. Looks like they really have something. I wish the best for them. I can't wait to see pictures of her naked!"
After the reception, the members of Situation Tranquil present staged an impromptu jam session, playing a number of their classics including "Static Love", "Memoir from a Bathtub", "Lint", and "Whistler's a Mother!".
The pair will honeymoon in Berchtesgaden, Germany.