2 hours. 2 fucking hours I sat inside of Yayo Taco, waiting for something, anything to happen. I was starting to get irritated at last nights Coke Bust gig @ Yayo Taco.
The reason why me, and all 5 bands who were scheduled to play, were sitting around looking stupid was because there was no P.A. available. Yeah, you read that right. Whatever dumbass promoter was responsible for the gig apparently thought that Yayo Taco was a venue and not a taco shop and thought that a P.A. would be provided. Just. Fucking. Great. So an hour after the gig was supposed to start all that the bands could come up with was 2 little ass P.A. speakers - no cables, no microphones, not even 2 stands to hold these little ass speakers up - it was pathetic, and once we heard the bands bitching about playing time and who was playing in what slot I called it a night and gave up on the gig. Sorry Coke Bust. I really wanted to see you play but apparently it wasn't meant to be. Oh well. I also really wanted to see all my Friends on Facebook who said they were gonna be there, but, in a perfect example of it, I guess it's easier to do things on Facebook than in real life, like how people keep posting all that Occupy Wall Street shit, or Occupy Vegas or whatever, and then they don't even bother to show up. Hypocrites. Phooey.
I believe it was Gandhi who said First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win in regards to peaceful protesting, and all I can say to that is that you couldn't be more wrong if you tried! LOL The Govt. is cracking down tomorrow on all that shit, with the big show down coming at sunrise with the Occupy Wall Street crew. Fuhrer Bloomberg and his Gestapo stormtroopers are taking back that park, and there ain't a thing that peaceful protesting is gonna do to stop it. Talk - Action = Zero. As the MC5 said, It's time to kick out the Jams Motherfucker!! And before you think to yourself that if you were there, you'd be right there on the front line fighting it out against the Police, just stop it, because you wouldn't. You're a Hypocrite arm chair rebel who watches what's going on from safe behind your computer screen. Just quit it. I wouldn't be there because it's not a cause that I believe in fighting for. Sorry. I support the Fight but won't fight for it, if that makes any sense. Politics. Phooey.
Zeke / Custom Made Scare @ the LVCS tomorrow - Who's going besides me??? :-)
Equinox movie... NICE!!
Yeah, the Las Vegas Shakedown is a joke. They should just call it what it is, and that's Viva Las Vegas
without the car show. It's also pretty stupid that a lot of the bands are playing at other venues around town for Free, so why would you pay the ridiculously high price to see the headliner? In the case of Zeke
it's worth it, but the rest of the gigs? Fuck off. And I hate that there aren't enough Local bands on the fucking bills. How the Fremonts
got that opening slot at the Zeke
gig is beyond me (wink wink), but since it starts at 4 o'clock, I doubt that anyone of the 21 and over crowd that Zeke
fans are made of will be there. I know I won't. Enjoy playing to that empty room guys. And Flexx Bronco
again? Really? Weren't they just here like 2 months ago? LOL They're an OK band but come on. Why couldn't The People's Whiskey
play that gig in that spot? :-) Might guarantee that some Locals get there early, but that makes too much sense, so I'll just stop now. And I guess they didn't need to advertise either. Oh well. Deadbolt
is playing the Opening Night kickoff tonight, and hardly anybody knows about it. Good job there Ralph. Go cater to that Las Vegas Weekly crowd some more, and lemme know how that works out, OK? Thanx!Everything is updated. You know the drill. See you somewhere soon. :-)
THIS IS IT!!!
So much fun that even Satan gets dizzy thinking about it.
It's finally here! The Las Vegas Shake Down 2010 has hit the streets of Sin City and it's like a M-80 has exploded in my pants! This shit is going down Hard & Nasty, like cheap liquor, or like an over-zealous prostitute. If you miss out on seeing the Zeros and the Rip Offs tonight, then you might as well just fuck off right now and go kill yourself immediately if not sooner. I was reminded by Jesse last night of the last time the Rip Offs played here in what, 1994? 1995? At that little Mexican restaurant with Cyanide Blues and Boba Fett Youth (I think)? Oh man was that gig Epic!! What? You weren't there? Of course you weren't, Fagz. You were probably still shitting your pants in kindergarten when that gig went down, or listening to Pearl Jam and thinking you were 'Extreme'. Redeem yourself and see this gig! The Rip Offs are only getting back together to play this gig. You will not be disappointed. Believe that. Stay away from the Beauty Bar at all costs tonight, because it's just a ghey ass Rockasilly happening, but Deadbolt is bad ass though. Saturday is all about the Humpers and the Dragons and the Mau Maus @ the Beauty Bar. Hope you got tickets for that one, because I heard it's SOLD OUT! Deana, I'll be looking at you that night! ;-) If I live through my Beauty Bar experience, I may be laughing at the Poseurs playing there on Sunday, but it's highly doubtful. Anyways, get your ass out to the gigs, get drunk, dance around, and just forget all your troubles and hang ups, even if just for a minute. Music is a Gift. Enjoy the fuck out of it.
