The Business gig @ the Cheyenne Saloon on Thurs. was fanfuckingtastic! The band was spot on, kicking things off with Get Out Of My House and finishing it up with their classic first single Harry May, and in between those 2 songs they just put on a performance that was one for the books, that's for sure. What was up with that obnoxious, attention starved, Skinhead chick? Did Fish fuck her? Anybody? LOL I think Fish liked the Civilians a whole lot, because right after he saw us play he slapped one of our stickers on his guitar, which was very cool of him to do. The only other band on his guitar, The Attack, the band that they're on Tour with, was pretty mediocre, and once they played that atrocious cover of (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais, I headed off to the taco shop with my girl, only to find it was closed. Booooooooooo. If you're a band that's lucky enough to be on Tour with the Business, and you don't have enough original material to fill in your allotted set list time, and you gotta play covers after the third song in, then please, for the Love of all things Holy, do NOT ever play a Clash cover. Ever. You're welcome. I missed opening band Pieces Of Polices (sp) and most of Loose Change, only because I got there late and was busy shmoozing with everyone before I got up on stage and played. Thanx to everyone who came out and came up and said Hello, it's always a blast to see you all in person and our conversations are always sooooo informative and enlightening! LOL Here's a video that I took of the Business performing Harry May, the last song they played that night @ the Cheyenne Saloon. If you weren't there you blew it.
The reason why I was late for the Business gig was because I was hanging out earlier Downtown at Hogs & Heifers for Sailor Jerry Day - what? You didn't know about it? Neither did anyone else. Does nobody believe in Promotion anymore? Whatever. I was down there to get a free tattoo, everyone in The Loud Pipes got one for free, and for free tattoos and free Sailor Jerry rum, I'll go just about anywhere! LOL It was a fun time and Thanx! to everyone involved with that for making it happen. I wanted to go to that lame ass Downtown Project town hall meeting about the state of the Local Music scene (I was one of the lucky few with an invite to the thing) afterwords @ the Ogden, but all I would of done there is laugh at the ass kissers and lame Scenesters lamenting about how to get more people into their shitty, and slowly dying, Downtown music scene. The audacity and arrogance of some clueless Hipsters asking about the state of the Local Music scene, while not notifying anyone actually involved in said scene, and only allowing 40 hand picked 'representatives of the Music scene to lament on what they think needs improvement is both lame and laughable. Next time you wanna ask the Local Music scene about the state of the Local Music scene, try inviting EVERYONE in that scene, and be prepared to deal with good and the bad as it's spewed out in front of you. Our Local Music Scene is not like the Facebook world. It's OK to 'Dislike' something every so often, and healthier for us when people do. For a write up on what went down at that meeting, please click here. Roxie's quotes are pretty funny... ;-)
You know what else is funny? D.I. - they're fun and funny! Seeing them play pretty much everything you'd expect them to play is always a treat, and they just get better and better at doing it as the years fly by. More than a few people were saying that it was the best they ever saw D.I. play, and they may be right, who knows? All I know is that I had a great time watching them kill it in front of a room full of drunken maniacs who were more than appreciative of the effort. Great way to spend a Fri. night, ya know? Highlight of the night for me was when the guys from D.I. came up to us Loud Pipes as we were standing around smoking and chatting and boozing it up, usual pre-gig stuff, and they were asking us about our migration West or some shit. They were under the impression that we were from Cleveland, for some reason! ha ha ha They recognized our cuts immediately, and Eddie said he still had his original Loud Pipes shirt that he got from us 10 years ago. :-) Time flies, huh? Such a fun night. You know things are getting out of hand when both Jesse and Bob were riding a skateboard around in the pit... LOL Apparently you can't do that at the Artistic Armory though, because when Zack rode a skateboard in the pit during the Battalion Of Saints gig on Sat., they threw his drunken ass out for doing that... ha ha ha Oh silly kids. It really is true what they say. Youth is wasted on the Young. :-) Everything's updated. I'm gonna go stand in the wind for a bit and let it blow these cobwebs and bad thoughts out of my brain...