I have a big announcement at the end of this, something I've been sitting on for about a week now, sworn to secrecy while the details were being worked out. I was told I could announce it on Tuesday, and so I will, right after I spew on about this first.
First off, Happy Birthday to the One, the Only, the Sorely Missed on the Tag Board ever since he became sane, the Impeccably Dressed Hollywood Shane, who is now known as New York Shane nowadays, unfortunately. :-( I believe he turns 27 or some shit like that, well, that's what he tells the Trannies down at Washington Square in Greenwich Village anyways.
Shane, he's talking to Y-O-U...
I'm not gonna bore you with Tales of all the times Shane stole my Booze or my Drugs, sometimes doing both on the same night! No, All I'm going to do is wish a very Happy Birthday to a very near and dear friend of mine, that I'm glad is still around for me to tell him things like this:
I think the creepy grin says it all... ;-)
Hee hee hee Happy Birthday Bro! I love you, and I miss you! Try not to get too, too crazy on your Birthday - oh shit, look who I'm telling that too! hahahahahaha XOXOXOXO
So yeah, how was everyone's V.D. day? Mines was spectacular! The huge bundle of loot I spent on the holiday was well worth everything I got in return, which is always a good thing. I didn't make it to the Off! gig @ the palms, but I'm not really bummed about it because I don't even like that band, but I wanted to go because I thought it would be an event or some shit like that. I haven't been going to any gigs this year, and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. The ones I do plan on going to, like last Thursdays debut gig of The Unidentified @ the LVCS, or the Apocalyptics and the State Streets gig @ Meatheads on Saturday, usually end up with me in my broken down car at the side of the road, waiting for a mechanic or a tow truck to come save my ass. LOL Or something else more interesting comes up, or I decide to get drunk somewhere. I think I'm slipping a bit. I don't care as much as I used to. Maturity? Naaaahh. I know there's a shit load of new bands coming around, and I wanna Interview them and take Pictures of them before they get too big or start hanging out with the wrong people, but I don't really wanna do that because I want to, it's more just for the website. I dunno. I'll figure it out. There's too many good gigs coming up that I wanna check out, like the 12 Volt Sex reunion gig happening this Sat. @ the Beauty Bar. I have always been a sucker for a good hook, and 12 Volt Sex songs had them by the bucketful!!! I still listen to their stuff - most of it still holds up. Yeah, that gig is going to be fun. Hope to see a bunch of old Las Vegas heads turn out for that one.
Who watches the Grammy's nowadays? Didn't they lose credibility like, when Jethro Tull beat out Metallica in Best Heavy Metal Band category? LOL I was a bit taken back by the many people I know, who's musical taste and knowledge I revere and respect, being concerned with it's outcome or participants in any way, shape or form. Who the Hell are Arcade Fire and who cares? Gee, the Best New Artist has been releasing albums for 6 years now - who gives a shit? I'm glad I don't keep up on current things in music. I don't even hear shit like Cee-Lo, Keisha or Rihanna unless I'm in a strip club. Heard Lady Gaga there for the first time too. That craptacular music should stay in strip clubs, where it's the perfect fodder for some ho-bag to rub her vajeen on your crotch, infecting you and making you a Carrier for whatever neglected disease that particular 'Entertainer' is inflamed with this week. Strip clubs - you gotta love 'em! You know I do.
Quite possibly the GREATEST Zombie movie EVER!!! <3
Besides that 12 Volt Sex gig, there's a bunch of good gigs happening soon. Friday's that Joe Buck Yourself Rockasilly thing happening @ the LVCS, then on Saturday if you don't go to the 12 Volt Sex thing, you could always head off to the Double Down to see the Black Jetts and Left Unattended rock that toilet, or see the Quitters and Nothing With Numbers guys fuck shit up @ the LVCS. If none of that appeals to you, then TheCore are playing @ the Cheyenne Saloon that night as well! Too many choices, and all too far apart. Phooey. Sunday's got Less Than Jake and Off With Their Heads are at the House of Boooooooo's, and then Monday Ministry Of Love is headlining Area 702 over a bunch of bands with some of the shittiest names EVER!! And for you Old School Hessians out there, Death Angel is playing @ the Cheyenne Saloon. Death Angel... cool guys. Haven't seen them since I played a gig with them @ the Country Club in Reseda with Possessed and Sacred Reich! hahahaha The 80's... what were we thinking? LOL Fun times then, fun times now. Get off your ass and get to some gigs! There's waaaaaaay too much to do to wanna stay home.
