It's always interesting when you run into people you have bad relations with, and it's even more awkward when you actually have to interact with them, whether by choice or by force. It's even more strange when they send you Friends Requests on Facebook! LOL Yeah, Bob's B-Day bash was one for the record books, bringing all sorts of freaks and weirdos out from the woodwork, and it was really cool to see Bob so happy, delirious, like a little kid, whether he was up there trying to sing along to IDFI (who everybody was saying were too loud? WTF?) or trying to get F.S.T. or F.T.S. or whatever he was calling us that night to play a song that he wanted to hear, a song that, of course, we haven't played in a while and definitely didn't practice for. Oh well. Everyone was so twisted that night that I doubt that anyone noticed. Fuzz SoLow was fucking brilliant and I thought IDFI were pretty fucking good as well. From what everybody was telling me and everyone else afterwords, SFT killed it, but they all might of been drunk and seeing and hearing some band other than us... heh heh Someone broke the 'No taking photos' rule, but other than pictures of Bob with his cock hanging out, there was nothing too incriminating being shown... LOL Great night. Shame to those of you who couldn't make it out or left early... booooooooooooooo.
Tartar Control tonight at the Artistic Armory. I may not make it out, but I'm gonna try my best. Afterwords I highly urge you to go see that Life's Torment / Unfair Fight / Cobra Venom gig going on @ the Double Clown. That should be pretty cool. :-) And on Sunday, my girl and I are heading off to CA. to be beach bums and hobos for a week. You thought nothing gets done before? It's going to be even worse now! ha ha ha The Civilians are playing @ the Doll Hut on July 5th, so I basically get to come back for the 4th of July extravaganza going down at Casa de Amoroso, and then head back out to Cali to play the Doll Hut gig on Sat. Sweetness. There's big time news coming from the Civilians camp real, real soon. Just gotta let the Lawyers earn their keep and make sure everything's Kosher! ;-)So yeah, everything's updated, there's some new stuff added, I don't know what any of it is right now, and I don't care. I'm on vacation, bitches!! See you when I get back.
This will be the last one, I swear! LOL Here's a pretty complete version of The Loud Pipes / Flavor Flav freestyle freak out that went down @ Roxie's Exile boutique last Fri. night, and the quality's pretty good. Super Thanx to Zak for giving me the video and allowing me to post it. I wonder what he recorded it with? I'm gonna have to ask him the next time I see him.
If you don't make it to Bob-s B-Day Bash this Fri., you're a fool. Click here for the Facebook event page info. Punk Rock, Booze, and Cake - what more do you need? See ya there. And don't forget about the amazeballz Tartar Control gig going down on Sat. Some killer Local bands opening up, including Battle Born (with Craig from Guilty By Association filling in for Ben on bass), the Hard Pipe Hitters, and New Cold War, who I've yet to see. Will Mike from Guilty By Association be there to sing his part on the New Cold War song Who We Are? Dunno, but you should be there to see for yourself, because this gig is one you're not going to want to miss! Trust me on this one. I hope they have those cupcakes for sale at the Artistic Armory again... whoever had the idea to do that is a fucking GENIUS! ha ha ha
So this happened on Fri., in case you didn't see it all over Facebook and Instagram and all that other shit. If it wasn't for the videos, I wouldn't of believed it happened, but nevertheless, it did - Flavor Flav, Grammy award nominee, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member, restauranteur, and overall really nice guy, on stage freestylin' with The Loud Pipes. Surreal, to say the least. He asked for a beat and he got it. ;-) Here's the video Monica took.
Danny took this video. Better quality but shorter in length.
So yeah, there ya go. I think it's funny that almost everybody thought this was some rehearsed out, planned out thing. It wasn't. I'm still not sure how it happened. He was there, Tony gave him a mic, he wanted to sing, asked for a beat, so we just started busting out some random jam tune while he screamed 911 Is A Joke over it, and it sounded pretty good! HA! Thanx and Spanx to Hank! for finally showing up to a Loud Pipes gig, my band mates for being the crazy righteous mo-fo's that they are, Zac and his girl Erika, and my girl Erika, for being the awesome people that they are, Monica and Felix, Jaime, Tas (who liked the set until I started playing and fucked it all up), Carlos and his lovely wife, Skater Bob, of course, Turbo & Kate (where did ya go?), the Sailor Jerry guy who once tried out for Singer of Aluminum Falcon, the guys in that Eddie Bear And The Cubs band, who were super cool dudes, and anyone else who I forgot. All that free Sailor Jerry definitely affected my memory, that's for sure! Cheers! :-)
The Loud Pipes are playing this after party thing for Vintage Bike Night tonight @ Exile on Main Street, with free Sailor Jerry for everyone, and hopefully some cake, because I think it's in our rider now that The Loud Pipes get free cake every time we play the "legit" gigs. ;-) "Irregardless", get yer ass there early and participate / partake / and be a part of something pretty cool. Starts at 8 and remember - parking is going to be a nightmare, so plan accordingly. Click here to check out the Facebook event page for it. A Country band called Eddie Bear And The Cubs has the unfortunate circumstance of playing after us, because I have to leave early to go play another gig across town with a band that's not listed on the flyer, that's not listed on the Facebook event page, and to make things even funnier, I'm also playing this gig with a band that's on my Legendary "Bands I Won't Play With" list which used to sit very noticeably in big blue letters on a white board in my front room rehearsal area. Hmmmmmm... makes you wonder, doesn't it? These guys sure have a hard on for playing this shitty gig, and they certainly don't wanna rock the boat with the Promoter, so they guilt trip me into doing it. Actually, it was more like a "choose Gilbert or me" ultimatum issued to the other band members, which was just too much Drama for me so I acquiesced. Oh well. The joke's on them, because with all that free Sailor Jerry rum floating around, I'm gonna pull a Texas Station on them and just play the best/shittiest set EVER!! hahahaha It's gonna be fun. Can not wait. We're also supposed to play some house party thingy on Sat. but who knows if THAT'S gonna happen...
In the 'Taking One For The Team' Dept., The Bass Master General went out of his way yesterday to verify that the WARPed Tour indeed sucks, and that it sucks really badly, apparently... LOL Thank you Sir for verifying what the rest of us pretty much knew just from reading the list of bands playing. Almost as bad as PRP. ;-) I hope Teenage Bottlerocket was worth it, although I'm sure that they were. I hate you. Bastard. :-)
Everything's updated - why, I don't know. Comic Con is in town, there's tons of gigs going down this weekend, so get off your ass and Support Local Music!! Some people seem to think that our music scene is dying or struggling or something, when all I see are new venues opening up, new bands coming out, old bands coming back, house parties are now an option again, and some pretty awesome gigs are happening left, right, and center - but what do I know, right? Right! :-)