I think it was at the point when I was sitting behind my drum kit looking at the crowd that I finally realized it. Looking out into the crowd of familiar fans and friends was surreal enough, but then to look over and see Pitt standing in his familiar position to my right channeling John Cale, just put it all in perspective to me. It was really happening. The O.G. Loud Pipes were about to play again, something that hasn't been done since 2006 at some party @ Grandpa Spooky's bat cave (Click here to see the photos from that night). Yeah, I took a bunch of shit from a lot of people about my presence at the Double Down, but overall I had a good time. It was good seeing you all, I think we played a fantastic set, and hopefully we get together much sooner than 4 years to do it all over again!
"We are all only temporary curators of our present bodies, which will all decay, sooner or later. In a hundred years or so all the humans currently alive will have died. I take great comfort in knowing, with certainty, that thing that makes us special, able to enrich our own lives and those of others, will not cease when our bodies do but will be just starting a new (and hopefully even better) adventure ... "
Peter Christopherson - Throbbing Gristle
Sleazy from Throbbing Gristle passed away last week somewhere in Bangkok. I wasn't that big of a fan but I knew Genius when I saw it. Makes me wish I made the trek to Coachella last year to see them play again. Oh well. I hate when that happens.
And speaking of Death, Leslie Nielsen passed away this past week as well. The movie Airplane! seriously warped my little brain in the 80's, and Leslie Nielson's performance in that flick was a major contributor to that. I loved the Frank Drebin character in the Naked Gun flicks, and who could forget his appearance in Creepshow (I can hold my breath for a loooooooooooongg tiiiiiiiiiimeeeeeeeee... hahahahaha). Yeah, it's a trip when people you grew up watching and loving in the movies gets old and dies. Very strange feeling indeed.
Don't even get me going on what's happening with the Raiders or the Sharks...
Tonight is Bigg's Birthday Bonanza @ Yayo Taco with Die Laughing, B.F.O.M. and Dodsfalla. Come out and wish a cool dude a Happy Birthday, and check out some good bands while you're at it. Tomorrow night @ the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip is Battle Born, Guilty By Association, Holding On To Sound and some band that should of never gotten back together. ;-) Thursday is Naomi's Birthday Bash with the Apocalyptics, and then Friday there's all sorts of stuff going on, including the Safe Nest benefit @ Area 702 with TheCore and a bunch of other bands, Tatiana's Birthday Party with the Subtimes and a bunch more bands, and then Saturday it's all about 1/2 Ast, The Bitters, The Insect Surfers and The Dickless Bastards @ Ace's And Ales, which, I think, is owned by the guitar player from Alice Cooper's band, if you can believe that! A fun filled week, to say the least. Should be fun.
Tonight @ The Double Down:
The Loud Pipes
Get there early. We're one of the first bands playing. If you miss out, you're gonna have to wait another 4 years to see us play together again. Unless you live in San Francisco, New York, Austin or Seattle, of course! ;-) Trust me - you do NOT wanna miss this tonight. Attendance is mandatory. Leaner. Meaner. Cleaner. Some things do get better with age. See ya there!
Where the Fuck have I been? Where the FUCK have YOU been? hahaha This time, it wasn't killing Zombies that have kept me at bay, but it was a damn cold! Go figure! Apparently, it hit Vegas pretty hard, with a lot of people I know either getting slowed up by it or completely shut down because of it, so I think I'm in good company. Good to catch it now and get it out of the way, right? Now I can get back to the website, catching up on all the shit I've been lagging on. At least that's my excuse. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Anyways, all sorts of things going on here, with lots of good gigs happening and some coming up that potentially look interesting. I was hyped on tonight's gig @ the Divebar with the Queers, but after hearing about what happened there last Friday at the Agent Orange gig and then on Sat. with the D.I. gig, I think I'll be staying home. Drama and Drunken Fools Fighting just bores me to tears. Nice to know nothing changes there, despite what they're telling people, huh? What? You didn't know Agent Orange and D.I. played @ the Divebar this past weekend? Yeah, neither did a lot of people apparently. Promoters, Bars, Clubs, whatever, try getting the info out to people and, surprise surprise!, people might show up to the gigs. A strange concept I know. And BTW, Myspace is dead. If you're posting show flyers and gig information through that fucked up beyond belief vehicle, don't forget to post the same info on Friendster too. Having been on Myspace for over 6 years now, it's been a long strange trip watching them fuck themselves up into the unworkable mediocrity spam filled machine that it currently is. Promoters - get a Facebook page. Everyone you know is on there, and if you wanna entice people to get out and check out some of the bands you have playing your venue, that's the way to do it. That, and maybe send me the info beforehand, so I can put it on my Gig Calendar page and let all 9 people who read this website know what's coming up and what's going on. Yup.
