Too soon? ;-)
Yeah, it's a fucking shame that MCA from the Beastie Boys passed away yesterday, hopefully forever ruining that whole 'May the 4th be with You' thing that Star Wars nerds usually carry on about on that day, but the way some people are pontificating about MCA's passing, you would think he was their favorite Uncle or something. I'm a huge fan, but Cancer ain't nothing to fuck with. There was a reason why he didn't attend the Beastie Boys Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction - which they don't belong in, BTW - it was because he couldn't attend. I only say the Beastie Boys don't belong in there because they're not a Rock And Roll band. That would be like the Ramones being inducted into the Rap And Hip Hop Hall Of Fame. Yup. The most recent pictures I could find of MCA were taken over 2 years ago, and he looked terrible then. I can only imagine what he looked like before he passed on.
Maybe it is better to die young? I dunno. Old age just fucking sucks ass, I swear to God. It's hard to believe that those 2 pictures are of the same person. It's a trip, that's for sure. I can't imagine what Sid Vicious would of looked like past the age of 40, but I can guarantee you that he wouldn't of done half of the great stuff MCA did while he was here on Earth. Yeah, MCA man, he was quite a cool character, that's for sure. The world will be a sorrier place without him. Godspeed Sir. Vaya con Dios. It's been nothing but Beastie Boys on a constant loop around my pad since I heard the news. What a fucking shame.
It's Cinco de Mayo, which really doesn't mean shit, and I'm not really sure it's a Holiday of any sorts, but any excuse to grill up some carne and drink some tequila is A-OK in my book! LOL There's a gig going on tonight @ the Arts Factory, but I don't think the Mapes are playing it, and I know for a fact that Pigasus isn't playing it, but all the other bands still are, and Vihan Rytmi has been added to the bill, so it should be a fun time. Yeah, Vihan Rytmi, that band that played their supposed "last gig ever" a while back, and who have played more gigs after announcing they were playing their last gig ever than they did before the announcement! hee hee hee I'm just breaking balls, because I really like Vihan Rytmi, so go out to the Arts Factory tonight and check out some cool bands and hang with some cool people and grab a free comic book from Hellpop! while you're there, because it's Free Comic Book Day and they're doing some cool deals and giveaways and Artist signings and shit, so stop by and take advantage man. Don't worry. You can still go to this gig and then go see T.S.O.L. @ the Double Clown later on that night. T.S.O.L. aren't playing until midnight. ;-) Oh wait, was I supposed to mention that? ;-)
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Idle Gossip updated
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Gig Calendar updated
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