Wow. I fucking heart Deadhand!! Last night at the Double Clown they played such a great set that I'm still grinning about it from ear to ear hours later. The new songs sound fucking fantastic, and all the songs from their self-titled release are played with reckless abandon and razor sharp ferocity. I love watching my friends play songs that I love. It's just fucking joyful to watch, it really is. And they finally played Singing For You - just for me!! Oh I was swooning! ha ha ha ha I fucking Love that song, and I had to bust out my iPhone to record it for posterity's sake. I wish I could show it to you, but for some reason my iPhone won't connect to my computer, so I can't access it right now, but when I can, that shit will be up here pronto! I hope it sounds good... heh heh Yeah, Deadhand were great last night, and that band Success was pretty good too. I was totally digging their sound until they played that Descendents cover in the middle of their set. It sounded horrible and I just walked out of the place cringing. I hate when bands play covers, and I hate when they don't play them right. Phooey. I did go back in and buy a CD and some vinyl from them though. Like I said, I was digging them until they played that damn cover. Oh, and they ended their set by playing a Melancholics cover from the Tony Hawk video... boooooo. I guess it was as an homage to that Local band I think. I dunno. I didn't like that band The Lost too much either. Generic Screamo pop music with a shitty drummer. Ugh. The front man was entertaining at least. He was trying, ya know? Yeah... great night, but maybe not for the guitarist from Deadhand? LOL Brendan fucked his finger up during the set pretty gnarly. He had blood spewed all over his guitar, and it looked pretty PFR man. The other 2 members of the band suffered no visible injuries. ;-) Ya know, I've turned down requests from my Friends in National, well known bands who are playing the Double Clown to see them play there, always telling them that I don't go to that place and I don't support it and I don't see bands there but for a Deadhand fix, yeah, sure, I'll go there... heh
I was sporting my Sharks jersey while hanging out last night (of course) and everyone was talking Hockey with me - it was great! Aaron from Deadhand is a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, so I was talking to him about the Pens - Flyers series, there was a handful of Ducks fans that I was discussing the whole Selanne thing with, and then there was that kid from AZ who was a Coyotes fan, and, my personal favorite, the drunk French speaking guy from Vancouver who kept talking to me about the Sharks game that went on just hours earlier, and telling me how Vancouver sucks and a whole bunch more stuff I sort-of understood when he was saying it... ha ha ha And about that game, what a fucking game it was!! Double overtime! Havlat with the game winner. Desjardins getting it all started. It was a treat to watch. I love Hockey!! GO SHARKS!!
I am beyond excited to see Squeeze tonight. You have no idea of how ghey I am for this band. Once on a trip to Philadelphia to see Pitt, he took me to a couple of the better record stores in the city, and the majority of the stuff I bought were obscure Squeeze 7". I was in Heaven!! <3 Squeeze tonight, Madness tomorrow - I am indeed very lucky! Thank you Allah!! :-)