WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, THERE'S FIRE
yet another weekend rolling by like tumbleweeds past my brainspace expanse collecting all sorts of crazy junk on the way.. a lo-fi stoner psychedelic weekend.. all up in a haze of smoke (in more ways that one).. light one up.. float it out antigravity style.. start up slow.. get the war machine running.. build the momentum.. stoke the furnace and brew a howling subwoofer breakbeat inferno that exploded gleaming funk shrapnel into the ends of the night..
yeah.. I'd like to thank a weird mixture of mugwort, blue lotus and wot'ever the hell else wuz in that brew this weekend.. oh, and that crazy smoke machine I bought at TANDY's for $100.. whodafunkit.. a smoke machine? yup.. that's right biatch.. we got SMOKE MACHINE :)
fuckit.. my brain's run short of it's usual thesaurus bashings today..
here's some fotoz.. figure it out for y'self..
and now for all those pesky details..FRIDAY NIGHT
a gibbering random venue surfing exercise in beer.. others may call it a pub crawl, we just call it another weekend night out (and yes, those freaking idiots with the t-shirts were out in force AGAIN this weekend) flip flopping between - CROWN N ANCHOR, AUSTRAL, EXETER, some lounge bar I can't fucken remember the name of "BLUE"? something.. and then back to the CROWN N ANCHOR.. nothing much to report.. except for some weird psychedelic mugwort experience whilst headbanging like a moron to TOMMYGUN.. and noticing my head wuz producing a delay vapour trail effect.. hmmmm.. fun, YES! but still thankful that the effect wore off (eventually).. staggered home at around 1AM (coz despite wot you may be lead to believe.. a night out cannot be merely fueled by beer alone..).. watching the movie TERMINAL off cable.. (and almost passing out from boredom.. sheesh, Steven Spielberg.. wot WERE you thinking?)SATURDAY NIGHT
Lizard Lounge.. just missing out on being voted as the worst restuarant in Australia (no really, it wuz on ROVE LIVE n shit..).. played host to some bizarre psychedelic breakbeat tweaky tweaky stonerisms.. featuring NATE HATE - banging out some brutal-as-fuck stabbing industrial funk carnage, GOODHED - cooking up an entire aphex / mindfuck IDM set from absolutely nowhere in the space of less than a week.. and of course.. the big shiny highlight of the night.. SUBWOOFER - opening up a can of woop'ass on the tiny ex pizza parlour venue and choking it up in some seriously wacky smoke machine antics.. I didn't really see much of it.. since I wuz on the stage playing at the time and concentrating on me tiny laptop screens.. but, by all accounts Crazy Craig wuz running around like a headless chook with that smoke machine, working it like a fire extinguisher and terrorising the whole damn place.. yeah.. Crazy Craig may be a total fucking liability.. but, in times like these.. he's a freaking legend.. so, bigs ups to you ya crazy rock pig.. the perfect atmospheric smokescreen to a crazy free-wheeling psychedelic mashup jam that damn near tore those little PA speaker stacks to shreds.. (methinks our bass is too much to handle for mere mortal systems.. muhahahaha).. yeah.. 'twas a kickarse gig..
oh.. and SPATIAL MONKEY were also due to play after us.. but, apparently one of the band members got hit with some kinda gastro virus.. so they dropped out at the last minute.. (wot's up with THAT I wonder..?) and to all those peeps who went to the RUSSIAN TEAMMATE farewell gig instead (I'm kinda kicking meself we played a gig on the same night, otherwise I would've been there), how wuz it? leave me a comment and tell me how it went, cool?
all in all, a cruisy weekend.. but a good one :)
and one final reflective note: this blog entry is dedicated to Ruth Worthley, me recently dearly departed grandmother - June 7th 1918 to June 4th 2005 - R.I.P. (she had a long and lively hyperactively life of grand achievement, a freeform artistic spirit, a keen intellect, warm hearted, the energy of an energiser bunny, the head of a huge extensive family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.. yeah.. she started this all.. inspired us all.. and for all this I thank you.. R.I.P. Gran, and woop it up in the eternal sunshine yo :)
Previously on Spoz's Rant: The Density Fungus Lounge Groove Experience