I haven't been in a recording studio that wasn't Camel Hump (RIP) in a long time, especially while out of town. Reminds me of when bands would do on the fly recording sessions back in the days, like good Punk Rockers should. 😉 I was at Doll Hut Studios in Anaheim the morning after a Vegascendents gig the night before at Gallagher's Pub in HB to lay down a few demo tracks for one of the upcoming Headnoise releases we have planned. The songs are called La La La (crowd favorite) and Turn It Up, a very Peni-ish tune I'm pretty hyped about. Can't wait for you all to hear them. After that, while the rest of the Vegascendents were at that ghey Surf City Blitz thing, I went back to the hotel room for some room service and to watch the Dodgers choke to the Red Sox in the World Series. Giving Mohawk Carlos from Lean 13 grief over it was just the icing on the cake and a perfect way to end the night... ha ha ha Go Doyers! Better luck next year!
The Vegascendents - memmer them? You memmer... memmer? 😁 Anyways, that band of merry string twangers and drum beaters will be spreading the Descendents love of ALL things musically in AZ. and CA. this weekend, at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe on Friday with a bunch of crazy cool cover bands, and at Gallaghers Pub in Huntington Beach on Sat. with the Tiki Bandits, and I expect to see NOBODY I know there because people in general are flakey like pie crust, even when you go out of your way to put them on the guest list... heh heh Looks like it's going to be an interesting one... hope the #fakeskins don't catch me slipping! LOL
I've never had a kid, as far as I know of anyways, 😉so I don't know what that joyful feeling is like to be a parent of something, to be responsible for something. I have been married before, ugh, and while that was a great feeling at the time, it was great like the great you feel when your team wins the championship game in double overtime, nice but fleeting. But to an old guy like me, who's been watching The Simpsons since it first debuted in Dec. 1989 (I used to record it on VHS tapes! LOL), to actually go into a magical place like that, a place that's come to life from a friggin' cartoon series, was just awe inspiring and mind blowing. I ate at Krusty Burger. I saw the Aztec Theater. I had a beer at Moe's Tavern. I saw King Toot's Music Store right next door to Moe's as it should be. I got a Squishee at the Kwik-E-Mart. I grubbed at Lard Lad Donuts! I had more beer at the Duff Brewery!! hahahaha I ate and drank soooo much, and I did it all on badly blistered bloody feet - no regerts! And The Simpsons Ride itself, inside of Krustyland, was just life affirming. Couldn't tell you what it was all about, or what the storyline was, but I had the greatest time ever on it. Sure, everything else in Universal Studios was cool too, The Revenge Of The Mummy ride, the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, the Kung Fu Panda thing, The Walking Dead attraction, but for me,nothing's gonna ever be better than seeing my cartoon dream town come to life, a town where I can walk around and see things and hear things and be overwhelmed and bathed in all things Simpson related. I loved it. A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man. Now I can die happily ever after. ❤
I’ve never been more embarrassed to be an Oakland Raiders fan than I am today. I mean what the fucking fuck??? The blatant cheating and biased BS calls from the refs in the Raiders favor is mind blowing and painfully obvious. They're practically giving the Raiders the win with their blatant favoritism for the Silver and Black. This is truly disgusting. Is this what it comes down to? The NFL can’t have a losing team coming to Las Vegas now can they? No they can’t! Holy shitballz was this disgraceful. This game was shameful. No Honor in this at all. What are we now, the New England Patriots? Fuck. I liked it better when the refs calls were never in our favor and the NFL hated us. At least that was real... this shit is fake and dishonest it makes me sick. Floyd Mayweather's fights are less staged than this! 😅😅😅 Jon Gruden's ass has got to go. Al Davis must be rolling in his grave...
😎I don't even know where to begin. I think the picture of Trueland says it all about what a great night it was. 🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽
Fucking thanks to The Real McKenzies for being such nice, accessible, fun guys to play a gig with and share drinks with. Maybe it was the love of kilts shared between fellow vocalists? I dunno, but it definitely made things much more enjoyable than it deserved to be on a Weds. night in Downtown Las Vegas. And they apparently just fell victim to the rash of bands getting their merch and gear ripped off as of late, which sucks, because they definitely didn't deserve that bad karma... or maybe they do, I dunno, I just met them... heh heh Had never seen or heard a thing from the band until last night. I was pretty impressed. They drew huge on a midweek school night, with all sorts of people who wouldn't ordinarily come out for a gig on a weeknight coming out to see the band - even Tyson! ha ha ha Mohawk Carlos from Lean 13 of course was flakey like pie crust and didn't show up, after bugging me to get him in for free, so I put him on the guestlist as Satan+1! 😂😂😂 Ahhhhhhh, it didn't matter. It was a great time, except for that opening band A Burden On Society only playing a 10 minute set. What jackass thought they would be a good add to the bill? LOL They should stick to Eastside backyard gigs where mediocrity and unprofessionalism reign supreme. Because of their musical shortcomings, The Civilians got an extra long set and we took full on advantage of it. Major flaws, we didn't do our Guns N' Roses cover, people were screaming out for songs we hadn't rehearsed but you know what? It was soooooooooo much fun! I think we did great and I couldn't of been more proud to see Jeremy, Trueland and Jeff's happy faces during the set. It's what I put up with all the BS for, these indescribable special onstage moments with my friends. If you know, you know, if you don't, you never will. 😎
Like I said earlier The Real McKenzies were fantastic. Somebody told me the last time they played Vegas was at some Punk Rock Boring pool party a few years ago, which would explain why the draw was so strong on a Weds. night for this seminal Celtic Punk Rock band from Canada that the Dropkick Murphys ripped off big time apparently. Aggressive, energetic, well played sing-song Punk Rock tunes perfectly made for drinking along to. I dug them. I was relaxing on the side of the stage thoroughly enjoying the show when my nephew Jesse, who now works at the Beauty Bar, called me inside to do Jamesons shots with him, something that he said he's been waiting his whole life to do with me - awwwwww!! ❤ After that it was just a mess of booze and more shots served by Danny, freshly back from Buffalo or Canada or wherever his gypsy ass travelled to, inside the bar while the band raged on outside. Nothing better than a good BS session with people you've known for a long time and almost all of their lives! LOL It was a great night. Anytime you can't remember how you got home is a good time, right? 😁