hahahahaha of all the people I never expected to see at a Headnoise gig was the ol' sour spawn of Satan himself Joe '666" Stone, but there he was with his girlfriend Ashley in tow, hanging out and making the scene like the rest of us at the Doll Hut on a chilly Friday night in So Cal. I had Bob in tow, of course, and I was hoping he wasn't going to lose my new kick pedal like he lost my last kick pedal at the Viper Room when Headnoise played there last time! LOL At least he paid me back for it though - cash too, so I gotta give him props for that. And props to Rikk Agnew for finally remembering who I am and remembering all the things we've done together! LOL Meth is a hell of a drug kids, that's all I'm saying. 😁 It was good to finally talk to him for real reals. I mean, I always say 'hi' to him whenever I see him, and he's always just gave me that head nod "hi whoever you are" look and been on his merry way (like he did the last time I saw him at The Dive Bar for the Radolescents / Civilians gig) but at this gig he came up to me as soon as Headnoise was done playing (we went on first) and was like, isn't your name Gilbert? Don't I know you? And I was like yeah, Rikk, you know me... 😂 We talked about playing gigs together, recording with each other, sharing rehearsal space together, everything. He loudly told everyone that came up to us while we were talking that he knew me for over 25 years now, and while it's actually a bit longer than that, I didn't mind the error. I was just happy to be taking to my ol' pal again. I've missed him. He's been helping out Headnoise with a bunch of stuff and promised me that we'll be playing some more gigs together in the future. Can't wait to see how THAT'S gonna turn out... ha ha ha
Couldn't tell you a thing about the rest of the gig or about any of the bands that played. Talked to Dave and Al from M.D.C. for a little bit after we played, said goodbye to Joe Stone and everyone else that was there like Pastor Rob, (missed my heterosexual life mate Jeremy who got there after I left) then literally jumped back into the ride with Bob and grabbed some coffee before making the trek back up the 15 to the Cajon Pass to be back Home by 1 in the morning to sleep in my own bed. The things I do for my friends. 😁
Jim Monroe is pretty laid back for a legendary guy in the OC music scene. 😀
You wouldn't know him by his face but his body of work is the stuff of Legend. He's the drummer for Santos Y Sinners, runs a studio called The Racket Room Recording Studios in Santa Ana, and Headnoise has been added to the group of bands lucky enough to be working with him for our upcoming CD / vinyl release coming out later this year. I mean, the list of people Jim's worked with is amazing. Click here to check it out for yourself. I was sold at Manic Hispanic! ❤ He let me record using his kit, which sounded great, and after a miscommunication clear up regarding the drum equipment we made the most of our time all weekend with him. Songs were knocked out in 1 or 2 takes, except for Yeah Yeah Yeah, which was a pain in the butt for the others to get straight for some reason but otherwise it was smooth sailing! Don't remember how many songs were recorded but I'm pretty sure it was everything we've been playing live lately, but I have the nagging feeling we forgot a song or 2 somewhere, I dunno. It was an inspirational and learning experience to be working with a real producer in a real studio again. Can't wait for you all to hear this shit. It's gonna be game changing, that's for sure. Guaranteed.
And they say it never snows in Las Vegas... damn global warming! Thanks Trump! 😅😅😅
Not really Punk scene related, but I had to do something with these videos... and besides, things here locally are sooooo boring as of late...
Oh you know, it's your classic cliche'd story of sorts.
Band goes to Hollywood, to play a ridiculously famous well known established rock club on a Saturday night, with the owner of said venue in attendance, of course, on a pretty stacked bill of established bands and a few up and comers, a generational meeting of the tribes of sorts, and in a dazzling display of relaxation and a fantastic display of a well practiced and well trained team, said band just delivers on all fronts and takes no prisoners and leaves the stage with a bag full of heads as souvenirs and to the accolades and cheers from friends and family in attendance as well as the jive talk of A&R people from labels unknown pushing overly defined dreams. I mean, who knew people like this still existed? 😅 And just like in the movies, the owner of established venue was like you guys gotta play here more often and with bigger and better bands! Let's talk...
Oh what a night. I just wish I wasn't sick as a dog and throwing up blood all weekend to enjoy it. 🤮 I don't even know where to begin with the thank you's for this one. Start with Rob Silva for putting the gig together and putting us on it, Karl and Hector from Spider for being the cool bro's that they are, Bob for taking care of me all weekend, Chuck the fucking animal rager guitar annihilator from Until We Die!, Farrell from Decry, Spencer from Shattered Faith (let's do that tour NOW!), David Chi and Sal for the cool pix, and thanks to everyone for coming out, especially the girl from the Rainbow who said she was gonna show up AND SHE DID... ha ha ha, and thanks to the Love of my Life for keeping me from killing people and focused on the bigger and better picture. ❤
Fun! Fun! Fun! Oh what a great night! 😀
Thanks to Danielle for the delicious fruit juice drinks, Nevermore Productions for putting us on the gig, Big Daddy Carlos for the always generous hospitality,
the sound guy who works at Triple B's and always makes us sound killer,
and The Rhyolite Sound for the kind words of praise and adulation from the stage for The Civilians, that was very cool of them to do. Was there a reason why your tour manager asked to use my drum set when you guys had your own? 😁
Also thanks to everyone who came out and jumped around and sang along and made the gig much more enjoyable than it already was.
And oh yeah, thanks to that Canadian guy I was talking to before the gig started who told me he was there to see The Civilians, because he heard some good things about the band. The look on his face once he figured out I was in the band was priceless. 😁
Didn't stick around for the Supersuckers though...