Damn... your computer crashes and look at all the fun you miss out on. I totally spaced on going to see Bullet Train To Vegas this past weekend. Boooooo! I was so busy re-installing and configuring my computer (and lamenting the loss of some of my data files) that I completely forgot about that band playing. I hate when that happens. Factor into that equation the fact that I'm sick as a dog and you'll get an idea of where my head is at, which is heavily sedated and very medicated. Lots of people have complimented me on my Tag Message Board, and I see that Jesse even posted something on it. I'm flattered that he even bothers to check my web site out. The last time I went to his bands web site it was a train wreck of a mess. Nothing worked, the pictures sucked and Roxie was posting to herself on the Message Board. D00D, here's the news flash that I know you missed out on:
I'M NOT MAD ABOUT BEING KICKED OUT OF THE LOUD PIPES
There it is for you, in nice bold 14 point font. Get over it yourself. If I believed everything that everyone has been telling me about you Jesse, I'd have an even lower opinion of you than I already do. I could make a business out of correcting inaccuracies and myths being perpetrated about me and the band, but what for? I don't care, and anyone that has bothered to talk to me knows this is how I've always felt about the deception from the beginning. Ask Tony. Ask Pitt. This is all so funny, isn't it? I wasn't upset when they told me, nor was I upset when you told me a few days later. Why I can still remember how you begged me to join your band, promising me that you'd buy me a drum set, pay me to play gigs and just generally doing anything you could to get me to play with you. How many times did you tell me I was the best drummer you ever played with. Do you remember all that Jesse? And you think I'm upset over getting kicked out of the band? Sorry but the answer is no. You needed me buddy, not vice versa. Phooey. The fact that I dedicated even this much space to addressing this topic is idiotic. Go about your business and I'll go about mine, and never the two shall meet, OK? OK. Good luck playing with Brendan from Absent Minded on guitar, good luck with your 'real' job, good luck with getting to out of state shows without Pitt's van, and good luck raising the money to go to New Orleans. I posted a new Music reviews page, some old (The Half Empties, Sin City Ghouls, Descendents, Dirty Babies), some new (Agnostic Front, Sum 41, Elvis Costello and the In Honor compilation), all equally vapid and devoid of thought. I also updated the Links page, as well as added some old Show Reviews that I found lying around (Infestshit / The Heart Attacks @ Balcony Lights being my favorite). Loads of good shows coming up this weekend and next week... hope to see you all at some of the gigs.
OK... everything is running normally once again... although I have no idea how long it will last this time around, so lets just enjoy it for what it's worth, OK? I give you people something to read, and I get... to quote someone who shall remain nameless, a delusional narcissistic view of self-importance. Hahahahahaha... chicks... you gotta love them. Alrighty then, lets get to what's going on in the band camp... which is basically the same thing as last week, which is long hours and a huge amount of work for the Tour. We've been mailing out press packs, promo posters, flyers and other assorted goodies, printing up merch that will keep us well fed and very drunk while out on Tour, buying extras of everything we can afford to, like drum skins, amplifier tubes, strings, picks, cymbals, sticks, etc., but hopefully we won't have to use any of that stuff, cuz we're gonna be nice to our equipment and not bash into them or beat them with great vengeance and furious anger like we usually do. Yup. That's the plan anyways, but I highly doubt that it's gonna work out that way. Just like our show at Jillian's on the 27th didn't work out that way... they double booked the place, and instead of dropping the lame Emo show that's gonna draw like 20 people, they drop our show instead 'cuz we draw too many rowdy punk rock people... booooooo. Oh well, I wish them luck with their sucky show. And speaking of sucky, I posted 3 Reviews of the newest and in some cases only stuff from local faves Sin City Ghouls, The Dirty Babies and The Killers, and you can click here to go to read what I think about them. It's pure bullshit, I assure you. So uhm yeah... can't wait for this Tour to start... can't wait to see some old friends in new places... can't wait to see some new friends in old places... can't wait to see how other people react to us. Gonna be a load of fun.
Yeah, I know, it's been awhile since I last updated this site, but I got a lot of things going on personally, and just haven't been able to devote the time I usually do to making sure that you people have something to read... so sorry. But hey, for what it's worth I've posted The Business "Review", and you can go here to read that shit. Howard Stern was fucking great all week... I wasn't there but I'm happy that he even made it here, considering the shit that's going on with the Govt. lately. How fucked up was that beheading video? Me and Jesse watched that shit at the Club House in stunned silence... absolutely disgusting. I don't fucking believe that "conspiracy" theory that's currently being discussed on Airbag, but in any case, I say that playtime is over, and it's time we take off the kid gloves and start going after those responsible with some of that eye-for-an-eye shit that they believe so strongly in over there. Payback's a motherfucker, right? Yeah. OK, off of my political soap box and onto my Loud Pipes soap box... heh heh. The Tour is going to be fantastic! All dates confirmed, and we're gonna take the message to the people brothers and sisters... all you true believers in the pit and up front when we play... we're gonna make you proud! ;-) As for the people that don't like us, I hope that all this shit-talking is over and done with... I've got better things to do kids, like read Airbag: The Movie! LOL I love how Trav worked us into the story, with me and Pitt and Roxie being set free from Cell 138, of course... hee hee hee. Keep up the good work whoever you are. The newly re-mixed version of our LP-EP sounds fantastic... waaaaay better than the original, and is about 38:00 minutes longer than the first pressing? Gee... I wonder why... hmmmmm. Special thanx to Brookelyn & Jason from the Sin City Ghouls for all their help and assistance with the CD's. It's great to have friends like that, even if they keep black widows in jars and have rats as pets. Did I neglect to mention that the mixing for the 7" is done? Well it is, and those songs are miles better than the ones on the CD... too bad we couldn't get it done to take on the road with us this time, but hey, it'll help out on our NEXT Tour we're doing in Sept. Bloody Hell, it's a long way to the top, isn't it? Oh well. We gave a duly needed Spring Cleaning to the Club House last night... well actually Jesse & Pitt did most of the work... I played Zelda and Roxie was working on some new Press materials... busy busy busy. You should come by and check it out. The place looks great. And if not... guess we'll see you when we come back from The Road... The 3-B's Tour of 2004! Hahahahahahahah Added some Pictures and made sure that all the ones on here are working, including the Manic Hispanic ones... adjusted the spacing of the pages... changed the color scheme... added the Table Of Contents. Spring is in the air, and things are looking rosy indeed.
