Shit talking? Me? I'm down! Let's go!! hahaha Somebody on Facebook posted a link to a story about 2 Local bands
that got signed by some label out of Oregon called Squid Hat Records
. The 2 bands are the Gashers
and The Dirty Panties
. You can click here
to check that story out. I can understand the Dirty Panties
getting signed, because they've been around for a while now and have definitely paid some dues, but the Gashers
signing is a bit odd, because they haven't played that many gigs or released anything yet, but I was told by a member of the band that they were signed on the strength of the Peccadilloes
, who I guess are officially finished now, and that's where the Gashers
all originally came from. The label has an interesting perspective as far as associating themselves with the Double Clown and Punk Jock Bowling, but other than that minor annoyance I think what they're up to is pretty damn cool. I'm looking forward to hearing the Product that comes from those 2 bands and that label. It should be pretty good, considering how much Talent both those bands have. Become a Friend of Squid Hat Records
on Facebook by clicking here
and Support a couple of guys who believe in our music scene. Somebody has to, right? ;-)Oh, if you need tickets to that Pedophilties
/ Lower Class Brats
gheyness that's happening @ the Bunkhouse Saloon this Saturday, you can get them directly (and cheaply) from the Civilians
, who are opening along with Vihan Rytmi
, by clicking here
. I will be nowhere near that lame ass gig, and I have no comment on the bands opening and why they're playing the gig. I guess when you have a soft spot for a band you had a hard on for when you were a kid looks a bit silly 20 years down the road when you're not such a Poseur anymore... heh heh
Hey! Did you hear that Cody from The People's Whiskey
is now playing bass for Surrounded By Thieves
? Hell Yeah! That's pretty cool. The hardest working man in Hendertucky will make a great addition to that band, but I heard that the previous bass players leaving wasn't too amicable. Oh well. It's not really a Punk Rock band unless their is Drama involved somehow, right? LOL The new line up is making it's grand debut tomorrow night @ Yayo Taco with a couple of bands from California, The Bogarts
, and Local darlings The Dirty Panties
, who released a track from their upcoming release on Squid Hat Records
called I Am A Robot
on their Reverb Nation band page, and you can click here
to give it a listen. The song is called Figment Of A Girl
and it's really fucking good. Congrats ladies! :-) If you're not a Friend of the band already on Facebook, you can click here
to make amends for that. Shame on you! I'm sure they'll be playing some songs off of their upcoming release, so come on out and Support Local Music and help out some bands who are on Tour and in need of money for gas and Del Taco burritos, and not the type of gas that you get from eating Del Taco burritos! The Facebook event page for the gig is right here
. It should be a good time.
If you got nothing better to do today you could head out to East Side Joe's (yeah, remember that place) and see, again, a couple of touring bands that could definitely use your help with anything and everything you can give them money wise. Summer is the time for touring and these two bands, In Defence
, are playing with that one band who foolishly stated that they were breaking up a few months ago, Vihan Rytmi
, so bust out your butt flaps and put on those clothes with all the band logo patches sewn onto them with dental floss (mint of course), because it's a good day to get Punk as Fuck at East Side Joe's with a couple of bands who came all the way from the upper midwest area of the States to play for you. Seems the least you can do is go and check them out. Not that I'm going to be there, of course, because I got American Buckshot
practice to do, but still, if you're in the area, or if you're just a diehard, stop by and check out the gig. Who knows, you might even have fun. :-) The Facebook page for the band In Defence
, straight outta Minneapolis, current home of Profane Existence, can be found by clicking here
. The Facebook page for Wartorn
, who hail from Wisconsin, can be fond here
. And just for shits and giggles, here's
the link for the Facebook page for Profane Existence. They also have a Twitter acct. if you can believe that. They don't print the fanzine anymore, but they have Facebook and Twitter accounts, to keep all those Crusty Street Punx informed as to what's going on. Oh how the mighty have fallen. ;-)OK, I think I've rambled enough for today. I'm getting sleepy... very sleepy, and this 7 Seconds I'm blasting at a ridiculously loud volume just ain't cutting it anymore. Everything is updated. I re-added the LV Local Music Scene .Com Compilation Vol. 2 to the Tunes page (click here to re-associate yourself with it), and I made it available for download too. I did the same with the Public Humiliation posting I did before as well. I also re-added a couple of old Show Reviews too, one from the Die Laughing / Vihan Rytmi / Nests / Internal Corrosion gig @ The Arts Factory a while back (click here to read that) and one from the Melt Banana / 400 Blows / Life's Torment gig @ The Bunkhouse from a while ago, and you can click here to read that one if you want. I got a bunch of Music Reviews coming up too, so yeah, things are getting better around the ol' website. So far so good I say.
