I'm so glad to hear nothing but great things about that house party gig last night with Unfair Fight
and some other bands I can't recall right now. No Drama, and lots of people turned out. Good Friends. Good times. That's how it's supposed to be. :-) Oh, and some band full of Wankers and Poofs played last night too, but none of my Friends or acquaintances were stupid or lame enough to go to that farce. Oh wait... yeah they did. How Sad
. See what I did there? ;-) And I didn't hear a thing about the Guttermouth
show, which is either a good thing or a bad thing. Gotta love this City. No wonder Punk Rock Posing does so well here... hehSpeaking of PRP, they announced the bands playing the sacred Club shows last night, and seeing the line up had me barfing back up my oatmeal this morning. Luckily, oatmeal looks the same before or after throwing it up, so I just mixed it in with what I had left in the bowl and kept eating. Yeah,
for those of you who don't see the direction this so-called "Punk" festival is heading in, then you're either ignorant, blind, or stupid, or maybe a combo of all 3. Could someone tell me why Suedehead
is playing? An O.C. Pop band? WTF? Or Cashed Out
, a Johnny Cash
cover band? Seriously? The Untouchables
? Really? Fuck off with that poseur one hit wonder shit. And I love Wanda Jackson
but seriously, this is supposed to be Punk Rock Posing, not that Viva Rockasilly shit. Is she that desperate for a hipper audience now? Who thought it was a good idea for her to be playing PRP for an audience that, A) doesn't know who she is, and B) could give a shit less? I guess shilling for Jack White
will make you do strange and embarrassing things like that. Oh well. And, just like last year, the Beardcore is getting their own special night as well. How cute... fuckwads.In my haste to post something yesterday, I neglected to mention a few things that were added to the website lately. Uhhhhmmm, let's see,
I posted up a bunch of Pictures
recently, all of them taken @ the LVCS - go figure. The Guilty By Association
photos can be seen by clicking here
. I didn't get too many shots off because I had to go set up my drum set, so sorry guys. The photos I took of Mersa
can be seen by clicking here
. I dig those kids a lot. And the photos of I.D.F.I.
can be seen by clicking here
. I wrote up a Music Review
for that Cash For Clay
compilation that just came out recently, and you can click here
to read it. There's probably more stuff to mention but I don't remember any of it right now... hehTonight! Instrumentalfest '13 @ Money Plays. Go check out the Bitters.
I'll probably be at Scarlett if I don't just stay in altogether. Gotta be well rested for St. Patty's Day shenanigans don't ya know! Everyone and their Mom is gonna be @ the Pennywise
show @ the House of Booooo's tonight, and that's just sad beyond belief. Flat brimmed hats are mandatory. If you're up early and find yourself out in Hendertucky for some gawd forsaken reason, the Civilians
will be playing that festival thing going on out there, so check them out and support a band that deserves it. If you wanna work off some of that corned beef and cabbage you gorged yourself on, head down to Motor City Cafe and see F.S.P.
and Last Rites
tear shit up later that afternoon. Should be a cool gig. Try not to break a hip... ;-)
As usual, there's all sorts of things going on this weekend. Throw in the fact that it's also St. Patrick's Day weekend and you can intensify the potential fun factor by at least 12 or so.
Volbeat played at the House of Booooo's last night, but they're not worth almost $40 to see them in that place. I'd love to go to that house party that Nomads, Unfair Fight, and ACxDC are playing, but I doubt I'm gonna be done with my medical procedure in time. I'm getting more dead flesh cut and scraped off of my leg. I find the process fascinating. The drugs they give me leave me with a mean case of medicine head afterwords too, so if you're going to that house party thing tonight, I envy you... heh
How in the world did I catch a cold? Seriously?
