Disneyland is truly the Happiest Place On Earth. I was reminded of this when I walked in and saw that Disneyland's official elevation is 138 ft. Coincidence? I think not. Adolf Disney, I mean, Walt Hitler, was a smart man and knew the power behind 138, and you should too. Roxie's B-Day festivities on Sat. were fun. We drank and ate pink cake (Thanx Leena!) and ate lots of Otter Pops and then hung out at Balcony Lights with our pals (including Meagan, visiting from out of town) and then ventured off to Electric Frankenstein @ The Boston. If we weren't going to Disneyland the next day, and the show hadn't started so late, and if Guilty By Association hadn't bored us and everyone else in the place to tears, maybe we would of hung out later than we did, but we didn't so oh well. Disneyland was way more important. But now that our mini-vacation is over, it's time to get serious and bust some ass on getting ready for our show with The Business on Friday. It's guaranteed to be a fun fun night, and I personally can't wait to see who shows up and who stays at home. Hopefully all our friends will be out, and hopefully a few enemies as well. No excuses people, you should all be there. I've updated the Pictures page and posted some pictures that Jenn took of us at Balcony Lights... it will be the last time she's ever on this website. Special thanks to the peeps that showed up for the Street Team meeting... without you, none of this is possible... lol. I also re-posted my old Message Board, it's right underneath this picture of me next to the 138 sign. I'm not sure why I did, but it's there for your use / abuse. I could never get my php. style Message Board to work, and I'm not sure why. Oh well. Hopefully we can get a lot of stuff done this week... some merch... the 7"... and most important of all - the Zelda game. ;-)
Hahahahaha! Not only did we have fun at the Curl Up And Die show last night at the Crystal Palace (click here to read all about that) but it's Roxie's B-Day as well! Call the Club House or me to find out what the fuck we're gonna be doing tonight! Cheers!
I've been thinking lately... and this is not a good thing. I'm hearing all sorts of bad things about me... about the band... and I'm always the one to take things with a pound of salt, but one night I was thinking, what if I took all this critique seriously? I mean, I know my web site isn't the best it could be, and I could give you lots of reasons why it isn't, but who cares? I like to think that my site gives you a bit of an insight on what being in The Loud Pipes is all about, and I try to make it a fun read for everyone, but it isn't easy doing a web site (ask Roxie about that one), but as long as it's fun I'll keep on doing it. And as far as people talking shit about the band, well, jealousy is a mother fucker. And I don't mean that in the egotistical / revenge sort of way, I just mean that we put A LOT of hard work into this band thingy, and you either dig it or you don't. I don't care if you think we're rock stars, cuz our true friends know that we aren't. We do a lot to keep this scene going, and if our help isn't appreciated, then I guess we'll just go along our merry way. And as for the personal attacks against me, well, you must of mistaken me for someone that gives a fuck. I don't care what certain people think about me. Could I interest you in a cup of SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY !!! Whats amazing to me is the fact that shit talkers try to get my own friends to turn against me... it's fucking incredible. Some people need to get a life already. OK, my tirade is over, let me tell ya whats going on band wise.
The show with The Business is official... Danny from Skate City called last night in the middle of our 420 Party with Leena to tell us this. The 7" is almost finished and is sounding amazing. Tony laid the vocal tracks down no problemo, and you people are gonna fucking love it! He is The Prince Of Pinche Darkness, ya know? The final mix is happening this week, and after that we'll be one step closer to getting this record in yer grubby little hands. I think the City Life is gonna be running that piece on us real soon, since we sent them some of those amazing pictures that Joe Trevino took of us. The "Monster Face" picture is my favorite, and I hope that's the one they use. Did anybody see that shit that was in The Weekly... the Top 10 CD sales thing? Christopher Shakes - Boozed Up At Work... Hank Musgrove & The Mother Fucking Maniacs - Reunion Tour... I was laughing my ass off. Damn you Frank! lol Anyways, I'm tired, and hung over from 420... as always, the Gigs page is updated, I posted all of this years Idle Gossip rantings, so go check them out if you're really really bored. I'll see you all somewhere.
What? Huh? What the hell happened to me in these past few days? My liver hurts and my brain hurts, which means I must have had a GREAT time in AZ., even though our last show in Flagstaff was cancelled. Click here to read the first installment of this weekends festivities, and I'll have the conclusion up and posted sometime this week... I hope. Special bunny kisses to Wez from Thrasher Magazine, Jesse The Super Loadie, our pals in Electrik Shock and the Sonic Thrills for some very cool shows, and to Joe Trevino for being an eagle eyed ace with the camera, and also to Melissa for showing us that a hankie can be worn as a very mini, mini skirt. Roxie has some amazing pictures taken of us by Joe Trevino from the last time we played @ Ziggy's, and they're up on The Loud Pipes website right now so go check them out. Our tentative Tour Dates are also on the website as well. The Pirate Ship is gonna take us up and down the West Coast, so hide your women, whiskey and sharp objects, cuz The Loud Pipes are coming to a town near you. We're gonna finish up the 7" sometime this week and plus we're going to Disneyland for Roxie's B-Day yo, and then The Business show is next week too! Man, we're gonna be busy little fucks these upcoming weeks. Hope to see you all somewhere and Hank... I HATE YOU ! Heh heh heh. Even though you hang out with your Trailer Park friends like Chanelle or Chris Shakes and not us... booooooo.