Well, that was an interesting weekend - Again. :-)
I've been having the most random conversations with various people all about town, on the phone, on Facebook, whatever, and it's helping me out in all sorts of ways. From the amazing drag queens who work at Drink & Drag
, and my 'high' ranking Promoter friends in CA., and the Tools at the Beauty Bar who talk too much, to the really nice people out in Hendertucky who came out to the gig I played, it's just been a bit of an eye opener about how things are and how they are perceived. Very interesting stuff indeed. I've been catching up on my website shit, adding up some photos I took while in Colorado and Utah,
as well as the Pictures
that Bob took of Guilty By Association
playing in CO. (which you can see by clicking here
), and there's a bunch more stuff to be added on this week. Speaking of Colorado, here's a video I took of this band called Salt
who played @ the Lion's Lair
with us when we were up there. They are some really cool kids, and their Grunge heavy sound was an unexpected surprise to hear. Check them out and become their Friend on Facebook by clicking here
. Davy, Walter, looking forward to seeing you guys here in Vegas real soon!
And as much as I'd like to publicly comment on those interesting conversations I've been having as of late, I'm not going to. All I will say about them is that I know what you did, or tried to do, and I'm not even mad. Matter of fact, it just confirms to me what an ass kissing piece of shit you are. Your shows suck, and your websites are pathetic. Pull your tongue out of your boyfriends ass and quit trying to throw me under the bus. It's a small world my friend, and our paths do cross from time to time, and you know that. Seeing me face to face might not be in your best interests. I'm not as nice of a guy in real Life as I am on the Internet... heh heh heh Everything is updated. Continue on Bohemian Summer! <3
So it's Thursday, right? Lots of stuff going on tonight, like that Jimmy Cliff gig @ the Hard Rock with openers One Pin Short. $35 is a bit stiff for Mr. Cliff, so I'm staying away from this gig, although the set I saw him play @ Coachella was nothing short of brilliant. I hope he makes it back to Vegas sometime soon and doesn't pull a Dick Dale on us. On the other side of the spectrum there's this crazy Punk gig happening at the Bunkhouse tonight, with Nests, Retox, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire and God's America AKA The Seeds Of Rape. I don't know anything about any of the bands playing, except for Nests, who are one of the coolest bands I've seen in a while and definitely worth the price of admission alone, and, of course, Retox, who play some short and sweet bursts of some harsh, unsettling, Sci-Fi sounding Hardcore math rock that's pretty damn good. They're not the Locust, but much better. If you don't believe me you can just check out the band's latest video for their song Thirty Cents Shy Of A Quarter. If I didn't already have plans with my Family for tonight I would definitely be at this gig. Hell, I still may try to get my ass down there hopefully before the last band is finished. It's gonna be intense! :-) Fucking Retox and Nests. Wow!
Tomorrow night it's all about Primus @ the Joint. Fishbone is opening. Do I need to explain to you how amazing Primus is? I seriously hope not. I heart Primus. Like there's anywhere else I'm gonna be that night. :-) But, if you don't feel like paying $35 to see those 2 amazing bands, there is a heavier, less expensive gig for you to attend - 2 of them, actually. The first one is this sick gig with Demon Lung, Dead Neon, Author & Punisher and Black Elk, which is sure to shatter your eardrums and get you banging your head while being overwhelmed by the heaviness of all the bands playing. I'm sure they're gonna be asking for donations for the touring bands at the door, so if you're on some sort of budget or are even a bit of a cheap bastard, then you could go see the Seriouslys, the Gashers and Stagnetti's Cock at the Motor City Cafe. I don't think any bands will be asking for money at that gig. I think both the Seriouslys and the Gashers have new albums coming out sometime soon, so this is gonna be a good chance to hear some of their new songs before everyone else does. I don't know a thing about Stagnetti's Cock, but they may have a new album coming out soon too, so who knows? LOL Friday night is definitely not a night to be staying in and playing World of Warcraft or some shit like that. Friday night is the night to get off your ass and Support Live Music!
