ha ha ha Was Surrounded By Thieves heckling me from the stage??? Those bastards! LOL
Yeah, I don't know exactly what they were saying about me on stage, but I'm hoping it was all in jest, because if it wasn't, Ohhhhh, I'm gonna get those guys! ;-) But seriously, I was having too much fun just hanging out with everyone who came out to the gig to either see Aluminum Falcon, The People's Whiskey or Surrounded By Thieves, or to hear me dole out details on what happened between Shawna Lynn and me to really pay much attention to what the band was playing... heh heh Sorry guys. Look, I know you all want me to blast her on here, and just do to her what I did to Athena or Debra, but it's not gonna happen. She isn't even worth the effort, and the fact that her name and reputation are now dog shit in this town, I'd prefer to just leave her as the walking dead piece of shit that she is and let her sleep in the mess that she made of her Life. I'm over it. it's done. It's all Comedy to me. And yeah, that thing that happened with her kid could be considered Karma to those of you who believe in that shit. I don't but whatever. Bad things happen to bad people. Sad but true.
What can I say about the gig @ the Motor City Cafe that you probably don't already know? The People's Whiskey just keep on impressing the Hell out of me with their amazing catalog of work, and each set I see them play is different and never boring. They are seriously great and I hope they just keep getting more and more popular here in the City, and that some wise record label swoops them up and gives them a boat load of cash to support their Rock N Roll dreams and wishes. <3 Everybody said that we, Aluminum Falcon, were good, but I don't know what set they were listening to! LOL I never hear anyone else, but I know I kept losing sticks and sucking wind behind the kit, and somebody introducing one of our songs as being about a girl and having her leave you in San Francisco for a dirty squatter punk was not funny, assholes! ha ha ha Everybody had something to say about her, and I heard each and every one of you. Seriously. I wish I could comment on how Surrounded By Thieves sounded, but I was too busy socializing outside with everyone which, according to the band, is where I always end up watching them from. Who knew? LOL
The gig ended early, so we jumped into the Tour Van of Death and headed off to Favorite's, hoping to catch us some Deadhand, Tinglerz or the Black Jetts. We got there long after the bands had finished playing, unfortunately. The Tinglerz were already gone and Deadhand and Roy and Gabe from The Black Jetts were just hanging out in the parking lot. Deadhand had an extremely large butt plug device, pink in color, heavy in weight, among their gear that was sitting on the sidewalk. I wanted badly to ask them why, but I was too scared too... heh heh The Black Jetts didn't even play, because they just lost their bass player Roy, so if any of you bass players out there are looking to join a kick ass Punk Rock And Soul band, please contact the band here or here and be prepared to sell your soul... heh heh We all hung around a bit before calling it a night. Hanging out with your Friends is always fun. It's always a good thing. :-)
Yeah, everything is going awesome right now. Minor speed bumps aside, the ride is smooth, the view - beautiful. Everything's updated. Check out the Pictures I took of the Sharp Objects @ Thee Parkside in San Francisco. This is the band I was watching while the ass clown I was with was getting mad at people bumping into her, and then confronting them by saying 'Do you know who I am? Do you know where I come from?' LOL What the Hell was I thinking?? ;-)
Big hugs and kisses to everyone who came out to Amber Watson's memorial get together @ the Bunkhouse last night. More than enough money was raised to cover all the expenses, which just goes to show you how beloved that girl was to people here in town. The place was packed, the mood a bit somber. The band Stereo High did an excellent job playing for everyone, and they sounded pretty good while doing it. I'd check them out again if the circumstances were different. It was good seeing sooooo many people I haven't seen in ages there, but it sucked that we were gathered together for all the wrong reasons. It was what it was, and I was there, and that's pretty much it. It was a great show of Love for someone who was taken away from us at a much, much too early age, and I can only hope that the rumors aren't true. Death. Phooey.
The night ended up with a group of us heading off to the Artifice, and since we were in the neighborhood, a private after-hours tour of Cowtown Guitars... LOL Jesse & Roxie's new place is fucking magnificent, and conveniently located next to a gay porno shop full of glory holes and desperate men. I mean, that's what I heard anyways. I would never frequent such an establishment. ;-) ha ha ha Congrats to Cowtown Guitars for their new posh digs. The new place is incredible. I can't see anything but a bright and rosy future ahead of them. <3
And I was pretty drunk last night, but I think I joined Pigasus... LOL
Anyways, everything's updated. Aluminum Falcon is playing a gig @ the Motor City Cafe tonight with our good friends Surrounded By Thieves and my 2nd favorite Local band The People's Whiskey, so if you're not going to see The Black Jetts / Deadhand / Tinglerz gig @ Favorites, stop on by and hang out and have a few drinks and socialize. We're going on 2nd, so get there appropriately. It should be a fun time. It usually always is. ;-) See ya there.
If you didn't see it on the way in here, here's the flyer for the Amber Watson benefit gig going on tomorrow night @ the Bunkhouse.
Even if you can't stay for the entire event, just stop by for as long as you can and just soak it all in and surround yourself with Friends and maybe remind each other of what we mean in each others Lives, ya know? If you can contribute anything monetarily wise, that's great, but even if you can't, just come out anyways. Grab a PBR tall boy and smile and laugh and remember the good times while listening to some tunes. Amber would of wanted it that way.
