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.