It's been a week of laughter and story telling and drinking my ass off. From different people, places and faraway cities, I've been hearing various amusing antidotes about my ex-band mates. I'd tell you some of the funnier ones, but I don't want anyone (male or female) to phone me and threaten to beat me up again. I've been laughing too much this week as it is. I have a great reason for not going to the Supersuckers show on Wednesday... the reason why is that Senor Pitt had stopped by my house to say goodbye to me. He's moving to Philadelphia, and I am bummed. Not because he's moving, but because we didn't get to spend more time together in these past few months because of all the Jesse/Roxie drama. He seemed a lot happier, and the way he was talking about Beth and the city in general has me thinking this is the best thing for him. Me and Pitt were always the closest in the band. In San Francisco, when everyone was in a bad mood, me and him hung out and walked around and ate lunch and just had a great time by ourselves. Pitt was the one who would drunkenly tell me on tour about how great Guns 'N' Roses were and how they influenced his life, knowing damn well that I HATE that band. And he would usually tell me this shit when I was trying to get some sleep! Pitt was my drinking partner. Those photos on the opening page were taken in the green room of the Huntridge when me and him lost our minds on drink and drugs. It's one of many great times we had. Me and Pitt always ended the night/morning of the Tour together having a last smoke and drink, talking and laughing about what a great time we were having and how lucky we were to be touring. It was me and Pitt who had Tony and Hank laughing and not worrying about a thing when Roxie was acting like a psycho bitch in Livermore. It was me and Pitt who would play covers of classic punk songs when no one else wanted to practice anymore. It was me and Pitt who would write songs that The Loud Pipes never wanted to play, but we knew them like the back of our hands. Yeah man... lots of good memories. I'm glad he stopped by before he left and that we had a great time together. He had such a great time at my house that he ended up passing out in the van! LOL I'm gonna miss that ugly bastard, but I promised to stop by and see him on my way to Europe in a few months. Anyways, I gave the whole website a new look, thanks to Debra's input and influence. I gave the Links page a new look, updated the Gig Listings page, and put absolutely NOTHING new on here. What a deal. And remember Pitt... there's no word in the Indian language for the word good bye. What we say is... until we meet again...
Hee hee hee... I just had the best talk with my bro Hollywood Shane just a bit ago, and it put me in a better state of mind. Not that I wasn't in a good state of mind to begin with, but he just elevated me to a complete other level. Besides our swapping of some Idle Gossip, we made plans to hang out there when I'm in L.A. next month and to see some shows when I'm in town. That man is a bleedin' nutter and I love him to Death. It was a weekend of talking to old friends, which is why I was in such a good mood. Even though the theme of every discussion was What happened with you and the band?, it was still nice to just reminisce about days gone by. Anyways, the Supersuckers show is this Wednesday, hope to see you all out there. I posted 3 new Reviews (Green Day and Rudimentary Peni and the Clash), and other than that everything is peachy keen. Thanks to the new people who have joined up to the onethirtyeight.org Myspace group, and thanks to everyone that IM's me or sends me the emails... it's always nice to know who your friends are. I'm gonna be posting up some old Interviews that I've done (the first one is gonna be with Guttermouth), since I wanna get back into doing some more of that stuff. I have some bands in mind here in town that I wanna talk to in depth, so don't be surprised when my request comes your way. And to the bands that want me to drum for them... well... I'm still thinking about it...
To even attempt to begin to tell you what an influence the Ramones were on my life is a waste of energy. It wasn't like Johnny's passing is a shock, but to contemplate the thought that there's only 1 original member left of this groundbreaking band is sure to make you feel even older than you already are. So pour yourself a drink, slap on your favorite Ramones album and just remember... don't mourn the loss, but rather celebrate the gift we were given. I've been getting a great response from people who read my last posting here. I don't really post on myspace.com anymore, since Jesse gets all "macho insecurity" on me whenever Devon tells him what I wrote. At least if they come here to read what I wrote I get counter hits! LOL But yeah, lots of people have been writing / asking questions about what happened between me and The Loud Pipes, and I thank all of you for even giving a fuck. It just trips me out that all of this vicious legal stuff has to happen. Oh well. But anyways, enough of my Drama, let's talk about some killer shows with By Death's Design @ Gameworks tonight and The Dirty Babies @ The Double Down this weekend. Check out the Gig Listings page for more info on all the things coming up here in town (as always). Nothing new posted, nothing much to say. I'm in a funk over Johnny's passing, and I'll probably be that way for awhile. Oh yeah, I heard a few things about the D.I. / T.S.O.L. show last night... and the funny part is that I'm sure it's all true... slow, sloppy and shitty... heh heh heh
It wasn't funny when it was first told to me, but hours later I'm laughing at it. Seriously. If you go to The Loud Pipes message board, you can find some really amusing stuff posted there about me. It's also very slanderous and very libelous, but we'll get to that later. So after everyone and their mother is telling me about this stuff being posted and commented on about me, I check it out after a bit. I'm a little slow on the uptake, but I didn't get the poll or the title of the post. I haven't bothered going to their website in months. Hell, I only found out about the Thrasher Magazine interview being out while me and Debra were shopping at Albertson's one night, so I haven't been keeping up on what my former band has been up to. If it wasn't for Brendan from Absent Minded and Brian from Infestshit, I wouldn't even know they were playing a few upcoming shows. But then, I run into some people I haven't spoken to in a while, and they told me that THEY were the ones who posted it. The funny part is that someone edited what they originally posted, which was something along the lines of Roxie and her oral talents. So instead of just deleting the post, someone edited it to slag me off, and it lead to troubled waters. Funny huh? That people who said they were my friends just turned on me and didn't even have the decency to allow me to explain or defend or just outright dismiss any qualms and tribulations they had about me. What pals. Oh well, like I said, I think it's really funny... sorry if you don't think so. I guess the moral of the story is, people who believe that bullshit posted about me are no longer my friends, and the people who know me don't believe a word of it and are still my friends. Oh well. It's all in the Lawyers hands now... heh heh heh. Anyways, new stuff posted on the Music Reviews page (Social Distortion - Green Day - The Killers - The Hives - Guttermouth - IMA Robot), my Message Board is up and running, and there are some cool shows happening this week. Go to the updated Gig Listings page for all the details. Hope everything is going well with you... I know it is with me!
Gig Review: Misfits / Alkaline Trio / FEAR @MGM Grand Garden Arena
Idle Gossip updated
Pictures: Doulos @Angel City Cafe
Music Review:Desert Rats With Baseball Bats, Volume 3
Music Review:Blondie - Pollinator
Pictures:Manic Hispanic @Silver Saddle Saloon (Repost)
Pictures:Dinah Cancer & The Grave Robbers @Double Clown Saloon (Repost)
Gig Calendar updated
Conflict @ Ft. Cheyenne (Repost)
Punk Rock Summer Comp
Sparks / Les Sewing Sisters @The El Rey Theater