OK. It's over. It's done. We did what we said we were going to do, and they didn't do what they said they were going to do, simple as that. Hopefully this puts everything to rest. And if there's a lesson to be learned from all of this, I think it is this:
If you say it, mean it, and if you say it, do it.
Anyways, yeah, it was THAT kind of weekend. I had an interesting chat with Alan from Squid Hat Records, which was enlightening, to say the least. He stopped by the Zia Records thing that Guilty By Association was playing, which, by the way, was major fun, and Thanx to everyone who came out to that, BTW. My posse was in full effect, and my body was well guarded. ;-) Both Local compilations that were released that day, the Desert Rats With Baseball Bats II, and the You Heard Us Back When Vol. 8, sold out, so if you didn't get one, you missed out. Snooze you lose. Despite all the Drama last night, I did watch The Mapes play an amazing set of Punk Rockery that should stand as an inspiration to every Local band gigging around today. Make your gawd damn gig an event. Write good songs. Practice them to perfection. Don't be boring on stage. Give the people something to come out for. I mean, when you walked into the Dive and saw that everything near the stage was covered in plastic wrap, you knew this was going to be a memorable gig! LOL Yeah, the Mapes were great, and that band The Pluralses were really fucking good too! Did I hear them singing a song about a cocaine submarine?? hahaha I wish I wasn't dealing with the Drama all night instead of checking out the bands... phooey!
Nothing is updated. You think I got time for that? LOL Most of my time as of late has been spent recording and mixing practice MP3's from The Loud Pipes, Shitfaced Tattoos, Headless Rats, and The Civilians, who have the honor of opening up this gig Weds. night for some Scotsmen who go by the name Oi Polloi, and some amazeball band from WI called Wartorn. I don't know shit about that band Vindictive, except that there's about a million bands out there with that name, but anyways, get there early and check out every band that plays and come out to have some fun - No Drama!! Whatta ya say we all just save the macho insecurity aggro bullshit for the pit, OK? Cool! See ya there! :-)
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