I love Kool-Aid, but I don't drink it. ;-)
I don't give a fuck that the Refused are playing Punk Rock Posing. That's just sad to me. Same with Conflict. That's BEYOND sad to me. If you don't know why, then you're obviously part of the problem and part of the reason why that shit festival thrives like it does. I pity you.
At Suicidal Tendencies on Sat.:
Security Guy: (eyeballing my camera) No picture taking allowed.
Me: Really? So you're taking away everybody's cell phone too? I'm pretty sure those take pictures as well.
Security Guy: You can't bring any cameras in here. No picture taking. That's the rules.
Me: Soooooooo, you're saying that anyone taking a picture tonight is going to get thrown out? I find that VERY hard to believe.
Security Guy: Yes. That's exactly what will happen. You can check your camera in here, and it will be waiting for you when the show is over.
Me: That's ridiculous. People are going to be taking shitty pictures with their cellphones no matter what you guys try to do to stop them. And I'm not checking in my camera with you! This thing is worth more than you make in 2 months! What guarantee do I have that my camera is safe wherever it is you're going to be keeping it? Get the fuck out of here...
Security Guy: (annoyed) Sir, either check your camera in and enjoy the show, or just leave - it's your decision.
Security Guy: (menacingly) As serious can be.
And on that Jane's Addiction lyrical quote, I left. :-) I didn't really wanna stick around some place full of Bro-hymns, shitty attitudes, and over-priced drinks, so I split. Fuck that place. I don't know why I even bother trying to give that rip off shit house a fair shake - oh yeah, because my Friends that work there keep asking me too! ha ha ha But seriously, fuck that place. Right in the ass with no lube Juice SOA style fuck that place in the ass. Zack loves fucking with the Security there, and if you were at the gig you saw his usual stage diving shenanigans. That kid is a maroon. ;-)
I also don't give a fuck that the Smashing Pumpkins played a secret acoustic midnight show @ Zia after their show @ the Brooklyn Bowl either. When did people start taking Billy Corgan seriously again? Didn't he start his own wrestling league or something?? LOL And to everybody bitching about people talking throughout their set, get your panties out of a twist. What else are you supposed to do at a Beardcore gig - listen to the music? People were probably talking from fear of falling asleep and choking to death on each others beards. Acoustic music sucks and so do you if you listen to that shit. Grow a set of balls. Get drunk. Break stuff. Listen to loud music. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Since I didn't get into the Suicidal Tendencies gig, Erika and I headed off to the Dive for The Dirty Panties Christmas Toy Drive thing and had a pretty good time while we were there. Green Jello didn't play, not sure why, but Pottymouth did, and they were interesting for a few minutes, weird Metal songs about pee pee, poo poo, tits, pussy, and fighting Italians, but then they got kind of boring towards the end of their set. There's only so much inane puppetry a man can take... lol The Quitters just fucking KILLED IT, with amazeballz versions of Defibrillator and ISWID, off of their fantastic Contributing To Erosion release. They also did a cool version of some Christmas song or something merry and holiday like, I don't really remember. Damn free flowing festive spirits!! :-) And The People's Whiskey continue to outshine and out rock every band here in the City, playing a stunningly spectacular set of tunes that was like watching a Maserati with bald tires race around an icy mountain road at top speed - just when you thought they were going to crash and burn, somehow they alighted themselves and stayed the course - even if Cody's drunk ass messed up some of the new songs they were playing! ha ha ha They did Tall Cans, they did Angry Cockroaches, they did Pills, gawd, they were just incredible. I fucking love that band. And The Dirty Panties played a few new songs as well, showing off a new drummer and vocalist that are a much better fit for the band than the other 2 girls were. They played one of my favorite songs by them, WET, and ended their set with Pretty In Pink. Cool stuff. It was a fun night with some great tunes, lots of friends in high and low places, and I also won a few things at the raffle, even though the fix was obviously in - I mean, how else do you explain that chick in the Dead Kennedy's vest winning everything?? LOL