Oh what a weekend! My liver hurts - literally! ha ha ha It was nice waking up and making coffee for someone in the morning again. Haven't done it in a long time. It felt good. :-) And oh, silly Facebook drama, you're not getting anywhere near me! I really don't care what you say or do, and you don't have to de-friend me before you talk shit about me. That's just chickenshit. If you say it, mean it, and have the balls to stand behind it. Losers. Ha ha ha ha I was having waaaayyyy too much fun this weekend to let anything bother me. Jane's Addiction on Fri., which was fucking HORRIBLE! Man that band just needs to give it up. That place sucks as a venue too. The sound was good, nice layout to see bands at, but it's sterile and promotes douchebaggery. At least it did on Fri. anyways. Phooey. And I didn't make it out to any of the PRIDE celebrations either, which sucked, because it sure did look like fun. Probably too much fun for a bitter, old homophobic poseur like myself though. ;-)
Sat. I played a gig @ the Bikini Bar that was pretty fucking fun. Every band that played was a wee bit drunk and definitely a little bit off their game, but sometimes that just makes things more interesting, like it did on Sat. The Dirty Panties probably played the best set of all the bands, which I guess is expected because they're a 'signed' band... LOL Plus I only say that because I can't say that our set kicked the most ass, even though it did. ;-) Yeah, The People's Whiskey played a pretty rollicking set, taking a while to get locked into their groove and flubbing up on of my favorite songs by them (Pills) but making up for it with the new songs they played, which sounded amazing-incredible. Lose that gawd awful La Bamba intro to that one new song though... heh heh And Surrounded By Thieves powered through their set without lead guitar slinger Andy because he was off becoming a first time Daddy to a beautiful baby boy! Awwwwwww!! Congratulations Sir! I hope that your first child, be a masculine child. ;-) hahaha Again, it was a great night that, for me, didn't end until the damn sun was up and irritating me from high in the sky. Nice.
Last nights gig @ the Bunkhouse was interesting, to say the least. The Hard Pipe Hitters didn't play, which was a bit of a bummer because I was looking forward to seeing those dudes play, and the Quitters played without their bass player because apparently he's a sissy girly man who would rather do stuff with his girlfriend than play a gig with his friends. Da Gheyz. Phooey. It was cool that they played without him though. That band is so good it's nauseating, even without a bass player. The Vermin were spot on though, reaching a bit back into the vaults and playing some stuff that even they admitted they hadn't played in a while, like that song Pick A Sin. Good call on that one. I missed a lot of their set because I was out side partaking in illegal substances with a lot of my Friends who were in attendance. This Jack Grisham's Lost Soul thing brought out a lot of Local Scenesters, Hipsters and Weirdos, including some chick with a tattooed glow in the dark vagina that she took great pleasure in showing anyone and everyone that wanted to see it. At one point she was using her iPhone to videotape the band playing Code Blue and her vagina thrusting in time to the music. Weird. And yeah, Jack Grisham's Lost Soul played quite a few tasty T.S.O.L. tidbits, and even had Mike Roche come up and play World War III with them, which just made the crowd go nuts. The turnout wasn't great, which didn't make Pulsar happy unfortunately, but the intimate gathering was cool. Jack told lots of funny stories about stuff like jacking off into socks in the tour van and the Do's and Do Not's of Forced Analingus. Go Deep. Go Hard. Go Fast. His words not mine... LOL If it wasn't for the T.S.O.L. stuff they played, I would of been bored to tears. I would of rather of heard a bit more obscure stuff like Fuck You Tough Guy And Sodomy as opposed to Dance With Me or Code Blue, which Jack related to Sammy Davis Jr. singing Candyman. Yeah, Code Blue is Jack Grisham's Candyman. Yeah, again, just a fucking fun night out with a bunch of cool peeps, including April, who drove all the way in from AZ. just to see the gig! :-)
OK, it's Monday, and Grosse Pointe Blank is about to begin, followed by Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. Sounds like a good day to just sit on the couch and relax before tonight's Raiders game. It's gonna be a slaughter. Party at Casa de Amoroso for those in the know. See ya there!
This is definitely going to be one of those, 'too much to say so I'm saying nothing' posts. My trip to California was extraordinary. The Pow Wow was even better than I could of imagined, and the Spiritual cleansing I was searching for was definitely found on top of the hill in a grove of tall oak trees. I went to the secret waterfall too, which was amazing. I haven't been there in years, and I was definitely having some major deja-vu moments there, I can tell ya! I also did some sightseeing, shopping, took care of some medical stuff, blah blah blah I got a bit of great news though, which was a long time coming, but that was counterbalanced by 3 chunks of bad news that I didn't see coming. I can't catch a break I swear. LOL Whatever. Just another obstacle to overcome in my quest for world domination. I need a Brain though. Being Pinky by yourself is no fun.
I just commented on this Facebook phenomenon where I logged on today after being away for a while and on Sept. 5th, 2012, 4 of my friends went from 'being in a relationship' to 'single', and one idiot went from being 'single' to 'being in a relationship'. What? Did you guys all get together and decide to do this all at once, or is it a weird coincidence? ha ha ha Relationship Status Day Holocaust!! OUCH!!