The meteor shower was Amazing!! I drove out to Red Rock to take it all in. Beautiful. Just like Gibson's 2nd Birthday party was. 2 for 1 whiskey shots, cake, candy and Raiders football. I'm glad band practice got cancelled, to say the least! LOL The Raiders looked good. Defense was solid, and we actually had a passing threat. Scary. It's a good time of the year. Hope you feel the same.
Wowsers ! We sure do have a lot of shows and stuff going on with the band. After a quick update from Miss Roxie I can tell you the following things.
1. A guy from Thrasher Magazine e-mailed the Club House to tell us that they're doing a CD Review on us and that they're printing a Review on a show we played there with Deadbolt a few months back. And if that wasn't awesome enough, they also want to interview us before our show on April 15 @ Ziggy's in Tempe. What a deal. I for one am HYPED !!!
2. We're gonna be playing a show with Curl Up And Die and Terror on April 23 @ The Crystal Palace Skate Rink that I guarantee won't get broken up by The Man, so everyone please come out and check out these 2 great bands and then us...heh heh heh.
3. I think we're gonna be playing @ Rumor's in North Hollywood on April 24 (Roxie's B-Day) and then on the 25th we're going to the opening of the Twilight Zone ride @ California Theme Park ! Special thanks to Caveman for hooking that up.
4. All of the above is on top of our other shows coming up, like the 3 pending shows with some legendary U.K. bands, and the Tour we're going on with The Half Empties, plus the show on June 24 with Defiance. And in the midst of all this gigging we're supposed to finish up the 7" and print up a shitload of merch and keep our wits about us. Yeah right. Like that will ever happen.
5. I don't think we're going to be playing @ Smoothie King anytime soon. They were busting our nuts over our guarantee. It seems their policy is that they don't pay bands to play there, but yet the bands themselves have to pay to play. We told them if they don't pay us that we don't play. They had Brendan from Absent Minded call Roxie to try to get us to play for free, and when that didn't work they had SOMEONE in N.Y.C. call the Club House claiming to be the "Smoothie King's Business Partner" try to talk us into playing for free. We asked them to send us some paperwork on this great charity that all the proceeds go to, and of course they never sent a thing, so phooey.
We're working on a totally gay new song, and we're gonna try to have it ready for the upcoming AZ. shows, and even though Jesse The Super Roadie didn't get us those Darkness tickets he was supposed to, we're still gonna have fun when we get there. My liver hurts at the thought. See ya at the shows on Sat.
It has been sooooooooooooooo hard to get all the stuff I wanted to up on the website, but it's almos done, and I hope that you all enjoy it. The best part has been looking at all the Pictures and remembering all the fun I've had. Click here to see The Loud Pipes En Mexico, and click here for the Review of the Deadbolt show, and click here to read about the shenanigans in Tucson (pronounced TUCK-son) with Nate, Bob and Jesse. Seriously, I cannot thank those dudes enough. You people have no idea of how cool these trio of fine looking gentlemen are, but hopefully, someday you will. Jesse The Super Roadie took some GREAT Pictures of us playing @ Skrappy's, and you can click here to see those awesome pix. Hollywood Shane is alive and well. I finally talked to him, and our good buddy Jon-E is supposed to be coming into town for the Supersuckers show, and staying for the Sub/Hum/Ans show as well, which is now officially @ Jillian's. We don't have a guest list, so you people better get there early for that show, since there's no pre-sale available, it's first come, first served. Anyways, most of the crap is up... it's late, and I gotta get some sleep before the Supersuckers show. Hope to see you all there!
Not actually, but I just wanted to have an update on MY Birthday, with my favorite # as the listed time. Anyways, to say that last nights show with Manic Hispanic was amazing is like saying that the Mona Lisa is just a painting! LOL I had sooooooooo much fucking fun! Thanks to everyone that was there to help me get an early start on my Birthday celebrating. You can see all the pretty Pictures I managed to take by clicking here. Saturday's show at Balcony Lights was really good... it wasn't fun for me, but everyone said it was one of the best shows they've seen us play, so I guess I can't complain. We sold lots of merch that night, and probably would have sold more if the damn police didn't show up to shut the gig down AGAIN! Gee... I think the police might like us! LOL Or maybe they like harassing the punk kids that come to our shows. In either case, super sweet Thanks to everyone that came out to help us celebrate our LP-EP CD release party. You can read all about it right here. Sorry to Hektor and SMASH Magazine for not being able to do the Interview after the show, but we'll make up for it this week, guaranteed, so keep an eye out for our Interview in that magazine next month. And the City Life is still gonna do a story on us, but I have no idea of when. Oh well. After calling us a "Biker Metal" band, I'm not too hyped on them at the moment. Our show in Phoenix with By Death's Design got cancelled, but that's OK, since we got offered a show with Deadbolt @ The Rogue in Phoenix! What a deal! Things are going good and I can't really complain. And Thanks to Hollywood Shane for being soooooo cool and calling me on my Birthday. And Thanks to Pitt for the Mentors shirt!