music: Thelonoius Monster - California Clam Chowder
ok so it DOES happen in three's! (not counting derek from enuff 'z nuff) first ronald, then ray charles and now my gramps. all pretty damn old guys who lived a long life. i'm not broken up as if it were my own father but i am feeling for my mom. now both of her parents are gone. i couldn't imagine... i don't want to imagine. so now i am going to a funeral on saturday in rose hills. my sister is flying down from boston for the weekend. so that should be interesting. we are not a close family .....
i felt i had a lot more to say and i wrote it all down then deleted it for some reason. i guess i didn't want to ramble about non-music topics.
so moving right along... last night i started to watch the unforgiven with audrey hepburn, made in 1960 and i fell asleep. i'll give it another go perhaps tonight. i'm going to see Coffee and Cigarettes today by myself beings everyone else has to work.
i haven't gone out all weekend. there isn't much going on this week either.
the hives are playing with reigning sound at the fonda in early aug.
rooney tickets are still available for july 18th at the wiltern, i'm thinking about it.
the hunches.... well. i'm for sure going to that, then head over to the fonda to catch mark arm fronting MC5. this show is june 29th.
the willowz are playing at the viper room same night as 20 miles play spaceland - next monday.
the vacation is playing at the kibitz room on wednesday at 11:30 for free.
weenie roast update...
never again will i attend one of these things! even though it was free and the box seats were pretty cool.
i liked all the bands i saw there tonight. didn't really hate any of them. but wasn't fond of bad religion. we got there in time to catch the yeah yeah yeah's. karen likes to scream a lot and she has a lot of energy!
the hives were a little pretentious but thats just how they are and i can except that about 'em and still dig them. i think the crowd didn't like them as much as the hives thought they did. the new songs don't sound as strong as the other albums. cypress hill got the crowd jumping. modest mouse were boring to me. velvet revolver were.... trying to be guns n' roses... i really like slash and duff though. scott has the energy of a 16 yr old but a body like a junkie! i was surprised they did "it's so easy" by GNR. they did a few STP songs as well. we watched them on the tv's they had all over the place from the VIP area - FREE chips and salsa :) the beers were $12.50 for a 24 ounce!! i didn't buy any. the beastie boys were pretty good, adam started talking about BUSH and asked everyone to vote. i thought it was cool... even though no one was really listening to him. everyone seemed pretty drunk and stupid. a few in the crowd yelled out "fuck bush" adam loved hearing that!
the strokes played last. they rocked. it was my first time to see them. i wish it could have been in a smaller place. the only thing that sucked is during the last part of the last song the singer jumped into the audience and someone ripped off his necklace. that sucks people! he kept asking for it back, said please and everything. fuckers! he even said it really meant something to him. that just sucks!
the stage set up was way cool. it turned around and the other side was another stage so there was no waiting for any of the bands to set up and they were all on time. one after the other.
the parking really sucks there, thats what i remember about "IRVINE MEADOWS". it was full when we got there and had to park across the street and walk even further.
everyone was so drunk. it was crazy. and to think they are going to drive home right after......