I have been watching this at every chance possible. Mike Judge was a Guest Speaker at Comic Con this year, and he unveiled some brand new footage from the upcoming Beavis & Butthead cartoon series. I haven't laughed this hard in years. Oh my fucking GAWD it has been too long without these guys. <3
Amy Winehouse died this weekend and the less said about that the better. I believe the term I lovingly adhered to her in Death was "piece of shit junkie alcoholic no talent LOSER", which I thought was pretty spot on, but apparently having and airing an Opinion is enough to get you called 'heartless' and 'a piece of shit'... hahaha Oh Interznets, how I love you! XOXOXO
See this picture? It's a shot of the lead singer of the band Ringworm, who played at the Bunkhouse this past Sat. They sucked, BTW.
It's also the ONLY picture I was able to snap off, because just as I was snapping this pic some fucking dooshbag purposely slammed into me and sent me flying across the room. Fucking jackoff. I love how these pussies will only come near me when I'm not paying attention to them. When I'm standing there waiting for them to come around, ready to lay a fist or a knee into them, they suddenly don't come anywhere near me, but when I'm focusing on taking pictures and not paying attention to them, then the cheap shots ensue. Cowards. Same thing was happening to me at the gig @ Yayo Taco this past Thursday. Some people are respectful, some aren't, but whatever. If I'm getting nailed by cheap shot artists while trying to take pictures of a band, then I'll just walk away. No skin off my nose, but it sometimes limits me to how many pictures I can take. That's what happened with those Life's Torment photos I took that night. I spent most of the bands set watching out for the cheap shot faggots who were slamming around while the band was just killing it. I'm sure if the band would of been paying attention, they could of said something, but they didn't, but after watching the dickless hardcore dancing assholes completely ruin everyone's fun time by doing those gay ass dance moves and handing out cheap shots to anyone who was just trying to watch the band, I got to thinking.
The Bunkhouse was where that last bit of Drama involving 'That Band' (and yeah, you guys are considered EXACTLY that - deal with it) happened at. Big fight went down, it was some friends of the band, or at least somebody they knew of, because whenever anyone posted a bragging comment on their Facebook page, comments that included names of those involved or statements of what they did or what happened, they quickly deleted it off of their page. Reminded me of that Adicks shit that went on with the LVCS a while back. Officially, 'That Band's' stance was that "they couldn't control what their fans do", and I have to call shenanigans on that. Of course you can control what's going on in the crowd! The thought that you can't is just ludicrous! I've seen waaaaay too many bands do exactly that, stopping their set by calling out some assholes fighting in the crowd or for being obnoxious and ruining everyone's good time. If you, as a Band, don't think you have that ability to control the crowd, well, that's not saying much for your band now, is it? It was while watching Ringworm thrash about on stage from the safety of a bar stool that I was putting all this together. I had to do something. They weren't a very good band. LOL But it was while watching the crowd ebb and flow from the few asshole dancers ruining things for everyone that I was thinking all this through. The homo hardcore dancers would start picking up the change, throwing out errant kicks and shoves to people who were just trying to watch the gig, and the band just played on, either ignorant of what was going on, or apathetic with that lame "we can't control the crowd" rhetoric like 'That Band', which is a bit of a Cockstar thing to do when you think about it, or perhaps maybe even endorsing it a bit. Is this what it's come to? Really? I hate to sound like That Old Guy, but dancing used to be a fun thing to do at gigs - even slamming. And the rule was that you never got anyone involved with it if they didn't want to. It stayed in the area and that was it. Yeah, of course it got out of hand from time to time, but for the most part, it was just good, sweaty fun. Nowadays it seems like a macho jock shithead little dick thing, but whatever. New Rule: Cheap shots being thrown at me - I'm gone. I got better things to do at a gig, like get drunk and put onethirtyeight.org stickers up on everything! ;-) Bands, learn to control your crowd of Friends or start to act like you give a shit. It's not that hard to do.Yeah, Saturdays gig was pretty weird. The atmosphere was heavy with tension, due to the turnout being a total sausage party, which most gigs are, but