Oh, and that big announcement thing I was talking about... Descendents are playing Las Vegas in May downtown in front of the El Cortez - GET HYPED!!! :-)
How do you know when you had an epic weekend of drunken debauchery? When you wake up in the front seat of your car soaked in your own vomit! hahahahaha Oh man did I have such fun this weekend. Missed the State Streets @ Boomers, missed Social Distortion @ the HOB, missed Unfair Fight @ LVCS, and even missed the Wailers @ the HOB on Sunday, all events I was planning on going to, but the bottle was a calling my name, and I answered that call each and every time I heard it! LOL I saw the football games this weekend, and I don't know how Chicago choked as badly as they did, but it was sad to see. I'm glad the Jets lost, because their Coach is just the personification of a stereotypical pompous know it all sports fan jerk. Now that his team is out of it, he can go back to making foot fetish videos with his wife... hahaha I went to another Wranglers game, thanks in part to my heterosexual life mate Jeremy, which was in-part an Aluminum Falcon band meeting, where we ironed out some issues and cleared the air about things coming up and going on. I'm glad we did. Time to start playing more gigs, both here and in other states, and no, we're not gonna call our little weekend jaunts a Tour, like most of you gay bands here in Vegas do. So, so lame when bands do that. Just stop it already - UGH!!
Speaking of things coming up, I fucking WISH I could tell you about all the awesome things I've heard about some incredible gigs coming up, and about what I know is a fact about Punk Rock Bowling, but I can't. Not yet anyways... heh heh heh You people are going to lose your shit - trust me. :-) I know there was something else I wanted to tease on here, but damned if I can remember any of it right now. Tonight is that Give / Devotion / Ruined Tongue gig, which is supposed to be pretty good, but I'm not gonna be there. I would go but unfortunately, I'm gonna be cleaning up the puke I sprayed all over the inside of my car. How did vomit end up in my wallet?? LOL
Hi! How are YOU doing? That's just great. Me too! hahahaha I wish I could say I had some epic reason why I haven't been updating the website, but the Truth is that I just don't care. It's not a priority right now, as looking for a house and packing up all my shit in plastic bins and making sweet, sweet music with my friends is a bit more important than coming on here and going blah blah blah about anything and everything that I wish to. There is some stuff to share though - some funny, some rad, and some pathetic. I'll leave it to you to decide what's what.
First off, look at this ad that Roy from the Black Jetts found on Craigslist this past Fri. under the Musicians category:
I wish I could take credit for this, but I can't.
Funny, right? And if it's true, well, that's just pathetic. Personally, I don't think it's true, but what do I know? I mean, is it possible for someone to be sooooooo hypocritical as to be all Anti-Authority and Punk Rock and whatever and then use the Cops to solve their problems for them? Well, I know of one little crybaby homo who did just that to me personally, but I never thought I'd see a second one pop up in the same city! LOL I mean, what are the odds? Why, that's just as silly as someone's band putting on an Anti-Barfest gig and then playing any bar that would 'stupiedily' let them into the place! ;-) I contacted the person who posted this ad, and I know them, and I'm assured that it's all true, every single word written, and every single action described. tsk tsk tsk... Oh Chris, I thought you were better than that.
The less said about the Pixies the better. I was almost ashamed that so many of my male friends thought that the gig they just played was 'mind blowing' and 'amazing'. They fucking suck! Always have, always will. If you have a vagina it's OK to like them but if you're a dude, I mean, come on... less estrogen, more testosterone! LOL
When Marco and Hank! (the new way you pronounce and spell his name - by yelling it) get hyped on a gig, I usually pay attention. The last time I did that, I was turned on to the Legendary band Knife Fight, so now that those 2 pillars of punk rockedness are hyped on this upcoming Nails / Fleas / Ruined Tongue / Lluks gig @ Yayo Taco next week, you know I gotta be there to see what it's all about, and I think you should be there too!
Happy Belated Happy Birthday wishes to the amazing Lizzy, bass player extraordinaire for the new band Last Night's Heroes, who's Facebook page can be found by clicking here. Happy Birthday Liz! I definitely owe you a drink or 2 or 3. ;-)
There's some sort of benefit show happening at East Side Joe's this weekend, for some guy who has Cancer. The State Streets are playing. I know nothing more than that about it, but if I get some more info about it I'll let you know. And did I see that my favorite band of shit talking hypocrite Feministas the Broads played a gig @ Yayo Taco this past Monday? Wowsers. Seems to be missing some people too, if this MySpace band page is a real one, which I don't think it is, but it is the only one that pops up when you do a search on them. Their old band MySpace page is strangely gone. ::sigh:: Some bands just need to realize that a name change is in order before you can begin anew. Too much baggage associated with an old name will only hinder, not help, but hey, what do I know? Good Luck drama queens - you're gonna need it.
