OK, so I've just crashed the Ghost Train into Mexico, using the stolen Spanish Soldiers uniform that I got after I killed those wetters for talking shit to me up North. I can't decode the 4th Treasure Map for the life of me, and running into old friends like Seth, Nigel Dickens, Bonnie McFarlane (even though I blew her Dad's brains out in the barn) and Sheriff Marshall is just like the icing on the cake I can't stop eating. I love killing Chupacabras and I've vowed to never kill another Sasquatch as long as I live. I found the Brokeback Mountain guys, and I loved killing that Nazi store keep for shits and giggles. You probably don't have any idea of what I'm talking about, and if you do, isn't it great? LOL Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare has been consuming my Life as of late, and I'm not minding that fact one bit. I don't go to Gigs, work on the Website, or even venture out of the house for replenishment anymore - everybody delivers nowadays, including Albertsons! ;-) Ahhhhhhhh... this is why I don't play video games more than I do. They take over my Life and make everything else seem inconsequential. Fun as Hell though.I do get out on Sundays to watch the Raiders at Casa de Amoroso though, and with our new Good Luck charm Tony, things have been most festive as of late. Roxie is the best host a group of Neanderthal football fans could ever hope to have, and with our 3 game winning streak going into the bye week, I'm feeling most optimistic that we'll give Pittsburgh a good run for their money next game. And what about what happened to Wade Phillips? hahahahaahahahaha Jerry Jones is a douchebag! The only way the Cowboys are going to the Super Bowl this year is if they buy a ticket! LOL And the Sharks are pissing me off. We do great against the good teams, and we suck ass when we play the not-so-good teams. Niemi Sucks, the Joe Thornton suspension was total bullshit, but you know what - at least we're not the Ducks, the Kingss, or the Sabres!! hahaha Oh SNAPS!
California, we're coming for you... Hide your sheep!!
The clowns are John Wayne Gacy originals!
It made me both Angry and Amused that the Misfits show had such a great turnout. Angry that there are that many stupid people who went to that bullshit, and Amused that there are that many stupid people who went to that bullshit. All of you who have told me about the gig, either positive or negative, I secretly smirk at you for being a sucker and going to that shit - "You ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" heh heh heh I'm not gonna pontificate upon which line up is more of a real Misfits reunion - Doyle and Danzig and some Sunset Strip doods, or Jerry Only and some Black Flag alumni, because, as Jess Stewart said, "It's not 1995 anymore - don't we have better things to complain about?" LOLTime for the Sharks / Ducks game. After that, more zombie killing. Outbreak and everyone's favorite band Murder Majesty is playing @ the Box Office on Thurs., and the Bronx is playing @ the Beauty Bar that night as well. Friday has Bad Taste (new band in town - check out their Myspace page by clicking here) playing @ the Sanctuary, and Dead Neon is playing @ LVCS that night as well. Saturday it's all about Turbonegra, Pigasus (who are actually rehearsing now!!) and the Tinglerz @ the LVCS, but Die Laughing is playing their "last" gig at some place called Hillary downtown that afternoon, and the 7 Outs are at the Double Down that night too! Busy ass weekend of stuff going on. Dress warmly and get your ass out to the gigs! Me, I'll be sitting at home killing zombies; content. ;-) Everything is updated - new stuff added to the Pictures page, as well as the Live Stuff page, including the 2 songs I got of Nails playing @ Yayo Taco, so browse around and waste some time and check shit out. What else are ya gonna do - play Farmville? hahahaha
All Souls Day. My candles are lit. Music is on. The mood is somber at best.
After all the Legal wranglings that have been happening as of late, it's good to just relax and get back to, quote-unquote, normal, whatever that is. Things move at a slow pace, and it's time to focus on upcoming things musical. Aluminum Falcon has taken flight. Vegascendents are playing @ gig in San Diego in a few weeks. Life is good.
Congratulations to Brooke & Jeremy on the birth of their beautiful, baby girl named Grace, who was born on this past Halloween day. Both Mommy and Daddy's Little Girl are doing fine. I love the mental picture I get of Jeremy bringing his newborn baby home and sitting in front of the TV and explaining to her the importance of a neutral zone regroup... hahaha Again, Congratulations! I am soooo happy for the both of you. :-) You have no idea.
