1. Monday, September 9, 2002

    mcbrown took some 

    sweet pictures of sunday’s baby shower for the little boy who will be named Kobe, whether the parents like it or not.

    the fiesta was held in my lovely attorney’s palatial estate. most of tsar was there, and speaking of them, i got to hear a demo of theirs from their upcoming triple-disc followup and i think that you people should probably start saving up for new stereo equipment today because this is what’s gonna happen when you hear these new songs.

    first the rock is going to blow your speakers up.

    then the pop is going to melt the crappy ass speaker wires that you’ve had since high school.

    then the harmonies are going to send smoke right through that tube amp your poppa gave you as you moved from the dorms to your new apartment.

    then the song writing is gonna make you cry happy tears and then sad tears and then happy tears and your cd player is gonna blow up.

    have i told you that Tsar is my favorite band?

    they are.

    word is, the track i heard was produced by two guys whose rock pedigrees are stamped with the Hollywood seal of approval.

    one of the fellas is from the glam rock band Lions and Ghosts who haunted Madame Wong’s West in Santa Monica back in the days when i couldn’t get into any of the Guns n Roses clubs on the Sunset Strip. so needless to say, when they weren’t booking country punk at MWW, i got to see glam, and i was super happy to be privy to that nonsense.

    the other fella was from a punk outfit called the Nymphs famous for having their lead singer, a woman, squat down on their A&R manager’s desk and urinate.

    now Ozzy may have bitten the head off a bat, but is there anything more offensive than a woman squatting to insult you?

    this reporter says no.

    at first listen it is obvious that these gentlemen understand both sides of the rock and glam coin that tsar flips so easily and their success is inevitable.

    my good pal coulter let me hear the track and it will be my mission, dear friends to let you know everything that i learn about this quadruple disc effort that should be coming out sometime around valentine’s day.

    thank you.

    back to the pictures, for all you kids who think that layne and welch write excellent blogs, they do, but they excell at drunken-party sing-a-longs as this photograph illustrates to a point.

    but you know party pictures, they never really capture the essense of the fiesta, they only grab the colors and the objects and the things, never the feelings. and this baby shower was full of sweet lovely feelings, and music. which pictures have yet to master quite yet either.