Everything is updated, I think. Dragons pictures are posted. Auf wiedersehen and verpiss dich to a real piece of scheisse that just left Las Vegas with his tail tucked between his legs and with every bridge he had left in this town burned to the ground, off to San Diego to find some fresh people to lie to and to find a scene that will accept him and his steady stream of bullshit that comes out of his mouth, something that I hear that he's into... heh heh heh. To that foze I say, ficken dich. Du bist ein verdammter Wichser, ya know? If you're lucky, Karma will get to you before I do, and that's all I gotta say about that. Believe that. Off to go pack some more stuff up. Toodles! :-)
I'm sitting in the turn lane at Desert Inn and Paradise when my car just goes dead. No warning lights, no rough running, just instant Death. Phooey. Thankfully my band mate Jeremy rescued me and helped me get my car towed to the rehearsal studio, where it sits awaiting to be taken to a garage and get repaired. The fuel pump went out. Apparently it happens. All of these shenanigans kept me from making it to the 400 Blows gig on time @ the LVCS on Friday, but I walked in just as 400 Blows was finishing up their set to a crowd of about 20 people in the place who could give a flying fuck less at the noise blaring from the stage area. 400 Blows was dying a slow death on stage, and I found myself strangely attracted to watching them do it. The band on stage looked like a bunch of dour L.A. douche bags all dressed in black, with the Singer looking like Brendan Flowers from the Killers if he decided to dress up like a cop. The guitar player looked like he should be playing for Venom and the drummer looked like Stewart Copeland and was just as good a player as he is. The drummer made watching 400 Blows bearable. The dude was just fanfuckingtastic. There was no bass player, but I think the guitarist was making bass noises on his guitar and sending them through to a bass cabinet that was set up directly behind the drummer, resulting in a huge clusterfuck of sound that just wasn't working for me. There was no one watching the band play but me and like 3 other dudes - they seemed to be enjoying it, though, so what do I know. The drummer and guitarist would lock into a groove that would make Jesus Lizard jealous, and then it would get ruined by the Singer's pretentious lyrics and ham handed stage posturing. Phooey. 400 Blows was a huge disappointment, not matching up in any way, shape or form to the band I enjoyed on the Black Rainbow and the Angels Trumpets And Devil's Trombones releases. Maybe I caught a bad gig? Hope so.
I thought the gig was over after 400 Blows, but apparently, the Black Jetts flaked out on playing, perhaps scared of the awesome rock infused power that Pigasus generates, and so all bands played early, and the Tinglerz were left to play clean up to a crowd that was more interested in watching girls ride the mechanical bull than by anything the Tinglerz were playing, which was a shame. They missed out on a guitar laden, energy filled, adrenaline infused set of Rock N Roll that was just vicious to watch. Kei is the guitar overlord Master of his instrument, cranking out thick, crunchy riffs that were perfectly complimented by a bass player that was conjuring up images of Mike Dirnt in both playing and performing. The drummer was young and not a very hard hitter, and even with his drum kit mic'd up, I could barely hear him, and I was standing right against the barriers in front of the stage! LOL It didn't matter one bit, because the Tinglerz played a killer set that had me wondering out loud why more people are not into this band. Was Joe Perv's association with the Tinglerz that bad of a thing? Apparently so. Kei has a lot of work to do if he hopes to over come that tremendous mistake in his musical career. Funny, you think he would of learned his lesson the first time around, when Kei was an original member of the Pervz. Oh well. The highlight of the evening was listening to Jeremy and his friends Brad and Glenn doing this round robin exercise with telling the story of how they got involved with a drunken bar brawl at Hennessey's Tavern downstairs from the LVCS during the Darby O'Gill And The Little People gig, where they skipped out on a bar tab that was well over $100. It would start out with one of them saying, 'And then, a Ninja popped up, and started throwing ninja stars around', and then the next one would say something like 'Yeah, and then I caught one of the ninja stars with my teeth, and I threw it at the waitress, killing her instantly', and then without missing the beat the next one would say, 'And that's why we couldn't pay our bar tab'... hahaha It was funny listening to the camaraderie going on between the 3. Having Friends to fuck around with like that is just the best, and it was a good way to end what could of been a really shitty night.
The rest of the weekend was all about Xbox and Football. Looks like Jesse was right in saying that we needed to get the Pollack in as quarterback, because as soon as the Raiders put Gradkowski in, we actually started looking like a good football team! LOL Granted, it was only against the Lambs, but still, in the NFL, a win is a win, so we'll take it. Next weeks game against Arizona will be interesting, to say the least. Does Gradkowski start? Is the Campbell era over? We will see.
There's a gig with Life's Torment @ the Divebar happening tonight, for those of you who don't care about tonight's Monday Night Football match-up between New Orleans and San Francisco. The Queers are playing @ the Divebar in November. It will take me at least that long to work up the nerve to drag my ass down there... heh heh heh
Yeah Yeah... it's at the Divebar... I know, I know...
There's a house party happening on Wednesday with The State Streets, Away We Go and Start, 2 bands I know nothing about. The State Streets are a Local band creating quite a buzz with their English working class Oi! musical styling. Keep an eye out for these guys (and one girl) and check them out when you can. You can check out the band's MySpace page by clicking here.
Everything's updated. Nothing new has been added, but soon will be. I have 2 out of 4 KISS cups from 7-11, so if you see a Peter or an Ace cup, please let me know where, and I'll swoop them up with the quickness. I don't know what it's all about, I assume it's some sort of tie in with Dr. Pepper, but I love those KISS cups from 7-11. Yeah, I know. Ghey. ;-)