OK... it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Thankfully no one has gotten hurt yet so it's all still fun and games! hahahaha Was that really Tony the Soundman who got fired in the Comments section? Sure sounded like it... hee hee hee
In the midst of all that Cheyenne Saloon Drama, I forgot to tell you that fucking Neon Reverb SUCKED!! hahahaha No fucking promotion whatsoever and Local Band support was pretty much non-existent and relegated to the precious Sunday night spots that everybody just loves to play. NOBODY was at Atari Teenage Riot that Saturday, NOBODY knew who was playing where and at what time, and NOBODY gave a shit about anybody that played. Every venue was pretty much vacant despite the fluff piece that appeared in the City Life this week, which pretty much set this tirade off. Click here to read that if you haven't already. If they're thinking about turning this into some sort of Street Scene kind of thing, they're definitely gonna need to step it up a notch or two or ten. Big Talk was the 'Coachella Moment' of the Festival? Oh fucking bite me. They suck. Ronnie Vannucci should go back to playing that stupid ass Jock Pit song with Attaboy Skip like he used to. Coachella Sucks. Your fucking Neon Reverb festival sucks. And City Life, you suck too.
If you people that think that Zappo's buying the rights to First Friday is a good thing, just remember that I told you this right now - it's not. The Corporate Takeover is not to be embraced. Cindy Funkhouser is not a friend of First Friday. Nope! Since when is the 'Disneyfying' of a once independent, quirky gathering of Local Artists and Bohemian types a good thing, huh? When has it ever been? Yeah, exactly. Booooooooooooooooo
OK, now for some Positivity! LOL You just can't be pessimistic all the time, ya know? ;-) I got pretty hyped when I saw this because I love these guys. Apparently, someone made a documentary about Fishbone, one of the coolest bands EVER, centering in on the tenacious relationship between Norwood and Angelo, and the film is now making the rounds at film festivals all around the world. Go to fishbonedocumentary.com for more info about the movie and to find out where you can see it in your part of the world. Fishbone are Rad!
And BTW, that new Jesus Lizard - Club DVD is fucking AMAZING!! Wowsers! Age has only made those guys better. And it comes with the entire set as 320 MP3's as well, so you can download that shizz straight to your iTunes. Awesomeage. :-)
This was a pretty OK article about Dirk Vermin in last week's Seven magazine, and you can click here to check it out. The picture they used for that article is a Photoshopped nightmare, but I always enjoy reading that cantankerous old bastards rants and raves about anything and everything. When's that damn Boredom Is The Reason book coming out anyways???
Everything's updated. Come by the Motor City Cafe tomorrow to see a pretty PFR gig with 2 good Local bands and then Us. :-) And don't forget about that All Ages gig @ Yayo Taco with the Gashers and Guilty By Association. It's somebody's Birthday party so I'm hoping that there will be CAKE there... heh heh
"I'm always looking over my shoulder"
And my Friends have always got my back. ;-)
Ya know, I thought that it was all settled. I thought it was a done deal, which it was, but apparently, that dooshbag Mark @ the Cheyenne Saloon just doesn't know when to let sleeping dogs lie. You're gonna try to ambush me? Think again home slice. The problem with Vegas is that it's truly a small ass town, where if you fart on the Westside people know about it on the Eastside in a manner of minutes. You can't talk shit about someone in this town without them eventually finding out about it - you just can't, and apparently, him and his crew of Employees and Bar Fly's have it in for Yours Truly, which is truly just laughable. Really? Can you say 'Divebar'? hahahaha And over what? Putting up stickers in your shitty ass bar? Oh, like I was the first one to ever do that, right? And I heard your main complaint about the whole stickering thing: Oh, there was a sticker put on my Daddy's TV - boo fucking hoo! Go to Home Depot and buy a $2 can of adhesive remover and Voila! The corner of your Dad's TV is as good as new! Yeah, he's bitching about a sticker being on the corner of his TV. Not the screen, but the corner. Check it out here. It's not like the TV looks any different from any other TV you have in there. There's no sign or a place card mentioning the sentimental value of it. And the fact that you keep carrying on about this, when you know Gawd Damn well it wasn't me that put that sticker on your precious TV, just lets me know you're an Irresponsible Idiot with no Merit or Honor, and you and your 15 cameras can go take a flying leap. Why don't