And Saturday... well, if you're not at Hank's Beaumont Bunker Presents An Unfocused Rowdy Party Dog Production
: Summer Time Pool Bash!, (click here
to read all about that event) which is going to be nothing short of incredible, then I guess you could come out to see the Vegascendents
play with Three Chord Radio
out in Hendertucky if you're feeling brave. Yeah, I know it's in Hendertucky, and yeah, I know it's at the Gold Mine Tavern, but still, I hear that it's a cool place to hang out at, and someone told me that Three Chord Radio
are pretty good, so yeah, I'm looking forward to this little gig on Sat. Of course, I'm not driving out there, because I'm not stupid, but my Lawyer says he might show up there, so if I get in trouble, he's gonna be a short distance away! LOL I can't wait to see him show me how he used to slam in the mosh pit like he did at some Pearl Jam
Lollapalooza performance zillions of years ago... ha ha ha Fun is where you make it, so I'm looking forward to having some fun on Sat. If it's a good night, I'll make it home and sleep in my own bed. If it's a great night, I'll either end up in jail or at some $6 a night mobile home motel on Boulder Highway! ;-) Everything is updated. Looks like it's going to be an interesting weekend... Hopefully!
So how great were the Jesus And Mary Chain last night, huh? Seeing them play sober was definitely a trip. By that I mean that the band was sober, not me! LOL They seemed happy, with nary a bit of drama or violence to be seen between the lot of them; just a bunch of blokes from Scotland who were enjoying playing their songs to an audience that was overly receptive to everything they were doing. Fuck, they were pretty sick, opening up with Snakedriver, off the Sound Of Speed album, and they were off and running, just doling out huge piles of feedback fueled noise that just grated and shrieked and had you tapping your fingers and shaking your head around while getting lost in the music, bobbing around to a beat that was slow, hypnotic and sexy. Fucking brilliant. The next song they played was Head On and that's when I just stopped paying attention to things and just got lost in it all, moving around in my little area and watching the band play. They came across pretty good, with vocalist Jim Reid sporting a look that was a bit like a European suave debonair distinguished gentleman, sort of Morrissey like, and his brother William on guitar looked like Buzz from the Melvins Dad. He played all the riffs, hit all the notes, and made all the sounds perfectly, with just the minimalist of equipment possible. Always cool to watch guitarists do that. I had no idea of who the other members of the Jesus And Mary Chain were, because the band has gone through so many members that it's not funny, but they all did their parts well, but it's really all about the Reid brothers. They are the Jesus And Mary Chain. Some of the better songs they played were Happy When It Rains, Sidewalking, Blues From A Gun, All Things Must Pass, Never Understand and, of course, Just Like Honey. They didn't play April Skies but I bought that shirt from the concession stand anyways. ;-) Yeah, there was no hint of any of the violence or drunken, drugged out debauchery of the early gigs, but instead just a fantastic set of some pretty chaotic pop songs played loud and furiously. Jesus And Mary Chain. Very cool stuff indeed. :-)
Well, that was an interesting night! ;-)
So as the Cop is pulling me over, literally a block from my freaking house, I couldn't help but smile at what a strangely disappointing night it had all been! LOL It wasn't because of the bands though, because the $wingin' Utter$ were fucking great, playing a shitload of new songs from their upcoming album and every now and then dipping into their amazing back catalog to play some songs that were written, according to Johnny Peebucks, when the band was a bit feistier. :-) It was fucking glorious, even with the turnout being a bit on the low side, but I didn't care. I prefer seeing bands in small, intimate venues as opposed to in a parking lot on a stage 50 yards away from me. I guess all the 'real punx' will see the $wingin' Utter$ play at PRB next year, and brag on Facebook about how epic it is seeing them play in Vegas. Whatever. I saw them at the Bunkhouse in front of an intimate rowdy crowd. It was the shit. <3 Spotted Dick opened up the gig with some crazy ass early So.Cal sounding Punk tuneage that brought to mind bands like the Simpletones or the Skulls. It's made up of Joe and John from 1/2 Ast and J-Sin from the Gashers. They were fucking fantastic and played a set that just had me standing there going 'Wow' the whole time. Looking forward to seeing lots more of them in the future. They were really good. People said we were good too, and I think we played a set that was pretty rocking. People dug it and that's all that mattered. The band nobody dug was that Roll The Tanks band. They played their crappy pop punk music to a disinterested crowd that wasn't impressed and couldn't care less. Oh well. They were one of the few disappointments of the night. I didn't get my ass kicked like I was promised, even though I wore a onethirtyeight.org shirt to make my identification easier, and I didn't fall for the bait that was being thrown my way by that crazy ex-girlfriend of mine, despite her best efforts. I saw it all sweetheart. I wasn't impressed. No, instead, I just reveled in the moment of being with my Friends and enjoying the night and everything that it brought to me. I ignored the Haters and the people who used to talk to me regularly and who now don't for some reason, preferring the company of people with a sense of humor who could have a laugh at it all and who weren't all PC butt hurt hypocrites. Life's too short, and I got better things to do people - waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy better things to do. ;-)
