The gig at the Beauty Bar was the shit. Thanks to Frank, Eddie, Jorge Voodoo Glow Skulls for being the righteous guys they've always been for the over 25 years I've known them. Thanks to Mike and everyone else in Guilty By Association for just killing it and being our brothers in arms (us old guys gotta stick together), and Thanks to Lavin and The Pluralses for the crazy stories and for playing such an amazing set of songs in which every one was a true story. There were a shitload of people there, a great fucking vibe, and I hated leaving early, but I had to go play another gig across town at the Dive bar for Punk Mock Bowling.
Nothing but Love L-U-V at the Dive. The guys from War Called Home were hanging around outside either dressed up like nerds, or dressed up like the nerds that they are, I cant tell. Jodi's Agenda were on stage and they sounded pretty good, despite ol' funny face on drums. They had a saxophone player and a sick, artsy riff playing guitarist, and with Joni on vocals, they had a heavy X-Ray Spex vibe to them. I stopped paying attention when they broke into a painfully bad Blondie cover. Ugh. The Mock Sparrer thing came off flawless, with none of the dreaded mistakes we were fearing showing their ugly head during our set, which was comprised mostly of material from the Argy Bargy release and a few other Cock Sparrer gems. Matt killed it on vocals during a few songs, and people were taking the mic and singing along and having fun with it, which was the whole point of the evenings set. Thanx to everyone for coming out. Playing 2 gigs, 2 different sets, at 2 different places was draining but fun!