Like I said, there's lots of stuff going on this weekend. Guttermouth with Battle Born and the Tinglerz tonight @ the LVCS. $15 and Downtown on Fri. night, St. Patrick's Day weekend? No Thanks, I'll pass. I don't need an excuse to be hassled by the Police. 3D6 is @ the Double Clown tonight as well. Ugh. Tomorrow night is that Instrumentalfest 2013 @ Money Plays with the Bitters and Dinner Music For The Gods, but I'm not a Musician so that gig holds no appeal for me. Scarlett is going down on Sat. too but I'm getting bored and complacent with that gathering of fools. And the biggest gathering of Fools is going on @ the House of Booooo's on Sat. for that Pennywise and Anti-Flag show. Phooey. Sunday if you're not drowning yourself in Jameson and green beer, and stuffing your maw with corned beef and cabbage, you could head down to the Motor City Cafe for a matinee gig with Last Rites and Fuck Shit Piss, but me, I'm gonna be at Ainjil & Dave's baby shower... drowning myself in Jameson and green beer, and stuffing my maw with whatever is laid out on the table. It's gonna be a great weekend. Try not to have too much fun...
Hey! Is it safe to come out yet? LOL Yeah right. Contrary to popular belief, I was not 'hiding out' this weekend. No, more like I was having fun, playing Star Wars video games in my Mother's basement and enjoying some time off from my hectic band practice schedule, dealing with real life Drama that was laughable, visiting with Friends from out of state, and
having a go at listening to everyone's interpretation of the whole PRB thing and why I was either right or wrong about it all. I'm glad that some people got it, and disappointed that others didn't. Oh well. It was interesting how it went from a gay thing to a Punk Rock thing, but whatever. It's over, it's done, it was fun while it lasted. And to any of you who believed all that shit, or to those of you who forsook me in my hour of attack, shame on you. You don't have to apologize for me for anything I say. If anyone wanted an apology from me they can ask me themselves and we'll go from there. I don't need you speaking for me, especially to save your precious position in the PRB community. Who gives a fuck about them. Fucking Tossers and Cowards the whole lot of them. They couldn't get to me so they went after the bands I play with. Pathetic, but I'd expect nothing less from the Sheep and Tools that frequent PRB. Baaaaaaaaa. Baaaaaaaaaaa. I got a busy week
ahead of me. Going to Colorado this weekend to play some gigs with Guilty By Association
, one with The Black Pacific
who, I could give a shit less about it, but the other guys are hyped about it, so I'm hyped for them being hyped, or something like that. Every band I'm in has upcoming gigs in the next few weeks, but I don't know what they are, nor do I really care. All I need is a date and a time and a place and I'm there. All I care about right now is having fun this Summer with my Friends, spreading my Love for Hate and Rape Rock and Homophobia everywhere I go, because apparently, that's how I roll. ;-) Everything is updated. There's a Birthday party for Benny tonight @ the Double Down with The Bitters
and The Fat Dukes Of Fuck
playing, so that should be pretty cool. I added some Pictures I took of D.I.
a few days ago, and you can click here
to check those out. I've also re-added all the Pictures
from 2011 to the website, which I'm sure no one else but myself could give a flying fuck about, but I do it anyways. Why, you ask? Well, I do it because I'm compelled, just like it says near the top of this page, right underneath the name. No better reason than that, right? Right!
It's Monday. Sad, Sad Monday
. :-/I'm still beaming over how great the Mapes were on Saturday night. Maybe it was my highly intoxicated state of being, or maybe it was because the guys in the band weren't as drunk as they usually are when they play, but damn did those guys sound good.
Watching them play in front of an All Ages crowd was the best thing ever! There were a bunch of kids like 5 years old or younger that were loving the costumes the band were wearing, but they hated that it was so LOUD to them! The kids danced around anyways while the band played, and the Mapes
called them pussies for doing so. Brilliant. :-) They played pretty much everything I wanted to hear, except for Your Pussy Makes Me Vomit. Bastards. The band opened up with a Civic Minded 5 cover, and I almost walked away in disgust (just kidding) but right after that cover they played Get Let and all was right in the world. They were soooooo good. The Mapes even played a few new songs, including a song that I think was called Delicious (D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! Delicious!) which just gives me hope that the next Mapes release, which should be out by the year 2036, will be just as brilliant as their first self titled release is. Hopefully they get around to recording those songs that didn't make the album too, like Reptilicus, Ding-Dong and Pigs In A Blanket. Oh, and that Mummies cover would be nice too... hint hint. :-)Speaking of releases, I bought a bunch of new releases from Panic Inc. when I was at the Arts Factory for the gig
, including the new Sheep On A Cliff
release, as well as stuff from Die Laughing
, Life's Torment
, Lethal Injection
and Hot Fuck Action To The Maxxx
. The beauty of it all is that they are all on cassette tape. Total Old School Baby! As if Larry couldn't get any cooler than he already is, he releases stuff on CD as well as cassette, and that, among other reasons, is why you should support his label Panic Inc.
