OK... everything is running normally once again... although I have no idea how long it will last this time around, so lets just enjoy it for what it's worth, OK? I give you people something to read, and I get... to quote someone who shall remain nameless, a delusional narcissistic view of self-importance. Hahahahahaha... chicks... you gotta love them. Alrighty then, lets get to what's going on in the band camp... which is basically the same thing as last week, which is long hours and a huge amount of work for the Tour. We've been mailing out press packs, promo posters, flyers and other assorted goodies, printing up merch that will keep us well fed and very drunk while out on Tour, buying extras of everything we can afford to, like drum skins, amplifier tubes, strings, picks, cymbals, sticks, etc., but hopefully we won't have to use any of that stuff, cuz we're gonna be nice to our equipment and not bash into them or beat them with great vengeance and furious anger like we usually do. Yup. That's the plan anyways, but I highly doubt that it's gonna work out that way. Just like our show at Jillian's on the 27th didn't work out that way... they double booked the place, and instead of dropping the lame Emo show that's gonna draw like 20 people, they drop our show instead 'cuz we draw too many rowdy punk rock people... booooooo. Oh well, I wish them luck with their sucky show. And speaking of sucky, I posted 3 Reviews of the newest and in some cases only stuff from local faves Sin City Ghouls, The Dirty Babies and The Killers, and you can click here to go to read what I think about them. It's pure bullshit, I assure you. So uhm yeah... can't wait for this Tour to start... can't wait to see some old friends in new places... can't wait to see some new friends in old places... can't wait to see how other people react to us. Gonna be a load of fun.
In honor of a certain person (let's call him Sollywood Hane), I'm gonna update the site to tell you that we have been extremely busy doing all sorts of monotonous things in order to get ready for the Tour. We've been stuffing envelopes, writing up promo posters, confirming and adjusting to show listings, and in between all this fun stuff we occasionally sneak in a practice or two. Roxie is already confirming shows for our NEXT tour, and special thanks for all the help to our friends who are gonna get us into clubs like Chain Reaction, the Glass House and the Knitting Factory. Now if only a certain bouncer at The Whiskey would get off his drunken ass and book us a show there, we'd be set... heh heh heh. My computer is still fucked up, so I haven't been able to give as much time as I'd like to me ol' web site, but hey... Zelda II is taking up all my spare time, and with all the drama going on in my life right now (99 Problems But A Bitch Ain't One), I need every diversion I can get. Like this little feud going on between us and a local band here in town (No, not the Black Jetts), I mean what the fuck? This band (let's call them the Ervz-Pay) was all over our collective nuts to play some All Ages shows with us (Us Local Bands Gotta Stick Together... their words not mine), and we basically said we would, but that we couldn't do anything until we got back from the Tour. Then Roxie gets this e-mail from their Webmaster / PR Person declaring that the Ervz-Pay were gonna create an All Ages scene here in town, since there wasn't one. Now I'm not the smartest man in the world, but I kinda think that the All Ages scene here has been alive and thriving for quite some time now but hey, if the Ervz-Pay are gonna create an All Ages scene, more power to them. When you take into consideration the house parties... the shows at Balcony Lights... the gigs at the Hammer House... and even the shows at the bigger places like the Huntridge and the House Of Blues, isn't that proof enough of an All Ages scene here in Vegas? People that say that there is no scene are usually the ones not involved in the scene, and I really think that's the situation with the Ervz-Pay. I mean, we've played All Ages shows with them, it wasn't our fault that the kids didn't like them. Maybe if they got out of the Double Down every now and then and consistently played for the kids like we do, then they might see that the All Ages scene here is just fine, thank you very much.
Yeah, I know, it's been awhile since I last updated this site, but I got a lot of things going on personally, and just haven't been able to devote the time I usually do to making sure that you people have something to read... so sorry. But hey, for what it's worth I've posted The Business "Review", and you can go here to read that shit. Howard Stern was fucking great all week... I wasn't there but I'm happy that he even made it here, considering the shit that's going on with the Govt. lately. How fucked up was that beheading video? Me and Jesse watched that shit at the Club House in stunned silence... absolutely disgusting. I don't fucking believe that "conspiracy" theory that's currently being discussed on Airbag, but in any case, I say that playtime is over, and it's time we take off the kid gloves and start going after those responsible with some of that eye-for-an-eye shit that they believe so strongly in over there. Payback's a motherfucker, right? Yeah. OK, off of my political soap box and onto my Loud Pipes soap box... heh heh. The Tour is going to be fantastic! All dates confirmed, and we're gonna take the message to the people brothers and sisters... all you true believers in the pit and up front when we play... we're gonna make you proud! ;-) As for the people that don't like us, I hope that all this shit-talking is over and done with... I've got better things to do kids, like read Airbag: The Movie! LOL I love how Trav worked us into the story, with me and Pitt and Roxie being set free from Cell 138, of course... hee hee hee. Keep up the good work whoever you are. The newly re-mixed version of our LP-EP sounds fantastic... waaaaay better than the original, and is about 38:00 minutes longer than the first pressing? Gee... I wonder why... hmmmmm. Special thanx to Brookelyn & Jason from the Sin City Ghouls for all their help and assistance with the CD's. It's great to have friends like that, even if they keep black widows in jars and have rats as pets. Did I neglect to mention that the mixing for the 7" is done? Well it is, and those songs are miles better than the ones on the CD... too bad we couldn't get it done to take on the road with us this time, but hey, it'll help out on our NEXT Tour we're doing in Sept. Bloody Hell, it's a long way to the top, isn't it? Oh well. We gave a duly needed Spring Cleaning to the Club House last night... well actually Jesse & Pitt did most of the work... I played Zelda and Roxie was working on some new Press materials... busy busy busy. You should come by and check it out. The place looks great. And if not... guess we'll see you when we come back from The Road... The 3-B's Tour of 2004! Hahahahahahahah Added some Pictures and made sure that all the ones on here are working, including the Manic Hispanic ones... adjusted the spacing of the pages... changed the color scheme... added the Table Of Contents. Spring is in the air, and things are looking rosy indeed.
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