Here's how it inevitably starts out. I'll be standing somewhere, buzzed and having a good time, when someone will come up and ask me what I think about a certain band. Sometimes it's a member of a band, sometimes it's a friend of the band. My general response is They're OK I guess, and that's when it happens. They'll quote something negative I said about them on the website and ask why I said what I did. Now, I got no problem 'fessing up to what I've said...hell, it's not like I can deny it or anything. It's here in black and white for all to see. But what amazes me is how people react so differently to what's been said. Some take it as constructive criticism...some get butt hurt...some people tell me I got it all wrong, and some people say I captured it exactly. Remember...this is just my opinion. I mean, what do I know? I've only been playing music for years, been signed to a major label band, done countless interviews (both as the interviewee and the interviewer), done actual tours (weekend shows are not a tour people), seen thousands of bands perform (some you can only dream of ever seeing) and recorded hundreds of songs in various levels of recording studios. I guess what I'm trying to say is that sometimes bands have a bad night. It happens. Sometimes the engine is firing on all cylinders, sometimes it's badly in need of a tune up. Sorry I can't bullshit and cover up the facts, sorry I can't lie or be dishonest...it's not my style. But on the other hand loads of bands / labels have thanked me for the kind words, so I dunno. I like to think that I'm just getting the message out on what's happening in the "underground" music scene here in Vegas. We got a good thing going here, and it's just a shame that people don't embrace it for what it is - a unique stand alone Eco-system capable of being better than it is. Seems bands would rather compete with each other and talk shit about each other and wallow in each others drama, whether real or imagined. Sad. So to anyone that feels that I talked shit about ya, I encourage you to just come up and talk to me about it. Conversation / discussion is what this scene needs more of. Maybe I did get it wrong, or maybe your band or musical talents ain't quite what you think they are. In either case, it's not necessarily a bad thing...is it? I don't think so but like I said...what do I know. Anyways, time to climb off the soap box and give you a quick update on what's been added here this week. This super cute girl Michelle took some awesome pix of Suite 666 when we played @ the Double Down last week, and she was kind enough to allow me to post them on the website, and you can go here to check them out. I think they're excellent myself. The Gig Review for our show with the Black Jetts@ Matteo's this past Saturday will be up later this week. Happy belated Birthday wishes to Poizon Ivy. Not only was the cake most excellent (chocolate cake with raspberry filling...mmhhmm) but a great time was had by all. Many happy returns to you girl! You deserve it! Thanks to everyone who has been joining up to the Myspace group as of late. Some of you I know, some of you I'm looking forward to knowing...you all are welcome and I hope you enjoy what you find here. It's just me and my computer...typing away in the middle of the night like a chimp on speed, chain smoking cloves while listening to Howard Stern. See you all soon.
New Flyers added
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