and everything they release. Everything. Larry's band Sheep On A Cliff played as well on Saturday night,
completely shredding up the small wooden stage they were playing on, and playing some of the most broooooootaaaaal face melting Punk Rock imaginable. It was like Dirt
crossed with Infest
. If only Emma's drum set was in tune, then it would of been fantastic! LOL Sheep On A Cliff
raged and rocked and rampaged and the mixed crowd of Punx, Parents and Patrons of the Arts ate it all up. Fun gig @ the Arts Factory. I hope they keep doing them there. Good turnout too.
I ended Saturday night drinking at the Goth club going on inside Artifice, hanging out with 3/4's of the Civilians
, chatting with Her all night long and watching the Kids dance in the green laser beams in the room across from the bar. Watching Goth Girls dance is one of the best things ever. :-) Cool way to end the night. I had a sick Skater Bob passed out in the back of my car, puking all over the place and claiming he had food poisoning but I suspect it was a semen overdose. If you look closely I swear you can see some undigested cock meat.
Now THAT'S what I call Art! :-)
on me, and after making him wait for me while I got my grub on at Felipilito's, I dropped him off just as the sun was coming up, which, as you know, is the magical time when Night turns to Day, and when one's thoughts are at their most coherent and lucid. Take advantage if you're ever there - I always do. OK, I gotta get back to Call Of Duty: MW3, because it's been like 10 minutes since I've played in and I'm jonesing bad! LOL Sorry to Demon Lung for not making their gig with High On Fire - same apology to the Civilians who I was going to watch before going to the Demon Lung / High On Fire gig! heh heh Thank you to Jeff from The Bitters for the CD's - very much appreciated. Thanks to Her for always keeping things interesting. <3 Thanks to the random guy from Russia who contacted me for the Interview about the viability of the Las Vegas Punk Rock Music Scene
- I'm pretty positive I will never see it or hear it, but damn was it fun! hahahaha And it hurts to say this but Thank You to the Denver Broncos for beating the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday, leaving the Oakland Raiders in sole possession of 1st place in the AFC West. People, Life is Good!!! :-) New Pictures added, everything's updated, yada yada yada.She's waiting for me, but I'm a long, long way from Home. :-)
I went out there periodically to check on him, to make sure he didn't pull a
I just got done posting up all the photos I took (which you can see by clicking here
), and I was just reminded of what an Epic performance it was. It's funny that everybody and their Mom asked me about it, but not a lot of people I know went. Me, Jeff from the Bitters
, Catasco, Louie The Letch, Jack from Pigasus
& Pamela, Brent from the Underground, and that was pretty much it. The rest of the audience was made up of trendy fucks and really old Hipsters, like, people who were the Hip Young ones back in 1992. LOL It was like the Downtown Dooshbag Scene were just there because it was an event, something they heard was Cool but knew nothing about. Disgusting, but oh well. I had a blast, which is all that matters. So yeah, check the Pictures
out, and if you like the new layout, or even if you don't, you have Ashley to thank for that, because I totally stole the idea from her! LOL Ashley is a very close Friend of mine and she has her own website for her amazing photography work (www.ashleychance.com
) and I'm on there all the time checking out what she's up to and what she's shot lately. She's got 'The Eye', something that all great Photographers have, and I'm very jealous of her Talent and I try to steal from her every chance I get... hahaha Anyways, check her website out and if you need any sort of photographic work done, hit her up about it and she'll shoot it for you on the cheap. Real Photography is an Art, and she is truly an Artist. Support man, Support. :-)I was gonna do a Show Review of the Shellac gig, but I didn't do anything to remember it afterwords, like write it down or tape some notes like I usually do, because I had to skedaddle to Cali immediately afterwords, and after everything that went down there, the Shellac gig seems like eons ago and almost inconsequential. Almost I said. :-) Yeah, California was a trip. I spent my time just wandering around my old Home town and just... reminiscing. Running into Old and Dear Friends, remembering how things once were and then seeing how things are is quite humbling, to say the least. I hadn't been back to Whittier proper in 20 years... Wowsers. I can't let that happen again. I had a great time while I was there. I ate and went everywhere I could. Saw a couple of cool bands (The Backdoor Preachers and Civil Disgust). Missed out on seeing Face To Face and Walk Proud @ Alex's in Long Beach because I was having too much fun in Whittier and couldn't tear myself away from it. Sorry to mis Hermanos in Walk Proud. Why is it every time I'm out of state fucking Face To Face is playing? LOL gawd my trip was such fun. I think I'm gonna post some Pictures on here of it all... maybe.Hey! Guess what? I have a gig I'm playing this Sat.! Woo Hoo!