Like this! Going to see the Jesus And Mary Chain! LOL How many years ago was it that the band was supposed to play the House of Boooooo's and then cancelled for no reason? Yeah, those crazy Reid brothers are a volatile couple indeed, but ever since their triumphant return to performing live with their reunion gig @ SXSW earlier this year, the band have been playing some West coast dates sporadically and treating their fans to a set that is just chock full with their feedback laden pop dirges that both captivate your ears and get your head bobbing along to what the band is throwing out there. I'm a fan, and it's been a while since I've seen them play live, so yeah, I'm kind of hyped on seeing them play tonight. Lots of people I know and love say they're gonna be there tonight, so it should be a fun filled event indeed. I know it's not sold out, so if you got the urge to get your 90's alternative music groove on, you can't do much better than the Jesus And Mary Chain. Just Like Honey. Never Understand. Some Candy Talking. Enough said.
If I wasn't already committed to seeing the Jesus And Mary Chain, this is the gig I would be at - The Heroine and The People's Whiskey @ the Bunkhouse. There are a couple of other bands opening up the gig that I know nothing about, but still, the price of admission is worth it just for these 2 bands alone. The Heroine just fucking kill it each and every time they play, with their infectious Punk Rock and Roll music guaranteed to get you off your ass and clapping your hands along to the beat, and even though they just played here back in Feb., that is no excuse to not to get off your ass and head downtown to see these guys fuck shit up. They are fucking great and one of my favorite bands gigging around as of late. Same with The People's Whiskey. These guys are still one of the Best bands Vegas has to offer, and with them working on a new album, you're sure to hear them play a few new songs in their set tonight. Hopefully they don't neglect to play some of their better songs, like Fist Fights And Miller Lites, Pills, Empty Promises And Broken Dreams and Tall Cans. It's gonna be such a great gig. I seriously don't think I'm gonna make it out to it though, so I'm envious of those of you who are, you lucky bastards.
I don't think I'm gonna make it to Reggae In The Desert today. You see, as the Cops were taking the handcuffs off of me and making me sign the chickenshit tickets they issued to me, some scumbag tow tuck driver was hooking up my car to be taken away to some tow yard that's gonna cost me hundreds of dollars to get it out of. They wouldn't let me drive my car the whole 1 block to my house because 'it's illegal to operate a vehicle with expired tags on any Nevada roadway'. Yeah, I had expired tags and didn't even know it. Oh well, like I said, after everything that went on last night at the gig, and everything that didn't go on at the gig, and Hell, even the things that went on after the gig, I figure this was the least of my worries. And if this is the worse thing that happened to me last night, well, I'm cool with that too. It was worth it. ;-)
Besides being deathly ill, which I'm assuming came about from being drunk and soaking wet and running around in the streets of Denver at 2 o'clock in the morning, there's a huge reason why I haven't been updating the website as much lately, a reason that's not involved with my band practice schedule or my lack of sleeping schedule, and that reason is this asshole right here - Bob. If he's not over at my house drinking my beers and soda and eating all the candy from the candy drawer (if you've been to my house you know all about the candy drawer), he's usually around the perimeter of any gigs I'm playing or attending, either as my Roadie or as a Spectator, annoying everyone by talking too much or telling his 'One Up' stories, shooting pictures with his new Kodak camera which I gave him, which he annoyingly sticks in everyone's face, whether they want their pictures taken or not, or he's riding around on his skateboard, doing tricks and bombing hills he has no business trying to ride down, with the usually predictable results. As soon as I can get a copy of that video from Bob from Guilty By Association
, I'll show you what I'm talking about. ;-) And now he's got me hooked on playing video games for hours upon hours, anything and everything but usually some sort of racing game, which we play until the sun starts to rise, so yeah, if you're wondering why everything has come to a crawl around here, it's because of Bob - sound man extraordinaire, skateboarding maniac, and all around good guy. He has a fan page called All Hail Bob
, and you can become a fan of his by clicking here
. That guys gonna take over the world someday - wait and see.
