Gosh, there's so much going on around these parts that I forget about the website from time to time. I've been updating the Gig Calendar, and adding Pictures and Gig Reviews, trying to clean up the half finished stuff I have lying around waiting to be posted, and all that info is in the column next to these words, or under them if you're reading this on your cellphone. I didn't comment on Erika and I's trip to the El Rey Theater in LA to see Sparks play (which was mind blowingly amazing, BTW), or even about the Headnoise Halloween party gig @ the Redwood Bar in Downtown LA, which was interesting, to say the least. I had Bob riding around with me all weekend, which made things, again, interesting... hahahaha And now it's Halloween... THAT time of the year, when dressing like a whore is considered a costume, racial stereotyping is encouraged, and wearing the clothing of a conquered nation of people is acceptable. Le sigh. Have a good one everyone. Be Safe. I plan on going to grown up parties full of drugs and booze and standing around bored until I see an opportunity to leave and get some tacos before heading home. That's pretty much how Life is for me right now... LOL. Priorities. ;)
So a very good friend of mine told me he tried to kill himself recently... No, strike that.
What my friend tried to do was guilt me over his recent suicide attempt, all because I unfriended him on Facebook in his moment of need, "on the worst day of his life", "after a complete mental breakdown".
This jerk of an ex-friend and band mate of mine recently joined a musical group of assholes here in town. I loathe to call them a band because that adds credibility to their futile musical endeavors. So he joined up with them, and I unfriended him on social media because of it. I don't need crap from him and that band cluttering up my news feed, so I deleted his stupid ass - stupid because he joined them, and stupid because he must of thought I'd be OK with it or something.
News flash Emo Boy - social media is NOT real life. It doesn't matter. Nobody should care, but they do. I unfriended you. Big deal. I'm friends with plenty of people in real life who I'm not friends with on Facebook, for various reasons, but in real life, when we're together, it's all milk and honey. It's nothing to get hung up about. Seriously. And as for the suicide thing, well, if you wanna do the most selfish act that a human could possibly do to another human, go right the fuck ahead asshole. It's your prerogative and is always the "cool, cool thing to do", right? You wanna just up and quit on life? Go ahead and do it. Let your friends and family you leave behind clean up your mess, and let everyone else get your affairs in order, because obviously you didn't have the gumption or the know-how to do it yourself. And please, oh PLEASE don't let this "suicide attempt - cry for help" thing be about the girl you just got dumped by / broke up with - oh PLEASE don't let it be that cliche of a thing. That's too pathetic. And I'm not even going to get into the fact that you have a kid, a kid that you apparently forgot about when you were thinking "nobody loves you" and you have nothing to live for while you were staring down the barrel of that gun in your hands. A fucking kid you dipshit. What a fucking great Dad you are, right? To put that on your daughter? Dickweed. I'm glad your "friends" were there for you in your darkest hour, and I hope you come out of this a better man and father, but don't try to guilt me into feeling bad about abandoning you when you needed me most just because you joined a band you know I can't stand. Fuck you dillhole.
"If you want sympathy / don't come to me."
hahahhahahahahaha Oh life in this city just gets funnier and funnier!!!
If you believe any of this horseshit about the "Official Story" and this Jesus Campos character, which has more holes in it than Swiss cheese and has changed more times than the cell phone has evolved, please explain to me all these shenanigans. Why this show of all the shows that were clamoring to get the first interview with this guy? Easy - the sheep that watch it will believe anything she tells them. If "They" were trying to quell the voice of the non-believers with this badly acted, illogically written, obviously staged TV appearance, it backfired horribly because now even more people are falling off the bandwagon and choosing to question their handlers rather than just swallow what they're told to swallow like good little minions. All this public press conference did was conjure up more questions than answers... and confirm that Ellen Degeneres has always, always been a Tool.
