Crash 'n' Burn Birthday Bash
Well, thanks to you the fans and my friends,
a blast was had at my Crash 'n' Burn Birthday Bash the other night. I turned 44 September 1st and celebrated on the 4th. Damn,
I'm old but what a day and night! Jimmy from Snake Monsters brought a cake, our friends Brian, Vlad, Celia, Christine Arlette,
Pookie, Dan, Alan Rand and Efrain Gonzalez showed up, I was the Who on Rew&WhO, I met a real cool dark cello player named
Valerie who did a song about American cheese in Pittsburgh and Scarlett finally did her first live set with the new equipment!
I love Scarlett. She's my cup of love!
It started off with me whoing myself on Rew&WhO where guests
included Jonesy from The Bloody Muffs, rock and roll and boxing promoter Kipp Elbaum, 2FL owner and resident D.J. Jove who
will be hitting Cancun in October, Val Kinzler of VALidation, Apple recording artist, Brute Force and Valerie Kuehne who played
on cello a song titled "The Apocalypse As Witnessed By A Slice Of American Cheese".
Then the party kicked off at
8:00. Rew opened up with The Rewd Onez doing some favorites like "Skeletons", "U Pursued Me" and, of course,
"U Suck". Val Kinzler came on next on keyboard with her friends. That voice! Oh that voice has such power! She's
quite the keyboard player too. People tend to sleep on that. Next came the legendary Brute Force and let me tell you, he is
quite the showman. I've shared a bill with him a few times in the past and seen him perform live. Never a disappointment when
Brute Force is in the house. Needless to say, Brute Force played a favorite of mine, a classic, "King of Fuh". The
next band was Snake Monsters and they bring some real gritty hardcore rock to the stage. Syd Silver is an amazing vocalist
and Jimmy just shreds on guitar! I couldn't sit down during their set. As per Scarlett's suggestion, I billed us as the finale
and I must say Scarlett really stepped it up into the next level. Her first time ever working a live concert set with the
new equipment and she was just astounding. From this set, I can tell she has exceeded some of the guest DJs I have heard in
the clubs. She is to be taken seriously as a DJ and not because I'm married to her but because it's the truth and I got a
whole room full of witnesses willing to back me up on that. I forgot what song I opened up with but the set included "New
Logos and New Marketing Schemes", "You Ain't A Promoter", "I Want Your Blood", "The Revamp"
and "The Wave". The gifts were nice, most notably the much needed beard trimmer my wife got me and the kickass tee
from Brian. There was a cake, like I said before. Thanks again, Jimmy. Thanks, Brute Force, also, for Tour de Brute Force
CD and finally, Thank you everyone who performed and showed up to see us. You rocked!
Now I can concentrate on other
things that will benefit the fans! I'll see you out there! Stay strong and keep kickin' dat slang!
M.C. Too Tall
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