Ya know, I'm getting kind of sick of it.
At first it was nice, getting commented on and complimented on anything Raiders related I was wearing, same stuff I've been wearing for years, but now that the Raiders are kicking some serious ass and looking like playoff contenders for the first time in a long ass time, the bandwagon jumpers are coming out of the woodwork, and it's disgusting.
'Yeah, I'm a Tennessee Titans fan, but I've always loved the Raiders."
"My team is the Green Bay Packers, but I got mad love for the Raiders."
And, of course, the dreaded
"Your players are helping me out with my fantasy football league stats."
Fantasy football has to be the lamest thing ever. It really is nothing more than Dungeons & Dragons for Jocks. If you have to resort to all that to make the great game of football interesting, then the problem is yours. I wish the trend would end, but it's not going to anytime soon. Oh well. Back to point. Go Raiders! And the rest of you quit trying to jump on the bandwagon. We deserve this. Let us relish the moment. We've been waiting a long time to see this team this good again. It's weirdly odd but exciting...
Matt sends me a text message the other day...
Hey man, wanna go to the Adicks show with me on Fri.? I got an extra ticket.
Nope, I texted back. Fuck those guys. Fuck the Adicks.
Yeah, some of us remember when they tried to pull their Cockstar BS with the LVCS, cancelling their Vegas show 24 hours beforehand and then saying the reason why they were cancelling was because they were being denied the usage of their full stage gear, when in reality it was all a money making scam to try to extort the Promoter and the Venue for more money than they had already contractually agreed upon previously. Look you bunch of tossers, pay for your own gambling losses and cocaine addictions out of your own pocket like the rest of us do. The thought that you arrogant ass kissing limeys thought you could put one over on us was laughable. I remember their next appearances here in town were sparsely attended, but like the dreaded cockroach, they somehow manage to survive and thrive. I guess the ineptitude and downright stupidity of poseur Punx with butt flaps and studded leather jackets can never be underestimated. I've been writing for years how embarrassing it is that bands like The Adicks just basically keep playing the same set of songs over and over again to a bunch of clueless people punch drunk on Nostalgia and willing to throw ridiculous amounts of money at them for the privilege. Oh well. Nobody listens. Nobody cares. Me either. I'm glad you all had fun at the gig. If I needed a reminder of how clueless you are, then that pretty much did it. Thanx! Seems like all anybody goes to an Adicks gig for is to hear them play Viva La Revolution and to take pictures with the band afterwords. Lame.
I didn't go to D.R.I. @ the Dive. Never made the effort to see them any of the previous times they played before, so why would I now? Never was too big of a fan of the Metal tinged material, and that seems to be all they play nowadays, so I stayed away. After seeing a few videos from the night, I'm glad I stayed away. They were playing slow and shitty. Place was packed though, so yeah. I wanted to go to that Peter Pan Speedrock gig with the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs that went down at the LVCS the next day, but after Civilians practice last week, my house turned into a nightclub full of hott chicks and horny dudes and booze galore, so we all ended up getting drunk and eating nachos and watching Peter Pan Speedrock videos on YouTube, which was almost as good as being there. Probably more people watching the band at my house than there were people watching the band at the venue. The money we spent on nachos from Felipito's MIGHT of covered our parking bill if we went Downtown... maybe! heh heh