Fuck the Warped Tour. Seriously. I'm glad that Battle Born is playing it and all that, but gawd damn is that shitty lineup some of the WORST bands I've ever heard of in my Life. It's no wonder that only dooshbag chicks, ghey ass scene kids, and Hank! are hyped about it happening today... hahaha That was a joke. Sarcasm. Not meant to be taken seriously. I'm talking to you Pulsar and Jarrett...After band practice I usually grab Mr. Wizard and look to veg out / chillax in front of my big ass computer monitor on anything but music, like reading about the differences between serial killers and mass murderers or watching videos on YouTube about how to make ebelskivers. In any case, I always find cool stuff out there, like this teaser about the new Jesus Lizard Club DVD that's coming out in Aug. Seeing David Yow work the crowd gives me the shivers. That dude is psychotic and frightening. I cannot wait to get my paws on that DVD. Jesus Lizard is one of the greatest bands I ever saw live. Seeing them destroy this seedy little dive bar called the Shamrock in Hollywood on a Thursday night is something I will never forget. It was scarier than anything I ever saw GG Allin do, that's for damn sure. Saw them at Club Lingerie, Raji's, the Palladium... what the Hell was I thinking back then? LOL Oh, to be Young and Stupid again...
Speaking of bands I saw a lot back in the Daze, Jane's Addiction have a new album coming out pretty soon that I'm hyped about, especially after seeing the video of them performing in Brazil or some crappy place like that, debuting songs off their upcoming release down there. Well, one of the songs they played, End To The Lies, is the first single off the new album called The Great Escape Artist, and this is the official video for it. Do you remember when videos used to be watched on T.V., and not on the Internet? Yeah, me too... womp womp womp womp. Cue the sad trombone! hahaha
Yeah, I'm always gonna have a soft spot in my heart for those guys, just like I'm always gonna have a soft spot in my heart for puppets, explosions, fire, cartoony violence and face shredding Metal, and all of those can be found in this Mastodon video from the Adult Swim channel for an unreleased song called Deathbound. Why on there? I don't know. All I know is that it's a great song and I love watching this video... heh heh heh
And what does all of this have to do with Las Vegas or Punk Rock? Well, the answer is, NOTHING! hahahaha Except for a few Birthdays that happened these past few days (Happy Birthday Bob! Happy Birthday Patty Cakes! Happy Birthday Ainjil! <3), it's been a pretty quiet week. Band practice is killing me and I could care less. I'm getting comfortable with the loss of movement I'm gradually building up. ;-) 4th of July weekend is here, and besides this awesome Wedding party gig with the Loud Pipes / The Southside Gashers / The Unidentified on Sat. @ Yayo Taco, there's other stuff going on as well.
I just hope there will be CAKE!! <3
You also have this pre-gig happening on Saturday afternoon with the Happy Campers and Surrounded By Thieves, going on right before the Face To Face / Strung Out gig @ the HOB. I saw this exact same Face To Face / Strung Out gig in Seattle when I was just there, and was bored to tears. Don't ask why I was there... heh heh
Sunday will be recovery day, and Monday is the 4th! What's everyone doing? Is the Annual Swenson Street 4th of July Party going down? Anybody know? Let me know if it is. I'll be at Casa Amoroso drinking fluids, charring dead flesh and blowing stuff up, and hopefully not choking on my own vomit in the front seat of my car like I almost did a while back! hahaha Have a great weekend! Good Luck to Guilty By Association on their upcoming Tour! Same with Holding On To Sound! Knock 'em dead guys!