Stop it with the emails already.
I'm alive, well, but just not inspired to do any writing as of late.
Too much Death, both in people I know and Family members back Home, have me in a bit of Melancholia.
Everything Locally bores me. People, Places, all of it.
I was invited to the Beardcore Kool-Aid party Downtown, but couldn't muster up the stupidity to drink any of it.
The Local Punk scene is comprised of a bunch of unashamed dirty beggars, bands who beg for money to go on tour, bums who beg for money to get into the gig, and venues who beg people to pay their rent, and some talentless hacks who wouldn't know what a hook was even if you rammed it right up their asses, which a few of them would enjoy, no doubt. What happened to the art of Songwriting? Bands practicing? Wanting to sound good? Anyone? No one? Phooey.
I tried to muster up the energy to go to that Terveet Kädet gig last night, but the thought of seeing a bunch of old men playing 2 chord songs that sound like every shitty high school band I've ever heard just didn't appeal to me. Sorry, guess I'm not THAT Punk after all. ;-)
Everything's updated. Latest additions include Music Reviews on the latest from the Buzzcocks (click here), Fugazi (click here), and a little something from Karl Bakla on that Uniform Choice 7" on beautiful orange colored vinyl that just came out, which you can read by clicking here (Hi Hanson!). I also gave a write up to a Local band called Anti-Vision, and you can click here to read that. I also posted some Pictures I took of the Tiki Bandits (click here) and Safewerd (click here) playing at the Regency Casino in Laughlin, as well as some pics of Bob skating the skate park there, click here to see those. I also posted some old photos I had of Agent Orange (click here) and Manic Hispanic (click here) playing at the Icehouse, with The Crime (click here) and The Vermin (click here) opening. Yeah, how's that for a Throwback Thursday? LOL
Sat. night @ the Dive - which seems to be the ONLY venue here in town doing Punk gigs that are worth going out to - Straight outta New Jersey, it's the Hudson Falcons, on tour with Dressed For The Occasion, with Local openers The Civilians and Three Rounds, who I'm hyped on seeing. You wanna hear some catchy, well rehearsed, and well structured, anthemic Punk Rock tuneage, then you should definitely make the effort to get your ass down to this gig and participate. Or you could go to that "Skate Rock" gig at that shitty corporate venue on the Strip or you could go to the Emo Beardcore gig going on Downtown - your choice. If I had me druthers though, I'd be at that Missing Persons gig @ Adrenaline, but that's just how I roll...