Yeah, things are going to come to a crawl around here, as I made the huge mistake of downloading the new pack for Red Dead Redemption: Undead Overrun. It is simply AMAZING and for me, the ultimate mindless violence video game. There's nothing better than killing zombies by various means, like holy water, cannons, phosphorus bullets and double barrel shotguns for hours all day and night. I'm sure there's a motive or storyline to the game, but I have no idea what it is. I just ride around and look for places high up to slaughter each and every zombie within a 5 mile radius of where I'm at. Even the animals are zombies! hahahaha It's great, and I feel bad that I wasted even this much time away from the game. Gotta get back now. Everything is updated. New stuff added to the Links page. Gig Calendar has all the worthy shows on it. The Nails Show Review is up, as are the Pictures I took that evening. Check it all out if you're so inclined.
Always Remember, Never Forget: C4INJIL <3
hahahahaha Man, what with all the excitement of the Nails gig @ Yayo Taco, the place across the street from me catching fire and being revealed to be a marijuana grow house, and the fuel pump going out on my car (again), and with my new band Aluminum Falcon having their first gig Oct. 23 @ LVCS with Betting On Tomorrow, Last Night's Heroes (Miss La-La Liz's new band) and some lame-o's called the Sex Slaves (don't even ask), I've been slacking on my sports watching, with pretty much NHL Opening Day 2010 going by without a peep, and I don't like that, so I decided to do some Monday morning quarterbacking today, especially after catching the last quarter of that Raiders / Chargers game yesterday. To wake up so late in the afternoon and have my team still in the hunt was both shocking and exciting. We had a chance to win, and win we did with the Defense finally coming through for us (as best they could anyways) and with Campbell, of all people, leading the team up and down the field, putting points on the board after runs of 55, 97 and 73 yards. Special teams were great on blocking those punts in the 1st quarter, and that roughing the kicker pass in the 2nd was complete bullshit! UGH! It was a see-saw battle towards the end there, but once Branch scooped up that fumble and ran it in for the touchdown near the end of the 4th, I started the celebration, which consisted of me talking shit to all my Family and Friends both here and back home who are Chargers fans, rubbing it in that the 13 game losing streak was broken. Yeah, I was doubtful, I admit it, but man, I love when my team does the unexpected and proves me wrong. Looking forward to the 49ers game next week! We gonna be partying at the Amoroso Villa Bay Area style! hahahaha
The Bay Area - my Obsession. The San Jose Sharks - another Obsession! Yeah, NHL season is finally here (Praise El Duce!) and my team is doing OK so far. I'm still not sold on Niemi as our goaltender, but what the fuck. We came out of Germany with 3 points, and that's not bad. 4 would of been nice, but I'll take the 3. Norton wearing the C has him shooting more, and Heatley and Marleau are still the best friends he's got, but sometimes we looked good out there, and sometimes we looked scared. It's early in the season, and as always, I remain forever optimistic. I'm not saying that the Sharks will be in contention for the Cup towards the end of the season, but hey - anything's possible, right? ;-)
Go to the Young Livers / Holding On To Sound / Lydia Vance / TheCore gig tonight @ the Bunkhouse. For the Local bands alone it's worth the price of admission. If anyone would like to give me a ride there and back, it would be greatly appreciated... wink wink!
Seriously - how sick was that Nails gig last night? That band was fucking mind blowing, face melting, life affirming, and any other superlative infused adjective sentence that you can think of. Definitely a highlight of the year and if you missed out on it, well, too fucking bad for you. This shit was legendary, and brought everyone and their mother out to the gig. It would of been perfect if it wasn't for the douche bag tuff girl hardcore dancing that was going on. The room just fills up with gheyness when the stupied xHaRdCoReX kids start doing that shit. It's almost embarrassing at this point when it happens. Much like Rockasilly, I can't wait until it just dies and goes away. I don't know the names of any of the bands that were opening the gig, but one of them was some new band with Andres and Cheeze, who used to be in Weirding Way and Vulcans, and was pretty fucking brutal, in a very good way. The bass players pedal or cabinet or both blew up like 3 or 4 songs in, so it was a short but sweet set from them but man, was it fucking good. The night was filled with drama, Drama DRAMA, with both guys and girls getting into fights with each other, and the Ecophagy Records blow up with Crystal, Big Red and some other chick was pretty fun to be in the middle of. A night full of Drama and none of it had anything to do with me! LOL Such a rarity indeed! Great night @ Yayo Taco. Write up coming soon - Hank, where were you at fucker???
