Perfection - or Persuasion?
I'm sitting here at like 5 in the morning, drinking coffee because of the girl that inspired me to, and also because of the girl who made me need it. ;-) I'm splitting up American Buckshot MP3's from our last practice and I thought I'd ramble a bit on here. I've got over 2 hours of music to deal with here. I'm reading my emails. I'm feeling the Love. I got something to say.
The rain yesterday was sweet. I cranked open every window in the house and just luxuriated in the aural warmness of the sound of the rain falling, and it lulled me back to sleep, something that never happens to me. I finally found someone who had something good to say about that Redd Kross gig on Tuesday, but every reason he liked it was a reason why I would of hated it, i.e. the cock rock guitar solos and shitty KISS covers. Dudes, Annette's Got The Hits is not meant to be 6 minutes long - seriously. Ugh. Believe me when I say that those guys used to be the shit back in the days, and I don't know what happened to them. I was hoping that a little of that OFF! Punk Rock energy would of came through to Redd Kross, but apparently it didn't. Sad.
I've been putting off commenting on this, or even mentioning it, for various strong reasons, but since so many people I love and care for are involved with this thing, I sort of feel obligated to mention something about it, even if some people and bands are involved with this thing that I can't stand or that I want nothing to do with, but whatever. Brando was a well loved guy in this city, and after his recent murder and dismemberment after the fact, a bunch of his Friends and Family members are hosting this tribute night to him at Favorite's tomorrow, with donations being accepted and courted all night, and with a few bands playing to help the cause, including the Fat Dukes Of Fuck, who are the only band worth mentioning. The others can fuck right off. There's gonna be all sorts of stuff being sold, and a silent auction is being held as well, with a pirates treasure worth of booty being offered up to bid on. There's a couple of things being auctioned off that I'd like to get my hands on but alas, I'm not going to this thing, although I did contribute some cash to the fund someone set up to help his kid out. It's www.gofundme.com/helplilbrando if any of you would like to contribute to the cause. Every little bit helps and it's definitely worth the effort. There's really no other place you should be this Friday but Favorite's for this thing. Seriously
Alright. It's waaaay past my bedtime. I'm gonna kipper a bit before waking up and relegating myself to re-posting lots of old stuff on the website from the year 2003, because I found an CD with a bunch of the old website files on them, Show Reviews, Pictures I lost years and years ago, Music Reviews, etc., and I'm fascinated with re-reading and going through all that shit and putting it back up here for posterity's sake. Not to say that I'm slacking on getting new stuff up here, because there's tons of that too, but I don't remember what any of it is right now and it doesn't matter because no one comes here to check any of that stuff out anyways, right? Right! :-)
Pictures: Conflict @ Ft. Cheyenne (Repost)
Flyers: October 2003
Flyers: September 2003
Flyers: August 2003
Flyers: March 2003
Flyers: January 2003
Music Review: Punk Rock Summer Comp
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
Gig Calendar updated