2 weekends in a row. This could set a bad precedent... heh heh. Aluminum Falcon
will be ripping it up with some other cool as fuck Punk bands of all shapes and sizes and you should start your Halloween festivities off that night by grubbing on some tacos and watching us play. I'll be the guy behind the sexy orange drum man sized drum set - what I'll be wearing this year is up to you to come out and see. I'll tell you one thing though - it ain't gonna be no Star Wars costume! LOL Ya know, now that I think about it, The Captain never gave me those Pictures he took of us last year playing in costume @ the LVCS. Booooooooooooooo to him.
It's Halloween, which means that it's also the end of October. I got waaaayyyy too much going on to even focus on writing down what's been going on in my head as of late. I'm on such a high right now that I don't ever wanna come down, and if things work out, maybe I won't have to. Gifts from the North are in transit and I eagerly await their delivery. Long may the Crow fly. Forever may the Wolf howl. See you on Saturday. Wear a costume.
I think it was at the point when I was sitting behind my drum kit looking at the crowd that I finally realized it. Looking out into the crowd of familiar fans and friends was surreal enough, but then to look over and see Pitt standing in his familiar position to my right channeling John Cale, just put it all in perspective to me. It was really happening. The O.G. Loud Pipes were about to play again, something that hasn't been done since 2006 at some party @ Grandpa Spooky's bat cave (Click here to see the photos from that night). Yeah, I took a bunch of shit from a lot of people about my presence at the Double Down, but overall I had a good time. It was good seeing you all, I think we played a fantastic set, and hopefully we get together much sooner than 4 years to do it all over again! "We are all only temporary curators of our present bodies, which will all decay, sooner or later. In a hundred years or so all the humans currently alive will have died. I take great comfort in knowing, with certainty, that thing that makes us special, able to enrich our own lives and those of others, will not cease when our bodies do but will be just starting a new (and hopefully even better) adventure ... "
Peter Christopherson - Throbbing GristleSleazy from Throbbing Gristle passed away last week somewhere in Bangkok. I wasn't that big of a fan but I knew Genius when I saw it. Makes me wish I made the trek to Coachella last year to see them play again. Oh well. I hate when that happens. And speaking of Death, Leslie Nielsen passed away this past week as well. The movie Airplane! seriously warped my little brain in the 80's, and Leslie Nielson's performance in that flick was a major contributor to that. I loved the Frank Drebin character in the Naked Gun flicks, and who could forget his appearance in Creepshow (I can hold my breath for a loooooooooooongg tiiiiiiiiiimeeeeeeeee... hahahahaha). Yeah, it's a trip when people you grew up watching and loving in the movies gets old and dies. Very strange feeling indeed. Don't even get me going on what's happening with the Raiders or the Sharks...Tonight is Bigg's Birthday Bonanza @ Yayo Taco with Die Laughing, B.F.O.M. and Dodsfalla. Come out and wish a cool dude a Happy Birthday, and check out some good bands while you're at it. Tomorrow night @ the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip is Battle Born, Guilty By Association, Holding On To Sound and some band that should of never gotten back together. ;-) Thursday is Naomi's Birthday Bash with the Apocalyptics, and then Friday there's all sorts of stuff going on, including the Safe Nest benefit @ Area 702 with TheCore and a bunch of other bands, Tatiana's Birthday Party with the Subtimes and a bunch more bands, and then Saturday it's all about 1/2 Ast, The Bitters, The Insect Surfers and The Dickless Bastards @ Ace's And Ales, which, I think, is owned by the guitar player from Alice Cooper's band, if you can believe that! A fun filled week, to say the least. Should be fun.