So I'm at the Crown Theater, hammering back $20 double Jack and Cokes at the bar, trying my hardest to drown out the suckiness that is coming from the stage, courtesy of the Skooners, who had been given the honor of opening up for Squeeze, chosen over Lydia Vance, who were deemed "too hard" of a band to be opening up the bill. Whatever. I guess they went the complete opposite because the Skooners are some of the wimpiest, non-hard bands I've ever seen. Ghey on a whole 'nother level. The drunken women thing becomes most apparent when I'm in the midst of them. I queued up to the front of the stage during the Beat (who were always a bunch of tossers in my book - I'm a Madness fan all the way!) and I'm surrounded by them - drunken Cougars and MILF's all dancing like they did @ their last Sadie Hawkins dance, crying for attention, loud and obnoxious, and spilling their booze all over me while burning me with their lit cigarettes. AAARGH!! I was almost ready to leave, but my Love of the band Squeeze kept me there. And it was sooooooooooooooooo fucking worth it. I was mesmerized from the opening notes of Take Me I'm Yours onward. Epic shit man. Glad to see I wasn't the only Punk dude there, as Brendan and Jarrett from Lydia Vance were in attendance, as well as one of the Mapes, all of them there with their respective significant others. Yeah, Squeeze is definitely a 'Love' kind of thing, which explains why I was there alone! hahaha Review coming soon. I sooooooooo needed this gig right now in my Life. Saved me it did. Yup!
The Celebration of Todd Sampson's Life will be held this Sat. at 9 pm @ Wasted Space inside the Hard Rock. It's a benefit, with all proceeds going towards Todds family. The hat will be passed around, so make sure to bring a Donation or 2 to help out. There's also gonna be some Memorial tee shirts sold, so bring some cash for those too. There's gonna be an open mic for anyone wishing to step up and say a few words in memoriam of Todd, and there's also gonna be some instruments set up, so that people can jam and play some tunes in honor of someone who had a Hell of a lot to do with making the Las Vegas Music Scene what it is today. Sat. night, it's a Celebration bitches, a celebration for one of the good ones who died much too soon. Click here to check out the Facebook page with all the details. Should be a very bittersweet night full of Memories, Laughter, and maybe a few Tears. R.I.P. dude. May your Journey be an Easy one.
The Assassin is no longer available to hit fools. Yeah, in keeping up with the Sports side of this website, Legendary DB for the Oakland Raiders Jack Tatum passed away a few days ago, and it just reminds me of what a fearsome force the Raiders were at one time, and what a dangerous sport the game used to be. The stuff that Tatum was doing back then was a regular part of the game, and now most of it would be considered illegal, if not downright criminal! LOL His hit on Stingley was brutal, leaving Stingley paralyzed from the neck down, and his reputation as a hard hitting mother fucker was relished and feared. Tatum was the Man, hitting people so hard their helmets would fly off of their heads, and that's why to this day his Alma Matter Ohio State still gives out the 'Jack Tatum Hit Of The Week' Award to the player who had the hardest, most impressive defensive hit of the game. Yeah, his hit on Fuqua led to the 'Immaculate Reception' in the playoff game vs. the Steelers, but we can forgive him for that. Click here to watch the video on YouTube for some evidence of his brutality and listen to what others have to say about him. He wasn't voted #6 Most Feared Tackler in NFL History for nothing ya know! ;-) An important part of the Raiders 1976 Super Bowl season. # 32 Jack Tatum. A true Raider Warrior. The Assassin. R.I.P.
Enough with the Deaths already - Let's move on to something more light hearted, more celebratory, like Birthdays! Yup! There's a major Birthday party going down tonight @ the Amoroso's brand new Casa de Cool for the Prince of Drummers, aka Danny, the drum machine that makes the Pigasus go. There's gonna be CAKE (natch!) and beer and ale and whiskey and rum for the kids, and bring your swim trunks, because there's a huge pool there that needs some bodies swimming in it. Hank, I'm throwing you in, so be ready for it! LOL Yeah, it's gonna be that kind of party. Hit up Roxie or Jesse for info / directions. I don't know how old Danny is, but I do know that he's got about that many kicks in the ass coming to him, and plus, he's a Buffalo Sabres fan, so he deserves it... hahahaha. Should be a fun time - hope to see some of you there.
I got a message on Myspace from some kid who was asking me how I could claim to be a Punk Rock website when I wasn't even hyping up the Total Gay Ass gig @ 702 tomorrow. After I explained to him the whole Brian Infestshit thing, he wrote back and said he will be standing outside when the band is playing, and that he doesn't support them in any way shape or form. I guess there's still hope for the future. ;-) That part that scares me is that one of of my older Punk friends was like 'I'd rather go see Total Gay Ass than Blink 182 and I countered that by saying I'd rather go see Blink 182 because at least they have a few good songs that are way more Punk than anything Total Gay Ass has ever done. Back when I was living in CA., Total Gay Ass was considered a joke in the beginning, and no one took them the least bit seriously. If you've ever heard Rob Chaos talk in real life you'd know why I say that. I never figured out what people saw in that band, but oh well. Some of us never lost our initial viewpoint. We're the Hardcore. We still Believe. :-) Go out to 702 and drink some beers in the parking lot, and have fun supporting a gig full of douche-bag Poseurs, being entertained by bands populated with convicted women beating pieces of shit and two-faced lying little boys, and the other bands stupid enough to choose to play with them. Sad to say I'm disappointed in you guys, but whatever. It's your band - have fun with it. It's just my opinion... what do I know? hahahahaha
Everything's updated. Rollercon is in town, and I can't find a single reason to attend, but maybe you can. ;-) Support your Friends - Love your Enemies. Later.