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look around, would it bring somebody down, if I never made a sound again? [Jan. 14th, 2001|11:52 am]
Roy Janik
Okay, now that I have some time, and it's not an ungodly hour of the morning, I'll tell you more about the Superdrag show.

First, my attire. As usual when I'm in a fairly good mood, I donned my powder blue suit coat (circa 1977) and one of my more outlandish silly hats. I was also wearing my Weezer shirt underneath the coat. I figured that the crowd would be fairly "alternative", so it wouldn't matter too much. Ultimately it didn't, but I was still heavily amused when I walked into the bar and everyone else was dressed in drab colors. EVERYONE. It was a veritable sea of browns, blacks, and greys (the color, not the alien). Okay, I guess I should have expected that.

But even when I was hardcore "grunge" in high school and college, I was still a brightly colored slacker. What can I say? At any rate, all this is neither here nor there. As I said earlier, the place was friggin' packed to the gills. Everyone seemed to be there to see Superdrag, but no one jumped around or anything. Actually, for the most part this seems to be a trend in Austin. Maybe I just don't go to the right places. Everyone seems to be so busy appreciating the music that no one ever takes time out to ENJOY it. Did that make any sense?

But -I- enjoyed it. Superdrag was totally rockin', and it warmed my heart to know that REALLY good music still exists, and passion still has a place in music. If you're not passionate about something, then what the fuck are you doing it for? It may seem like I'm being a hypocrite here, being a computer programmer, but piss off! I love programming. It's an art, I'm pretty good at it, and it's a continual act of creation. At least for me. Other people may be thrilled to be labeled "software engineers", but to me it makes me sad.

At ANY rate, I walked back to the merchandise booth (there was more space there), and started talking to The Put Out's, one of the bands that opened for Superdrag. They were really cool, and looked like people you'd expect to be in Weezer/Pavement. In fact, the guitarist (I believe) commented on my Weezer shirt and said that he had never seen that one before. I explained that I got it at X-Fest just recently. We talked for a bit, and ultimately the band revealed something... They needed a place to stay for the night.

I always wanted to be cool enough to have alterna-bands crash at my place whenever they came through town. I guess I'm just a groupie at heart, or something. And I nearly pulled it off that night. Ultimately, the friend who they were originally supposed to stay with showed up, so they didn't come over. But still. What a friggin' show my webcam would have had then, eh?

So I guess that's the whole story. I was a total bastard, and left as soon as Superdrag was done, leaving the last band (Flipside Den) high and dry. Ah, well.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2001-01-14 09:56 am (UTC)
black and grey are not drab, damn it! :P

i'm glad you had a good time, though. i miss texas. i miss seeing david garza every five minutes. poo.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-01-14 11:26 am (UTC)

God Bless Napster

Being totally ignorant of most everything, I had never heard of David Garza before. Now, thanks to Napster, I've listened to about 10 songs. Me like.

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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2001-01-14 11:27 am (UTC)

Re: God Bless Napster

rad!
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-01-14 12:29 pm (UTC)

Re: God Bless Napster

In the past month, I have discovered a TON of great artists, thanks to Napster. I need to start making a list, before I forget about them. It's helping to restore my faith in music.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2001-01-14 12:31 pm (UTC)

Re: God Bless Napster

tell me what david songs you listened to.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-01-14 07:16 pm (UTC)

Re: God Bless Napster

Another Shot
Butterflies
Money
Slowly but Surely
Stay close to me
Slave
This Euphoria
Discoball World

and a few others, I believe.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2001-01-14 07:20 pm (UTC)

Re: God Bless Napster

i loved him so much, the first time i saw him.
i loved him the other times, too, but not quite as much.

same principle as the deep blue something album that got all fucked when they remixed it, maybe :(
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[User Picture]From: tamijoh
2001-01-14 12:10 pm (UTC)

KURDT LIVES!!!!!

doesnt it make you feel good to know that somewhere out there, no matter how far it might be from you, that there IS still good music worthy of listening to going about... ::sigh:: and everything is all right with the world once again.....for now, mwhahahahahahah!!

check out a band called april march, theyre right up our tenth grade alley roy! and oh so cute!!! best song so far...chick habit!!! DO IT DOUG!!!
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-01-14 12:27 pm (UTC)

Hang it up, daddy-o!

Dammit. I've had an April March CD for years. I got it from V-91 for some reason. But I never listened to it. Isn't April March some French songstress, though? Now I'm confused.

Hold on, I'm about to listen to "Chick Habit"...

Ooooh... That's cute. I think I'm gonna go convulse now, ala Mungo on the swimming pool cement.
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[User Picture]From: tamijoh
2001-01-14 12:55 pm (UTC)

poor mungo kitty

poor kitty, but damned ifin i didnt laugh my ass off!
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[User Picture]From: zeitgeist
2001-01-14 01:14 pm (UTC)

Re: poor mungo kitty

Eh? Did I miss something?
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[User Picture]From: tamijoh
2001-01-14 01:25 pm (UTC)

Re: poor mungo kitty

when we took mungo out to the pool at POV and he seizured away and beat his little kitty head on the cement and made weird "im a dying kitty" noises, all the whilst i was laughing my ass off instead of helping the situation.......god im so fucking evil! hell i tell you, HELL!
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[User Picture]From: zeitgeist
2001-01-14 01:28 pm (UTC)

Re: poor mungo kitty

Ahhhhh, yes. Now I remember it quite vividly. [restrains laughter] He was such a cute kitty.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-01-14 07:08 pm (UTC)

Re: poor mungo kitty

You have a sick sense of what "cute" means, don't you?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-01-14 07:10 pm (UTC)

Re: poor mungo kitty

It was the coke machine that done him in. His poor kitty mind couldn't conceive of such a wonderous glowing thing. He didn't stand a chance.
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