There's a reason why I stay away from certain bands, and that reason is Drama. Drama usually associated with a certain member of the band, or with the people who support certain bands. Sometimes it's both. Locally, there are bands here in town that I will have NOTHING to do with, just because of the past actions of a few of their members and their support / condoning of them and their actions. I think this has always been obvious to most of you, and my friends and I all make jokes about it, because it's no big thing - always Business, never Personal, ya know? I usually just ignore said bands and they either grow up or grow out of the Scene, showing themselves as the true Poseurs that they always were, but a few of them stick around and start and join other bands, which is a shame because sometimes the new bands are really fucking ace, and I can't get behind them and support them because of who's in the band. Phooey. I don't keep up on the bands and again, just ignore them and hope that they go away. I really can't be bothered. I really don't care what they're doing or what they're up to. I only know about it if someone tells me about it, which leads me to this.
A fight at a bar gig. Big whoop dee doo! Since it involved a band that I don't support, everyone felt the urgency to tell me about it and to ask what I thought about what happened. Look, I really don't care about it, and I know EXACTLY what happened, but so what? Big fight / Drama started by fans of a certain band. Shit got scary, and the Soundman got a knife pulled on him - that sux but what do you expect at THAT type of show with THOSE type of bands and the crowd that THEY bring in. Violence is almost inevitable when dealing with them, and for those involved who claim taking part of it like it's something cool, like some ignorant jock would, well, that's just fucking laughable. And bragging about it on Facebook and naming the names of those involved is always a laugh as well. Fucking retards, I swear.
Had a great trip to Cali this past weekend. Hung out in a Heroin den. Played at a Tweeker bar. The only thing missing was the chicken wire strung out in front of the stage! LOL Ate and Drank. Took pictures of stuff. Posted onethirtyeight.org stickers on everything. Had fun. It was a lot better than I'm making it out to be, I assure you. ;-) Came Home to Romance and Relaxation, which is always a good thing. My toothache pain is gone, which is weird, because I don't think toothache pain just goes away. Oh well. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Everything is updated. The Pictures I took of Sloka @ the Tropics Lounge in Fullerton are up, and you can click here to go check them out. That new camera of mine is awesome! There's lots of stuff going on this weekend, starting off with that Napalm Raid gig @ Yayo Taco, then there's some great bands playing at the Double Down on Fri. and Sat., and that Las Vegas Summer Punk Fest is also going down this weekend too. Should be interesting to see how THAT little thing plays out. There's the G.P.B. CD release party going on @ the Sanctuary on Friday, Unfair Fight is playing with Ringworm @ the Bunkhouse on Sat., and Ty Segall @ the Beauty Bar on Sunday. Should be a cool weekend. :-) I leave you with this heartwarming video of a whale being saved from some nylon netting he got trapped in while swimming around. The way he shows his gratitude is just the coolest thing ever. <3 See you around.
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