you go after the ones you have on video tape actually putting the stickers up? Is it because they're girls? Is it because one of them is a very well connected, well loved girl in a popular Local band? What the fuck ever dude. I've heard your requests from all of our mutual Friends about wanting me to apologize to you face to face, like a man, whatever that means, and I'm publicly and formally telling you to Fuck Off, because that's not gonna happen buddy. If I did something wrong I would apologize, but I didn't. Charge me with Vandalism. Please. It would be worth it just to scan the citation and put it on the front page of my website to be used as an object to ridicule you with. It'll be worth it just to show everyone here in the Las Vegas Music Scene what a petty little dooshbag you are. You're making a mountain out of a mole hill for stickers. Really? Fucking idiot. Trust me when I tell you this Mark - you and your bar already have a shitty ass reputation with Bands here in town, and don't act like you're doing us all a favor by letting us play there for $50 and some drink tickets. You're a Businessman - you're in it to make money, and I don't have a problem with that. I made shitloads of money when I was booking shows, so I know all about it, but for you to basically shoot yourself in the face like this by taking a stand with this whole Vandalism thing is not good business sense. And now you wanna get physical with me about it? Really? Well sorry I couldn't bother to go down there and talk it out with you again, like a man, face to face, whatever, but I got better things to do, like hang out with my Friends and laugh at your 'stupiedity'. Oh, and your complaint about how I shouldn't let people talk negatively about your bar here on my website is a joke as well. You must not know this website too well, because let me tell you, there has been some MAJOR shit being talked about on here, much worse than someone saying you're a Dooshbag and that your bar sucks. I didn't censor that shit, so what makes you think I would censor bad talk about your bar? Exactly - I wouldn't. Maybe if you wouldn't give people a reason to think and talk badly about you and your place, then you wouldn't have anything to worry about. Or better yet, maybe you should listen to the negative things people are saying about your place and try looking into fixing the issues addressed. It makes sense, I know, and that's why I'll stop now.
And Thanks for your offer to help promote my site and allowing me the pleasure of promoting your shitty gigs on my website. Damn that's nice of you! Why, if I didn't know any better, I'd say you were making a big deal out of all of this just to get me as an Ally. hahahahaha And I love your line of thinking you told my Friends about how Vegas is a small scene and we all need to support each other and all that. Tell me Mark - is threatening someone with Vandalism charges your way of promoting the Music Scene and helping it grow? hahaha Is that your idea of promotion? Your pettiness sure has everyone talking, but I don't think you'd like what they're saying about you and your club. Whatever. This conversation bores me, I think I made my point, and now all I gotta do is sit back and watch the fun as people react / interpret things for themselves and figure out the Truth as to what's going on. The balls in your court dude. You wanted an apology from me?? Fuck that. I want an apology from YOU. You are the one completely wrong in all this, so man up and admit you were wrong and we'll go from there, otherwise, the wagons are circling and all the Snipers and Haters have the Cheyenne Saloon in their sights, set to pick you and your place apart piece by piece, and I, for one, will cover every aspect of it because I think that by pointing out the asinine stupidity of Promoters like you is a good thing for the Health of the Local Music Scene. It's like pulling weeds from the garden. Leave the weeds in and the garden struggles to expand and grow, but when you pull those weeds out, things go as they should. The garden thrives. It lives, and I think without your bullshit cracked out little man syndrome power trips, the Local Music Scene will be a lot better. Yeah, I know that there's not a lot of places / venues for bands to play at here in town, but if you're gonna be a little girl about people putting stickers up in your bar, which, I hear isn't even in your name, then you should just probably take your Daddy's TV out of the bar and just go home to wherever it is you came from. The Vegas Music Scene has more than enough Drama. We don't need any more of that shit, especially when it's over something so fucking lame as this. Stickers. Really? Oh what the fuck ever. Grow up. Shut up. Fuck off. Have a nice day! :-)
And you're FUCKED!
