Wowsers. This feels pretty good, like putting on a old pair of well broken in sneakers.
Sitting in front of my computer, relatively pain free, and only a slight bit sick. What the Hell is going on here? lol Man, it's been a while since I've sat down to write something for the website, or for anything else for that matter. It seems like forever. It's definitely not been on the top of my list of things to do, that's for sure. Health concerns and Family matters have kept me down for weeks. After getting back from the Rez I spent Christmas day sick in bed and vomiting, which is just the sexiest way to spend any holiday, if you ask me. ;-) It's how I spent Thanksgiving too, and it's how I spent Christmas, which was just great. The 2 biggest awesome food eating holidays of the year and I spent them with my head stuck in the toilet, vomiting up food I had just eaten minutes before. Haven't done that in a while too, and I can only hope it isn't how I'm going to be spending New Year's Eve. So yeah, I'm a bit slacking on everything but I'm not really concerned. Nobody reads this website anyways, or, to put it more accurately, nobody should read this website because there's just nothing going on here except for shit talking and self serving, right? I mean, I hate every band in Vegas and I only promote the 6 bands that I'm playing in, right? LOL I've never said a good thing about anybody or anything and I've never promoted a gig that I wasn't playing. Or, at least that's what I've been hearing about myself lately. Yeah, it's always nice to come back here and catch up on all the things being said about me and this website.
Vegas. I love this city. :-)
I don't even have to be in town for Drama to find me! LOL Oh wait, I forgot - I'm not out of town! I'm living it up in a hotel room surrounded by hookers and doing meth! LOL Oh wait, I also heard that I'm just making up this whole funeral thing just to get out of showing up for that ass kicking I was promised at the Mapes End Of The World party going on tomorrow night @ the Motor City Cafe! hahaha Oh Vegas, if I wasn't so gawd damn sick with pneumonia I'd probably be laughing my balls off, but it hurts to cough, to laugh, to pretty much do anything, so I'm not laughing it up as much as I should. And I'm not even going to get into the BS with my so-called BFF who moved back to Vegas and fell right into the pathetic trappings this City can offer the ignorant few. Hey, good luck with your new downtown Hipster friends girl - you're gonna need it! Funny how you believe them over me, because, as we all know, they're such wonderful, awesome people who everyone thinks soooo highly about, right? Right! hahaha It's funny how people who can't even take care of themselves or their kids, who rely on Mommy and Daddy to pay their bills and to buy stuff for them, think that their opinions matter or are relevant. Start taking care of yourself by yourself, like all the rest of us do on our own without daily help from our parents, and then you can talk to me like you're better than me or something, or like your opinion matters. Maybe. Such a fucking drag. 2 less Drama Queens in my Life that I thought were my Friends. Like I need this shit at this time of year, at this particular time of my Life. Phooey. Fuck off both of you.
And since I'm so full of piss and vinegar, I might as well tell you that No, I will not be in attendance for that amazing Mapes gig going on tomorrow, not because I'm scared, and it's not because of some bullshit excuse like I have a cut on my finger and I can't play the gig... LOL Yeah, that band that started up all the Drama with that gig had to cancel, because their guitarist got a cut on his finger and can't play that night - awwwww! How sad! Guess he never heard of a band-aid or superglue to fix that shit up, but hey! What do I know? I play gigs with injuries much more severe that a paper cut on my finger, but that's because I want to play the gig, and not because I'm not looking for an excuse not to play the gig... heh heh Regardless, it should be a great gig. What better way to spend the end of the world day, right? Right!
Where did the Bands list to the side of this column go? Well, since Weebly updated their hosting services with a Search bar now, the need for it just went away. Same with the bottom footer now, which now has all the Contributors to the website listed on there. If you wanna get a hold of anyone, for any reason, just click on their name and you can. Same with the Bands. If you're looking for anything that's every been written about any band on here, just type their name into the Search bar above the Header, right next to the NO ACOUSTIC GUITARS OR BEARDS ZONE marking, or in the one above the ARCHIVES listing, and everything written about them will pop up. Try it. I did. It's pretty snazzy, and another reason why I'm happy doing my website with Weebly. And why I recommend it to others. :-)
Well, the fire is burning out, the drugs are kicking in, I'm gonna put on some old George Lopez recordings to cheer myself up, and get ready to do what I gotta do for my little Cousin this weekend. Hope you all have fun doing whatever it is you're going to do this weekend. I'm sure my ears will be burning from the idle gossip being said about me when I'm not around... heh heh
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Yeah, there's not much to be festive about around here. Death comes ripping at me around Christmas time (again) and I think I re-injured my leg playing that Luicidal gig, which was pretty fucking fun, by the way, and just to make everything a bit more interesting, I'm walking around trying to get things done with a fantastic case of pneumonia. Just my luck, of course. No Rest for the Wicked. That which does not kill me...
Being depressed and sick as a dog on Friday night kept me away from the Sand Dollar to partake in the festivities going down for the Dirty Panties 7th Annual Toy Drive, which, according to everyone in attendance, was one Hell of a time! Lots of cash an unwrapped toys were collected, and because of that, some kids are going to have a very Merry Christmas indeed. I heard that every band brought their A game to the stage and just rocked the fuck out of the place, and I'm very jealous that I wasn't there to witness it all. Rusty and Dean, after their little stint guesting on the Double Clown Radio show, where they kept calling me and trying to get me on air with them for some reason, were in attendance and I think one of them is giving the gig a write up. Rusty gave me a bunch of photos and a few videos of the nights events, and once I go through it all I'll post it all up here post haste. Motivation is a hard asset to come by lately, but I'm trying real hard...
Just like I was trying real hard to get motivated for that Luicidal gig on Sat. After being up puking my guts out and sweating like a slave on the bathroom floor all night, I almost had doubts that I was going to make the gig, but I woke up that morning feeling pretty good - good enough to head down to Winchester park to help out Bob and Hektor with their skate competition they had going on. It was fun checking out the kids skating, and I got some pretty good pictures of a few of them. I could of done without the Drama that followed me there though. Oh well. It didn't follow me to the LVCS, so it was all good. The gig went surprisingly well, although the attendance could of been better. That band Mersa was pretty sick, and even though they were a man short, I.D.F.I. still fucking killed it, just like they always do. Tim from 702 asked me if Luicidal could use my drum set, and said if I did let them use it, we would play right before Luicidal did, so I agreed, because nobody can do more damage to my set than I can, but for some reason, Rule Of Thumb got to play right before them instead, which was a shame, because they lost all the momentum that we, American Buckshot, had built up. Oh well. After seeing the crappy drum set the guy from Rule Of Thumb was using, I don't blame the guy from Luicidal for not using it... heh heh Anyways, Luicidal were pretty good - much better than I thought they would be, and the pit action was fast and furious for every song they played. People obviously had songs they wanted to hear that they didn't play (for me, it was You Got, I Want, for Bob it was Possessed, and for Dean it was Join The Army), but overall, they did pretty good. They played the "hits" and everyone seemed to dig it. It was a fun gig to say the least. Shame if you missed out on it.
And now I got this funeral to deal with... fuck. I hate Christmas, I really do. Too many people I loved have passed away this month, and it brings me no Joy - only the Horror of what I used to have in my Life that I don't have no. Phooey. Christmas can suck it as far as I'm concerned. Later.
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