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  1. Sunday, July 14, 2013

    I don’t see you, I won’t call you, Is it me, or is it all you 

    j mascis played about a half hour at amoeba today.

    super nice.

    he knows how to play that guitar like he was ringing a bell.

    walked half way there then got on the bus cuz i was running late.

    on the way home a lady said she had scabies. her legs looked pretty bad. but she was smiling.

    a homeless lady said i dont know what youre smiling about if those are real scabies do you know how contagious that is?

    and then the homeless lady got off the bus.

    just then a guy with a wheelchair full of crap got on the bus even though the busdriver lady said

    i cant let you on the bus with your chair like that.

    but she let it slide.

    in the above video j mascis lays down a backing loop and then played over it.

    it was advertised to be an acoustic show, but duh electricity everywhere.

    i let that slide too.

    You’re not gonna get me through this are you

  2. Friday, July 12, 2013

    20 years and 1 month ago Spin declared that J Mascis is God 

    j mascis is god spin

    even back then it was hard to argue with, no one was shredding and singing like him

    but now two decades later, due to the fact that he only rocks harder, amazingly,

    the question to ask Spin is: why wasnt the point size of your headline bigger?

    in 1993 Dinosaur released the moody and perfect Where You Been

    in 2007 here are two tracks from Beyond that were a gazillion times better than anything else that came out that year

    J Mascis will be at Amoeba on Sunday for some reason. sadly i have to go to vegas.

  3. Thursday, January 17, 2013

    and now dinosaur jr’s weirdest video ever 

    “Pierce the Morning Rain” is dinosaur’s new single off “I Bet On Sky”.
    in fact it’s the song that contains the line “i bet on sky”.

    the video feature’s dinosaur’s #1 fan, henry rollins.

    it also stars James Urbaniak from “Homeland” and “The Good Wife”.

    i dont watch either of those shows so maybe you can tell me if its a big deal that he plays a guy who has some issues with his wife (and dog).

    all i know is j mascis is rocks best guitarist and im glad to see warner is spending some bucks to make music videos for him.

  4. Monday, September 10, 2012
  5. Tuesday, March 18, 2008

    be your own pet at the mohawk patio 

    because the LA Times has slightly different rules than the busblog (ok very different rules), there were some shows where i only shot 30-40 seconds of video, because thats all that we can use on our blogs there in regards to live concerts.

    i know everyone will say well fuck tony whats the point then?

    and i would normally agree, but i would also say that one can write about how a young woman was running around writhing in seeming pain, and you can even have a photo or twelve of her doing it,

    but to have even 36 seconds of video sometimes tells the story way better than words or photos or even etch-a-sketchess could provide.

    thus here are some words, pics, and a quick video of Be Your Own Pet vs J. Mascis vs Thurston Moore and the New Wave Bandits at the mohawk stage friday at sxsw, a show i was lucky enough to see with whitney of usa today and ken basart of dan grant for congress

  6. Saturday, March 18, 2006

    sxsw day aight 

    hey guess what owen wilson doesnt like his picture taken at parties that have nothing to do with him. hey guess what owen wilson thinks he can just walk through the back door with his brother luke and sorta set the ground rules of the evening. hey guess what owen wilson seems to think that he can come to a ginormous festival of rock at a super crowded party so packed that the cops are working the door to make sure that capacity isnt reached and owen wilson tries to pretend that its he who is the rock star when indeed hes just a broken nosed pretty boy who should be thanking his lucky stars that he gets all the ass in hollywood and elsewhere and he should be saying cheese everytime someone takes a picture of his lame ass and im glad the flash didnt go off because here you can see him looking away like its gonna steal his fucking sold out soul.

    hi its saturday the day after st paddys day. the day after the my chemical romance show. the day after the my chemical romance after party at the red bull house where the boys did show up but i was busy being bored to tears by Witch at the dirty dog and being stoked by zZz who opened.

    but lets start with Witch. it must be sad for J Mascis. sad and dull to only get rave reviews for everything that he does. Dinosaur Jr. was the shit back in the day, all those records were great, what with his swirling shredding barbed wired solos and melloncolly vocals of wanting and longing. his semi-solo cd martin & me was touching and gorgeous featuring all the hits we loved but in a more intimate setting. and even his last band The Fog was killer and rocking and perfect and magical.

    so he probably looked at all these glowing reviews and thought, i wonder if people will still be on my jock if i put together a band where i dont sing or play guitar, but instead surround myself with young kids who look like my sons who dont have my chops who dont have my signature style, who dont, infact, rock?

    the answer dear one, is no, we will notice we will pout and we will write bad reviews on our blogs. Witch sucks. if someone would have walked past the Tower Records private party and saw the mess that Witch is they would have thought someone let the roadies get a set as a reward for being on tour for so long. its uninspired, its lacking of any substance, the solos were dull and the drumming sounded exactly like that of a guitar hero playing drums.

    is mascis dying of cancer? was this his make a wish request? is he mad at his label and putting out the worst music he could deliver so as to get released or fulfil some sort of obligation? did he want to hear boos like those that Dylan heard when he went electric? what ever the situation he should come clean and let his audience know that if what theyre expecting is Houses of the Holy, what they will receive is Coda at the nice price.

    afterwards i took a picture of j and whoever the frontman was so i could document one of the most disappointing rock shows ever.

    zZz however were experimental and trippy and weird and original and had the Tower execs holding their ears. zZz is a dude on drums and a dude on sound effects delivered through keyboards.

    the dummer sings and drums. he only has a snare a floor tom and a kick drum and cymbals and looks down alot and sounds like jim morrison and the music sounds like the doors if the doors were truly psychelic and not pop. youre not going to ever hear zZz on the radio which is good because radio doesnt deserve them.

    reverb and echos and static and drumming and crashes and nearly techno but right close to that edge without falling in. i love zZz and im glad that i walked across town to see them open for Witch and im glad that Mascis got to hear them too because hopefully he was all, “omg so thats what drumming and new music sounds like, maybe i should fire these poseurs ive got and try something like this.”

    but i doubt it because it seems like he hates someone and doesnt want to make up.

    today im seeing the bell rays and hopefull the subways but i doubt it because its rainy and im sorta sick and im super tired but im here for work not play, cuz this is work, not play, believe it or not.

    the cobrasnake took a picture of me at 4am working.