First off, thanks to everyone that has responded to my mailing list. You people rock and it's nice to know that you actually read the stuff that I write about. It's not much, but it is just one side of the Las Vegas Music Scene. Second off, this thing that's going on with the whole indecency issue is getting really scary. If you'd like to know what the hell I'm talking about, just click on the Howard Stern Link I posted to the left here. Even though it's not a Howard Stern issue per say, it's really scary to see how the Government and Big Business and the Religious Right all fuck each other in the ass on a regular basis. Very incestuous indeed. And I'm glad to hear that things went well at that Infested house party. Those guys are cool and I'm glad that all the bands got to play before the cops showed up. And what was with all The Loud Pipes paraphernalia at the Extreme Thing this past Saturday ? I had friends both here and from out of town tell me that all they saw was Loud Pipes patches and pins and shirts on almost everyone there. My pal Jimmy from the planet Uranus told me "I didn't think you guys were that popular!". See butt munch, I told you! LOL Anyways, I posted a Review of the Sin City Ghouls - The Dirty Babies show @ The Cooler Lounge, I updated the Gigs page, and if I feel like it after The Sopranos and Deadwood, I might re-post some of the old Pictures I had up before, but we'll see... we'll see.
Making videos is FUN !!! It seems all you have to do is drink massive amounts of alcohol and act all rocking (and mean) in front of the camera! Although it hasn't been that easy, it's still been most excellent, thanks to Jesse The Super Videographer. After the night's festivities @ The New York Cafe (click here to read all about it), we all ended up at The Club House to celebrate the 1 year Anniversary of it's existence! Woo Hoo! One year's worth of merriment, and plenty more to come. Thanks to The Pervz and the Sin City Ghouls and everyone else that came out and drank with us until 6 in the morning and saw all the weird things happening above The Luxor. Sorry to everyone that came out to The Sultan's Table to see us play on Thursday, but the Man shut that place down while we were loading up our gear into the place. The all ages venue was changed into 21 and over, and since we don't play bars, we said phooey and left. We went back to the Club House to film the video for Insurrection and drank ourselves silly and called it a morning. We're already in the planning stages for a HUGE desert show, with some amazing bands, so keep your eyes and ears peeled to get all the details. We're not gonna be playing anytime soon here in Las Vegas, but you're all more than welcome to come out and see us anywhere else we play. Just don't be like Hollywood Shane and get lost... Hugs and Kisses to Jesse and Bob for making the video shoot to be so much fun, and for being the great pals that they are. The fun continues once we get to AZ. on April 2 & 3...then it's all about Roller Derby and Skateboards, and the girls that love them both. I've been messing around with the web site... posting Pictures... a Review of the new Descendents CD... and just waiting for my car and my camera to get fixed. Once that happens I'll be out and about again! What a deal.
Days later and I'm still amazed at how GREAT Knife Fight
was at Balcony Lights... that shit was history in the making, and if you weren't there to witness it, I feel very sorry for you indeed. Click here for the Show Review
... uhmm... I believe that the demo is FINALLY done, and thanks to the Youth Crew of Devon, Spencer, Bobby, Amanda, Marco and Rick for help on the back up vocals for Insurrection
... but where was Hank? Booooooooooooooo We all got together at the Club House and had a BBQ and just hung out and listened to Punk Rock RECORDS and looked at pictures of the Knife Fight
show and of our last trip to California, which Rick took. I wish I knew where the fuck my camera was with the pictures I took of our last trip... I'm gonna post them all on this website when I find them, so you all can see the hookers that wanted a piece of Rick & Bryan... hahahaha. Speaking of hookers that want Bryan, thanks to La Femmes Sidney, Stephanie and Angie for hanging out with me and having fun being silly at the Office Bar. Ran into Jason & Brooke from the Sin City Ghouls
while at the Double Down and they told me that The Rock is closing for remodeling? Or is it because of the killings that just happened there? Is that true? Wowsers. What with all the rumors of clubs closing down and some of them making the change to 21 and over, I can't help but feel that things are getting sketchy here in Sin City. Good thing Football and Hockey season are here... heh heh heh Go Raiders! Go Sharks! Bay Area Stylee Baby!