music: Kiss - Do you love me
Usually I would be very pissed off at the neighbors lawnmower at 7am, but it's the weekday and I was about to hit the snooze button which would have easily turned into the same type of deal as this past Wednesday. I sat there on my bed...... with a smile on my face from the night before. [see dirtbombs story below] I got up and made it to work only 5 minutes late. I'm f'ing tired but I'm very happy.
Roger and I went to the California Pizza Kitchen before heading to the show [The Dirtbombs at the Knitting Factory] I had a tricolour salad. yum! and a glass of wine.... yeah, it all starts here with the wine. We get to the club as the Immortal Lee County Killers were already on. First things first, I grabbed a Guinness.
The Immortal Lee County Killers had that Modey Lemon thing going on. The singer played guitar [ with a slide no-less] oh how i love the slide, it just does something to me.... makes me all tingly inside. I hear that they are playing at Spaceland this weekend. The background was really cool. They had a movie screen behind them which played psychedelic stuff [lots of moving colors] and the sky, dirt road as if you are driving. They sounded great..... someone I'd go check out again for sure!
Next up was The Starlight Desperation. I'm not much into this band. They don't have any passion in their music. Though I can see them getting huge [go figure]. Sure, It was alright and I caught myself enjoying some of their songs...... but they just aren't my thing.
Between bands I found some cool folks to talk to, one being my friend Jeremy who drove all the way out from Ventura to see this show. The other was Richie from The Willows, who tells me they are signed to SFTRI [Sympathy] and plan to re-release there CD with 3 extra songs on it. They are also working on there second CD. He also told me they might be playing with The Vacation in the near future. Do you know how happy this all makes me? You don't even know!
The Ponys played second to last. These guys are rather good but again.... just not my thing. I can totally see them getting huge. They have the 80's crap down good. I lived through the 80's and I know how bad the music was.... I just don't understand the whole [wanting to bring it back] thing.
Needless to say... I just finished my third Guinness before The Dirtbombs hit the stage. So I was feeling goooooood!
I was ready to shake my ass. I got right up front to take some photos thanks to this very nice man who let me stand in front of him against the stage. I surprised myself even, I was moving to the music - cuz the music was in me! I love Ben, one of the two drummers. He just rocks! He reminds me of 'animal' from the muppets. One point in the show some guy got on stage and was dancing around for a long time to....... no one in the band was paying any attention to him except for Ben, Ben looked like he was ready to kill him. He got up from his drums and just shoved the guy backwards, over a monitor and into the crowd. It was great and well deserved. C'mon guys... it's their show not yours so stay off the stage!
Ben and Mick switched places and Ben sang 'dirt' which... from a reliable source, has never been played live before. Excellent! They did a few covers.... I always forget after the show even if Roger and I talked about it in the car on the way home. They did a Stooges song, Brian Eno...... damn what was the other one? Roger? [ a little help please]
As I was standing up front... this guy [who was with a girl] and I kept looking at each other. I couldn't help it, this guy had a really cool look about him with his 70's [faces era] hair and his beautiful skin. I don't know why he kept looking at me but our eyes kept locking. It's like.... look buddy ' don't be looking at me like that unless you are going to do something about it'.
The Dirtbombs did about three encores. I'll post the photos [and more] this weekend. If you like to rock [and I know you do] then I suggest you get your ass in gear and catch The Dirtbombs the next time they play.
Now I'm not so sure I'm up for the Largo/Jon Brion tonight.... I already had my three Guinness limit for the weekend.....
I'm at work right now and have been typing since 8:45. I guess I should try and come out of my [sleepy rock] world and find something to do for the next 5 hours or so.
My new favorite local bands that I want to go see.
2. The Colour
3. The Gunshys if this link doesn't work, you can find them on myspace.com