What a night. <3
The gig at the Beauty Bar was the shit. Thanks to Frank, Eddie, Jorge Voodoo Glow Skulls for being the righteous guys they've always been for the over 25 years I've known them. Thanks to Mike and everyone else in Guilty By Association for just killing it and being our brothers in arms (us old guys gotta stick together), and Thanks to Lavin and The Pluralses for the crazy stories and for playing such an amazing set of songs in which every one was a true story. There were a shitload of people there, a great fucking vibe, and I hated leaving early, but I had to go play another gig across town at the Dive bar for Punk Mock Bowling.
Nothing but Love L-U-V at the Dive. The guys from War Called Home were hanging around outside either dressed up like nerds, or dressed up like the nerds that they are, I cant tell. Jodi's Agenda were on stage and they sounded pretty good, despite ol' funny face on drums. They had a saxophone player and a sick, artsy riff playing guitarist, and with Joni on vocals, they had a heavy X-Ray Spex vibe to them. I stopped paying attention when they broke into a painfully bad Blondie cover. Ugh. The Mock Sparrer thing came off flawless, with none of the dreaded mistakes we were fearing showing their ugly head during our set, which was comprised mostly of material from the Argy Bargy release and a few other Cock Sparrer gems. Matt killed it on vocals during a few songs, and people were taking the mic and singing along and having fun with it, which was the whole point of the evenings set. Thanx to everyone for coming out. Playing 2 gigs, 2 different sets, at 2 different places was draining but fun!
Tonight's the night! This is where the payoff for all the hard work comes to fruition.
There's some sort of corporate rip off type of event going on this weekend, and the fact that my counter culturally inclined "Punk" friends participate in said event willy nilly and without shame is both disgusting and sad to me, as it is every year, but the good thing that comes from this is an alternative, a counter revolution to the Hot Topic brand of nostalgic Anarchy that's being forced down your throat this weekend. You got gigs like these 2, happening tonight, something Local to do that's worth supporting, something that's not designed to separate you from your money by greedy old Punk has-beens, something that's more Locally slanted and oriented. Start your night off at the Beauty Bar, where the Voodoo Glow Skulls / Guilty By Association / The Civilians / The Pluralses will be kicking things off in the punkiest of styles. THEN, head immediately to The Dive bar to see the Punk Mock Bowling event, featuring Mock Sparrer (which is The Civilians doing Cock Sparrer covers), No Effects (which is War Called Home doing NOFX covers), Lambs To Lions, and Joni's Agenda. Locals Only Braaaahh! hahahahaha
2 gigs at 2 different places with 2 different bands? No problem! I got this! ha ha See you at the gigs!! :-)
OhmerhGAWD!! There is soooo much going on around here that my heart can't stand it!! LOL
Besides all the usual stress / aggravation with trying to put together a set list of covers for a gig less than 24 hours away, I've also been dealing with little shit talking hairy armed Downtown Trolls looking for validation to their pathetic existence. Look, I know you old trolls once had a future as bright as the semen that covered your faces nightly @ the Beauty Bar (when it was cool to hang out there, right?) but now? You're just sad and ugly and forgotten. Sure, you can hashtag Twitter and Instagram snarky stuff to your panty sniffing sycophants like you're relevant, like you matter, but you don't. You know you don't. You go out of your way to create "controversy" with your femiNazi agenda, your borderline threats you label as wishes, stirring the pot, looking for someone to play along with you and your BS and guess what?
It's not me.
I got waaaaayyy better things to do, waaaaayyyy bigger cunts than you un-merry old trolls to fry, and you aren't gonna drag me down to your level of silly pettiness. I live in the real world, not the delusional Downtown fish bowl, PC pussy world you all immerse yourself in. Go back under your bridge ugly little trolls. You 2 "girls" are like a pathetic before and after weight loss picture. I wish bad things to happen to both of you, which is OK, because wishing isn't threatening, right? ;)
It's Friday the 13th. And there's a full moon out tonight. Be scared.