the abundance of flat brimmed baseball hats, basketball jerseys, and jailhouse tattoos on suburban white kids from affluent neighborhoods just ensured that Drama was going to ensure, and of course it did. There was even some Baby Momma Drama going down, which was just like the icing on the cake! LOL Kudos to Pulsar and Josh and the other Security dudes for keeping the fighting down to a minimum. No knives were pulled on anyone, not even the Soundman! ;-) I gave it a bit of a Review, same with the Napalm Raid gig, and both of them will be up by the end of this week, I hope. The Pictures of Napalm Raid, Humilitate, and Life's Torment were all posted, and you can click here, or here, or even here to see them all, or you can click on the images to the right of these words to check them all out as well. Same with the Demon Lung photos from this past Saturday night @ the Bunkhouse. For me, the highlight of the evening was hanging out with George, my former heterosexual lover / band mate / partner in crime. Now THAT, was fun! <3 Real busy this week. It's almost 9 in the morning and I got band practice in a few hours, so I better get some shut eye. Looking forward to getting shit done and moving on and putting stuff behind me where it belongs. Some of you out there know what I'm talking about, and the rest of you probably wish you did. All you gotta do is ask. ;-)
There's a reason why I stay away from certain bands, and that reason is Drama. Drama usually associated with a certain member of the band, or with the people who support certain bands. Sometimes it's both. Locally, there are bands here in town that I will have NOTHING to do with, just because of the past actions of a few of their members and their support / condoning of them and their actions. I think this has always been obvious to most of you, and my friends and I all make jokes about it, because it's no big thing - always Business, never Personal, ya know? I usually just ignore said bands and they either grow up or grow out of the Scene, showing themselves as the true Poseurs that they always were, but a few of them stick around and start and join other bands, which is a shame because sometimes the new bands are really fucking ace, and I can't get behind them and support them because of who's in the band. Phooey. I don't keep up on the bands and again, just ignore them and hope that they go away. I really can't be bothered. I really don't care what they're doing or what they're up to. I only know about it if someone tells me about it, which leads me to this.A fight at a bar gig. Big whoop dee doo! Since it involved a band that I don't support, everyone felt the urgency to tell me about it and to ask what I thought about what happened. Look, I really don't care about it, and I know EXACTLY what happened, but so what? Big fight / Drama started by fans of a certain band. Shit got scary, and the Soundman got a knife pulled on him - that sux but what do you expect at THAT type of show with THOSE type of bands and the crowd that THEY bring in. Violence is almost inevitable when dealing with them, and for those involved who claim taking part of it like it's something cool, like some ignorant jock would, well, that's just fucking laughable. And bragging about it on Facebook and naming the names of those involved is always a laugh as well. Fucking retards, I swear.
Had a great trip to Cali this past weekend. Hung out in a Heroin den. Played at a Tweeker bar. The only thing missing was the chicken wire strung out in front of the stage! LOL Ate and Drank. Took pictures of stuff. Posted onethirtyeight.org stickers on everything. Had fun. It was a lot better than I'm making it out to be, I assure you. ;-) Came Home to Romance and Relaxation, which is always a good thing. My toothache pain is gone, which is weird, because I don't think toothache pain just goes away. Oh well. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Everything is updated. The Pictures I took of Sloka @ the Tropics Lounge in Fullerton are up, and you can click here to go check them out. That new camera of mine is awesome! There's lots of stuff going on this weekend, starting off with that Napalm Raid gig @ Yayo Taco, then there's some great bands playing at the Double Down on Fri. and Sat., and that Las Vegas Summer Punk Fest is also going down this weekend too. Should be interesting to see how THAT little thing plays out. There's the G.P.B. CD release party going on @ the Sanctuary on Friday, Unfair Fight is playing with Ringworm @ the Bunkhouse on Sat., and Ty Segall @ the Beauty Bar on Sunday. Should be a cool weekend. :-) I leave you with this heartwarming video of a whale being saved from some nylon netting he got trapped in while swimming around. The way he shows his gratitude is just the coolest thing ever. <3 See you around.