Death comes ripping. I know this and you know this. Death comes in many shapes and sizes, whether it's the death of a friendship or the death of a friend, in either case it sucks and all you can do is deal with it the best you can. Right now I'm up to my elbows in death, and I gotta tell ya, it's a major downer. On the one hand, I'm glad that one particular person is Dead To Me, but on the other hand I gotta question why someone that I've known for years just up and died. He was a good dude and was gonna come out to see us play when we were in CA., and now he's gone. I knew him since Jr. High school, and he was happy that I was still "hardcore punk" (his words) and doing what I love to do. Phooey. And a friend of mine right here in town was given the Last Rights on Saturday, and luckily he pulled through but still... he's gonna die, it's just a matter of time. The last time we hung out he called me a "ROCKSTAR" and was happy that the band was doing so good. We drank and had a good laugh or 2. I fucking hate having my friends pass away and feeling like this, but I guess this is what they call being a grown up, right? Right. And as they say, life goes on. The Loud Pipes refuse to die, despite the shenanigans of certain psycho bitches, and we're gonna rock the fuck out of AZ. when we get there. I'll be doing it cuz I can, and for my friends who have passed away, and I encourage all of you not to take your friends for granted. You never know when they'll be leaving you, so enjoy them while you can. Oh yeah, I think I can finally tell you the first of the 3 legendary U.K. bands that we're playing with - Friday April 30 with The Business! Woo Hoo! And we're playing with our good friends Infestshit who are also on the bill. (See, I told you we'd play a show together!) All you working class Oi! people better polish your boots and break out your braces cuz this show promises to be a fun filled evening indeed. I'll give ya more details as I get them and oh yeah, FUCK THE SMOOTHIE KING! It's war baby, so ask me or Roxie for the details. And I don't think we're doing the Curl Up And Die - Terror show, since we can't find a place that wants to hold it, so now all you hardcore kids will just have to bitch and complain about how there's no good shows here in town when in reality it's your fault that places won't hold gigs. Sad but true.
Wowsers ! We sure do have a lot of shows and stuff going on with the band. After a quick update from Miss Roxie I can tell you the following things.
1. A guy from Thrasher Magazine e-mailed the Club House to tell us that they're doing a CD Review on us and that they're printing a Review on a show we played there with Deadbolt a few months back. And if that wasn't awesome enough, they also want to interview us before our show on April 15 @ Ziggy's in Tempe. What a deal. I for one am HYPED !!!
2. We're gonna be playing a show with Curl Up And Die and Terror on April 23 @ The Crystal Palace Skate Rink that I guarantee won't get broken up by The Man, so everyone please come out and check out these 2 great bands and then us...heh heh heh.
3. I think we're gonna be playing @ Rumor's in North Hollywood on April 24 (Roxie's B-Day) and then on the 25th we're going to the opening of the Twilight Zone ride @ California Theme Park ! Special thanks to Caveman for hooking that up.
4. All of the above is on top of our other shows coming up, like the 3 pending shows with some legendary U.K. bands, and the Tour we're going on with The Half Empties, plus the show on June 24 with Defiance. And in the midst of all this gigging we're supposed to finish up the 7" and print up a shitload of merch and keep our wits about us. Yeah right. Like that will ever happen.
5. I don't think we're going to be playing @ Smoothie King anytime soon. They were busting our nuts over our guarantee. It seems their policy is that they don't pay bands to play there, but yet the bands themselves have to pay to play. We told them if they don't pay us that we don't play. They had Brendan from Absent Minded call Roxie to try to get us to play for free, and when that didn't work they had SOMEONE in N.Y.C. call the Club House claiming to be the "Smoothie King's Business Partner" try to talk us into playing for free. We asked them to send us some paperwork on this great charity that all the proceeds go to, and of course they never sent a thing, so phooey.
We're working on a totally gay new song, and we're gonna try to have it ready for the upcoming AZ. shows, and even though Jesse The Super Roadie didn't get us those Darkness tickets he was supposed to, we're still gonna have fun when we get there. My liver hurts at the thought. See ya at the shows on Sat.
Yes ! Not only did I have a blast in AZ. this weekend, but I think everyone else in the band did too ! I posted the first Review here and you can read all about it by clicking on that link. Special thanx to Jesse The Super Roadie for putting up with our drunken shenanigans and for allowing us the pleasure of his company over the weekend. Thanks to Bob and Kirby and his lovely 5 year old daughter for hanging out with us on Sat., and for giving Roxie all 200 episodes of Sailor Moon. She's a very happy girl indeed. We're gonna be working on getting the 45 recording done, and practicing our new songs, and we're also working on some killer local shows with some GREAT bands. When I told our Street Team Captain Devon about them, he nearly shit his pants, the little bastard. And after seeing some Roller Derby action up close and personal, all I gotta say is that those AZ. girls are definitely gonna have their hands full with some of Roxie's potential team mates. Brookelyn and Jenn-O-Cide are gonna kill someone, I can already tell ! It sure was fun to watch though, and thanx to those grown up Riott Grrls for their hospitality. And besides the fact that The Loud Pipes are apparently being blacklisted both nationally and locally by 2 very insane females, things are going really good band wise. Hee hee hee. Sometimes I amuse myself... really I do. :-)
New Flyers added
Gig Review: Lean 13 / As One / Hungry Ass Youth @ Double Clown Saloon
Photos: Pet Tigers @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
Photos: Walk Proud @ DiPiazza's in Long Beach
Music Review: T.S.O.L. - The Trigger Complex