Thursday, November 27, 2008

Retox Bar

What do you do after Detox?

It was a blast from the past to be destroying another audience on the night before Thanksgiving in the same building where The Hitmen used to do the same.
Flashbacks and fruitflies--I guess the renovation money ran out before the bathrooms got fixed.
Or cleaned.

Jack actually pours--pump and hoses and shit.

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Chrissy!

I was trying to get a photo of the girl with a cardboard box that was completely full of shots a minute earlier when Chrissy got in the way, but this version showcases all the cool colors in her hair so we'll keep it.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bob's Christmas Treat

Good old Bob "fixed" the members of BLISS last night in Kerrville.
As I understood it, he scored some forbidden-in-the-USA 160 proof schnapps from Belgium and soaked apple chunks in it for a day or two.
By the time you have chewed just one of the already soft apple bits your tongue and gums are numb, and after only a few it's time to either fight or cry.

After 28 years in this business I thought I had seen everything (and tried many of them) but this was a new one for me.
Not for amateurs!

Thanks, Bob!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wrestling Hooligans

Tonight was full of firsts for me:
1) Never done a show on Monday, so my last virgin day is defiled
2) Wrestling in a bar without Jello
3) An opening act for BLISS
4) Seeing Chris Lopez
5) Getting smashed in the face by falling equipment so hard it knocked a lens out of my glasses
6) Driving and Photoshopping with emergency glasses
7) Paid before the gig
8) Having too many new batteries for the wireless gear
9) I forget #9, which in itself should be #10

You can usually tell if a show went well.
When the meter pegs, sometimes there is more tangible evidence of how great it felt:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hot Tin Roofies

It wasn't as crowded as usual, but the crazy fuckers made up for it at the end.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Sea Monkeys At Speedway

The best Sea Monkeys show yet!
It's hard to stay tight and solid when you only play once or twice a month, but these guys are defying the odds and making it work.

BLISS is at Hot Tin Roof tonight 10pm, and at Hooligan's on Monday (???) starting at midnight after a Chris Lopez acoustic set.
Don't forget about the Rock And Roll Marathon, downtown at 7:30 Sunday morning.
55 bands along the route, and The CULT at the AlamoDome, plus 30,000 runners.
I have VIP passes for the whole deal and will be one busy photographer.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Revolution Room Implodes

It was an interesting night.
Kept me on my toes--and on chairs and tables while setting up lights and getting shots.

A great crowd--rowdy and willing to sing (and drink!) so everyone in BLISS had a great time and really appreciated the love.