You know when things aren't updated on here that I'm up to something. Sometimes it something Silly, sometimes it's something Stupid, and sometimes it's something Serious. These past few days have been amalgamation of all that. Doesn't matter though. I'm always there when I can be, and I know my Friends are the same way. <3 That's why they're my Friends, and that's why some people are not.
The other night @ Jesse & Roxie's Jesse asked me if I had ever heard of a movie called Searching For Sugar Man. I told him No, and he proceeded to show me this flick about this 70's recording artist named Rodriguez, who recorded a few LP's in the 70's and then faded into obscurity, except for in South Africa, where he was considered a Legend and his records outsold the records of Elvis, Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined. No one, not even his record label, knew what happened with the artist named Rodriguez. Some said he killed himself on stage after being heckled, some said he committed suicide by setting himself on fire, and some said he was doing life in prison after killing his lover. Lots of rumors but nobody knew anything definite. This movie is about 2 guys from South Africa who go on a mission to find out just what exactly happened to the Artist and the Man named Rodriguez, and it's one of the most enthralling movies I've ever seen. I love stuff like this. Everybody should see Searching For Sugar Man. It's been nominated for an Academy Award. It's that good.
So yeah, it's my Birthday this Sat. It fucking sucks getting Old, but much better than the alternative. To add to the morbidity of the event, I'm playing a gig at the fucking Double Clown. Holy Jesus. What did I do to deserve this? I always seem to play a gig on my birthday. Last year it was a gig with The Heroine at the Bikini Bar, where I woke up the morning after with mashed potatoes in my underwear. This year it's at the Double Clown with a couple of bands called Soto St. from CA. and Skull Drug, from AZ., who I've never heard of or know nothing about, and I'm too lazy to Google and find out about. Besides, I like to find out about bands when I'm actually standing there in front of them and watching and listening to them, not from some shitty YouTube videos. Oh well. Should be a fun and interesting night. I'm gonna be there, some of my Friends are gonna be there, and I guarantee that it's going to be a much better performance than the last time the Vegascendents played there, where I ended up in the hospital immediately afterwords. Not happening this time. Nope. :-) Everything is updated. I'm off to dream. Hopefully...
Gig Review: Misfits / Alkaline Trio / FEAR @MGM Grand Garden Arena
Idle Gossip updated
Pictures: Doulos @Angel City Cafe
Music Review:Desert Rats With Baseball Bats, Volume 3
Music Review:Blondie - Pollinator
Pictures:Manic Hispanic @Silver Saddle Saloon (Repost)
Pictures:Dinah Cancer & The Grave Robbers @Double Clown Saloon (Repost)
Gig Calendar updated
Conflict @ Ft. Cheyenne (Repost)
Punk Rock Summer Comp
Sparks / Les Sewing Sisters @The El Rey Theater