Monday, August 23, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

They Are Legend - Harry Perry

A.K.A.  'the Kama Kosmic Krusader', A.K.A.'Nihang Baba', A.K.A. 'Har Nar Singh Khalsa'

I can't begin to describe the sadness i felt when i began running out of time on my recent California trip and had to cut a trip to Venice Beach out of my itinerary. Long Live Harry. People like him make this world interesting.

read more about him HERE

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Random True Stories

I was at a metal/rave party in the early 90's. It was on the third floor of a huge abandoned warehouse in a sketchy west side neighborhood of Chicago. At some point word got around that security turned away a bunch of gang members and the gang vowed retaliation. Soon after windows broke and tires squealed. I didn't know if it was gun fire or rocks. I didn't know if someone got hurt or not.

Then the police showed up and things got worse.

Lights came on and cops were everywhere yelling and grabbing kids in choke holds. They were ordering all men line up on the walls and get on your knees, pockets out-turned. I saw a few guys just trying to ask a question and getting cracked with a stick or put in that choke hold. The police were ordering the girls down the stairs and outside. I had come to this particular party with like 3 girls and no dudes. One of the girls just grabbed me by the hand and said "don't say anything" as she lead me to the stairs.

You see back then i was about 125 lbs. and had hair down to my ass. So i ducked my head down and held my breath as we approached the stairs. The stairs were pretty wide and the left side was lined with police. Most were leering at the parade of teenage girls who (including me)were quietly walking down the stairs. I was lucky enough to hear such wonderful things from the police as "nice tits" "you got a tight ass bitch" "yous bitches lesbians?" etc. We made it to the bottom of the stairs and safely outside where we got to our car as fast as we could. I've (reluctantly) included a picture of me from back in the early 90's for reference.
 (Dig my Z Cavarichi outfit!!)


So my last post was the video for Johnny Cash's version of the Nine Inch Nail classic-Hurt. I was going to put a video in the post of Johnny doing my favorite song of his - Ring of Fire. Then i ran across this video of Ray Charles doing a version of Ring of Fire. Holy shit is this epic! Not better. Just another legends take on a classic. Here are both.

Music Videos Of Relevance

Johnny Cash - Hurt

Not my Favorite Cash song but the Video never fails to give me chills every damn time i watch it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

In Which I AGREE With Juggalos!?!? *RETRACTION*

So as i read more into the story i found out a bunch of Juggalos followed her and her security after she ran off the stage and attacked her trailer while she was in it. As much as i can't stand her, no one should feel their safety is in danger when off stage. That may seem contradictory but let me tell you, i was in a few bands in my day and i've been hit with all kinds of crap. Getting Boo'd and pelted with garbage is par for the course when performing. Especially if your young , new, or untalented. But getting chased after a show? Maybe pulling off your top to appease these mouth breathers wasn't the smartest move in history but even being within 10 miles of this shit hole gathering shows you lack basic survival intelligence in the first place.

When i first learned of this event "the gathering" i was as confused and disgusted as the rest of the world. I also was intrigued. Intrigued enough that being a Chicago resident this event was rather close to me and me and some friends thought about going last year in disguise. It would be like being behind enemy lines. Of course reality set in and we knew we couldn't go. Being job holding, Married, tax payers, we would probably be found out by not knowing a secret handshake. Or they would be able to tell we had been with woman before. So we would have been discovered and it would have been a fight etc. These goons like to fight. There's Youtube videos of them fighting each other, "haters", people at wal-mart, Etc. They even attacked Andrew w.k. the same way.

They also "police" each other and even have jails where they (again) throw things at you for stealing or reading or something.

In Which I AGREE With Juggalos!?!?

CNN reports that Tila Tequila, star of MySpace and reality television, suffered facial cuts after being pelted with rocks and liquor bottles during her performance at "Gathering of the Juggalos" in rural Illinois. A witness said the crowd of about 2,000 was hostile toward Tequila. "She took her top off and they got really violent," he said. The witness asked not to be identified, "so that he does not anger the juggalos."

When Meth heads painted like clowns hate you, Its time to die.
Good for the Juggalos for knowing crap when they see it! And their meter for what is crap is probably pretty forgiving. But i cannot stand this Tila woman who is apparently famous for having tits and a face like Mogwai.
I wouldn't touch this walking Herpe with a 10ft. clown pole and the only thing that would make this better is if there is video somewhere.

Here's Tom Green reporting from the Gathering of the Juggalos.