The Girl that gets the B-Sides......"for the love of music"....


9:49 AM

It’s Monday morning and I’m sleepy.
This past weekend I got to play catch (baseball) on both Saturday and Sunday with some friends at the beach. My arm is pretty sore today. I had fun though.

On Saturday my friends helped me take the top off of my jeep and of course it looks like rain.

Last Friday I saw Jon Brion at the largo, someone yelled out Freebird as usual and Jon just went with it this time instead of ignoring the frequent request, it was a "special-snoopy-freebird" version. brilliant is the only word that comes to mind. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman and their son were there and i have to mention that Angelica Houston was spotted at Damianos right down the street earlier on in the evening - ok back to this special largo night.... right before the second set they set up video cameras, I saw Fiona Apple walking around and sure enough she was the 2nd set! She belted out 7 or 8 songs mostly her new ones then an old one “Fast as you can” and a cover or two.
Jon was playing piano or guitar then Nickel Creek got up and sang with her.
It was a fabulous night to say the least.

This past Friday I went to Spaceland to catch Donita Sparks. I wasn’t into the first two bands at all; the ettes / the sharpease, Spaceland started getting really packed right before Donita was to hit the stage, probably because all of the press she has been getting (LA Times Calendar section).
One thing I could tell you is that she sure does attract a lot of lesbians at her shows. The place was half lesbians (butch and lipstick). I made my way up to the front with my camera in hand, right in front of a table full of lesbians, every time Donita walked to this side of the stage they would all holler at her.
It was fun. “those crazy lesbians”.
I have to mention that Dat plays a mean bass! The dude could rock! He’s from the legendary band called The Superbees. Everyone wonders why they broke up because they were awesome!
Anyway, it’s good to see Dat is still in the game and rockin’ with the also legendary Donita Sparks from L7. This music is unlike L7 or anything I’ve ever heard. I really don’t know how to describe it. They have fast songs and slow songs. They don’t sound very anger filled as some of L7 songs were.
I guess I’ll just call it rock ‘n roll until I can think of something else to call it.
I do have a feeling that they will be as big or bigger as L7 was. On one of their songs Dat puts some really cool fuzz on his bass and makes the song have this old 60’s garage fuzzy sound to it. I got chills when I first heard it. Donita Sparks is a must see!

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