OK, there's a whole bunch of shit going on this weekend, including Reggae In The Desert 2012 on Sat. which has a terrible, terrible lineup this year. Any show that has one of Bob Marley's illegitimate do-nothing kids as a headliner is not in the cards for me. I'm not even sure if I'm going to the thing this year. I do know I'm going to see the Jesus And Mary Chain at the HOB on Sat. with a super rad chick that makes me smile, so that should be fun. :-) Hopefully the band decides to show up this time and not cancel like they did last time they were scheduled to play Vegas. If I'm lucky I can convince my friend to go with me after the show to head downtown to see The Heroine and The People's Whiskey blow the roof off of the Bunkhouse Saloon. That gig is going to be AMAZING, with 2 bands that are kick ass playing on the same stage. Is there anything else of merit going on in Las Vegas? LOL Yeah, that's the beauty of living here - either there's absolutely nothing going on, or there's so much going on that you have to make plans and decisions to see either this band play or that band play. It kind of sucks but whatever. At least we have the options, ya know? A lot of places don't.
Which brings us to this gig right here, going down tonight. Oh, the Drama and Shenanigans that will take place here tonight will make you want to be there to witness it all, even if you don't like the bands playing! LOL I've gotten no less than 3 threats of ass beatings waiting for me tonight at this gig, and if even one of them gets handed to me, I would be kind of impressed - finally, someone who does what they say they're gonna do on the Internet - how Punk Rock of you! ha ha ha Not to mention the fact that a stupied ex-girlfriends of mine and all her shit talking cunt friends will be there in attendance too and well, you can just kind of foresee the Drama that is forthcoming, right? LOL Oh, this is what the $wingin' Utter$ do to us when they play here, but the beautiful part of all this is that I'm actually going to get to see them play this time, as opposed to the last time in SF when I had to babysit some drunken fool who went out of her way to embarrass me and ruin what was supposed to be a fun filled evening in the City by the Bay. Oh well. Like I said, it should be a very interesting evening indeed. The $wingin' Utter$ are a fantastic band, the band I'm playing in is pretty good too, and I don't know anything about the other 2 bands. I'm gonna get there early to see how they weaseled their way on the bill though. It always pays to have friends in high places and in headlining bands, don't it? ;-)
Everything is updated. Jesse from Cowtown Guitars
is being interviewed by Donny Osmond
later this morning on TV somewhere, and I can't wait to see that footage. Jesse's being interviewed about this Guitars For Autism
thing that they're spearheading, and you can find out more about it by going to the Cowtown Guitars
website by clicking here
. I added some pictures of Kids On Fire
playing @ the Aruba a few weeks back, and you can go here
to check those out, or just go to the Pictures
page to see what you've missed out on. I also added the photos I took of Surrounded By Thieves
playing @ the Double Clown a while back, and you can go here
to check those out. Yeah, I'm slowly but surely catching up on things here, so expect a whole bunch of stuff to be added up here soon. As long as Bob doesn't distract me, that is... heh heh
I don't even know where to begin, so I'm just gonna ramble like a baboon on speed and let things go. Sorry if it offends anyone... LOL Yeah, whatever. Hey, I had a blast in CO. Playing that skate park benefit in Silt on Sat. was friggin' awesome! Ran into Alex The Traveler while there, a Vegas kid who is friends with Sammy and used to hang out at the gigs back in the days @ Eastside Joe's and Yayo and all that shit. He's grown up a bit now and doing good and all that. It was cool catching up with him. And man, everybody is sure nice in CO. No attitudes, friendly, easy going, it was definitely a trip to deal with, to say the least! But yeah, we got the full on Rock Star treatment, with fully loaded rooms at the Holiday Inn, where all the bands were staying, and there was lots of room hopping, booze drinking and drug doings going on all weekend there. The guys were super nice people but man, did their bands suck ass! LOL Reno Divorce
were total Social Distortion
clones, and The Black Pacific
