Well, when I woke up tonight, I thought for sure I was going to be reading about a huge Denver blowout over the Raiders, but lo and behold that wasn't the case at all. I actually missed a pretty damn good football game! LOL I'll chalk this loss up to growing pains, because we easily could of won it. Sea Bass misses 2 FG's? Wow...
In any event, I'm having a fun weekend. Fri. night's Civilians gig with Sham 69 was great. That band Revolt was pretty pissed at us for taking their direct support spot playing right before Sham 69, but it wasn't really our fault. Right when I got to the Dive, Kirby rushed up to me and asked if Sham could use my drum kit, which I never have a problem with. Everyone's played my drum kit. Hell, even Miguel from Total Gheyass has used my kit! hahaha People love it, and I figure, if I can't break it, then neither can you, and no one's proven me wrong so far - knock on wood. Kirby said that Revolt were terrible, and that he didn't want people leaving before Sham got a chance to play - his words, not mine, although after seeing Revolt play, I can see why he said that. They're a typical UK 82 leopard print bondage belt high school Punx type of band, and compared to the sonic onslaught presented by The Psyatics and The Civilians, they just seemed underwhelming and boring. Kudos to the guitar player from Revolt for playing with 17 stitches in his head though, which he got from busting it open somehow the night before. Oh, to be young and seemingly made of rubber again. LOL It was a fun gig. The Psyatics are a great band, but could someone tell them to keep that annoying dancing girl outside the venue when they play? Seriously. She turns the band into background noise for the attention starved girl gyrating her way around the room. Wasn't just me thinking that either - I'm just the asshole stupid enough to say it publicly. We already have joke bands here in Vegas that do that, we don't need any more. The Civilians did good, and we finally got the FNG Matt up on stage to stutter/stop his way through Heroes Of Our Past and some other song I can't remember the title of. I could tell he was nervous, but he did a good job. I think that was the best crowd response we ever got from the Dive crowd, so again, Thanx! :-) Sham 69 were definitely having an off night. Technical difficulties and a rhythm section that looked like they learned the songs in the van on the ride over didn't really help their cause. Stop/starts galore were just killing the vibe in the room. Other than that though, they were OK I guess... LOL
I didn't even make it to the Riverboat Gamblers gig @ the Beauty Bar yesterday. The same ol' Local bands that seem to play every gig and store opening and Jewish brit milah were on the bill, and it had me thinking I didn't have to show up until after 11 at least, but at that time I figure, what's the point? The thought of going Downtown and dealing with that BS and paying for parking and the dooshiness of the Beauty Bar had me thinking I should just stay Home and play Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, my current obsession.
Idle Gossip updated
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Pictures: Walk Proud @Blacklight District Lounge
Music Review:Living On Hope Street. Vol. 3
Pictures: A Broken Line @The Breach
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Gig Calendar updated
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