Happy Birthday Talitha!! XOXOXO times a zillion!! Me wuv you! <3
Pitt is coming to town for Thanksgiving. Just to grub with his family, and not to play a surprise reunion gig @ the Double Down with the Loud Pipes this weekend. Remember, you did NOT hear that from me. ;-) Pek was spinning through the channels and saw Jesse on Pawn Stars last night, fixing up some old Gibson ukulele that some shnook brought in. Pek's daughter seemed hyped that she had been playing and hanging out at a 'TV Star's" house. LOL Kids. You gotta love 'em. Me, I don't even hang out with Jesse in his "TV Star" house as much as I do Gibson, his precious beautiful baby boy. I just hang with him on the couch drinking Slurpees and watching football. Between watching him and watching Tony running around with Jesse's other boys playing football in the street, I'm fully entertained every Sunday afternoon. Yeah, that Tony. Grandpa Spooky. The Prince of Pinche Darkness. He came back from the South healthy and vibrant. Weird. It was a bit unsettling at first, but now I'm used to it. Tony's outlived his usefulness as mine and Jesse's Raiders good luck charm though, the bastard. After our drubbing by Pittsburgh yesterday, I'm convinced our good luck well has run dry. Looks like we'll have to rely on our backup rookie Receiver and backup Pollack Quarterback to get us that wild card spot in the playoffs. hee hee hee I've been catching up on my Hockey watching as of late, and man, the Sharks look wobbly as fuck this year. Inconsistent play and a giant clusterfuck at the Goalie position has them looking real, real bad. **sigh** Oh well. It's early, right? It's gonna be an interesting Season, that's for sure.
Yeah, I know. Who cares, right? You wanna hear about the Drama! The trip to California. Upper deckers. Garage parties. Breaking shit. The whole Jack and Pigasus thing. Hank's party. The Flexx Bronco / Last Night's Heroes gig. What happened @ the Divebar. What happened at the Beauty Bar. Brookelyn finally leaving Las Vegas and her talking shit on Facebook about people and band mates she left behind. All of that stuff, right? Well too bad. I got better things to do, and I'm gonna get to doing them right now. Everything is updated. Yada yada yada.
Random conversation #61 heard outside the Box Office last night:
"Hey, how did you hear about this show?"
"Oh, I read about it on this website called 138."
Random conversation #247, 312 and 341 heard at the Beauty Bar:
"I didn't even know the Bronx were playing until I read about it on your website!"
hee hee hee
Yeah, I think I've found my niche with the website. Gig information. I know lots of people get info about gigs from here, because they tell me so, or they copy my misinformation and misspellings word for word and put them up on their Myspace pages. **coughcoughlasvegaspunkshowlist** hahahaha Who cares? As long as the message is getting out there, that's all that matters.