There's lots going on this weekend, the Macro-Fi Reunion show, the Alan Six gig @ 11th Street Records, the return of the Battered Midgets @ the Double Clown, but really, seriously, this Saturday night's gig @ the Dive is the only one you need to concern yourself with. This, my friends, is the only place to be on Saturday, and I'll tell you why - Residuels. The Acid Sisters. No mystery band because they were just too mysterious to be on the bill... ha ha ha
That handsome in a gay sort of way face on that flyer is my beloved friend Pitt. Mr. Pittney Rosenthal, Esq. is his official title nowadays. After moving back East, he's reimagined himself as some sort of Hipster Roky Erickson, and his band Residuels, currently on Tour with the Buzzcocks, if you can believe that shit, are playing the Dive on Sat. I can't tell you what his new band Residuels sounds like, or maybe I'm scared to tell you what I think they sound like, I dunno, but here's the bands new single. Check it out yourself and see what you think, and if you like it, it will be available at the gig! :-)
And as if that's not enough reason to be at the Dive on Sat., then there's also on the bill The Acid Sisters, a group of Downtown artists making a swampy, psychedelic noise as of late. Featuring Elayna and Nick on vocals and guitars respectively, I'm curious as to what they're gonna sound like live. I can't think of a better way to spend the day than watching your friends new musical endeavors. See you there!!
I got something to say...
And that is who fucking cares? Seriously? Who. Fucking. Cares. Look, I get it if you're hyped, because not a lot of people have seen the Misfits before, "The Original Misfits", whatever that means. Jerry Only wasn't in "The Original Misfits". Neither was Doyle. The original line up was Danzig, Diane, Jimmy, and Manny. That's "The Original Misfits" lineup. Depending on what drummer they end up using (I'd love to see Robo called back in), this should be billed as Lineup #5, #6, or #7, i dunno, but that's not gonna get everyone's panties in an uproar like announcing that "The Original Misfits" are getting back together, now would it?
BRING BACK GOOGY!! hahahaha
No matter what, I think the point that's being missed in all this cash in musical nostalgia selling mediocrity to the masses is that you're never gonna recapture what some of us were lucky to experience. You're never gonna see the band you saw in old, grainy YouTube footage, terrifying a club full of people with their loud as fuck Horror Business music. You're never gonna recreate that feeling of being someplace you shouldn't be, watching a band you shouldn't be watching and really know little about, playing songs that will forever change your Life, for better or worse. You can delude yourself by saying "Well, this is the best I'm ever gonna get, because I wasn't even born yet when they were originally a band", but that's just settling for mediocrity, isn't it? That's just accepting what you're given and liking it, which was something that Punk used to be against, but with the advent of these big cash cow sell out festivals, it seems that accepting mediocrity has become the norm.
How boring and sad.
And yeah... as for that OTHER thing that all my friends are all up in arms about.. look, we've all known that that whore has had mental problems for years. Daddy issues much? Drunken drug doll much? What was once cute is now just pathetic and sad in an older girl like her. She's gonna get burned by all of this, badly, and it's gonna be a painful lesson for her to learn. Does anybody still like her or tolerate her shit anymore? Gawd I hope not. That thought depresses the shit out of me. That skanky has-been / never was, hairy armed Troll, takes a kind of retarded pride in her social irrelevance and troll like ability, and she goes out of her way to promote dissension among her own friends, because her self loathing / hatred restricts her ability to maintain real friendship or to be happy for others. She's a shit talking narcissistic piece of cray-cray that is painfully and obviously off of her mental meds. THOT. Let's hope all her big talk of suing everyone and getting lawyers involved in all of this (like her pussy boyfriend does) actually comes to fruition. I'd love to have my lawyer subpoena some of her ex-friends as character witnesses. LOL I hope someone is screen grabbing all of her shenanigans, before she deletes it all or blocks us from replying to her bullshit. It would look great in court! ;)