were just sad, with their drunken guitar player ruining their entire set, and them playing like a zillion covers from bands as diverse as the Rolling Stones
to Black Flag
to David Bowie
didn't help out either. The Black Pacific
sounded like Pennywise
to me, and they had a tee shirt for sale that was a total rip off of the Unknown Pleasures
album by Joy Division
, so yeah, I wasn't impressed. Another band I wasn't impressed with was these ass spelunking dooshbags called Red Tide Rising
, who were the biggest fucking jokes I've seen in a long, long time. Imagine a bunch of scene kids with broomsticks rammed far up their asses and lacking any originality or musical talent whatsoever, and you'd have a slight idea of what Red Tide Rising
are all about. Just. Fucking. Horrible. They had boxes on stage that they would stand on and do choreographed cockstar moves on them to the delight of no one who was there to see them. There's a band here in town that does the same thing and looks just as stupid when they do. I don't get it, but whatever. Every band that played had people in front of them watching them play, every band except for these jackoffs in Red Tide Rising
. Whatever. Even the opening band, Arch Angel
, had a mob of people watching them play as they massacred songs by Metallica
, if you can believe that. Too Many Puppies
never sounded worse. LOL They were a bunch of high school kids so it was kind of cute to watch for a little bit. Yeah, the gig on Sat. was cool. The after party at Deidra's was off the hook. I also saw a White Water Raptor by the Colorado river that night. ;-)We had the Sun. afternoon off and spent it doing the unusual tourist thing of just driving around looking stupid, when we stumbled upon Glenwood Springs, where my Hero Doc Holliday is supposedly buried. We found the place after a bit of a search (it's in a rich neighborhood at the base of the Williams Fork Mountains) and trekked a half a mile up this steep ass hill to get to the cemetery where the Legendary Gunfighter
is resting somewhere. We payed our respects to the Man and I threw up near the grave marker. It seemed appropriate. ;-) We spent the rest of the afternoon @ Doc Holliday's Saloon, where we ate and drank and gambled like the tourists we are. We had to drag ourselves away from the place, but a few hours later in Denver, all was forgotten. The place we played that night, called the Lion's Lair
, was a total Punk Rock dive bar, where the bartender Michelle was an old Vegas person who just got us hammered all night long gratis of all charges. Thank you ever so much dear! XOXO The bands we played with, Salt
and Murder Hat
, were exceptional, with Salt
mining a heavy Grunge vibe and Murder Hat
just killing it by playing everything from Thrash to Ska, and whatever they wanted to in between. Both bands annihilated the place, and it was fun playing the gig with them. You can go to Salt
's Facebook page by clicking here
, and you can go to Murder Hat
's Facebook page by clicking here
. They're both great bands full of super nice guys. Look forward to seeing them play here in Vegas sometime soon (I hope). The drive home on Monday was sweet, taking our time and hitting up some scenic viewpoints along the way. We saw the Oscar Meyer weinermobile. I spent way too much money in Utah's Beaver. The Comedy channels on satellite radio made the time go by much quicker. It was a great weekend with some good friends, full of fun times and lots and lots of shenanigans. Lots of Pictures to come. Notice how I didn't mention the band I played the gigs with. Pretty cool, right? It's something I feel I have to do now because I don't wanna hear the BS that goes when one decides to exercise their right to air an opinion in public.
Although the hubbub has died down majorly, I'm still getting emails from bitter ex-girlfriends and band mates who think they're slick and cool and anonymous. Think again people. You're fooling no one, and your antics aren't cute. You're not that slick. Seriously.
I've got a busy week ahead of me, that's for sure. Lots of photos to edit and Gig info to add the the website. Anyone remember Punk Rock Bowling? The gig at the Aruba Hotel? Uh huh, me either. Yeah, I added the photos of D.I.
, Kids On Fire
and Guilty by Association
to the website, and you can click here
for the D.I.
photos, and here
for the Kids On Fire
pix, and here
for the Guilty By Association
photos. Thanks to Skateboard Bob for taking the GBA
pictures. Everything is sort of updated. I got to get my ass to work.
