Iâ€™ve been really busy lately with quitting my day job, perfecting my Pilates moves and going to Texas. When I went to Texas I went to Fun Fun Fun Fest with my bestie Donna.
It was in a grimy park downtown and there was lots of dust. And lots of old dudes. Â And by old dudes I mean dudes that used to rock all the time but don't get to rock so much anymore because they got 9-5 jobs or had kids or whatever. Â There was a punk stage, a hip hop and dj stage, an indie rock stage and a comedy stage. Some skateboarding. Â Burgers. Â Coffee. Â Thrift store in a tent. Â Free ice cream from the Ice Cream Man.
Some of the bands I saw were:Â Dead Milkmen-made my day;Â Bad Brains-coolest dudes ever;Â The National-chills;Â Municipal Waste-bros;Â Black Angels-new favorite band;Â Bouncing Souls-Jersey;Â St. Vincent-lovely.Â Tons more played. Â Good stuff. Â All in all it was a pretty fun time except for the dusty boogers.
Devlin & Darko played afterwards at the Beauty Bar. Â OMG!
I met a new friend in Austin named Ian Orth. If Austin were a high school, Ian would be the big man on campus. Listen to some podcast action courtesy of Mr. Orth. Itâ€™s quite fun.
I finally made it over to 826LA East! I kept meaning to go to the original 826LA but Venice is soooooo far away! 826 is an organization of non-profit writing and tutoring centers with locations in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Seattle and Boston. 826LA East is extra special because it has a Time Travel Mart with all kinds of strange and wonderful things. I picked up the following treats:
Pioneer Pencil &Â Fishy Notepad
All Known Metal Bands book.
So good. Â I think Malicious Grind is my favorite so far.