First things first: English Singles are playing at Sophia's in Davis on Thursday. It is currently a two band show, starting at 830 and maybe Singles are first? My point is, this is a rad place to see a show and it will be over early. The stage is outside on the patio. You can get sugary drinks at Sophia's, or delicious brew at Davis Beer Shoppe. If anyone will join me, I will go drink a Wicky Wacky Woo at Bernardo.
Photo post after the jump, which includes some of the best photos that man (or mankind or womynkynd) has ever seen:
English Singles at the ToHo. Despite my hatred for the ToHo, this show was bangin' and the sound was excellent. If you click on the photos they are a bit better. Hey, whaddya want? It was dark in there.
I tried to capture the guest Knockers but they were dancing so much that they were a blur. OK, are you ready for the best thing? I found the Wasted Party poster that I made, way back before Photoshop. It was for Ben and Michele's bachelor/ette, which makes it how many years ago? Not sure. I'm presenting it in quadrants, with some key closeups.
Look, we ripped it up together long before we dated, and now we're ripping it up until death do us part.
I still regret that I was not invited to this. Limo to Foster's Bighorn for Mike C.'s birthday.
Miller's costume predated his intense love of reggae.
This is when NH was Anna Nicole Smith and TU was her little dog.
Proof that AM has been making this photo face for a long time. Does anyone have any baby pictures where he makes it?
MRM was not stoked that he had his own corner. But whatever, he's so photogenic!
I believe that neither of these dudes drank at the time, so this is totally simulated wastedness.
JBB as Rod. Hot stuff.
I also came across one of my early photoshop masterpieces. My skills have not progressed since this time.I have no memory of this party, but I'm sure it was fun. It was when DP, DB and I lived in that 11th and U house.
Busy weekend. Finally some shows! Including Mantles on Saturday!!!! G. Green at Wunderbar, formerly the G st pub. They are now 86ed due to playing too loud. The funny thing is that Skinner and Kristy's metal band was up next. I imagine they are 86ed too. Oh yeah, this was part of the Davis Music Festival.
Fine Steps played sooooo much later than every other band. We waited forever and there were only maybe 8 people watching but you know what? They were so fucking good and I was so glad I stayed. I guess they were on the King Tuff show and now they're not? Harlow's doesn't even have the fucking show on their website, that is so lame.
This guy is my favorite guitarist. He is moving to SF which makes me sad. The Ganglians are now scattered to the wind. I remember when they were youngsters, and some of them had never even been on a plane. Times change.
Sunday afternoon at Shady Lady. This is a cilantro smash. Cilantro, yellow chartreuse, tequila and citrus. Good, but it still bugs me that bartenders use citrus as such a crutch.