Bliss was taking it easy tonight.
Don't get me wrong--everyone in the organization kicked serious ass--but on a night that combined rain, a Mudvayne show across town, and the huge percentage of San Antonians that bail for the coast on Labor Day weekend, the club was less than packed and a more informal and intimate mood seemed appropriate.
James is the newest member of Bliss--seen here getting his $2.99 cheeseburger from our waitperson Jenna.
Unlike most people who get tricked into helping me do the dirty and painful work, my new best friend knows all about bands and equipment and snakes and sluts.
I like my men strong and smart and experienced.
(Being serious here so hold the gay jokes).
James only needed to learn Bliss's system, not the techniques and reasons for each task.
"Been there, done that, what do you need me to do?" are magic words to me, so he's like an Angel from Heaven.
(Can y'all quit with the gay jokes? I'm not gonzo. Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
Moving on to Rikk's beer and piss bucket.
Saved him a lot of time.
When I mentioned chillin' in the title of this post I meant several things.
One of them is that air conditioning works a lot better when it isn't 105* outside, so Hooligan's was a little shivery tonight. Another chill factor was that I went for the photos that I like instead of the ones that are all about making Bliss look pretty.
"When Florin was a toddler he was such a handful".
Chrissy understands that this is a photo about my mixing board, not her Eddie Spaghetti shirt.
She wasn't looking at the camera when I composed this snapshot but my pop-up flash goes off 3 times in dark rooms so she figured it out and ruined my plan.
In Between Notes
I really like this kind of shit.
In Between Notes 2
Jenna drops-off my next big beer during Voodoo Child (Slight Return).
My tab was comp'd so she got an estimated percentage, which is usually better.
I got some really cool new shoes yesterday for 50% off at MJM (hwy 281 between Bitters and Nakoma).
(I'm not gonna tell you again about the gay jokes!!!)
Most of you would probably prefer to see an old pair of Chrissy's kicks, so enjoy!
Awww hell-y'all can have some Bliss action shots.