I think the website is going to have to come with a disclaimer, so that any future band mates of mine can be given fair warning about what I do and what I'm about, and so they can save face when it comes to public scrutiny or kowtowing to the Punk Rock powers that be... heh
W A R N I N G
The Assessments and Viewpoints of www.onethirtyeight.org are the expressed written opinions of GE 138, and do NOT in any way, shape or form, express, share or even agree to the same sentiments with any past, present or future band members that GE 138 may find himself involved with at any given time. Any misconstruement of any and all postulations presented by GE 138 that are found on this website is utterly laughable and a sign of mental underdevelopment and micro penisism.
Yeah, my so called Friends and Band Mates have a very interesting slant on things, that's for sure. Apparently, saving face with the PRB Gods that Be and being able to partake and be fleeced in next years gathering of the Sheep is more important to them than I realized, so I did them the favor of quitting every and all bands associated with them. Now they can play PRB and have their precious Bowling teams without worry of being blacklisted because of their association with me. Do you hear that jackass fans of the PRB Facebook page? You won! Yaaaaayyy! Now go back to your PC dick sucking and find something else to bully people about. Believe me, I've got better things to do and I definitely don't need this shit, especially from people I'm in a band with. My critique of anything and everything associated with PRB next year is going to be 10 times worse than it was this year, so I did them the favor and cut myself out of their musical careers, cut myself out like a cancer. Now they can frolic guilt free with others of their ilk and be Proud and Happy to be a part of the Herd. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa. So yeah, I'm only down to being in 2 bands now - anyone need a non-PC, racist homophobic punk rock drummer with a very unpopular opinion? :-)
There's this Punk Rock gig happening tomorrow night at Yayo Taco with Punk Rock bands who aren't concerned about being blacklisted by the Stern Bros. in CA. or with being able to play PRB next year or with even being able to pay the $500 entrance fee to bowl next year, bands that I've never seen play before, bands with names like Heartless
, Dead In The Dirt
and Gods Rape...
, so I'm gonna head down there and check them out because that's what I do. I'm compelled to do so. I prefer seeing bands in small intimate venues like this because if and when they finally make it big and are playing the big festivals like PRB in front of hundreds, maybe even thousands of Punk Rock Sheep, that I can loudly and proudly proclaim how I saw them way back then and how they were better then than they are now, and I can take my rightful place on the outside of everything and throw rocks at those sheep on the inside of the pen. Didn't we learn anything from the cover of Minor Threat
's second LP? Out Of Step
- with the world. :-) I did! That's me. I not only heard the Music and the Message, but I listened as well. OK. I've gotta get ready for band practice with a band that doesn't have a problem with anything I say or do, a band called American Buckshot that believes in Freedom of Speech and the 1st Amendment and all it stands for. I'm gonna post our Demo we recorded back in 2010 (I think) on the Tunes page this week so you can all get hyped on what we're gonna be playing. We're coming back stronger than ever. :-) Oh, and the discussion between the 2 members of Public Humiliation on their entry I put up was priceless. I'm not sure if they were serious about it, but it sure was funny! hee hee hee Yeah, my website affects people in the strangest ways. Who knew one guys opinion held such merit? Certainly not me! Fools! LOL
Hey! Is it safe to come out yet? LOL Yeah right. Contrary to popular belief, I was not 'hiding out' this weekend. No, more like I was having fun, playing Star Wars video games in my Mother's basement and enjoying some time off from my hectic band practice schedule, dealing with real life Drama that was laughable, visiting with Friends from out of state, and
having a go at listening to everyone's interpretation of the whole PRB thing and why I was either right or wrong about it all. I'm glad that some people got it, and disappointed that others didn't. Oh well. It was interesting how it went from a gay thing to a Punk Rock thing, but whatever. It's over, it's done, it was fun while it lasted. And to any of you who believed all that shit, or to those of you who forsook me in my hour of attack, shame on you. You don't have to apologize for me for anything I say. If anyone wanted an apology from me they can ask me themselves and we'll go from there. I don't need you speaking for me, especially to save your precious position in the PRB community. Who gives a fuck about them. Fucking Tossers and Cowards the whole lot of them. They couldn't get to me so they went after the bands I play with. Pathetic, but I'd expect nothing less from the Sheep and Tools that frequent PRB. Baaaaaaaaa. Baaaaaaaaaaa. I got a busy week
ahead of me. Going to Colorado this weekend to play some gigs with Guilty By Association
, one with The Black Pacific
who, I could give a shit less about it, but the other guys are hyped about it, so I'm hyped for them being hyped, or something like that. Every band I'm in has upcoming gigs in the next few weeks, but I don't know what they are, nor do I really care. All I need is a date and a time and a place and I'm there. All I care about right now is having fun this Summer with my Friends, spreading my Love for Hate and Rape Rock and Homophobia everywhere I go, because apparently, that's how I roll. ;-) Everything is updated. There's a Birthday party for Benny tonight @ the Double Down with The Bitters
and The Fat Dukes Of Fuck
playing, so that should be pretty cool. I added some Pictures I took of D.I.
