My Disease has been getting the best of me these past few days, and I'm kind of worried. It's not stopping me from getting things done and manning up to my responsibilities, but still, I'm starting to worry about the cost of what it's doing to me physically. Very strange indeed.
Hey - there is a good gig happening tonight @ the Royal Resort, featuring Local misanthropes Deadhand, playing with Punk Rock's musical version of Don Rickles The Vermin, and also on the bill are the noisy sludge masters Dead Neon. There's another band playing the gig that I'm not mentioning because they have a member of their band who's a little weasel faced liar that I want nothing to do with. God forgives, I don't. I would post the flyer for the gig on here, but I didn't wanna go through the effort to edit that bands name off of the flyer like I usually do, but seriously, it's gonna be a cool gig tonight @ the Royal Resort. If that band wasn't playing I'd be there front and center.
A gig I can post a flyer about is this one tonight @ Boomer's. Guttural Secrete is playing, along with The Genocide Architect (back from the dead and leaving Las Vegas apparently), God's America AKA Seeds Of Rape, and that's about all I can read off of that flyer! LOL Whatever happened to the concept of WANTING people to be able to read who's playing on a flyer? I guess that's as antiquated a notion as bands actually getting off their asses and promoting their gigs... heh heh That flyer might as well be in Klingon for as elitist as it is. ;-) And BTW, that God's America AKA Seeds Of Rape has got to be one of the stupidest band names I have ever heard of. I think someone from Jesus Fuck The Sun has something to do with that band, which would explain a lot. Anyone remember that band? Good. Believe me - you didn't miss out on a thing.
Hopefully I'm feeling good enough to make the trek out to Silverton to see Don Carlos play at the Sway Pool on Saturday. The Man is a Reggae Legend! Don't believe me? Watch this video I took at Reggae In The Desert 2011 directly below all this BS. Him opening up was a bit of a travesty, but whatever. I loved it and I'm hoping he's just as good when he plays on Sat. I also hope I'm not surrounded by drunk Indian girls hooting and hollering like I was last time too... heh heh
Well, I gotta go to band practice - of course. Then bowling. Then maybe a social life if I'm lucky. ;-) I added the Pictures I took of The Fact Remains
and Surrounded By Thieves
up to the website, and you can click here
to check those out if you haven't already. It's gonna be a cool weekend - assuming I live through it of course. :-)
First off, how AWESOME is this tee shirt? Seriously? :-)
I know... I know. Great color, amazeball graphic, and it was in my size too! <3 I will be sporting this shirt loudly and proudly at all gay themed events I attend and all during the upcoming summer months, because sometimes it's good to wear a color other than black. Only sometimes though. ;-) Yeah, the fucking Battle Born EP release party was pretty fantastic. Just a great vibe in the place, no Drama whatsoever, and every band that played was really good. Battle Born just killed it. Killed it! I fucking Love those guys! TheCore almost stole the show, Surrounded By Thieves played a great set, and The Fact Remains were pretty good. I dug 'em. I wrote this huge ass diatribe on here about the gig, but I'm gonna make it a Show Review instead, so as soon as I get the pix edited from the night I'll post it up here. It was a cool gig, and if you weren't there you blew it.
Make up for that by going to the band's Facebook page by clicking here
and buy a copy of their CD if you don't already have one. Oh, and Friend them too while you're there. Their new CD is the tits, that's all I'm saying.Oh, how I love it when bands who have lost any and all credibility and burned every bridge they possibly could here in this town try to get back together and play some gigs, like anyone gives a fuck about them. Either they can't find new people to play with them in these reunion gigs, or they just book gigs and then cancel at the last minute, which is just pathetic. Do us all a favor, you worthless piece of shit pathetic bands - quit trying to relive your 'glory days', just because your Life is a giant clusterfuck full of disappointment and regrets, you losers you.
Go back to abusing the welfare system and polluting the gene pool with your retarded offspring. And take your 'Friends' with you. You should all go fuck off and die together.The Seriouslys played Favorite's on Friday, and they didn't get paid, which royally sucks ass. Considering that the fine people booking that place are the same people who used to book the Divebar, this little bit of non-payment shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been involved with the music scene here. I hope they make this right and pay the bands what they're due. It would be a bad thing for them not to. It's not like Favorites is drawing them in ya know.
Alienating the Bands you rely on to get people into your establishment is never a good thing to do. Everything is updated. I think I'm gonna go outside for awhile. :-)
Bad things happen to bad people? I dunno, you tell me...Oh, Praise Allah that the damn Viva thing is over. If I have to see another Punk Rocker turned Fatsy Cline or Betty Fudges with a shitty chest tattoo in a floral print dress with a flower in their hair thinking they're sexy looking I'm gonna puke! LOL
All I saw were sheep - sheep being fleeced of their hard earned $$$ at every given opportunity, and loving every minute of it. Just. Fucking. Pathetic. The Anti-Viva thing going on at the Stratosphere was better. Just saying...Friday night was the Grand Re-Opening party for Cowtown Guitars. I wish I could say more about it but I was fucking out if it the whole time there. Thanks to that special someone who hooked me up with those magical brownies, and to Her for all that free Jameson's. She knows what I like, that's for sure. :-) I remember the party was packed, a lot of stuff was being sold, the music was bumping (I heard Black Randy And The Metrosquad being played! <3)
and I was chatting with a bunch of people who came down to hang out and eat some cake - cake with black frosting that turned your mouth and lips black when you ate it! LOL It was brilliant! After the cake was sliced up and served to the masses it turned into a Goth party, with everyone walking around looking like they were wearing black lipstick. Cue Bella Lugosi's Dead
please. :-) Pictures are coming soon. I stood thisclose to the Publishing Queen of Rock 'N' Roll Sally Steele, from Vegas Rocks! magazine, who kept cutting me off and stepping into my shot while I was trying to take pictures of the ribbon cutting and the cake cutting. I called her a cunt but I don't think she heard me... heh hehSat. there was a sick ass backyard party with Battle Born, The Fact Remains and the Happy Campers playing, but I stayed Home to watch the Sharks clinch the 7th seed in the West by beating the L.A. Queens 3-2 in overtime. What a shot by Boyle to win it. The Game was beautiful, and the win gave us the St. Louis Blues in the opening round of the playoffs. Bring it!!
ha ha ha ha First game is on Thursday. I might go celebrate the victory by seeing Deadhand
play @ the Double Down afterwords. :-)
Yeah, I love Deadhand sooooooo much I might go see them play at the Double Clown. I needs a fix. I need me some Deadhand. :-)
Easter Sunday yesterday was spent with the Family at Casa de Amoroso. The PBR's and Guinness were cold, the prime rib bloody, the potatoes scallopy, and the chocolate plentiful. <3 Chris, and old friend from way, Way, WAY back in the days was in town from India, where he apparently lives now, working for some big gaming corporation here in town. He was in town for business and stopped by for a bit of a chat and a reminiscence or two. Sitting around with everyone, just relaxing, watching the kids running around with the dog being crazy, wallowing in the after glow of an amazing meal, I dunno, it was just a perfect ending to a pretty sweet weekend. I loved it. Pigasus has some upcoming gigs, so I got that practice to deal with this week, and I think Aluminum Falcon is getting closer to finishing up the recording we swore was only going to take 3 days to finish, but I'm not sure. I was going to go to GWAR / Municipal Waste tonight, but I think we're heading to the studio to work on some final mixes, so I might have to miss the gig. Phooey! Thank Gawd Squeeze is on Friday and Madness is on Saturday. I might need them both for a relief this week.