Thursday, May 26, 2005

On The Y

I didn't think I'd be able to post because allegedly I have a lot of work today, but so far it has not materialized. Lucky readers!

BET had an R. Kelly special that I got suckered into watching. In case you don't know, R. is in the middle of releasing a five part epic song that starts with a lady cheating on her husband with R. and then the husband comes home and R. has to hide in the closet. I guess he's making a movie or a five part video-it wasn't that clear from the special. It started with the video for the first part, which was O.K., but then the rest of the half hour was just the making of the video and it sucked. You get to hear everyone talk about what a genius song this is (not really, it doesn't have a chorus or hook and the story seems pretty standard), and you get to hear everyone from the director to the set designer talk about how great the video is going to be. It's pretty funny to see the set designer seriously discuss the importance of his job when the ladies bedroom looks like a Motel 6. Also the entire video has the production values of an Afterschool Special. It looks like crap but R. thinks he's making Raging Bull or something. R. did say that he's like a scientist of music, and that's why he has to spend so much time in the lab, so that was cool. He also said his new album will be a return to the form of Twelve Play 1 and 2, which I hope is true.

So, I finally checked out On The Y. The comparison with Primos is apt. It has heavy metal posters on the ceiling, and last night at least, the tattooed bartender was wearing a bikini top. It seems like an OK place to watch bands, but I wish it was closer to downtown. If it was a weekend night it would be fun to ride bikes there. I paid five bucks to get in at 9:30 and my heart sank when I saw that no one had started playing yet and that there were 4 bands on the bill. I knew right away this meant that I probably couldn't stay for the A Frames. I know, I sound like an old woman, but I may have to be at work for ten hours today, so I knew I needed a good night's sleep. There were quite a few 9 to 5-ers in the crowd (and at least two teachers who had to get up at the crack of dawn) so I heard other grumbles about the bill. This was a definite bro show, with men outnumbering women at least 2 to 1. It was surprisingly sparsely attended for an A Frames show. Maybe it was because it wasn't downtown, I don't know. Everyone was supposed to play short sets, and Chad and Kevin did, but then Eat the People took a good 40 minutes to set up. They always play really long sets. I'm not sure if last night was an exception, because as the time approached 11:30 and they gave no signs of stopping I decided to leave. I didn't get to see SExxEEXXXEEE Prison or the A Frames. How was it?

11 comments:

leon said...

show recap:

http://leeeeeeon.blogspot.com/

beckler said...

Oh man, you've totally trumped my blog with all those pictures. I did't know I missed JP in panties or I might have stayed. If I say he has creamy girlish thighs does it sound like an insult? Because it's not. I like the pic of Charles with the Twins (imagine me saying twins in that obnoxious Coors way, I tried to phonetically spell it but couldn't pull it off).

beckler said...

This is for DB cuz I keep forgetting yr email-I think someone is stealing our goddamn Netflix out of the mailbox. I sent back Fitzcarraldo last week and it still isn't there! That sux because I already lost one movie and pretty soon they're not gonna believe me.

leon said...

I always figure I'm being annoying or "dorky" taking all those pics, but I know everyone will appreciate them later on. (btw...Niki took most of these).

I'm always paranoid about my netflix getting stolen. My mailman comes pretty early, so I try to wait until morning before I put them out.

katymonster said...

all i got to see were Sexeeee Prizon and A-Frames.

S.P. keep getting better and better i think. they were maybe a little too spazz core for me before. they've toned that down a bit. and John only got down to his sexy skivvies. i think that's better than nude.

A-Frames were way more mellow than i remember. or maybe the audience was. regardless, from what i heard live, the new album is rad.

Anonymous said...

Heckasac,
You should take them to work and mail them from there. That's what I do. Tweakers will take anything they can....
Margs

beckler said...

That's a good idea, I should do that if this one doesn't show up.

Dani said...

Since you've neglected to make any mention of Brian Peppers yet today (and since this is where I come to get my BP fix every day), here are a couple of links I came across:

http://www.lilacsky.com/images/bed.jpg

http://board.vivalavinyl.org/view_topic.php?id=7973

Anonymous said...

This one is my favorite

http://siirolon.daug.net/brianpeppers03.jpg

Joel's Savior

The Four Eyes said...

I thought of a great parody to make a Brian Peppers song, but now i cant remember it. All i can think of is "brian peppers, brian peppers" to the tune of Rock me Ammo-day-ass (yes i Charles-spelt it since i didnt know the real spelling)
-ninjdude

The Four Eyes said...

I remembered my Brian Peppers song. it goes like this:
"Its Brian Peppers lonely Hearts Club band,
he's a sex offender zombie guy"