april's week of craziness has come and gone. the dirtbombs show on tuesday wasn't the greatest in my opinion. i don't really know that band that well and a lot of people told me that they are incredible live but they really didn't deliver. the first few songs were pretty cool but after that i got uninterested. when they played one of the only songs i knew it sounded slow and unenergetic.
the next night was great. after months of anticipation it was finally time for jay reatard to play ottawa and he did not disappoint. they ripped through one song after another most of them from the blood visions lp with a couple of songs from the singles thrown in. unfortunately the bass player's amp fucked up so there was a bit of a wait there for a few minutes and they played a couple of songs without bass but it was still great.
i then spent the weekend in cleveland for HORRIBLEFEST. saw some great bands, saw some horrible ones but nevertheless had an amazing time. thanks to ian for organizing everything.
highlights: HOMOSTUPIDS, DAILY VOID, CLOCKCLEANER, MY MIND'S EYE RECORD STORE & HODAD'S RECORD STORE WHO SOLD ALMOST 600 DOLLARS WORTH OF RECORDS TO US, BRUTAL KNIGHTS, CHEAP TRAGEDIES, HUMAN EYE, IAN GETTING MISTAKEN FOR TIMMY VULGAR, SLEEPING THROUGH THE EARLY SHOW, MEETING SOME COOL PEOPLE, THE VEGAN INQUISTION, WEIRDO MOTEL, THROWING AN ASSHOLE INTO A WALL, ROCK N' ROLL HALL OF FAME...
lowlights: STUPID ASSHOLES WHO TRY TO ACT "WILD" BUT ARE JUST LAME, SHITTY BANDS, IAN GETTING HIT BY A FAX MACHINE, OVERPRICED SHITTY TRUCK STOP FOOD, MISSING MOST OF THE ACOUSTIC HC COVERS SET, VEGAN PIZZA PLACE CLOSED, STEVE MISSING CLOCKCLEANER, SMOKING INDOORS, IAN GOING DEAF, NOT BEING ABLE TO CHECK OUT THE OBSERVATION DECK BECAUSE IT WAS OVERPRICED, IAN GETTING MISTAKEN FOR TIMMY VULGAR, FORGETTING MY CAMERA FOR THE SATURDAY SHOW, ROCK N' ROLL HALL OF FAME...
forgot my camera. the night concluded like this.