The fact that people I know are getting excited for this shit just makes me sad. 😢
Welcome to fucking Vegas. 🤮
Bob and I have been kicking this one back and forth since finding out the terrible news yesterday that Will Watkins had passed away a few days earlier. It definitely hit hard since we both had so much love for that crazy critter. A true LV Punk Rocker if there ever was one, and definitelty a local legend in the music scene. He should have a plaque somewhere in this city letting people know that they missed out on knowing a true Vegas legend, someone that those of us who knew him well can say without the slightest bit of hesitation. Will was a bit of a nutter, a character if you must, someone you'd never forget after meeting him once and I'm gonna miss him terribly now that hes gone. Sooooooo many memories... soooooooo many good times and laughter shared with that kid that I first met hanging around The Underground record store way back in the daze. After that I would see him everywhere - every Punk gig, Punk show, Punk event or gathering, he was always there, hanging about with his skateboard and his dog, always just smiling and enjoying the moment. I'm not gonna eulogize him by trying to paint him as a saint because he wasn't, but what he was was a good man who had his own demons to fight like all of us and who paid the price for his personal battles as we all will. My condolances go out to his family and friends during this trying time. It's sad that Death has to appear to make us realize just how special people are in our lives, and all the time i gor to spend with Will was a gift, truly a blessing. Save me a seat at the bar hombre. Until we meet again...
Go easy, step lightly, stay free.
I love it when I hear people play my drum lines completely wrong and messed up... heh It amuses me. No need to explain why. It just does.
Circles man. It's a trip. Everything works in circles. Like sometimes you're doing something, and a year later you're back at the same point. You understand that? I do now. 😉
Happy New Years everyone. 22's gotta be better than 21, right? Right! 😎
I saw an ad for the upcoming Sparks movie The Sparks Brothers at 3 in the morning one day, being promoted as a 'new arrival' on some bootleg movie site that I frequent, and I did the standard Bugs Bunny double take on it when I saw what it was and the band it was promoting. "WTF? A movie about Sparks, a band I've been seeing since the 1970's and who I drove to LA to see play with my POS ex-wife just a few years ago? This I gotta see!" I clicked on the link and spent the next few hours transfixed to the magical story of the musical entity known as Sparks, and after the movie was done I stood and applauded for not only one of the best band documentaries I've ever seen, but one of the best movies period I've ever seen as well. The presentation, the way the story is told, it all is beautifuly well put together, with a kick ass soundtrack and some amazing live footage that even I have never seen before! ha ha This movie is more about the brothers than the band, thus the title, but as you watch the flick you soon see that the pair are forever entertwined. Sparks is the Russell brothers. The Russell brothers are Sparks. This movie is soooooo cool. If you're a Sparks fan then I'm sure you probably know all about it and have watched it already a few times like I have, but even if you're not a Sparks fan, you'll still enjoy it because it's so well written and put together. Plus, you may realize that you're more of a fan of the band than you know... heh It's gonna be on some streaming service sometime soon I'm assuming or it's gonna come out on DVD, but in any case do yourself a favor and check out this amazing movie about Sparks called The Sparks Brothers ("Sparks is a band... duuude") and be entertained and enthralled by one of the most productive, critically acclaimed, and adored bands to ever walk the face of the Earth, the misanthropic musical entity simpky known as Sparks, which is a much better name for a band than Half Nelson don't ya think? 😋
Well that didn't take long, now did it? 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Notice anything different on the flyer posted over there? Of course you do, because you're on social media like the rest of the world, and everybody and their mom is sharing their thoughts and opinions on the matter, with the matter being, of course, NOFX voluntarily removing themselves from playing Punk Rock Boring this year, out of fear of death threats and things of that ilk. I mean, go figure, right? I guess more people than I thought didn't forgive or forget what the band said a few years ago, and rightly so. It's hard to express sincerity when you're only saying what some lawyer told you to say to try to save your corporate sponsorship deal. #fakeasfuck And replacing NOFX with the Descendents, is, well, I didn't know they could stack shit so high, but here we are! 😁 This PRB thing really has turned into an 80's revival booze cruise hasn't it, catering to old nostalgic people, and where a bunch of bands waaaaaaaayyyy past their prime play their greatest hits set to an audience comprised of people too young to have seen the band play before or people too stupid to have not seen the band play before. Oh well. It's not like I was planning on going, not like I care if you do. I just thought it was funny the backlash over NOFX, a band who's whole schtick was being "edgy and controversial", and them being kicked out by the "edgy and controversial" scene they helped establish and build, and yet Leftover Crack, with their shirts emblazoned with "Kill Cops" and "Shoot The Kids At School", a thing they did right after the Columbine shooting, are allowed to play and in a pretty good spot on the bill too! Hypocritical much PRB? hahahaha. I could go on but for what? Who cares? It was just something I wanted to point out, that's all. Everything's updated, all sorts of stuff added, browse around, look around, check it out or don't. Doesn't matter, don't care. I do it for me, not you. I do it because I have to. I do it because I am compelled. 😁