Yeah, Singing For You by Deadhand seems appropriate right now. It's comforting to me, and she knows why. <3 Deadhand released an epically AMAZING video today for their song Places, off of their self titled first release, and I can't stop watching it. It's really fucking great, and the meaning of the candy and soda on the bed when they're planning the bombing is driving me nuts!!! ha ha ha Could someone explain it to me please?? Brendan, I'm looking in your direction...
Yeah, if you aren't a fan already, go to the bands Facebook page by clicking here and like them and tell everyone you know about them. You know the drill. :-)
The Memorial gathering for Amber Sanchez is happening this Thursday @ the Bunkhouse. Starts around 7-ish. There will be Bands playing and DJ's playing and the night is going to be filled to the gills with Music, in Honor of a girl who was majorly loved in this City. You can check out the Facebook event page for it by clicking here. It's a $5 donation, and all money is going to be given to Amber's mother to help cover funeral costs. All Acoustic acts are encouraged to take to the stage, and even if you can only make it for a few minutes, just be there. Just be there. Give until it hurts and dig deep when you do. Anything and everything you can give monetarily is deeply appreciated. Do it to pay your Respect to someone who deserves at least that. Do it because it's the right thing to do. Just do it. Seriously. See you there.
Amber Sanchez passed away last night in her sleep, and it's set my circle of Friends on their asses. Literally. Stunned isn't even the word for it. It's sooooo fucking shocking. I mean, I know everybody says that bollocks when someone dies young 'Oh, it's such a shock' but gawd damn is this one seriously heartbreaking. She was one of the coolest, most nicest girls ever. I'd always see her at the gigs, she'd always be yelling at me while I was playing drums, and she was just delightful to be around. Always with a drink in her hand and a smile on her face. A real Positive vibe. We weren't the closest of Friends, but I knew her, ya know? I take small consolation in the fact that she died so peacefully, rather, I mourn our loss of someone who had so much to give and offer to everyone. We were definitely robbed on this one, and I hate seeing my Friends so deeply affected by it. It fucking hurts, I know, and this one is going to hurt for a while. If anyone deserves it, it's you Amber. Rest In Peace. You will be forever Loved and Missed. Save us a seat at the bar, OK? </3
Fights at punk rock gigs... how cliche! LOL
I had a great time @ the Arts Factory on Sat., checking out bands and scamming out records. Glad to see that the turn out is getting better and better, because the record swap thing is just so much fun. And the Bands! Man! They were great. How sick was Internal Corrosion? Fuck yeah those guys ruled! Playing an Old School Metal sound, ala Show No Mercy era Slayer crossed with Kill 'Em All era Metallica, those guys just fucking killed it, getting the Punks and the Metal heads to stop drinking their tall boys for a second and bang their heads and thrash around in a lovely display of Unity. Internal Corrosion was excellent, and I'd love to see those guys again. Seriously. Go to their Facebook page by clicking here and check them out and Like their page, because that's what it's all about nowadays - being Liked on Facebook. Yeah, and while I'm on the subject, if you haven't already, Like the onethirtyeight.org Facebook page. All you gotta do is click on the button to the right there...
OK, now that that shameless plug thing is over, let's get back to the gig! :-) Nests - holy sweaty donkey balls! Where the fuck did these kids come from?? Those kids just fucking shredded it up true Hardcore style, playing some Gang Green / Jerry's Kids style of Punk that just had me standing there with my jaw on the floor at how fucking righteous the shit they were playing sounded. Infuckingcredible. It's too bad that the singer got sucker hit from behind by some douchebag while Vihan Rytmi's insanely noisy set. Those guys were good too! I hope it seriously wasn't their last gig, because they were pretty wicked sick. Painajainen style crusty noise not music, which I only say because it's the name of that bands classic 7". Finnish Hard Core Man - you gotta love it! ;-) Vihan Rytmi. Good stuff. It was cool when Crystal from Ecophagy Records got up on stage and screamed out a few songs. It wasn't cool when that dooshbag East Side Joe's kid sent the singer from Nests flying into the support poles for the overhead metal structure with a blindside low blow tackle from behind. That was a pretty chickenshit thing to do. Oh well. The fights that came afterwords because of it were mildly amusing. ;-) And then Die Laughing brought it all to a close with a lackadaisical set of all 4, 382 songs that they know, in celebration of their just released CD that contains everything the band has ever done. Fucking sweet to say the least. Yeah, it was a bittersweet way to send Bob and Larry on their way to a bigger and better future in L.A., but it was cool that people made the effort to come out and see them off and to celebrate the whole Die Laughing CD release thing. Very cool indeed. I left after the bands were done, stopping off at Artifice to see Deana, and I didn't even say Goodbye to Larry or Bob because I know our paths will cross again somewhere and that we'll see each other again. There is no word for 'Goodbye' in my Native language, there's only the phrase meaning 'Until we meet again', which is 'nya'aamh'. Nya'aamh Larry and Bob - nya'aamh my Friends.