It figures that my car decides to take a shit AGAIN today, on the eve of the Punk Rock Weekend going on @ Area 702 skate park, kicking off tonight with the Agent Orange / 7 Outs gig I was going to go to. I went to band practice instead. Sat. I was going to go to a very Special wedding of 2 very dear friends, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen for me. Sorry. After the wedding I was heading over to the LVCS to catch Raw Power rip shit up, but it looks like I'm missing out on that too. Fucking bad timing or what? The Punk Rock weekend had Angry Samoans and CH3 on Sun., but I wasn't even planning on that. I feel sorry for CH3, because the Angry Samoans suck sooooooooo badly now that it's gotta be an embarrassment to gig with them, like it's an embarrassment to gig with certain Local bands nowadays. Funny how the 2 lamest ones to be on those bills were suddenly gone off of them, if they were ever on them at all. It's over Johnny - it's over. Deal with it.
Yeah, lots of things going on, so take advantage. New bands gigging around, Old bands playing that may never be seen in these parts ever again. This is no time to be stuck at home with a defective fuel pump, so get off your ass and see some live music. There's no better way to spend the weekend.
Check this out - It's for a documentary on the life of Lemmy from
Motörhead, which, of course, is sorely overdue and much needed in musical times like these. Ain't nobody playing in a band right now that's gonna be respected and revered in 30 years like Lemmy is now. Nope. You hear that, Bono? You hear that Jack White? You hear that every other pretentious douchebag playing in your Screamo - Metal Alternative ghey ass bands? Yeah, fuck the whole lot of you. The question that comes to mind after watching this trailer is this: Is it me, or does the trailer suck?Or does the movie suck? Or is it both?
Yeah, I thought so too. So yeah, what's going on? First Friday was ghey as usual, but with the added presence of a bunch of Bikers and Tattoo people in town for their separate conventions / meth runs, things were definitely interesting around the City this weekend. And oh yeah, there was that Record Label thing happening at a casino somewhere too, but I could care less about that. It was streamed for free on Myspace, where I watched it free of the feeling of pretentiousness and snobbery and without the least bit of the feeling of "trying to be different waaaaay too hard" infiltrating my psyche. It all sucked anyways. Everything I heard just bored me to tears, and I couldn't but fail to see what the big fuss about those bands and that event was all about. I listened to it while looking at my new favorite website, Look At This Fucking Hipster, a website full of different pictures of people that I assumed were wandering around the concert hall trying to out cool each other and be more eccentric than anyone else. Lame. After practice on Friday I took N.J. Pete's advice and headed downtown with Jeremy where we went to the Brass Lounge to shake our tushy's with everyone else at this 80's dance party thing. Well, I shook my tushy, and Pete and Jeremy just drank, because they're manly men like that. The bass player from the Killers was the guest DJ, and watching him try to work the iPad thing they were using to play music was laughable, and his crappy set was just boring everyone in the place to tears and having them heading towards the door, showing that he has no musical taste as well as no musical talent whatsoever. Phooey. Watching The Serving Tray get picked up by the bad guy from Die Hard was fun for a bit, but then it got boring, so Jeremy and I headed off to some bars along the way home, which set the precedent that I would continue to follow all weekend, which was basically just me hitting up as many shitty dive bars as I could find, looking to either get blind drunk or thrown in jail or if I'm lucky, maybe both. Didn't happen, but it was fun trying.
It was in my dive bar hopping pursuit and search for Nevada City Tire on Saturday that I ended up at the Red Label Lounge, where I caught DJ Buckshot, aka Dean, on the 1's and the 2's, and by "1's and 2's", I mean his left and right butt cheeks, both of which were firmly planted on a stool at the bar, getting drunk and hanging out with pals. Apparently, anyone can be a DJ nowadays. ;-) While there I ran into Larry from Panic Inc., a man who musically must be part Jamaican, because he's in like 3 bands all at once, and he gave me the latest releases from his label by Die Laughing, Sheep On A Cliff, and Life's Torment, all of which, is just some amazingly sick shit. Just raw, fast, angry, brutal, truly old school punk rock that just makes me wish I still did Music Reviews just so I could heap loads and loads of praises on all 3 of the CD's that I got, because they're all really that good. Check out Panic Inc. on Myspace by clicking here, and check out Die Laughing's Myspace page by clicking here, and check out Life's Torment Myspace page by clicking here, and last but not least, check out Sheep On A Cliff by clicking here to go to their Myspace page. 3 good bands worthy of supporting, regardless if they're Locals or not. You should befriend them all, if you haven't already. And make sure to support Panic Inc. too. They're a real label that actually gets things done, as opposed to all the other Punk "labels" around town... fucking douche bags.
