So where were you last night? I know you weren't at the Slaughter And The Dogs gig, because NOBODY was there! LOL Oh man, I can't remember the last time I've seen a band's gig that sparsely attended, Local or National acts included. Maybe Give 'Em Hell when they were playing mop up at the Double Clown one night, but even that's stretching it. Oh well. It's a good thing nobody was there, because every band that played sucked - mine included. It's called 'Practice ' for a reason people. It's not a bad thing, I swear... LOL Rule Of Thumb were the lucky ones, because they didn't play the gig for some reason... ha ha ha I think the general consensus of every band that played last night was that the less said about the gig, the better, and I think everyone involved just wants to put it behind them and forget about it. Unfortunately, video evidence exists, but I haven't the heart to post it up here. It's too gruesome. Much like watching the Raiders / Texans game just hours before the gig. Ouch. That was pretty gruesome too. Man, Sun. just wasn't much of a good day for me. I should of stayed in bed and slept... LOL
Sat. was a much better day, because all I did was a whole lotta Simpsons watching and hearing everyone ranting about either the Surrounded By Thieves CD release party at the Double Clown, or they were carrying on about Pirates taking over the Dive bar. Strange days indeed. Congrats to Surrounded By Thieves on their latest release. You fuckers better save me one of those limited run of 500 red vinyl LP's! I never got my green vinyl version of that Desert Rats With Baseball Bats II release from Cody either. I don't know of anyone that did. Bastard. There was a write up on Surrounded By Thieves recently in the Review Journal, and if you haven't read it yet, you can click here to check that out.
On Thursday, while all the Fashion Punx and Poseurs pretending to be Street Punx were converging on the Dive bar to see Total Ghaos play, I was getting my Metal on with Jeremy and Bob at the Prong gig @ the LVCS. Jeremy had the hook up through a friend that's Prong's road manager, so we hung out there and had a fun time. Prong were really good. Nothing spectacular, nothing over the top, just some good ol' fashioned American Metal that was a welcome change of pace to gigs I usually go to. Ya know, every now and then, you just gotta get your Metal on. I do it, you do it, who cares? I had fun, Prong were good, I got to watch a guy at the Brass The Lounge who was wearing a tee shirt that said "This is what AWESOME looks like" dance around to songs like Funky Cold Medina and Wild Thing. If that's not fun I don't know what is! LOL I gave the whole night a write up, and you can click here to check that out. I also posted the Pictures I took that night with my new fresh ass Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera, photos of Prong (click here) and Rule Of Thumb (click here) that came out pretty good. I was fucking with settings and aperture and all sorts of shit like that, so some of them came out pretty interesting, to say the least. Me likey. :-)
Speaking of write ups, I forgot to tell you that Zack Attack, aka everybody's favorite bar back at the Dive and Local skateboarding borracho, wrote up his little excursion to Ventura last month for the Nardfest II gig, and you can click here to check that out. It's Zack. He writes how he talks. If you know him, you'll love it. I wonder what ever happened to Karl Bakla? :-)
Everything's updated. The Breeders are playing tonight @ the Bunkhouse, and Junior Brown is playing @ Triple B's on Thurs., and you know who could care less? This guy right here!! ha ha ha Just like I don't care about all that fucking Drama between my friends about ripped off tee shirt designs and shit talking from the skanky new (old) girlfriend of an ex-band member / Friend on Instagram bullshit. I can understand that there's a point to be made, and all you people sitting on the sidelines putting in your two cents about everything doesn't help that point to get made, but I'm always a fan of Action over Words, and all that shit doesn't need to be played out on Facebook. Keep it real people. Let's get drunk and fight like dogs in the street, Fight Club style... ha ha ha Oh, and to those of you "stupied" enough to be poking a semi-sleeping lion, DO NOT cry like a little bitch when the lion lashes out at you and strikes you down with one of his claws. That's not how it's gonna go down, so fair warning.
Music Review:Living On Hope Street. Vol. 3
Pictures: A Broken Line @The Breach
Pictures: P200 @The Griffin
Gig Calendar updated
Idle Gossip updated
Music Review: Unfair Fight - False Walls
Music Review: The Misfits - Live At The Forum