Dazed and Bemused

Drunken recollections, boring anecdotes, and obscure references

Sunday, July 31, 2005

6 6 6 For My Sorrow

So 5 bands weren't enough for me today, even though it was a fantastic bill. After Dressy Bessy played I went down to the Bluebird and saw Born in the Flood (Yes, again), and The Hot IQs. There were a couple more bands on the bill, but my feet and back were feeling the effects of 7ish hours of standing and toe-tapping, so I went home.

Alan is going to kiss off into the air


Saturday, July 30, 2005

Don't bother asking for explanations

So there seems to be some confusion out there. I'm not the Al Stewart that performed "Year of the Cat". The truth is I'm actually Steve Miller.

Heard some great surf rock from a band called The Unearthly last night at the LL. I'm headed down there tomorrow for an afternoon show with two of the best bands in town, Born in the Flood, and Dressy Bessy, plus 3 more bands, The Moths, Voices Underwater, and Thank God For Astronauts. Show starts around 2, I think, but get there early, going to be packed for sure.

Also did a little karaoke last night at Mori. Only a handful of people there, which was strange for a Friday, but it meant I got to do lots of songs, including this one.

I've come up with my punk rock star search selection. I'll be doing Black Flag's "Rise Above" on 8/25 at the Larimer. One Night Only (the punk tribute band) goes on around 10, so even though it's a Thursday you could still make it home at a decent hour if you came by.

Alan keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future


Monday, July 18, 2005

Sometimes I'm thinking that I love you

Had one of those legendary good times at the wedding on Saturday. Too much to write down tonight, but let me just say it involved great people, free liquor, fantastic live music, methed up assholes, and the police.

I've got a chance in the next couple of months to do the vocals on a classic punk song of my choice with a fun classic punk tribute band some friends of mine do as a side project. They already do two Ramones songs, so that's out though it's my obvious choice. At this point I'm considering Gang of Four's "Damaged Goods", Dead Kennedys' "I Kill Children", X's "We're Desperate", The Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant", and The Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen In Love". If you have suggestions, I'd love to hear them, though.

But Alan knows it's only lust


Saturday, July 16, 2005

I don't have the time to watch the stars falling down

What can I say about about Born In The Flood that isn't being said by 500 other people today. These guys are scary good. Well-crafted songs, great sound, impassioned live performance. If they don't hit big it will be a crime. They played two shows last night for a CD release party at the club which must not be named, and I saw both. It was about 110 inside the club and packed solid for both shows. They'll be playing a Sunday afternoon show at the LL on the 31st, and they're going to have to tear the walls out to get everyone inside.

Opening for the first show was a band called Voxtrot out of Austin, who really tore it up as well. Their live performance was outstanding, and they have a great brit-pop kind of sound. Going to beg Scott at the LL to book them up there, I'll keep you posted

Alan felt run down a bit and fell asleep to quiet all his woes


Thursday, July 14, 2005

Hey Little Sister Look What You've Done

Enbärsdricka. Say it loud and there's music playing, say it soft, and it's almost like praying. Maybe Sue will bring me some.

I heard Alice Cooper's "I'm Eighteen" last night for the first time in a long time, and noted that the Like it, Love it, Like it, Love it part at the end was paid tribute to in Turbonegro's "Get It On". I'm sure you all are as excited as I am to make this connection.

The other night I was doing laundry at a coin-op near my apartment. It was about 9:30, and on the tv came one of those Cinemax soft-core porn movies. I have nothing against porn, but it was definitely a little squinky having it come up in a brightly lit room with several strangers in their doing laundry clothes. There weren't any kids around at the time, though a 5 year old had been in there a few minutes before. I'm probably just being a prude.

Going to a wedding this Saturday up in Grand Lake, about a hundred miles away. Been looking forward to it for months, I know most of the guests, and they are a rockin' crew. Part of the evening's activities will include performances by The Omens, and Black Lamb. Everything is within 1/4 mile of my motel room, which is good, since it's at altitude and liquor is going to be extra effective.

Alan has been away for so long


Thursday, July 07, 2005

A rare serious post

My heartfelt condolences go out to the victims of the bombing attacks in London and their families. To those responsible, I think and hope that I am right, that attacking innocent British civilians was the single stupidest thing you could possibly have done, and whatever you meant to do, what you will accomplish is to get the full support of the British people behind the current operations abroad. Guardian



Invisible man who can sing in a visible voice

Check out the new Matson Jones and Teenage Fanclub albums, both well worth your listening time. However, the big prize in my current crop of Emusic downloads is this.

Alan didn't know he could feel this way


Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I don't care about History

High School Curriculum for a new Millenium

That shit's wack, fo-shizzle

Changing the battery in your pocket calculator

Proper disposal of Meth lab waste

Boy bands from New Edition to N'Sync

Huerta Bail Bonds is the one to call,
If your Meth lab gets raided and you're taking a fall

Foreign Language
Colors and handsigns any commuter needs to know

Physical Education
Stretching for the remote without getting off the couch

This is not where Alan wants to be