Funny, there was less Rock In Rio bullshit clogging up my Facebook feed this past weekend than there was last weekend, which just tells me that my friends are not a bunch of 13 year old girls, and that the 2nd installment was geared towards clueless people lacking any taste in Music whatsoever. The 2nd installment did just as bad as the 1st, but they're not gonna tell you that. Inflated attendance numbers and shoddy performances guarantee that this farce is going to be force fed down your throats until you choke on it, whether you like it or not, just like that other musical fest farce that's coming up soon.
Man, as far as money raising benefits go, Las Vegas definitely gets the short end of the stick. Here, we get house parties with the address given out an hour beforehand, and in the Bay area they get Green Day making a triumphant return to 924 Gilman St., a place I was lucky enough to see them play at a few times. Why do I live here in Las Vegas again? Anyone??
Everything is updated. New look for the website but who cares, since nobody ever reads this thing anyways, right? I posted a few Pictures of the bands The Civilians played with @ the Time Out Lounge in Arizona a while back, a Rockabilly band called Buried in Red, and a crazy rocking drunk Punk band called We Might Be Wasted, and you can click here to see the pictures of Buried In Red, and you can click here to check out the pics of We Might Be Wasted. I got all sorts of stuff ready to be added to the website... I'm lagging I know.
Is it safe to come out yet?? Is the Farce over yet?
Is it too soon to declare that Rock In Rio shit an epic fail yet? Are the Kool-Aid drinkers going to give it a positive spin like they do with their failing Downtown Zappos Llama cult BS?
"The singer from Sepultura was wearing a Double Clown tee shirt" - WHO FUCKING CARES?? I see people sporting that shit and it just gives me a heads up on how clueless that person is. I don't get it. Is it cool because that guy knows about that place, or is it cool because that place is being represented at the Rock In Rio thing? Meh. Doesn't matter. It sucked for a multitude of reasons, most of which were the bands playing. Plus parking was pretty much nonexistent, but it didn't matter, because nobody was there. Ticket sales were lackluster at best, and every write up I came across hardly mentioned anything about the bands playing, but man, did they all rave and drool over that stupid zip line thing they had there... which is a great angle to take on a story about a supposedly historical international music festival. It was funny to hear Metallica blowing the place up until 2 in the morning though... heh heh Comps were available everywhere, but if you went to that shit, you're a fool. If you paid to get into that shit than you're an even bigger fool than I thought.
Mother's Day, ugh. Less said the better. Must be nice...
Everything is updated, although I don't know why. I'm so behind on everything website related it's not even funny. Lots of cool, interesting gigs coming up this week... go to the Gig Calendar page by clicking here... get off your ass and check some of them out!
So Hey! How was that "off the chain" D.O.A. gig @ the Dive on Sat. night / Sun. morning? Did the multitude of Vegas Punx come forth and pay tribute to one of the Legends of the Punk Rock music world who were playing right here in their back yard? Were lots of selfies taken with Joey Shithead and posted on Facebook to show the rest of us just how radically cool and Punk Rock you are because you took a picture with someone "famous"? Oh, what? You didn't go? Neither did I, but don't feel too bad, because nobody did really. Le sigh. I guess when you start a gig @ 11 pm, and you have 6 Local bands opening up the damn thing, which is seriously 3 too many, well, you do the math - half hour sets, a laughable thought of 15 minutes in between bands for tear down / set up, and you're looking at D.O.A. not going onstage to play until around hopefully 3 in the morning, which is a bit ridiculous, no? And probably the fact that it was Mother's Day didn't help, but none of those reasons kept me away from the gig - my sole reason for not going was because of that one band, the band that is not listed on the flyer, the band who weaseled their way onto an already over-booked gig, the reason I didn't go was because they were on the bill and I won't have anything to do with any gig they play. Simple, although the point was moot since that band cancelled just days before, along with the always cancelling Brutal Resistance. I guess the Dive isn't East Vegas house party style enough for them to play there... LOL Anyways, no skin off my nose, since I didn't go, and I'm sure all the bands that did play were most excellent, right? Right! Zack Attack said D.O.A. killed it and I believe him. :-)
I think the point they were trying to get across is that in Life there has to be Responsibility for one's Actions. Consequences and Repercussions are just a part of the Process. Paths were meant to be crossed. I'll admit the timing was terrible, but the results were very adult and mature. Is this what they call growing up? Don't ask me. I'm just the Drummer, and nobody listens to me. Knowing I have these 2 cray-cray fiery ass Latinas in my Life just makes me sleep a wee bit better at night - when I do sleep, that is. ;-)