ROFL – Be careful what you wish for

Hi all, Az here again.

So, you may have seen yesterday’s post – Fifty Shades of BC Rich – an homage to my well documented love of BC Rich guitars.

For shits and giggles, I thought I’d post that photo into a Facebook Group called BC Rich Junkies as I’m sure they would have particularly got a good chuckle out of it.

Well.

Not only did they re-share it a hell of a lot on their own timelines but it spawned a great big conversation. Starting innocently enough about where the photo of all those guitars came from (they figured out it can ultimately be traced back to this guy’s shop – Ed Roman is his name), it turned into a big debate about how Ed Roman’s name is a swear word in that Facebook Group and all these rants about how he allegedly makes counterfeit guitars. Well, as you can imagine, I want nothing to do with a conversation like that.

*shrug* Some people just can’t take a joke and move on I guess.

Not meaning to be political or anything – but if you’re going to have an orange guy running your country, you would think that you would learn to not take yourself so seriously, right?

Froback Friday, 16/02/2018

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Ba ba ba da ba baaaaaa.

Another week in the books.

For this week’s trip down memory lane, I chose the film clip for Everclear‘s “Everything To Everyone”.

I love this film clip. It’s simple looking enough but it obviously would have involved a lot of stop-motion capturing and the like but they managed to maintain the energy of the song throughout the clip.

Also, I’m sure it’s not only me who feels like watching Everclear get into the song whilst playing actually makes the song feel more fun? That old lineup had a great presence about them.

As a bonus clip – remember that time Everclear had a song on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack from the movie of the same name? We’re talking 1996 here. The greatest love story of all, performed by two lead actors who absolutely hated each other.

Well, here’s a clip of Everclear playing that song live at Woodstock, with lead singer Art being preoccupied on stage and staring at the boobs of girls half his age. All class.

Our boys are famous

Hi kids, Az here.

Happy Valentines Day. I hope you’re getting your cock smoked or your vag tickled, whichever applies to you.

Our mates Madam Wong released their long awaited debut single “Cannibal” today (video embedded) and they have firmly established themselves as sick fucks. Welcome to the club fellas. I cracked up watching the video, it’s a lot of fun.

The song is really great. Do yourself a favour and watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.

An eagle-eyed viewer (ie. me) saw that the three targeted victims on the cannibal’s fridge were the three members of the former band Puzzles, of which two of them are MNIJ band members Jes Kellett and Craig Nelthropp. The sentiment of their inclusion on the cannibal’s list is obvious – sometimes I want to kill them too. 🙂

Well done to the Madam Wong boys. Looking forward to the single launch show. You guys reading this should go along and see it too.

Peace out

Az

I can still smell the sex

Hi kids, Az here.

Well, your Johnnies just had their first practice last night at our new home of RedRock Productions in Girraween, the artist formerly known as Party Pig Studios.

A bit of history for you:

This studio has been through many different owners over the past 30 odd years (Reuben, the current owner, has been running the place since about a year and a half ago). Around the time of 2003-2007, Party Pig (as it was formerly named) was owned by former MNIJ drummer Ryan Lambert – not that one, this one – best known to Sydney-siders for his time after MNIJ as the former drummer of Town Hall Steps.

If you’ve ever met Ryan, you’ll know that he’s quite a handsome boy and owning a rehearsal studio made him very popular with the ladies of the local scene (and I guess playing in an emo band helped too). He used to entertain quite the frequent conquest at his studio and that control room where recordings are performed was his former sex den. I have stories that I’ll take to my grave coz I ain’t no snitch. 😉

I had a chuckle walking around the place and having the memories flooding back as Reuben was showing me around and pointing out all of the remodeling he’s done to the joint.

As for the photo included, that’s an old MNIJ sticker that Ryan put on the hand towel dispenser in the men’s bathroom about 15 years ago – and it’s still there. How amusing. I didn’t dare touch it.

We went through about 5 new songs last night – our next show should be interesting. 🙂

Peace out peeps

Az