Yayo Taco, the Rattus gig, booooooooooooooo. Yeah, I heard all about it. So is this the end of that venerable All Ages joint? I hope not. I didn't support every gig that went on there, but I definitely support their right to throw them. And plus, if Yayo Taco stays closed, then where are the bands gonna play? Yeah exactly. I was gonna go by there this afternoon to see if it really was closed or not, but I blew it off, meaning I got too buzzed and forgot. I got too much stuff to do anyways. So yeah, I'm back, bigger and better than ever, and ready to get shit done. Starting with the gig going down this Sat. @ the Bikini Bar. A shitload (meaning 4) Local bands all playing in the same place on a Saturday night - Dirty Panties, Surrounded By Thieves, The People's Whiskey and me and the boys in Aluminum Falcon. That's a pretty good representation of what the Local scene has to offer. You just know that shenanigans will ensue. You know that some shit is going to be talked, and you know that some asses will be rocked, so stop on by, if you're not too broke from the Jane's Addiction gig @ the Cosmo the night before that is. The gig at the Bikini Bar should be a very interesting time, that's for sure.
Oh shit - I forgot about that Jack Grisham's Lost Soul thing going on Sunday @ the Bunkhouse. Palo from S.F.T., 1/2 Ast and a bunch more Local bands was just asking me what was going on Downtown this weekend and this gig popped into my head. I don't know what it's all about, and I don't know why it's on a Sunday but it should be interesting nevertheless, especially the turnout. Who comes out on a Sunday night to hear T.S.O.L. and Joykiller songs? LOL Me and hopefully a few others! Will we hear some Cathedral Of Tears or Tender Fury songs as well? hahaha Not bloody likely, but still, it should be fun. What else are ya gonna do on a Sunday? Stay home and watch Simpsons and Family Guy? Fuck that. That's what DVR was invented for, although, that Robot Chicken DC Comics Special airing Sunday looks funny as fuck, but I digress. The Vermin, Quitters and Hard Pipe Hitters are opening and again, this is a pretty good representation of some great Local bands. It's gonna be fun - hopefully no Drama, OK? ;-) I'm gonna be there, and you should be there too. Even you. Yeah you, the one with no school the next day and the 18 year old boyfriend... ha ha ha If it's not on Facebook then it's not True Yaaaahhh... ha ha ha
It's Tuesday morning, I'm catching up on emails that I'm like a few months behind in answering, and I'm checking out the video of the Queen concert that went down this past weekend in Russia somewhere. The band had Adam Lambert, some homo that's apparently only famous for being gay and being on American Idol I think, standing in for Freddie and the bands performance is just terrible. Everything is played too slow, the 2 founding members Brian and Roger who took place in this farce look terrible, and yeah, it just sucks. That dude Adam Lambert can sing, but he sounds more like Tim Finn from Split Enz than the fabulous Mr. Mercury. Ugh. Oh well. Sometimes it's just sad to see a band you adore look so out of place. The smell of Desperation is deep. 14:58 and counting...
My last post included a new video from The Dirty Panties, and today I have a new video from Demon Lung to talk about! :-) I shared that Dirty Panties video on the onethirtyeight.org Facebook page, and was surprised that I got those 2 negative comments about it. Oh well. I dunno how people will react to this video after seeing it, but it should be interesting, because this video is twisted! ha ha ha It's from the just released album called Pareidolia by Demon Lung, and it's for a song called Lament Code. I have no idea what the song is about, but it sounds slow and heavy ala later day Corrosion Of Conformity or even Type O Negative, I dunno. The video for the song is just nightmarish, and a great job of using CGI effects and cool puppetry to create one amazing looking video that I'm almost sure was not too expensive to make, although it sure does look like it. Kudos on a job well done on this one Demon Lung. You've certainly set the bar very high for the next Local band who does a video, that's for sure. :-)
Speaking of videos, the Gashers are going to premier their new video Panic, from their upcoming Squid Hat Records release called Law Is Not Order, next Tuesday @ 11 am on Facebook, and you can click here to go to the Events Page for it and get yourself in the loop. I'm told I won't be disappointed. I doubt that I shall be. ;-)
Hey! Did you see the piece that Jarret Keene did on Battle Born in last weeks Seven magazine? Click here to read it if you haven't already. It's a pretty good piece on a hard working band that definitely deserves it. And like it says at the end of that write up, there is a little bit of a 4th of July shindig going down there on Weds., and you're all invited. BBQ, Beer, Bands, and they're gonna be filming a promo video too, so get your ass down there and have some fun and get drunk and blow stuff up. The view of the strip from there is pretty sweet, so you can watch those fireworks too if you're sober enough to remember to... heh heh heh
hahaha OK, just one last thing from the emails before I go. Apparently, a few weeks ago the L.A. Times posted a fluff piece by some dooshbags about the 20 Greatest L.A. Punk Rock Albums of All Time (click here to read it for yourself), and their choices were more than a bit baffling, to say the least, and just as a point of reference, I jotted down their Top 20 list and then made one of my own, and here's what I came up with. Took me all of 10 minutes to do so. I think my choices are pretty good. Of course, I'm nothing but a Homophobic, Bitter Old Poseur, so take anything I say with a huge grain of salt, because what do I know, right? ;-)
So yeah, if you ignore the fact that the L.A. Times list has bands from Orange County on their list, and a few compilations from bands that were comprised of singles and live tracks, and a couple that weren't even albums, then I guess it's a good list! LOL Honorable mentions go to Slayer - Reign In Blood, Red Kross - Born Innocent, 45 Grave - Sleep In Safety, Cryptic Slaughter - Convicted, Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime, Christian Death - Only Theater Of Pain and everything the Screamers never recorded. :-) I can't wait to do another list for the Top 20 L.A. Punk Rock Singles of All Time - now THAT would be fun!! :-)
Everything is updated - the Peter Murphy gig is happening at the LVCS and not the Beauty Bar as I falsely reported last Friday, all sorts of shit is getting added all the time, so keep coming back. And if I don't post anything tomorrow, I'll wish you all a Happy 4th of July now! Try not to blow any appendages off it at all possible! ;-)