Yeah, taking a little break from playing my beloved video game, recovering from a rowdy night of gigging about town. That Outbreak / Hour Of The Wolf / Smartbomb / Murder Majesty / Start! gig was a pretty sweet way to start the night. Smartbomb were sooooooooooo fucking good. Hour Of The Wolf was a bit disappointing, because they had this wimpy drummer playing behind them, taking away a lot from the power of the music, and they seemed a bit off for some reason, I dunno. I wasn't the only one who noticed that either. It was funny when they were onstage telling the story of how Joe The Fireman had his leg broken when they played Vegas the last time @ East Side Joe's, and how Eastside Joe didn't want him calling an ambulance to the place, and how nobody would give him a ride to the hospital either, so Joe The Fireman had to hobble his ass away from Eastside Joe's to call an ambulance for himself somewhere down the street... hahahaha Poor guy! Outbreak were fucking fantastic and I got a kick in the eye from an errant stage diver for my trouble and stupidity in standing right near the front of the stage. Oh well. It was worth it. They were really fucking good. Piss poor turnout though. Could it have been from a lack of promotion, perhaps? Yeah, probably. Highlight of the night had to be when we were standing around talking about the upcoming Queers gig @ the Divebar, when someone asked who was opening, and someone else said Murder Majesty, and then Hank!, in a loud ass voice goes "MURDER MAJESTY! FUCK THOSE GUYS! THEY OPEN ALL..." and quickly trailed off at the end because Sean from Murder Majesty was standing 5 feet behind him! hhahahahaahaha Hank! strikes again! Fun times @ the Box Office. It was great that Sal was being called the Old Guy and not me for once! ;-)
After that gig everybody and their Mom was @ the Beauty Bar to see The Bronx playing for free. I love running into people who I talk to all the time on Facebook and having them completely ignore me when I try to talk to them in real life! LOL Mariachi El Bronx were disgustingly horrible, and to see all the Caucasions getting all romantic to the lame ass tunes being played was gloriously entertaining. You would of thought it was a high school dance or something! LOL The band needed a tuba player and some Spanish cat calls to make the sham more believable though. Seriously. Lame. As. Fuck. I almost left it was so terrible. All was forgiven about an hour later when the Bronx proper took the stage. Intensity level went through the roof from the first note played onwards, and as one of the bodies being pummelled up front against the low slung stage, I again caught a kick to the eye - same eye, same situation - an errant stage diver. I stood in the back after that and watched the action from the rear. My Momma didn't raise no fool! LOL The Bronx were ridiculously awesome, and although I'm not that big of a fan of theirs, they did play my favorite song by them, Shitty Future, so I'm happy I was there. Why weren't you there? Something better going on? No matter the case, if you weren't there, you missed out big time! Pictures are already posted. Show Review might be forthcoming, who knows?
OK. Back to my video games. There's a cool gig going on tonight with Megaton Leviathon and Dead Neon happening @ the LVCS tonight. If you're in the mood to have your face grinded off and to have your ears blownn out to utter uselessness, then you should try to stop by and be prepared to be annhilated. That band Bad Taste are playing the Sanctuary tonight too, and I'd go, but I'm kind of in recovery mode. Doesn't mean you shouldn't go though. :-)
Tomorrow it's all about this gig, again, at the LVCS, featuring TurbonegrA, an all female tribute to every Turbojugend's raison d'etre! Local support is amazing, and you do not wanna miss this gig - Seriously!
If you're out and about early enough, you can catch this gig which is apparently Die Laughing's last gig ever, as one of the band members is moving away or becoming a Priest or a Mormon or something. ;-) This is going to be an excellent get together. Come out and have some fun. Don't be one of those brain dead zombies who just waste their Life away playing video games - oh wait... hahahaha
OK, so I've just crashed the Ghost Train into Mexico, using the stolen Spanish Soldiers uniform that I got after I killed those wetters for talking shit to me up North. I can't decode the 4th Treasure Map for the life of me, and running into old friends like Seth, Nigel Dickens, Bonnie McFarlane (even though I blew her Dad's brains out in the barn) and Sheriff Marshall is just like the icing on the cake I can't stop eating. I love killing Chupacabras and I've vowed to never kill another Sasquatch as long as I live. I found the Brokeback Mountain guys, and I loved killing that Nazi store keep for shits and giggles. You probably don't have any idea of what I'm talking about, and if you do, isn't it great? LOL Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare has been consuming my Life as of late, and I'm not minding that fact one bit. I don't go to Gigs, work on the Website, or even venture out of the house for replenishment anymore - everybody delivers nowadays, including Albertsons! ;-) Ahhhhhhhh... this is why I don't play video games more than I do. They take over my Life and make everything else seem inconsequential. Fun as Hell though.
