Besides being deathly ill, which I'm assuming came about from being drunk and soaking wet and running around in the streets of Denver at 2 o'clock in the morning, there's a huge reason why I haven't been updating the website as much lately, a reason that's not involved with my band practice schedule or my lack of sleeping schedule, and that reason is this asshole right here - Bob. If he's not over at my house drinking my beers and soda and eating all the candy from the candy drawer (if you've been to my house you know all about the candy drawer), he's usually around the perimeter of any gigs I'm playing or attending, either as my Roadie or as a Spectator, annoying everyone by talking too much or telling his 'One Up' stories, shooting pictures with his new Kodak camera which I gave him, which he annoyingly sticks in everyone's face, whether they want their pictures taken or not, or he's riding around on his skateboard, doing tricks and bombing hills he has no business trying to ride down, with the usually predictable results. As soon as I can get a copy of that video from Bob from Guilty By Association, I'll show you what I'm talking about. ;-) And now he's got me hooked on playing video games for hours upon hours, anything and everything but usually some sort of racing game, which we play until the sun starts to rise, so yeah, if you're wondering why everything has come to a crawl around here, it's because of Bob - sound man extraordinaire, skateboarding maniac, and all around good guy. He has a fan page called All Hail Bob, and you can become a fan of his by clicking here. That guys gonna take over the world someday - wait and see.
OK, there's a whole bunch of shit going on this weekend, including Reggae In The Desert 2012 on Sat. which has a terrible, terrible lineup this year. Any show that has one of Bob Marley's illegitimate do-nothing kids as a headliner is not in the cards for me. I'm not even sure if I'm going to the thing this year. I do know I'm going to see the Jesus And Mary Chain at the HOB on Sat. with a super rad chick that makes me smile, so that should be fun. :-) Hopefully the band decides to show up this time and not cancel like they did last time they were scheduled to play Vegas. If I'm lucky I can convince my friend to go with me after the show to head downtown to see The Heroine and The People's Whiskey blow the roof off of the Bunkhouse Saloon. That gig is going to be AMAZING, with 2 bands that are kick ass playing on the same stage. Is there anything else of merit going on in Las Vegas? LOL Yeah, that's the beauty of living here - either there's absolutely nothing going on, or there's so much going on that you have to make plans and decisions to see either this band play or that band play. It kind of sucks but whatever. At least we have the options, ya know? A lot of places don't.
Which brings us to this gig right here, going down tonight. Oh, the Drama and Shenanigans that will take place here tonight will make you want to be there to witness it all, even if you don't like the bands playing! LOL I've gotten no less than 3 threats of ass beatings waiting for me tonight at this gig, and if even one of them gets handed to me, I would be kind of impressed - finally, someone who does what they say they're gonna do on the Internet - how Punk Rock of you! ha ha ha Not to mention the fact that a stupied ex-girlfriends of mine and all her shit talking cunt friends will be there in attendance too and well, you can just kind of foresee the Drama that is forthcoming, right? LOL Oh, this is what the $wingin' Utter$ do to us when they play here, but the beautiful part of all this is that I'm actually going to get to see them play this time, as opposed to the last time in SF when I had to babysit some drunken fool who went out of her way to embarrass me and ruin what was supposed to be a fun filled evening in the City by the Bay. Oh well. Like I said, it should be a very interesting evening indeed. The $wingin' Utter$ are a fantastic band, the band I'm playing in is pretty good too, and I don't know anything about the other 2 bands. I'm gonna get there early to see how they weaseled their way on the bill though. It always pays to have friends in high places and in headlining bands, don't it? ;-)
Everything is updated. Jesse from Cowtown Guitars is being interviewed by Donny Osmond later this morning on TV somewhere, and I can't wait to see that footage. Jesse's being interviewed about this Guitars For Autism thing that they're spearheading, and you can find out more about it by going to the Cowtown Guitars website by clicking here. I added some pictures of Kids On Fire playing @ the Aruba a few weeks back, and you can go here to check those out, or just go to the Pictures page to see what you've missed out on. I also added the photos I took of Surrounded By Thieves playing @ the Double Clown a while back, and you can go here to check those out. Yeah, I'm slowly but surely catching up on things here, so expect a whole bunch of stuff to be added up here soon. As long as Bob doesn't distract me, that is... heh heh
Music Review: Skassapunka - Rudes Against
Flyer Archive updated.
Idle Gossip updated.
Gig Calendar updated
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Gig Review: Lean 13 / As One / Hungry Ass Youth @ Double Clown Saloon
Photos: Pet Tigers @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
Photos: Walk Proud @ DiPiazza's in Long Beach
Music Review: T.S.O.L. - The Trigger Complex