I can still hear ALL of my Raiders fan friends lamenting loudly and proudly during the preseason that This is OUR year and We're going to the Superbowl for sure and all other sorts of bandwagon fan crap, and when I pointedly asked them what they based this opinion on, they mostly said 3 things - QB Carr, WR Crabtree/Cooper, and Mack and Beastmode. When I brought up that our reliance on Carr last year is what killed the team, and that there was still no adequate backup to Carr in case, oh Heaven forbid, he gets injured again this year, and my friends would counter back with, but we have the best O-line ever and Carr's not gonna get touched this year, to which I said "Uh huh". When I pointed out that our young receivers had more dropped passes than anybody in the league combined, I was called a Hater. And when I brought up the fact that Beastmode Lynch didn't exactly go out on a high note at the end of his career, and now we expected this guy, who hadn't trained or done anything football related in years to just come on the field and do what for our Offense, I was told I wasn't a true fan, even though I've been supporting the team since 1972. Whatever. Once again, Luck, and a lot of smoke and mirrors had Raiders fans salivating at the possibilities after the first 2 games of this season, with SOME people (coughcoughMattcoughcough) even thinking we were gonna be undefeated the first half of the season, and I just kind of stood around and went 'meh' about it all, because I knew we weren't good, I knew we were all hype, no substance, and now with our current 2-3 record, with the last 3 games being games we should of won on paper but didn't, well, I think our true selves are finally being shown. I think I was proven right. Sucks I know, but let's face it - our Defense is horrible. #firekennortonjr Sean Smith is a joke, so is our Defensive Coordinator. That guy couldn't adapt or change a scheme to save his Dad's life. Nepotism at it's finest. Beastmode has failed to do anything or even come close to living up to the hope or the hype he was generating on social media before even touching a football. Our receivers drop everything that's thrown at them (once again leading the league in dropped passes) but it doesn't matter anyways, because we don't have a quarterback to throw it to them! LOL Once again Carr goes down with an injury and the whole Raiders train derails. Been the story so far this year. Once somebody gets injured, we have no backups to smoothly step in and make the transition less painful. Ugh. This season has been painful, and the shenanigans with the building of the stadium out here just leave me with a bad taste in my mouth, and I find myself lost on the Lord's day. No band practice, and now no football - what am I gonna do with my Sundays??? Work on the website? Fuck that! LOL
hahahahahahahahahaha I can't... I can't... hahahahahahahahaahahahahaha I'm OD'ing on "Benefits" and 'Charities"... LOL I understand the need to do something, anything, in the wake of this tragedy, but really... doing things just for the sake of doing things and breaking your arm patting yourselves on the back is nauseating. "Vegas Strong" is a joke and you're not a hero. You're just a trendy sheep following the herd acting like you matter but the truth is you don't. Deal with it.
I hate that I have to keep reposting this, or repeating it, but that's the world we live in nowadays. You'd think the Media would get it right by now, but they never will. Condolences to the Family and Friends of everyone affected by this tragedy. Watch what happens because of it. The "official" story of what happened is less believable than the 9-11 fairy tale...
Had a great time in CA this past weekend. The Headnoise gig in Pomona with Phobia and Mob Attack (who I fucking LOVE!!! D-Beat 4 Life!) was pretty sick. It was at the old (still is) Characters in Pomona, right next to the police station, and which is where I think I saw the $winging Utter$ play once at back in the daze. Cool little place with an outdoor smoking patio where everybody smokes weed while the cop cars roll right by. Weird. Paid no attention to any of the opening bands because I was too busy hanging out and being Chatty Cathy, and then it was time for Headnoise to play. Ya know, it's funny with Headnoise gigs - either some people get it, and don't care, and rock out like they would for any other band, or they hold back and look at their friends for acceptance, for approval, seeing if it's OK to like a "Christian Punk" band ha ha ha ha Oh well. Lots of people dug us, and that's all that matters really. Made lots of new friends after the set, and I had to tear myself away from them all to get my ass inside to see Mob Attack fuck shit up with their blistering barrage of D-Beat madness. Just fucking glorious to my ears and I took lots of pictures and videos like the idiot that I am. Phobia was too much for my ears after Mob Attack, I hung around the patio area decompressing, so after they were done playing a whole shitload of us went to Norm's in Claremont for breakfast grub. There was a shitload of us, some drunk and stoned and wasted and loud, and it took forever to get service and to get our food. The putting everything on one check thing was just the icing on the cake. After everyone left and called it a night, I smoked cloves and watched the sunrise with Rob before crashing out.
The next day I had to go to Cerritos to the Guitar Center to buy more drumsticks. I broke the only 4 pairs of sticks I had at the Headnoise gig the night before. Grabbed some amazing Thai food at Thai Table with Edie and Robert and Digby before meeting up with all the rest of the Headnoise family at Muldoons Saloon in Long Beach for the gig. The place was a dive. Funky but fun. The opening bands played while we hung around outside before heading in. We bullied the jukebox with Clash and Gang Of Four tunes once we were in there, and Headnoise held their own little pool shark tournament, with Tom being the winner of it all in a match against Robert. Once the opening bands were done, we set up quickly, and we played against a huge white screen that was being used to project a psychedelic light show directly in our eyes while we played, and it made for an interesting set. It was basically a glorified practice, but we played some new songs and a few more we didn't play the night before, and people dug the shit out of us. We're building up quite an arsenal of tunes, with both old and new ones being added all the time. It was a fun gig. Afterwards we headed off to Norm's again, this time in Whittier, where the service was quicker, but they gave me creamer in my water. Yuck. Went back to my room to deal with Managers, Police, and selfish assholes parking in handicap parking spaces without proper placards. Phooey. Kippered a few hours rest before heading to the grand opening of the Headnoise familia's new church and then it was off to Sid's Tattoo Parlor for a free tattoo from Rob before heading back to Vegas... right back to the unfolding insanity...
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Gig Review: Sparks / Les Sewing Sisters @The El Rey Theater
Idle Gossip updated
Pictures: Saul Of Tarsus @Point Fermin Park in San Pedro
Music Review: The Bob's Burgers Music Album
Music Review: The Peccadilloes - The Awful Truth (repost)
Gig Calendar updated
Music Review: Link Wray - The Rumble Man
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