Sunday, September 28, 2003

Okay, it's been a while between posts. I've tried to keep my bitching and whining to a minimum lately and keep this forum a little healthier and happier. Speaking of healthier...I finally saw the doctor and got antibiotics in hopes that this hearing problem is sinus-related and that it will go away much like the last sinus infection, except without popping my eardrum like an idiot again.

I want to thank Come Down for putting on an excellent show Friday night at the Knitting Factory Old Office. Also, I would like to entreat those in charge of booking the Knit to never again have them play the Old Office, unless they get a service elevator or an escalator. Some of us would like to keep our backs aligned properly. Come Down just has too much damn gear to play down there. Plus, they don't even fit on the stage. So they should only be playing the Main Stage from now on.

A big shout out to Suntan and Imaginary Baseball League for their fine performances and wonderful conversations. If you get a chance to see any of these three bands, do so. They are all super swell. I was in serious need of a bliss-out after a couple grueling days of work, and this was definitely the right place for me to be. Walking into Suntan's mesmerizing set put a smile on my face faster than anything that isn't boobies. Also, the new IBL shirt I bought last night is amazing. I love it and it shows off my gargantuan biceps beautifully, not to mention my, I mean pecs.

There was a small after-party at the B-Side, but most of our friends went home before we got there because it took a while to load all the gear out and pack it up again. Damn you, freakin' Knitting Factory stairs! I got home at about 4:30am. Good times, indeed. Thanks for the drinks, Sergei, you beautiful bastage.

Tonight was +/- and Luna at the Northsix, and I'm so glad I decided to go, Official Third Wheel or not. The show was fantastic, and it was nice to be back at the Northsix after missing every good show there for the last six months.

Talking to James of +/- got me started on the idea of an EP only label. Seriously. I am going to do this. I can afford to now, and it will totally make me feel like a valuable member of society. I know I think there are too many schmendricks putting out CDs these days, but I believe in this. I will be putting out music by great bands. I can think of at least five bands I would love to release stuff by just off the top of my head. Most likely, the first thing I will put out will be The Repercussions debut EP, I hope. Obviously, since the idea is only one night old, I can't divulge too many details, but suffice to say, things will happen, and I will finally contribute more than just my good looks and wicked sense of humor to the local music scene and the world at large. I haven't been so excited in a really long time.

I really don't know what else to say, except that I'm totally looking forward to Thursday night's show at Saints and Sinnners, featuring the Repercussions and a rare Long Island appearance by The Four Volts (the artists formerly known as Bunsen Honeydew), who are a favorite of mine. If you get close enough, maybe Danny's fingers will spray blood on you.

Gooodnight kids, and safe travels to Come Down and IBL.