Just wait for it... it's coming... I don't know what you were thinking...
Hey! Neon Reverb is in town - do you give a fuck? I don't. Shittiest bands ever playing at the cool, hip places. Phooey. If it wasn't for that Atari Teenage Riot gig happening @ the Royal Resort, I wouldn't be giving a shit about any of the Neon Reverb events. Who plans these things anyways? How do the Local bands get on these bills? I'm assuming it's all about who you know, just like everything else in this town but still. Would it be so hard to make the band line up a bit more interesting at some of these gigs? Guess so. Oh well. I posted all the shows I thought were pertinent on the Gig Calendar page. Check it out.
And BTW, the only place you should be at tonight is the Hypnotic Lounge for the 2nd night of Deadhand's residency there, with Local support being provided by the Tinglerz and Unfair Fight. That's one Hell of a lineup, and if you time it right, after your face is done being melted off you can make it over to the Motor City Cafe to see the Gashers play with the Seriouslys. Yeah, Atari Teenage Riot would be nice to see, but these Local gigs are just too good to miss out on. Well, that's my plan for the evening anyways. ;-) See ya there!
So how did your weekend go? Mine's went craptacular! hahaha It's a long story that I'm sick of telling, because I've pretty much told everyone I know what happened, but needless to say I didn't make it to the Pow Wow... Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I spent the weekend decompressing and dealing with all the detritus that came from the whole Pow Wow experience. Yaaay! In the end everything worked out, so no biggie.
I'm usually not the guy to get all into posting videos on a famous persons birthday, but this thing that Google did for Freddie Mercury's Birthday this past Monday was soooooo good I have to post it here just for posterity's sake. I fucking LOVE Queen and it's one of Life's great tragedies that Freddie is no longer with us. Booooooooo. Check out the video - it's rad! And I'd like to point out it's exactly 1:38 seconds long... heh heh
In case you didn't already hear it, the Iggy & The Stooges gig this Sat. was cancelled, making that Atari Teenage Riot gig all the more of a draw. I doubt that the cool people who were going to Iggy will make it to ATR, but you never know. ;-)
Hey! The Black Jetts are in need of a bass player! George, Paolo, I'm looking at you! hahahaha Chad and Tom left the band to pursue their other musical entity, and so the band got their original drummer Jay back, but now they need a bass player. If you think you have the chops, and I kind of think that having some big ol' chops on the side of your face might be a requirement at this point, then you should contact Roy at the band's Facebook page by clicking here and telling him you wanna kick out the jams, motherfucker! If you tell him you read about the bass player thing on onethirtyeight.org, you will get absolutely NOTHING for that mention, except for some ridicule and pity and being pelted by some sort of body fluid.
Speaking of fluids, Bobby Franks, Sophisticated Cool Guy Around Town, and ex-front man for Local Hardcore Legends Of Faith And Fire (<3) has started a cool little blog about something he really knows something about - Drinking! hahahaha It's called The Bar Hack and you can go to it by clicking here and reading the first entry, which is about him creating a drink and flavoring Rebel Yell whiskey with blueberries or some shit like that... Sacrilege! hahahaha
Everything is updated. I added a whole bunch of stuff but damned if I can remember what it is. The Shakedown gigs info, some Show Reviews, Videos, whatever. Everyone and their Mom is at Rancid tonight, and I don't know if that's funny or sad. Different strokes, I know, but Man... really? LOL Oh well. I'm gonna hit the town running, since apparently all the bands I currently play with couldn't practice tonight because they're all gheying off at the House Of Boooooo's... Homos. Hahahaha I leave you with this video of Guilty by Association performing their last song ever with Bingo Billy behind the drum kit @ Yayo Taco a few weeks back. The song is the title track from their latest release American Decay. Enjoy!