Is it Hockey season yet, because I think I got better things to do than watch my beloved Raiders just go out of their way in finding ways to beat themselves each and every time. We should not of lost to the Cardinals, and we should not of lost to the Texans, plain and simple. And with injuries just killing us left and right, I think it's a pretty sure bet that the Chargers are going to anally rape us next Sunday, no doubt about it. Anyone wanna jam that day? LOL
Happy Birthday to Spaz from Monster Zero. He turns approximately 2300 years old today, which is pretty good for a creature such as him. He doesn't look a day over 1750, tops.
Anyways, there's tons of gigs happening this week, like that Nails gig @ Yayo Taco on Thursday, and, of course, the Punk Rock weekend thing happening @ Area 702. I think a certain shitty band is no longer playing that gig, so I'll probably be there. Plus I think I'm supposed to go to a certain special wedding this week too. I'll have to look into that and see exactly when it is. I hope some Cure songs will be sung... heh heh heh. Everything's updated. See you around!
Hi! How are YOU doing? That's just great. Me too! hahahaha I wish I could say I had some epic reason why I haven't been updating the website, but the Truth is that I just don't care. It's not a priority right now, as looking for a house and packing up all my shit in plastic bins and making sweet, sweet music with my friends is a bit more important than coming on here and going blah blah blah about anything and everything that I wish to. There is some stuff to share though - some funny, some rad, and some pathetic. I'll leave it to you to decide what's what.
First off, look at this ad that Roy from the Black Jetts found on Craigslist this past Fri. under the Musicians category:
I wish I could take credit for this, but I can't.
Funny, right? And if it's true, well, that's just pathetic. Personally, I don't think it's true, but what do I know? I mean, is it possible for someone to be sooooooo hypocritical as to be all Anti-Authority and Punk Rock and whatever and then use the Cops to solve their problems for them? Well, I know of one little crybaby homo who did just that to me personally, but I never thought I'd see a second one pop up in the same city! LOL I mean, what are the odds? Why, that's just as silly as someone's band putting on an Anti-Barfest gig and then playing any bar that would 'stupiedily' let them into the place! ;-) I contacted the person who posted this ad, and I know them, and I'm assured that it's all true, every single word written, and every single action described. tsk tsk tsk... Oh Chris, I thought you were better than that.
The less said about the Pixies the better. I was almost ashamed that so many of my male friends thought that the gig they just played was 'mind blowing' and 'amazing'. They fucking suck! Always have, always will. If you have a vagina it's OK to like them but if you're a dude, I mean, come on... less estrogen, more testosterone! LOL
When Marco and Hank! (the new way you pronounce and spell his name - by yelling it) get hyped on a gig, I usually pay attention. The last time I did that, I was turned on to the Legendary band Knife Fight, so now that those 2 pillars of punk rockedness are hyped on this upcoming Nails / Fleas / Ruined Tongue / Lluks gig @ Yayo Taco next week, you know I gotta be there to see what it's all about, and I think you should be there too!
Happy Belated Happy Birthday wishes to the amazing Lizzy, bass player extraordinaire for the new band Last Night's Heroes, who's Facebook page can be found by clicking here. Happy Birthday Liz! I definitely owe you a drink or 2 or 3. ;-)
There's some sort of benefit show happening at East Side Joe's this weekend, for some guy who has Cancer. The State Streets are playing. I know nothing more than that about it, but if I get some more info about it I'll let you know. And did I see that my favorite band of shit talking hypocrite Feministas the Broads played a gig @ Yayo Taco this past Monday? Wowsers. Seems to be missing some people too, if this MySpace band page is a real one, which I don't think it is, but it is the only one that pops up when you do a search on them. Their old band MySpace page is strangely gone. ::sigh:: Some bands just need to realize that a name change is in order before you can begin anew. Too much baggage associated with an old name will only hinder, not help, but hey, what do I know? Good Luck drama queens - you're gonna need it.
Everything is updated, I think. Dragons pictures are posted. Auf wiedersehen and verpiss dich to a real piece of scheisse that just left Las Vegas with his tail tucked between his legs and with every bridge he had left in this town burned to the ground, off to San Diego to find some fresh people to lie to and to find a scene that will accept him and his steady stream of bullshit that comes out of his mouth, something that I hear that he's into... heh heh heh. To that foze I say, ficken dich. Du bist ein verdammter Wichser, ya know? If you're lucky, Karma will get to you before I do, and that's all I gotta say about that. Believe that. Off to go pack some more stuff up. Toodles! :-)