I do get out on Sundays to watch the Raiders at Casa de Amoroso though, and with our new Good Luck charm Tony, things have been most festive as of late. Roxie is the best host a group of Neanderthal football fans could ever hope to have, and with our 3 game winning streak going into the bye week, I'm feeling most optimistic that we'll give Pittsburgh a good run for their money next game. And what about what happened to Wade Phillips? hahahahaahahahaha Jerry Jones is a douchebag! The only way the Cowboys are going to the Super Bowl this year is if they buy a ticket! LOL And the Sharks are pissing me off. We do great against the good teams, and we suck ass when we play the not-so-good teams. Niemi Sucks, the Joe Thornton suspension was total bullshit, but you know what - at least we're not the Ducks, the Kingss, or the Sabres!! hahaha Oh SNAPS!
California, we're coming for you... Hide your sheep!!
It made me both Angry and Amused that the Misfits show had such a great turnout. Angry that there are that many stupid people who went to that bullshit, and Amused that there are that many stupid people who went to that bullshit. All of you who have told me about the gig, either positive or negative, I secretly smirk at you for being a sucker and going to that shit - "You ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" heh heh heh I'm not gonna pontificate upon which line up is more of a real Misfits reunion - Doyle and Danzig and some Sunset Strip doods, or Jerry Only and some Black Flag alumni, because, as Jess Stewart said, "It's not 1995 anymore - don't we have better things to complain about?" LOL
Time for the Sharks / Ducks game. After that, more zombie killing. Outbreak and everyone's favorite band Murder Majesty is playing @ the Box Office on Thurs., and the Bronx is playing @ the Beauty Bar that night as well. Friday has Bad Taste (new band in town - check out their Myspace page by clicking here) playing @ the Sanctuary, and Dead Neon is playing @ LVCS that night as well. Saturday it's all about Turbonegra, Pigasus (who are actually rehearsing now!!) and the Tinglerz @ the LVCS, but Die Laughing is playing their "last" gig at some place called Hillary downtown that afternoon, and the 7 Outs are at the Double Down that night too! Busy ass weekend of stuff going on. Dress warmly and get your ass out to the gigs! Me, I'll be sitting at home killing zombies; content. ;-) Everything is updated - new stuff added to the Pictures page, as well as the Live Stuff page, including the 2 songs I got of Nails playing @ Yayo Taco, so browse around and waste some time and check shit out. What else are ya gonna do - play Farmville? hahahaha
All Souls Day. My candles are lit. Music is on. The mood is somber at best.
After all the Legal wranglings that have been happening as of late, it's good to just relax and get back to, quote-unquote, normal, whatever that is. Things move at a slow pace, and it's time to focus on upcoming things musical. Aluminum Falcon has taken flight. Vegascendents are playing @ gig in San Diego in a few weeks. Life is good.
Congratulations to Brooke & Jeremy on the birth of their beautiful, baby girl named Grace, who was born on this past Halloween day. Both Mommy and Daddy's Little Girl are doing fine. I love the mental picture I get of Jeremy bringing his newborn baby home and sitting in front of the TV and explaining to her the importance of a neutral zone regroup... hahaha Again, Congratulations! I am soooo happy for the both of you. :-) You have no idea.
Yeah, things are going to come to a crawl around here, as I made the huge mistake of downloading the new pack for Red Dead Redemption: Undead Overrun. It is simply AMAZING and for me, the ultimate mindless violence video game. There's nothing better than killing zombies by various means, like holy water, cannons, phosphorus bullets and double barrel shotguns for hours all day and night. I'm sure there's a motive or storyline to the game, but I have no idea what it is. I just ride around and look for places high up to slaughter each and every zombie within a 5 mile radius of where I'm at. Even the animals are zombies! hahahaha It's great, and I feel bad that I wasted even this much time away from the game. Gotta get back now. Everything is updated. New stuff added to the Links page. Gig Calendar has all the worthy shows on it. The Nails Show Review is up, as are the Pictures I took that evening. Check it all out if you're so inclined.
Always Remember, Never Forget: C4INJIL <3