a few days ago, and you can click here
to check those out. I've also re-added all the Pictures
from 2011 to the website, which I'm sure no one else but myself could give a flying fuck about, but I do it anyways. Why, you ask? Well, I do it because I'm compelled, just like it says near the top of this page, right underneath the name. No better reason than that, right? Right!
The Official Theme of the Summer is Bohemian. There will be Road Trips galore. The Official Snack of this Summer are Macaroons. The Wand has been passed on and the Responsibility has been Accepted. It's a big Wand too, lemme tell ya! LOL All Grub will be BBQ'd. All Beverages shall be Chilled. :-) All are Welcome, but no one will come back the same.
Hey! There's this fantastic gig happening tomorrow night @ the Double Clown, and if it was anywhere else I'd be there. All the Bands playing are top notch. The People's Whiskey gave me a little teaser from their upcoming release, and it's good. Really good. Should be a fun gig - Check it out if you're not doing anything else this Sat. night. Oh, I.D.F.I. and Agent 86 are playing the Bunkhouse that night too. If you're in the Downtown area you should check that gig out. Another gig you should check out happens on Sun., with the Seriouslys and the Naked City Romeos playing at Vince Neil's Girls Girls Girls strip club, and you can bet your ass that I'm gonna be there front and center! I have to be there to assert my masculinity because apparently, I'm a Homophobic Bitter Poseur! LOL
Yeah, the Irony of someone from PRB calling me a Poseur is laughable. And Bitter? Well, I guess you've never talked to Shawn Stern when he's all drunk and stupid at 4 in the morning! LOL And Homophobic? Me? ha ha ha Now that is fucking laughable. I got 2 words for you Stern Bros. - That's It!. Remember that shitty band? I do. Oh wait, here's another 3 funny words for you - Royal Crown Revue. How funny was it to see the Stern Bros. dress up and pose like some Pachuco's from the 1940's? I know me and my Punk Friends had a laugh about it, and I know they wouldn't be walking around dressed up like that in some of the East L.A. neighborhoods I grew up in! Oh, and here's the real Pièce de résistance - The Brigade. Now that shit was funny! Electronic drums? Keyboards? Really? Fuck off with that shit. You ever hear the songs Youth Brigade recorded for the album The Dividing Line? YouTube that shit and give it a listen. It's laughable. And you guys are calling me a Poseur? Pathetic. All 3 of these bands were the Stern Bros. money grubbing attempt at cashing in when Punk wasn't the cool thing it is now, and they gave numerous interviews at the time as to how they had 'grown up' and weren't playing that 'little kid music' anymore. But oh wait, when Punk rock starts to make a comeback, guess who's there to jump on the bandwagon and loudly proclaim that they were the most Punk rock band in the world and never gave up on the Scene or the Music? Yeah, that was the Stern Bros. and Youth Brigade. And the Punk Rock Sheep could care less, but that's not the point. The point is some of us have been Punk for a really long time, refusing to give up on our Ideals or Beliefs or to cater to the crowd and play New Wave, Pop Punk, Swing, whatever, and then there's the Stern Bros., who do whatever they can to make money, because let's face it - those college educations in Art and Philosophy don't pay for themselves ya know! LOL
Yeah, I can go on all day with this, but there's really no point, and I got better things to do. The comments posted on the PRB Facebook page are laughable (click here
to read them all) and I can only hope and dream that some of the shit talkers on there actually follow through with their physical threats towards me. Unfortunately, they never do, which is the Magic of the Internet. Everyone is a bad ass when not within reach... heh heh The comments on the original post have been funny too (click here
to read those) but at least I had a few people who agreed on a few things I mentioned about PRB. Some people get it, and some people don't. The bleating of the PC Punk Sheep is like Music to my ears. Fucking Tools. Everything is updated. See you at the Gigs.