I have the flu. Not bad "Oh, Zeus please slay me" flu, more like kinda-run-down flu. I went to see the Dead Kenndys last Wednesday night and, instead if a t-shirt, I picked up a virus as a souvenir. As soon as I'm over this, I plan on returning to blogging on a regular basis.
the constant, unremitting artfag drama and legal dick-grabbing between jello and the DKs for the past 300 years or so has made me less than eager to give any of them any money these days :(
on Monday, November 21st, Nigel Tailwind said
Chicken soup Rod!
Maybe they should be called The Dead Kennedys Jrs and sing songs about flying to Mahtha's Vinyahd on instruments you're not certified to fly on. Which way is up? Glug Glug Glug! Uncle Ted swim out and save us!
If the flu creates more regular updates, then what would full blown AIDS do? Personall IM's to everyone for life? Hope you feel better soon so I can be more entertained on a daily basis. These cock fights just don't cut it anymore.
So much wrong, so little time. First, when Vienna’s friend, Erica, first asked me if I was going to see the DK’s I said “Only if they get a new lead singer.” I think Jeff Penalty did a great job – and he didn’t keep stopping to lecture the audience. If the Milkmen reunited with a new lead singer, especially one who could actually sing, I’d go see ‘em and encourage others to.
Seeing the band obviously doesn't have the same meaning as it once would have, but as more or less of a nostalgia act, I don't think it matters who's singing the songs, although I'd much prefer to hear Jello singing them than someone else. At the same time, if they came to Nebraska, I'd go see them just because I was too lazy/young to check them out back in the day.
I saw the "new" DK at the Holidays in The Sun festival in Jersey a few years back because my old band was playing. They were quite good and it took a lot of guts for them to get up in front of that VERY hostile audiance and do their thing.
As the new lead singer said, the songs are just too good to not be played live.