I’m a big fan of Caligula. He’s my favorite Roman emperor. By all accounts he was a short guy with tiny feet, yet still managed to inspire Bob Guccione to ask Peter O’Toole and Helen Mirren to get naked on camera thousands of years later. And because Bob Guccione often appears to me in dreams to offer career guidance and cooking tips, I have a special place in my heart for the syphilitic, sociopathic aristocrat he chose to immortalize in quasi-pornographic film.
Why am I telling you this? Mostly because I’m very lonely and desperate for someone to talk to. But more importantly because Caligula’s name means “Little Boots,” which is also the stage name of adorable British indie electronica maven Victoria Hesketh. And we’ve got two tickets to see her at the El Rey next Wednesday, March 10.
So here’s the deal: To win the tickets, tell me which Roman emperor would make the best modern rock star and why (Like, for instance: Hadrian had a wall, and so does Pink Floyd.) Leave your answer in the comments, and be sure to fill in the email field so we know where to send the congratulatory message when you’ve won. Good luck!