What a fun weekend! I've been swept up in a wave of Christmas fun, but I'm doing my best to get things updated and added on here when I can, but like Bands and Bars here in town, everything is slowing down as things get closer to the Holiday. I'm not a particular fan of this month, because I lost so many People and Pets and Things in this precarious group of 31 days, but I'm trying to keep my shit together because, after all, Christmas is for the kids. Crass commercialism aside, it's all about the little ones and the look in their eyes when they see what you got them for Christmas. I see a few older people with that same look in their eyes when I tell them I bought them something for Christmas too! LOL It's kind of funny.
Ya know, the Dirty Panties are to be commended for the amazing work that they do at this time of year. As I was standing there at the bar at Boomer's Saturday night during their annual Holiday Toy Drive the band does each and every year to buy gifts for kids who might not get any for Christmas, I looked around the room and saw nothing but friendly faces, all caught up in the Spirit of the Holiday, all in different levels of inebriation. People seemed to dig the Vegascendents, and I think we did a pretty good job of playing. We won them over with Hurtin' Crue. Nobody covers Hurtin' Crue. Well, Snapcase used to, but they never played it any good. Quite embarrassing actually. Oh well. It was weird seeing the Happy Campers play with Chad from Battle Born on guitar. It's been years since I've seen them play - 2004 perhaps? They were just as I remember them. Sorry to the Dirty Panties and the Quitters for not sticking around, but I was dead dog tired and not feeling well at all. I couldn't even eat the carne asada burrito I bought for dinner! LOL And besides, I had to get up early the next day to watch the Raiders / Jaguars game. But to get back to my point, I really got to go out of my way to give some proper words of praise to the Dirty Panties for doing their little Holiday Toy Drive every year for those less fortunate than us. When it's right there in front of you, when you can see it right before your overtly jaded eyes, it's quite a moving sight. Dare I say it's even, inspiring? ;-)
Anyways, I'm gonna get back to wrapping my Christmas presents. Everything is updated. Stuff added when I get the time. Probably when I get back from California...
Music Review: Unfair Fight - False Walls
Music Review: The Misfits - Live At The Forum
Idle Gossip updated
Gig Calendar updated